Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

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Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:02 am

Hello to all,

my kit (No. 19) arrived on November 24th. It is my first Armortek kit and I am very impressed! The plan is to build a F1 version with the short barrel.
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Günter

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:11 am

Hi Gunter
If this is your first it wont be your last, Happy building.
regards nick

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:42 am

Hello to all,

my constuction of the Panzer IV is similar to that of Nick, so I haven't posted pictures until now. In parallel to the build up of the hull I have constructed some parts to recreate the cannon inside the turret. First I ordered the interior detail part from Tim, but then I found some pictures and drawings of the gun interior of the L24 gun. The interior of the L24 gun is different to the L48 gun and I decided to make it by myself. The plan is, to make the recoil also for the interior of the gun. i have two small cylinders which I will combine with the same valve like Stephen used for his Panzer III.

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Günter

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Adrian Harris » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:02 am

Excellent L24 gun Günter

Were those parts made by CNC machining ?

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:33 am

Hi Adrian,

yes I have a small portal milling machine. I used 10mm thick polystyrene plates, milled discs and glued them together.
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Nick Farrugia » Tue Dec 06, 2011 4:42 pm

Hi Gunter
If this is a sign of whats to come, its going to be good keep posting
regards nick

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by John Fitzsimons » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:16 pm

Nice work. Hope you get the recoil working.
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:43 pm

Gunter,
Welcome to the forum. Very nice work on the L24 gun! Keep us posted of your progress. I like the look of the machined turret! :lol:
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Bob

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:43 pm

Hello,

it is going forward. I have changed the drivers sight and the hatches. I have milled new periscope inserts for the cupola and also a new commanders hatch. The gun has got also a few new parts. Next will be the new caps for the wheels. In January I will get a new idler wheel, I have already sent the construction data to the caster.

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new hatches
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turret doors attached
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cover attached
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new periscopes and new hatch
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new parts for the gun
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armoured vent
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signal hatch
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new idler wheel (CAD-data)
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new caps for the wheels (CAD-data)
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:19 pm

Great work. I like what you have done with the cupola view ports. I was wondering how these worked as I want to make the glass blocks for this.
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Nick Farrugia » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:58 pm

Hi Gunter
your tank is looking very good i realy like all the extra parts you are adding this is going to be one of the great builds you see on this forum, keep the pics comming .
regards to you ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:46 pm

Hi Gunter,
Superb work on your Panzer 4. The L24 gun is amazing. I am interested to see what the new idlers look like. Are you having them cast from aluminum or zinc-alum alloy? Excellent work and interesting modifications. Kind regards,
Bob

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Ray Brown » Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:31 am

impressive stuff. yoou guys surely get the details right.

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:36 am

Bob,

I will get the idler wheel casted from aluminium (this is the plan). The caster will make the idler in January.
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:35 pm

Hello,

a few pictures from my work yesterday.

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I wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Kind regards
Günter

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