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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Derek Attree » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:50 am

Hi Steve
Your doing a great job on the Panther A brings back memories
of doing my Panther G back in the day I still regret selling her some times.

Kent Great photos thanks for posting.

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Stephen White » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:37 am

Hi, Steve, just echoing what Simon and Derek are saying, great to see another build thread on the Forum, especially as interesting as yours. One day, your model will sit alongside its original.... now there's a photo! I'd like to do that with my Cent but Australia is a long way.....

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:02 pm

Derek, Stephen
Thanks for the replies, Armortek have done a good job with the Panther and it's one of my favourite kits.
Stephen, it's a good point you made about getting it with the original, you never know one day it may happen.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Not much to report today.
I have spent the last 2 days putting the tracks together and this evening getting the black crap of my hands :roll:
I have also finished the Zim on the bins and these are now ready for some paint.
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New lids and mounting frame added
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:30 pm

Bit more done
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Bins mounted and idlers dropped into place to see how it looks
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Paul Wills » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:52 pm

Hi Steve,

I hope you are well mate, I love tuning in to see your build progress. :D its been a while since I last looked in and its coming alone nicely.

One question, how did you achieve the flame cut overlapped joints?

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:34 pm

Hi Paul
Hope you are well, it's a long time since we had a North West tank meet.
The flame cut effect was achieved using a small drum shaped grinding bit in my Dremmel and just dragging it across the area you want the flame cut multiple times. Some ares had to be filled before I could do the effect and for this I used Araldite steel adhesive.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:20 am

A simple mod for Panther builders that may prevent a suspension jam.
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As supplied the suspension torsion pivot is shown on the left, remove the top flange as shown on the right on one of the sixteen pivots.
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The modified pivot now fits into the left front position and allows a far greater degree of rotation hopefully avoiding a jam against the bottom ot the EMD fitting.
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Steve

ps. not sure why the second photo is upside down, it's OK if you click on it :?

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:27 pm

Tracks on for the first time :D :D
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Looks OK
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The ride height looks good, a bit high but a lot of weight to add yet
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Another view of the ride height
On thing I did notice when adding the wheels was that they had a wobble on the axle, Yves also noted the same problem. Hopefully an easy fix will be to add a thin shim washer behind each wheel which should take up the unwanted end float on the axles.

More to follow

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by yves mouton » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:35 pm

Hello Steve,

Nice work you done on the panther.
Ps: i bolt my inner wheels together, for the outer wheels i try to use a shim like you say.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Armoured schnorkel cover next
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The intake schnorkel will be added later hopefully

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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:06 pm

Hi Steve, have I missed something regarding the lovely exhaust brackets? They look the business ...regards Phil.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Steve Norris » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:39 pm

Here you go Phil, trial fit of exhausts and brackets.
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May not use the supplied tubes as they have an overly thick wall thickness
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Looks good Steve, the kit exhausts are a little heavy, I have to make longer ones for the Bergepanther so I will not use them for that build.Regards Phil.
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Re: Steves Panther A

Post by Kent Wiik » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:20 pm

Hi Steve,

Nice progress well done.

You can keep the kit pipes just take the thickness down with a Dremel or make a new ends as I did with
the excellent aftermarket exhaust pipes with cast guards Bob M once made.

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Not that hard to make, here is how I did it:
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