21st Panzer Division Pz.Kpfw III Ausf M Build

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Post by Antony Rowley » Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:41 pm

Hi All,

An update on my build. I've been busy moving house amongst other things so Paul Morris from Paul's Tank Workshop 01524 720977 pjtigerman@aol.com has taken over the build. Below are a few photo's of how he's getting on. A couple of additions from the basic kit are Steve Winston''s excellent cone head bolts & running board brackets and letters and numbers on the sprockets. If there's anything else please correct me Paul:

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Thanks Antony
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Post by Richie Wignall » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:16 pm

Hi Guys

Looking good, will it be ready for the next meet :lol: , i just in middle of fitting my stuff into John's KT, it may also be ready for the next meet :lol: :lol: :lol:

Paul

Thats a nice lift, who recommended that to you :lol: :lol: :lol: , its better sunk into the bench, and battery powered. :wink: its easy moveing the kt up and down, well worth the pennys. :P


Richie :wink:

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Post by Steve Norris » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:42 pm

Hi Antony,
Looks like Paul is doing a top job on your P3, Hope to see you soon.
Steve

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Post by Paul Morris » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:42 pm

Hi Fellas.
Little bit of an update on Antony's Panzer 111, all running gear now fitted and basic paint on the lower hull complete just needs weathering and chips etc.
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Its a bit of a squeese getting all the electrics in, but managed it :lol:
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When fitting the brilliant new Tannoy speakers i used the mounting brackets, and noticed when the speakers are then attached there is a fair bit of wobble due to the weight of the speaker itself, so i have used some of the packing from the speaker box cut down of course, and fitted under the front of the speaker to form a cushion :idea: it works very well as the packing is formed to the shape of the speaker.
P.S. Ant yes its very yellow same as befor no time to paint the shed so i think you get the flash bouncing back off the yellow stain of the walls :lol:
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Post by Antony Rowley » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:50 pm

After a quick visit to Paul's a small update. The Panzer III is coming along and all the extra details Paul's adding is making it even better. He's started to add all the weld marks, castle nuts, MG flash & movement and more:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUpPsoFOU78
Short video showing track movement, sound, MG flash, movement & sound.

Thanks Antony
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Post by Paul Morris » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:08 pm

Hi fellas.
Little bit more progress on Antony's Panzer 111.
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Started to do a few welds now and Ant's jerry can rack along the rear of the tank.
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A simple set up as you can see, all made up from Aluminium all the jerry cans are removeable as they are held in place by the chain you can see in the pic, that passes through the handles and then locates on the post at either end of the rack, the chain is held in place in the centre.
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Completed the mesh screens tonight just need a final primer coat.
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Borrowed the tried and tested idea of hinging the turret roof for access {cheers Clive} only a few more bits and bobs and should be nearly ready to start the final painting.
See Ant promised you some more pics :wink: .
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Post by Antony Rowley » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:13 pm

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the update :wink:

All the extras really make the difference :D :D

I love the Jerry can holder and the wires mesh grills :wink:

Keep the photo's coming.

Thanks Ant
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Post by Jim Fowler » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:37 am

Guys, I want to be CRITICAL on one aspect of your build.....

I don't remember the Panzer III having a "flip-top" turret!

But, iI think it's awesome (GRIN!)

I think I want to do it too!

Great Work - All Around!
Thanks,

Jim

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Post by Antony Rowley » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:53 am

Nice one Jim :lol: :lol: You had me worried for a moment :wink:

Just to add to Paul's post above, below are a couple of photo's I sent him for the Jerry Can holder and I think he's done a fantastic job on it :D . I've been collecting quite a few Jerry Cans over the last few weeks and now I've got somewhere to put them as the ones in photo's are Paul's :D

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The one thing I love about the DAK Panzer III is all the stowage they carried. I've collected tons so my Pz III will be FULLY LOADED :shock: when finished.

Thanks Antony
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Post by clive Lockwood » Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:25 pm

Wow Paul really nice job, that rack must have taken some building from just those photos, i cant even see how it goes together from those shots.

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Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:10 am

Paul, Tony,
The P3 is looking fantastic. Paul - really nice work on the jerry can rack and grille gaurds. Paint is looking great. Will be a really nice model when finished. Keep posting progress px. Thanks!
Bob

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Elevation motor

Post by Stephen White » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:18 pm

Anthony (Paul) - I've been looking at the internal layout and decided as you have that one speaker has to go in the nose. The power unit is good in the back above the smoker. The auxiliary and speed modules could fit alongside the batteries.

Can I ask you how you've accomodated the elevation motor in your layout? Have you decided to re-position it?

Looking for inspiration.

Regards

Stephen

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Post by Paul Morris » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:11 pm

Hello Stephen.
Sorry no inspiration here i'm afraid the elevation option is not going to be used in Antony's tank...we are doing something else, thats why the layout causes no problem simply because the elevation motor etc is not being fitted.
Cheers Paul :wink:
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Post by Richie Wignall » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:22 pm

Hi Paul

Is that going to be a recoil :P love the hinged lid 8) i think its a must, i have never looked back since i did all mine :P

Richie :wink:

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Post by Paul Morris » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:49 pm

Hi Fellas.
Just a bit more progress and a thank you to Jeffry Goff for his help with the measurements etc for the smoke candle rack.
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Its now in place on the rear plate, more to follow soon when i get some more goodies off Antony.
Cheers Paul :wink:
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