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Nick Farrugia
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PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:40 pm

Hello to all
Received my pz iv on thursday it is number 012 off the production line,so to speak.
I wasnt going to make a start on it until after the newyear but as soon as i opend the box,s i couldnt help my self ,so here goes. I am going to try and do an ausf j version ,but will have to wait and see ,i dont think their was mutch of a difference visually from the H version . In fact i think the early J,s were H versions just modified up .I have a book on ausf J , topdrawings , Krzysztof Mucha, that lists early J,S too later J versions that list the differences in the H to the J so i will be using this book quit a bit.Here are some pics of the floor pan and hatches .Image

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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:45 pm

Nice to see one started. Good luck.
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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:44 pm

Hello to all
did a bit more today ,work on the bogies ,all arms fitted nice and snug so only needed to pass the file over their faces a bit to get a nice loose fit perfect.Did the same on the inside of the bogies body where the arms go so that i have got a smooth move ment up and down.Image
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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Mr Michael Shaw » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:55 pm

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the inspiration. Mine arrives tomorrow.

I like your paint color (or colour for you Brits). What paint are you using?

Best,

Michael

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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Nick Farrugia » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi michael
you will be very pleased when it arives ,the paint i used is a car spray and filler combined in one this is not the top coat its just the under coat for now .good luck with yours when it arrives .
all the best
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Post by leesellars » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:06 pm

Hello Nick

For best results use a etching primer like upol.

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Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:42 pm

That yellow primer looks like the one I used but I used over etch primer. I have started using Army painter desert yellow as a base. Takes the dark yellow better. PS. great work there. Kit looks great. Can't wait
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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Nick Farrugia » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:37 pm

Thanks Lee and john ,i have some etch primer on order but just couldnt wait to see what it looked like with some paint on i find it gives a better look than plain metal .Thanks for the advice keep it coming its always welcome,
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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Nick Farrugia » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:29 pm

Hello to all
managed to finish the bogies off tonight ,sprayed and then fitted the springs .The colour is the final base colour i will be using ,its the same as the pz111 and my halftrack so i know its okImage
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ImageEtch primer arrived today but they sent grey instead of the tan or yellow i wanted ,i kept one can sent the rest back will wait for a new supply.Next on the list is the lower hull build ,looking forward to this .
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Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:32 pm

Nick,
Its great to see some photos of the new P4. Thanks for posting them. I'm looking forward to getting mine as well. Are you going to add additional detail to yours, or build it stock? Does it come with Armorpax parts?

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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by John Fitzsimons » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:40 pm

Nice colour. What type of paint is it?
Bob, Mark said it comes with set of Armorpax detail parts. Looking forward to seeing what is in the kit though. What about headlight? Are the etched footboards the right pattern? Lots of scope for detailing on those bogies.
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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Nick Farrugia » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:44 pm

Hi Bob and John
Bob you will not be disapointed this is agreat kit,it does come with a very comprehensive set of armorpax parts a stunning headlight great tow hooks and lots of other things that i havent looked at yet, dont want to get side tracked too mutch.I wont be doing a great deal to the model ,so i would say it will be mostly a stock build, i will leave the very fine detailing to you guys and others on the forum .This is not to say i wont be making any changes or altering anything ,its just i will do what i can.
Hi John the colour i had mixed up when i did my pz111 the paint code is
BS 361 LIGHT STONE MATT+ 2g 102 this is whats on the label on the can when i had it mixed up i have found it to be very good .if you need any more info on this let me know.
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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Nick Farrugia » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:03 pm

Hi to all
Just a small modification to the coverplate end caps that run under and between the bogies underneath the tank they had gaps running up the edges so they could be folded as you can see in the pics,so i took them to work and weded up the slots to make them stronger and to stop anything getting caught in them.
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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by Steve Lewington » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Hi nick

Loving your build pitchers she`s looking good :lol:
I’m looking forward to the day my one arrives.
I shall be watching your build with great interest as you are the first to build.
Looking forward to the next lot of photos.

Kind regards and happy building

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Re: PANZER IV BUILD no 012

Post by John Fitzsimons » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:45 pm

Thanks Nick, exceeds my expectations. Looks like Steve's headlight. i did'nt expect to get those bogie guards and the footboards look great. Thanks for posting. I have some iseful books on the Panzer IV. Let me know if you need any details.
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