Jagdpanther build at last

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Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:32 pm

well i i'm over here now starting on the jagdpanther, i must of had this tank 2 years at least, i have collected as many parts as possible, i have three books to draw reference from but no idea to what camo scheme or design but it will have to be a late war theme,any good color suggestions welcome, regards simon.

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Post by Tim Bowman » Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:24 pm

:D Like everyone else Simon, will be watching with much interest. Good to see another Jagdpanther.

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:19 pm

here's some photos of progress, i purchased this can of cellelouse paint 2 litres from the auto paint people i use, a cancelled order from another customer and a good price, not a bad colour for the tanks interior, the etch primer from u-pol is a good buy aswell it covers and is easy to handle and a third of the price of acid 8, if you buy packs of 12 ther'e even cheaper,after all you only want something to stick to the bare metal, build the texture up with normal grey primer afterwards and a much cheaper way around, all for now regards simon.




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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Tim Bowman » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi Simon

HA....my 88" 2A is Limestone. :D Only it's not all shinny and new looking like your Jagdpanther.

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:56 pm

not much to report so far, inspection covers for the bottom of the hull in there basic turned state, more work to finish them of and fit, made a start on the muzzle brake, and derek attree sent me some grill fillers to make the inner contours, i did the last ones on my panther with chemical metal, a lot of work!, thanks for posting tim, regards simon.






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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:56 am

the gloomy dark evenings are here, so the best place to be is in the workshop, the muzzle brake is nearly completed, once again i've hollowed out the interior with the dremmel and made some lock rings on the lathe, the barrel rifeling i did with a hacksaw, onwards to the next part, regards simon.

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Post by leesellars » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:53 pm

Hello Simon

Love those Muzzel Brakes 8)

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:52 am

Simon,
Your muzzle break is outstanding. Hard to believe it started out as the kit MB- wow! How many hours with "Mr Dremmel" does it take to grind out?
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:59 pm

thanks robert and lee for the input, the muzzle dos'nt take that long, the tool in the dremmel is about as good as you can get for size and the right dimension and when new they are very sharp, i made a little sanding disc that i can fit inside the muzzle with sticky interchangeable pads,40 grit, 80 grit and so on. just another way of improving the kit part if you wish with not a lot of expense. thanks simon.

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by William Gardeniers » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:13 pm

Lovely Muzzle brake Simon
always looking for your update's on your Jagdpanther.

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:20 pm

the jagdpanther build slowly continues, reworked the kit parts as close as i could to photos to hand, all the underneath hull inspection hatches fitted plus drain plugs, not shown in these photos, i aim to make and alter as much as possible before assembly. thanks for having a look. regards simon.



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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by martin pitcairn » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:45 pm

Nice to see this cat is coming up to to your usual ( but very high) standard, i will watch this one closely !

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:58 pm

Thanks for posting Martin, just a selection of pictures of the build. Thanks to Steve Norris for the idea of access through the motor mount. Which I drilled and the access covers for the torsion bars, tried out some colour on the fan cover.

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by leesellars » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:42 pm

Hello Simon

Fantastic. Looks like you have been busy

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:22 am

Brilliant work Simon. That muzzle brake is the business.

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