Jagdpanther build at last

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Tue May 15, 2012 7:59 am

Hi Simon its another butterfly emerging from its chrysalis, and I echo all the other great comments
regards Jeff

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sun May 27, 2012 9:37 pm

thanks fellow tankers for looking, the weather is glorious so not much action to show, does anyone have any info on the drivers periscope cover on the front of the tank, does it have a flap or hinge that can be operated to protect the lens from inside,i have made a start on the roof fittings, reworked the air vent and rotating periscope fitments also some work on the rear, all for now regards simon manning.





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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Tim Bowman » Sun May 27, 2012 10:55 pm

Jaw-dropping work Simon....as always

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Tim
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:12 pm

I purchased the new M.G mount from armortek with the bullet trap already milled and fitted up a bit more of the rear, thanks for all of your replies!
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Chang » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:03 am

Another stunning weathering skill!
I like the painting and mostly the "Tetra 2" decal on the fire extinguisher. Can you advise how to find it on the net? Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Lerh Chang :D

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by yves mouton » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:48 am

Hello Chang,

Lee Sellers have some decals for the fire extinguisher or Tim catton
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:33 pm

hi chang, i did send you a p.m.regarding the decals, yves is right, i use tim catton for these. regards simon.

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:50 am

Simon,
Its hard to tell your painting and weathering from the real thing. The JP is looking brilliant! I've got to try and learn that rust technique! Fantastic work as always!
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Chang » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:41 pm

Thanks Yves and Simon for the replies.

Can you send your pm again Simon please? I haven't received any pm recently.

Thanks in advance.

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Lerh Chang :D

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:55 pm

i hope the posts give some interest, covering old ground again and making another set of exhaust. many thanks simon manning
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by David Battson » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:14 pm

Hi Simon,
Very nice work on the exhausts. These are on the 'to do' list and so this is of great interest. Can you say how the neat right-angle bends were made on the exhaust pipes ? Also were the steel armoured shrouds rolled to size, or have you found a handy stock size of tube ?
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:30 pm

hello david, the tube and bends are from steve winstone, he found the right diameter and wall thickness, i have some scale exhaust plans which you are welcome to if you want copies, the level of build you are going for you might want these, the right angled pipes that go from the armoured exhaust gaurds to the cowels are ovoid in shape as they enter the cowels, a hard detail to make, i think the real ones were a cast pipe to make this shape?, the bends i made were cut tighter using a blow torch and junior hacksaw, cutting segments out and bending to a tighter angle and then re soldering for shape and fixing to the cowels, with your metal work ability you will find another solution, go to the website panther 1944 push translate button, its in german,i have seen the construction of metal 1/16 exhausts the same, superb detail and shows the shape of the cast pipe in cross section, hope this helps regards simon manning.

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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Bob Gould » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:27 pm

Awesome build indeed well done. If my tiger turns out half as good i would be over the moon
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:59 pm

thanks bob for the post, just some more photos for forum builders concerning the exhausts, some plans and progress, thanks simon.
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Re: Jagdpanther build at last

Post by Kent Wiik » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:49 pm

Outstanding Simon!

Another masterpiece in the making and I love it.
Thanks for showing "how to do" as I find those posting most interesting.

Will you add the 4 bolts to the Flammenvernichteren as the real thing?

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Small thing like that add a great deal to the items I think.

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