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Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:37 pm

Hello, made a start on my new tank. Long term project. Will be an 'out of the box' build as I do not have the metalworking skills or equipment for upgrades. I tell you what though, I was unable to lift one of the boxes, when they arrived last week. Had to await my future grandson-in-law visit at the weekend, for his help.

Spraybooth, installed in the garage, ( Armortek packing box). Workbench cleared, it has begun....
Excited or what......Mick
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Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:20 pm

Lucky you. Wish i had one.
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Post by michael hilton » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:40 pm

Hello John, no don't think so. I know Gill and her team worked overtime putting it all together.
It is the Ultimate Panther/ Jagdpanther Variant , the Panther hull with three variants. Produced in 2010/11.
Anyway, I am delighted with the speed that Armortek packed and shipped this kit. I am still on cloud nine.
Kit number 35, I have been impressed with the Jagdpanther, and wanted to try my hand at German armor.
Can't get to sleep at night now...... :D
Best wishes...Mick

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Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:25 pm

Looking forward to keeping up with your build. Will it fit on the trailer. I have started tinkering with the panzer iv. Not building. Just working out how to add details on a tight budget. Came up with some interesting options for castellated nuts in a range of sizes. Nick has not left much for the rest of us to do.
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Post by Steve Norris » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi Michael.
Nice to see another Panther/Jagdpanther build, The kit builds into a wonderful model without any additional work and its also worth noting the size of the hull ( I think only the king tiger is bigger).
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Post by michael hilton » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:48 pm

Hello John , I believe it will fit the trailer, if I reverse it on....long way from that though.

Hello Steve, I was very surprised by the weight, I will be very pleased if the model from the box, as you say, builds into a fine Jagdpanther. I know there are some very commendable and painstaking builds on this Forum. I will keep within my limitations, and enjoy myself....Mick

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Post by Nick Farrugia » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:03 pm

HI Mick
good to see your making a start if you do as good a job on this as you did with your comet it will be very good :) have lots of fun and lots of pics please :D
all the best ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

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Post by John Wiggins » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:08 pm

Hi Mick
Looking forward to your new build, hope we get lots of photos!


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Post by simon_manning » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:21 pm

nice to see another build on this section, no rush, take your time, just think of the interest you can squeeze out of the kit, a few simple upgrades here and there, best of luck simon manning

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Post by michael hilton » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:48 am

Thanks for the replies, will do my best ( I was in the scouts ). I do have a question, what 'type' of grease is used on the '0' rings and and shafts ?

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Post by phil fitzpatrick » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:58 pm

Nice to see you making a start Mick :)
You will get loads of suport from the forum.
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Post by John Fitzsimons » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:00 pm

Hi, I used lithium grease. Think I got it in Halfords.

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Post by michael hilton » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:45 pm

Thank you for advice John, I had thought that rubber/plastic needs a special grease, do you use this lithium grease in the steel on brass bearings ?

Stripped the hull, and started spraying with acid etch....I think I will fit the '0' rings, greased into the hull sides, before I attach the hull sides to the suspension bars.....Mick
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Post by John Fitzsimons » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:13 pm

The O rings pop in easily later on. I would leave till later.
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Re: Ultimate Panther/Jagdpanther Build

Post by michael hilton » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:09 pm

Hello lads, at the risk of sounding dense...I am about to make a start on the suspension. I have read the instructions many times....and I believe I understand the build process, for example, what goes where and in which particular order.

I have used the search facility, trying to find information on the 'Torsion Pivot Special'.

So, in the suspension build, the question is, why are some Pivots 'special', and why are they different to the other Pivots ?.
I can obviously see the difference in the shape of the two types of pivot.
I have four 'Special' Pivots, and twelve standard Pivots.

All will be revealed......I hope.

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