Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

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Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

Post by Tom Miller » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:03 pm

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Hello Everyone,
I am new to this board and the 1/6 scale model world altogether. I needed a retirement hobby so I took the plunge and bought my first Armortek kit.
I have been working on it for about 3 months now. I sprayed the final clear coat today and the crew was anxious to take it out for a spin. I rolled it out into the sun light for the first time and snapped a few pics. I am now painting the tow cables that attach to the rear deck and deciding what other details to add. The entire top of the tank is not bolted down yet as I am waiting for Armortek to ship me the option packs.
I must say I am very impressed with the quality of this kit. I was actually hoping to do more machine work but everything bolted up with minimal fiddling. UPS just dropped off the FAMO kit and I have a King Tiger on order as well. That should keep me busy for a while.
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Re: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:11 pm

Nice one Tom.

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Re: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

Post by Stephen White » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:11 pm

Nice job Tom, especially the paint and markings. Now if you could only get it together with my old Pz III Ausf N, you'd have a pair of 8 Pz Regt tanks. It's a long way though to Hong Kong. Pz Regt 8 had by far the most unusual markings in the Wehrmacht, all the work of one man, Hauptmann Hans Guenther Stotten, who commanded the remnants of the regiment in the latter days of the Tunisian campaign. He had to cobble together his unit and needed a very visible means of identifying each company, hence the suit of cards markings.

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Post by simon_manning » Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:21 pm

excellent finish, nice to see some panzer 111 builds, regards simon manning.

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Re: Tom's Panzer lll Ausf L

Post by Pete Nash » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:42 am

Nice one, like the Officers mattress :P

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