Panzer IV Build 002

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Nick Farrugia » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:49 pm

HI Ray
looking goooood :D is the tank resting on its suspension or is it proped up on something still, i,m only asking because mine is still jacked up and i was wondering how far the suspension settles keep the pics coming all the best ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by John Fitzsimons » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:07 pm

Looking good Ray.How many links did you use on the tracks. Bet you are looking forward to seeing it moving.
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Post by Ray Brown » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:31 pm

thanks guys.

nick - its on the running gear now and has been for about and week or two.

john - 98 link pers side as the manual suggests. yep, hanging for the motion pack. just recieveds my spektrum 11channel rc tx. can never have to many channels can you.

got to make fake bolts for the other side. 2mm screws with nuts loctited then body filler to fill the indent followed by sanding & paintinf. a tedious job but the outcome worth it. especially when you want small scale hex head bolts.

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Post by John Fitzsimons » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:41 am

What fake bolts are you making. I have been working on miniature castellated nuts. I have 3 or 4 sizes at present. They are brass but I might cast some dummys in white metal. Try method is to solder two nuts together. File down the joint then cut the castellations with a hack saw. I have been looking at the kit but trying not to start. Have just started on detailing wheels and gear cases.
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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Ray Brown » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:22 am

g'day all interested persons. posting my unpainted amature newbie fake welds attempt. comments good & bad (contructive replies) welcomed. i want to look semi authentic.
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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:43 am

HI RAY
Those welds look great to me nothing wrong with them at all very good :D i didnt go with all the welds on mine ,too impatiant i think your build is coming on realy well nice to see it ,all the best ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:50 am

Hi Ray
I agree they look fine from your pictures and you will be pleased with them
when they are painted :)
Your Panzer 1V is looking good.
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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Ray Brown » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:08 am

gday all. i gave the p4 a test run with the motors. one word 'awesome'. next step is to install traverse, elevation, smoke & sound.

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Post by Nick Farrugia » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:51 pm

Hi Ray
sounds good not even ordered my extras yet ,keep up the good work.
All the best ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Steve Lewington » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:30 pm

Hi Ray

She is looking really good mate.
I have been following your build with great interest and your doing a fantastic job well done.

All the very best

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Ray Brown » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:05 am

g'day all. motrs fitted, exhaust fitted, sound fitted and all works well. now its time to finalise the build details and painting wethering etc.

has anybody have their milliput fake weld crack between joins after driving/?

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:04 am

Ray,
Milliput is a bit brittle once hardened and may chip or flake off. It could crack if the joint is not tight and the plates are moving. I wouldn't think it would crack under normal stress if everything is not flexing. Perhaps it was a bit too dry when applied? Use a litte more water to make sure it bonds next time. Even so it has its limitations, its more a static filler than a flexible adhesive. On the good side it should be easy to patch and repaint if the crack really bothers you. Otherwise it won't hurt anything to be cracked. I like milliput for zimmerit, it makes a tough finish.

Looking forward to seeing your P4 painted and weathered. I'm expecting my P4 to arrive in the next few weeks. I have enjoyed yours, Nick's, and Gunther's Pz4 builds a lot. Keep up the good work!

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Ray Brown » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:02 am

thanks bob. as for my paintiing & weathering, don't expect any piccasso....... :lol:

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Re: Panzer IV Build 002

Post by Derek Attree » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:01 am

Hi Ray
I use Gripfill for my welds it is in a cartridge and the one you want is the green one
with the solvent in it.
It injects in a line and as its a glue it sticks real well. and you get about 15 mins to tool it.
When its fully dry about 2 days it takes paint as well.

Hope this helps

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