Iacopo's Panzer III, a new and first adventure for me.

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Re: Iacopo's Panzer III, a new and first adventure for me.

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:16 pm

Looking great. Sorry for not posting any comments. I know sometimes you begin to wonder if any body is paying any attention. After seeing your build and some of the other recent Panzer III builds it makes me wish I had one.
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Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:16 pm

Christian Steinhauer wrote:Hello Lacopo,

"Despite the lack of interest that it has had..", you are kidding. I'm following
your build, with interest and I am very impressed. The number of posts is not
an indication for interest. :wink:
The number of post does not indicate anything: you're right Christian;
but at least see if someone answers, would please everyone! :wink:
No answer do not know how to interpret it! :mrgreen:
Thank you very much for your words. :wink:

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Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:20 pm

Thank you all for your compliment.
I'm looking forward to completing my little Panzer.
John Fitzsimons wrote:After seeing your build and some of the other recent Panzer III builds it makes me wish I had one.
You're absolutely right, John ... in fact I'm thinking of getting another too, perhaps without tower ... to make something different! :wink: :D

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Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:45 pm

Over 14,000 views. Lots of interested people.
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Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:51 am

Goodmorning everyone.
Here we are again.
To enrich my Panzer III I tried to make the barbed wire in 1/6 scale.
I took two cables of wire 0.45 mm in diameter and I twisted between them. Then I worked with a third wire of turns around the central cable.

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The coils are distanzate of about 15 / 18mm.
Once you cut the excesses here are ready barbed wire.

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Some browning and a bit of aging and you're done!

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Now for the back of the tank. I wanted to add the load, as seen in many historical photos: I started off well with a towel appropriately colored and aged, on which I have stayed a crate ammunition.

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Everything was set with a rope and then I positioned and also fixed the wire:

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On the back of the can holder I have added a couple of helmets, especially those, beautiful, made by Lee Sellars / Newthorpemodels:

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Also added the pins for the tracks on the spare wheels, as well as the real tank; this is the final effect:

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Finally, on the left side of the can holder, I put a skein of rope and a further water bottle:

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Now for the cleaning of the gun. Aged the cleaning rod for Panzer:

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The whole is then been fixed on the front of the tank, since the Panzer III Ausf. L did not have a port-brushed:

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Finally, again by Lee Sellars, I have bought some oil cans. These were finished, painted and aged, and then be positioned as an additional load:

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A final good luck and the tank can be considered practically finished, although we know that a model is never done! :wink:

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Well, it's all for now!
Stay tuned for photos outdoors, out by the workshop! :wink:
Thank you all!

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Post by Christian Steinhauer » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:39 pm

Hy Lacopo,

the barbed wire is fantastic and the other arrangements are looking very good and
real.
Have fun building, Kind regards
Christian

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Post by David Gray » Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:11 pm

Hi Lacopo , love your panzer 111 looks superb , the extra detail makes it even better
As I have found , and you have also said the photos don't do it justice
One of my favourite models , well done
Regards David gray :D

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Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:59 pm

Thank you very much for your comments, guys: I'm glad you like the work. :wink:

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Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:04 pm

Well done. Like the barbed wire.
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Post by Derek Attree » Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:28 am

Hi Lacopo
Nice details on a nice tank first class work.

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Re: Iacopo's Panzer III, a new and first adventure for me.

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:47 am

That's a very clever idea for creating the barbed wire :D

Love all the other details too.

Adrian.
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Re: Iacopo's Panzer III, a new and first adventure for me.

Post by Charles Simmons » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:41 am

Hi Iacopo,

I am new to the forum and I am about to start building a Tiger 1 - I will be constantly looking back on your build as an inspiration and guide - superb workmanship and detailing, thank you for sharing !

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Re: Iacopo's Panzer III, a new and first adventure for me.

Post by Iacopo Di Giampietro » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:10 am

I apologize if I allowed myself to reopen this Topic after a long time, but I found some unpublished photos of my Panzer III now complete, and I would like to share them with you.
Thank you all!

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Re: Iacopo's Panzer III, a new and first adventure for me.

Post by Oli Dainton » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:16 am

Looks fantastic!
Thanks
Oli

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Re: Iacopo's Panzer III, a new and first adventure for me.

Post by simon_manning » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:08 pm

that was and is a superb build and finish iacopo, one of the best panzer 111 builds, regards simon manning.

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