Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Adrian Harris » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:29 pm

Hi Günter

> I donst know for what that lever is

There are a couple of extra rings between the two locking nuts and the main body of the idler housing, which are not included in the kit.
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It looks like the lever acts on these rings, so I would imagine that pushing down on the lever unlocks the idler shaft so that it can be rotated to change the track tension.

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Gunter,
That turret bottom plate is a great idea. I think all armortek models could benefit from that modification. Did you get your cast rear idlers yet? Great looking F1, fantastic detail.
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Bob

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Nick Farrugia » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:52 pm

HI Gunter
i like the moving crew you have got well done i also like the bottom plate on the turret very good .all the best ,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:22 pm

Hi Bob,

no I didn't get the idlers yet, I am still waiting. The caster has any problem, but he is already working on the wheels.

The turret bottom plate is an idea out of "lessons learned" at the fair in Karlsruhe :D
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Günter Gäbelein » Thu May 03, 2012 12:19 pm

Hi all,

yesterday the idler wheels arrived. I think it was worth waiting!

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Who is interested in the idlers for the earlier versions of the Panzer IV can order it directly by http://www.stehr-modellbau.de/index.php ... contact_us

Next step is the paint job.
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Günter

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Thu May 03, 2012 12:28 pm

Hello Günter,

nice work.
Have fun building, Kind regards
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Tim Bowman » Thu May 03, 2012 3:29 pm

Hi Günter

I have watched your Panzer IV build and enjoyed every post. I really like the short gun conversion. Agree 100% with the turret basket comments.

Your welded version, idler wheel is simply....PERFECT! Beautiful work.

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Tim
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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Nick Farrugia » Thu May 03, 2012 4:56 pm

HI Gunter
I dont think anyone will diagree with you ,deffinatly worth the wait ,they are briliant ,outstanding work . all the best ,,,,,,,,,nick

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu May 03, 2012 9:40 pm

Great work on the wheels. I will have those rear filler caps soon. Just waiting on some other small parts to make pouring rubber more economic. I like the idea of the turret floor. I was hoping to do somthing similar for my tiget to keep the elevation motor clear of the ground while the turret is off.
Excellent workmanship throughout your build and very photographed.
Thank for posting.

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Re: Panzer IV F1 (No. 19)

Post by Robert E Morey » Thu May 10, 2012 11:09 pm

Wow those Idlers are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Nice work on design, casting and machining them. They really add a lot of interest and detail to your excellent F1!
Best regards,
Bob

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