John's Panzer IV no. 004

Forum for discussion relating to the Panzer IV
User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:42 pm

Well I have started looking at the Kit parts and working out what I want to do. Thanks to everybody who already posted their builds and inspired me to make a start. I will not start the hull for a while as I want to resolve some of my space problems first. So just working on some of the small items for now.

Started on The sprocket wheels. My Panzzer IV will be one of the late models as I want to add shurzen .

The kit hubcaps have the raised bump on the cap so first thing was to file flat. I have started to make up supplies if castellated nuts in various sizes.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Gunther sent me one of his very nicely made filler caps to enable a mould to be made for white metal versions. Very nice work Gunther.

Image

Image
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

Nick Farrugia
Posts: 547
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:08 pm
Location: South Wales Glamorgan

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by Nick Farrugia » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:00 pm

HI JOHN
The differance in build quality are already apparent :D ,Nice job on those sprockets and caps looking forward to seeing this build take shape . ALL THE BEST ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,NICK

User avatar
Steve Lewington
Posts: 179
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:46 pm
Location: Aberdeenshire
Has liked: 1499 times
Been Liked: 14 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by Steve Lewington » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:35 pm

Hi John

I can see this is going to be one of those griping builds where one goes on the forum every night to see the next instalment.
All the best bud.

Steve
There is no time for peace.
No respite.
No forgiveness.
There is only ......WAR.

SdKfz 7 Half Track, 88mm Flak 36, Panzer III, TIGER I Mid 2010, Panzer iv, Sdkfz251, Famo ,Chech Hedgehog x2
Ammo limber, 25 pounder,

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:06 pm

Nick I will have my work cut out keeping up with your build. You did an amazing Job. That shurzen kit is a work of art.
Nice to speak with you tonight Steve. Thanks for the items you made for me. So generous. Chat again soon.
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:22 am

Here is the start on the gear case. Still lots to do on it.

Image

Image
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:56 pm

Some work on the idelers.

Image

Building backwards has it's drawbacks. Maybe someone can advise re ckearance between rear of ideler and hull. I would like to add the castellated nots at the rear. Will there be enough clearance?
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

Nick Farrugia
Posts: 547
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:08 pm
Location: South Wales Glamorgan

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by Nick Farrugia » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:14 pm

HI John
looking very nice indeed if you mean the bolts around the hub of the rear idler like you have around the front on the hub ,then no you carnt the adjustable spindle has a large flange on it and the wheel sits up against it .great work so far ,all the best ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,nick

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:42 pm

Thanks Nick, thought that might be the case but great to get confirmation. That will be it for a while. Away from home till 26th.
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:53 pm

Started some work on the boggies. Adding lots of cast letters.

Image

Image
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

Nick Farrugia
Posts: 547
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:08 pm
Location: South Wales Glamorgan

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by Nick Farrugia » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi John
Good to see more progress on the pz1V ,its looking very good too hope this means you got more time to spend on it .
all the best ,,,,,,,,,,nick

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:32 pm

Juggling with space at the moment. My workshop plans keep getting shot down. I need to make some disks for the boggies to which I can add the nut and bolt detail then cast and duplicate. I have assembled the lower Hull but did'nt bother posting any details as this was already covered well by you and Ray. Hope to get more done soon. Trying to work on a second Tiger also. To make life more challenging I have mixed up the parts from the Tiger and Panzer IV in one storage area. Luckily I think I could assemble a Tiger in my sleep now.
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:40 pm

Just a comment on the kit quality. I have started to assemble the hull plates and must say they go together very well. Nothing needed filing until I tried to fit the rear vents and boggie protectors. These are steel. Needed a bit of work. Aliminium parts all perfect.

I will add some photos of progress soon.
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

User avatar
John Fitzsimons
Posts: 1600
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 pm
Location: IRELAND,Dublin/Meath
Been Liked: 29 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:34 pm

I started assembly of the hull. I will not go into too much detail with this build as Nick has covered this model thoroughly.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
Items available. See link to forum post.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4770

User avatar
Steve Lewington
Posts: 179
Joined: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:46 pm
Location: Aberdeenshire
Has liked: 1499 times
Been Liked: 14 times

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by Steve Lewington » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:40 pm

Hi John
Shes looking very good mate :) .
Have a great new year.

All the best

Steve
There is no time for peace.
No respite.
No forgiveness.
There is only ......WAR.

SdKfz 7 Half Track, 88mm Flak 36, Panzer III, TIGER I Mid 2010, Panzer iv, Sdkfz251, Famo ,Chech Hedgehog x2
Ammo limber, 25 pounder,

Nick Farrugia
Posts: 547
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:08 pm
Location: South Wales Glamorgan

Re: John's Panzer IV no. 004

Post by Nick Farrugia » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:57 pm

Hi john
Looking very good , i like all the extra details you have done so far keep the great pics coming it looking very good.
Wishing you a happy new year allthe best',,,,,,,,,, nick

Post Reply