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Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:48 pm
by David Brady
Hi,

This tank has defanatly been around the block a few times, I can remember when David pengelly owned it....three careful previous owners with full service history....no such luck, but I'm surprised at how well this model has fared, a testament to Armortek and previous owners.

Thinking back to when David Pengelly owned, I can remember this being mentioned in the for sale add.

if you are looking for a presitine tank in parade condition , then this is not the tank for you ...he wasn't joking

My plan is to pull this back to a good standard, replace the tracks upgrade the exhaust and bump stops replace tools with a mixture of Steve Winstone & Tim Catton.

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Electronics out - smoke oil spilled extra mess to clean
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Suspension out
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Bump stops will be replaced with Steve Winstone upgrade, mud guards removed for paint stripping and refurbishing
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Sprocket cleaned - not bad for 12 years use
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Winstone mud guards- cleaned and manipulated back to correct shape I will fix missing parts and solder back to original condition
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Steve's light cleaned up
Regards
David

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:41 am
by simon_manning
Labour of love Dave, i remember Dave Pengelly owning this vehicle, he loved to drive his models, the Tank looks semi- real sat on the work bench with the wheels off, all the different colours on the hull, regards simon.

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:51 pm
by David Brady
Hi Simon,

It certainly is - the jagdpanther is a great looker, I'm surprised Panthers and jagdpanthers are not more popular.
Regards
David

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:15 pm
by Phil Woollard
Nice project David, I my opinion the panther family built correctly are the best runners Armortek have ever made ! 8) It just works.

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:57 pm
by Robert E Morey
Great to see this one restored. Lovely work so far on those original parts. I agree the Panther family is one of my Armortek fav's as well.
best regards,
B

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:19 pm
by David Brady
Hi,

A little more progress - nothing like a nice clean floor
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Cheers

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:37 pm
by Robert Tanzer
Love to see this.
This is my absolute favorite Panzer.

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:14 pm
by David Brady
I have exorcised the demons! Next step clean parts up
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Thanks

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:21 pm
by Marco Peter
That first picture almost looks 1:1!

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:28 pm
by Adrian Harris
David Brady wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:14 pm
I have exercised the demons!
Doesn't that just make them stronger ?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Adrian.

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:35 am
by David Brady
Hi Adrian

Corrected ha ha

Not for another 12 years at least!

Cheers

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:02 am
by simon_manning
That's some serious referb, Back to a Bundle of bit's, surprising how rusty it became between the suspension rails, getting wet no doubt and staying wet, interesting build thread Dave, regards Simon.

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:57 am
by David Brady
Hi Simon,

Some primer between the suspension rails and the floor would help prevent this corrosion. This is often overlooked - check out my Tiger refurbish

Cheers

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:17 pm
by David Brady
Hi,

New steel sprocket rings arrived today many thanks Martin Hofmann really nice
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Thanks

Re: Jagdpanther no 13

Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:51 pm
by Martin Hofmann
Hi David,
i am glad that you are satisfied. I saw it today that the sprockets was delivered in the early afternoon.