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Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:01 pm
by Martin Hofmann
After a very long time here are the next photos of parts for the electric and the holder for the front fenders.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:21 pm
by Martin Hofmann
Here comes a new update for the electric which also will illuminate the exhaust like flames with LED and the new cover for the MG

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:04 pm
by Martin Hofmann
Here comes some more photos from the road wheels, the idlers and the sprockets coming to the hull.
Slowly it looks like a Jagdpanther.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 4:35 pm
by Martin Hofmann
After some long time, here comes a new update with the painted steel tracks, the last road wheels, the sprockets only pre-assembled, and last but not least the mounted gear motors with flanges.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 am
by Robert E Morey
Really looking good Martin. Lovely details. I will be interested to see how those LED for the flame dampener turn out. Super work sorting all the electrics sorted out.
Best regards,
Bob

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:59 am
by Martin Hofmann
Hi Bob,
thank you for the nice words. I am also very interested to see how the LED will work. A little time to wait, because first i have to painted and weathered the hull and afterwards mount the exhausts with the LED's. Here are more progress of the painted and weathered road wheels with the oil grease nipples, the tail light and the first layers of the Bovingten JP camo.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:56 pm
by Gerhard Michel
Hi Martin,

glowing LEDs in the exhaust pipes are a nice thing, but unfortunately you can see it only by night. Reinhold has such a feature added to his King Tiger in 1/4 scale. On top he has combined it with real flames coming out of the exhausts simulating backfire. :shock: These flames are made by camping gas with piezo-electric ignition. He also uses it for muzzle flames of the main gun. At twilight this is an impressive spectacle, but also a little dangerous: a bit too much gas in the muzzle brake, and the effect is VERY impressive........ :twisted:

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:26 pm
by simon_manning
very authentic martin, i like the colour pattern, regards simon.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:10 pm
by Martin Hofmann
Hi Gerhard,
i think it is all a question of the brightness of the LED. I will use 3000mCd for each lamp.

Hi Simon,
thank you for the comment - here is the next step of painting the scheme of the Bovingten JP.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:29 pm
by Martin Hofmann
After a very elaborate paint job, i am quite satisfied with the result. Here are the photos from the JP also with the tubes from the smoker to the Flammenvernichter.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:34 am
by Martin Hofmann
Now starts the final mount of the motor, the exhausts, the motor compartment and some holders at the back plate.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:59 pm
by simon_manning
Hi Martin, that is an exact lovely copy of the real tank, great effort and always good to follow, regards simon.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:12 pm
by Martin Hofmann
Hi Simon,
you are right this is an exact copy of the real Bovingten Jagdpanther, but not the numbers and the field markings ( Feldzeichen in deutsch ). That are the personal note of my! :D :D :D
Here are also the first photos of the "Saukopf" with some modifications because the JP get a recoil system with ball bearings.

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:13 pm
by Christoffer Ahlfors
I can't wait to see the recoil system! You will do it right and there will be plenty to learn. :D

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:57 pm
by Martin Hofmann
Hi Chris,
thank you for the compliment.
After some crazy sketches here comes the first photos from the recoil system with some modifications on the Armortek parts. And all the new ones with the new drive concept of the barrel motor in hight direction - here with a teeth belt, because in the depht are no place for the long motor!