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Jeffrey Goff
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:00 pm

Thanks Stephen, You have just confirmed, what looked right on the side guards, but as they run the length of the tank and a noticeable feature it was worth doing, have you managed to get any tank building done, as you said you were travelling
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Jeff

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Post by Stephen White » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:12 pm

Hi Jeff

When I'm travelling, keeping in touch with yours and other great builds is great therapy.

Had a few hours spare today and made a start on making the extra brackets for the rear end of the catwalks. I'm also going to have a go at the front ones which are tubular and will need some heavy duty silver soldering which is new to me. Here's a photo of the Bovington one.

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All the best. Stephen

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Post by colin fairweather » Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:46 pm

thanks jeff

will have a look at cheep plastic cars :)

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:51 pm

I managed to sort out the machine gun flash with help (thanks to Paul Morris) and am back building, tonight I started to make the sprung loaded catches that hold the mud guards in place, a bit fiddly as the main body is only 3mm wide, the compression springs
are only 2mm wide and take a 1mm shaft, three more to assemble
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Post by Brian Leach » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:21 pm

Jefferey,

It is always a pleasure when you have posted something.

I had expected I would try and make these when I get my Tiger, now I know it is possible.

Nice, very nice, and thank you.

Brian

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:17 pm

Just fitted the catches to each of the mud-guards, the rear ones hook onto a bracket underneath
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Kent Wiik

Post by Kent Wiik » Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:32 pm

Very impressing build Jeffrey!

Museum quality, I like that.
Inspiring to see that there is other as well taking the time and effort to have their kit highly detailed and accurate.

Keep up the good work.
Kent

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Post by simon_manning » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:30 pm

hi jeff,its hard to keep remembering its a model in some of the photos, looking very real, always a good post, regards simon manning.

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Post by Brian Leach » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:31 am

Jeffery,

Yes I have to agree with Simon, aside from the last picture in this last post, they looked to be the real thing.

Thanks for the sharing good work!

Brian

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:04 pm

finished all the electrics, and I am going to finish detailing the side guards / fenders before starting on the hull, just added some small details, angle brackets between fender and front hull, and between the fender wheel posts
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Post by colin fairweather » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:20 pm

very tasty jeffrey looking good :)

colin :)
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:27 pm

Whilst fitting out the side track guards I noticed that the engine air intakes sloped with the shape of the rear deck, but pictures show the bottom level with the guard, then checking pictures of the PZIII and Stug it became clear that the track guard had an upward facing lip running the length of the air intake, making the side of the intake appear tapered, if you have sectioned the guard, it is easy to remove that section, bend a lip and trim off the excess, not sure if this is of any use to builders of the PZIII and Stug, but it will be much quicker to do before fitting the track guards
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Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:00 pm

Looking at the Panzer Tracts diagrams, I think the air vent IS tapered, with vertical sides and the top shaved to follow the level of the deck.

This is the Panzer III N from Bovington:

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I looked into replacing the upper side panel, so that the vent was set back correctly but what with the angled top and the asymmetrical inner baffles, I've decided to try and make new ones from scratch.

Adrian.

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:24 pm

Hi Adrian, you might be right on it being tapered, but this picture shows the rear of the air intake going below the guard
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Post by Brian Leach » Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:28 pm

Adrian,

Found some good picts of the Air vent at this site.

Maybe this will help: http://www.peachmountain.com/5star/US_A ... _tank.aspx

Nice work!

Brian

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