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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building A 1/16th. Panzer IV H with Zimmerit
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 04:59 PM UTC
The right side shaft is two parts, you will need to glue it in 3 spots.

That completes the drive parts.

I trimmed the end of C10 . it wouldn't fit .
The end is under the side seat and isn't visible .



Here I extended the exhaust pipes to the rear armor plate . most of it probably will not be visible.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 05:09 PM UTC
This is as far as I have gone so far. There is still some small parts to add.




That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 11:31 PM UTC
Still working on it.

(THIS IS A CORRECTION)
DO NOT INSTALL AMMO BINS TO THE FENDERS UNTIL THE FENDERS ARE INSTALLED.
DOING SO NOW MAKES THE FENDERS HARDER TO INSTALL.
This was a mistake.
Donald

Here is the Right side bins.


And the Left Side.


It's very time consuming sanding and polishing the seams on all the Ammo.
Here are the rounds ready for painting.


The horizontal ones will go in the side storage bins, the others in the upright bins.
They are primed with a Gloss enamel prime coat.

That's it for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 05:06 AM UTC
I finally have the ammo finished and installed .



I left some of the bins only partially full.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 05:12 AM UTC
All those little decals on the rounds were really a pain.



Some of the extra rounds.

That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 08:07 AM UTC
Great work and like many, I'll use your build log as reference when my kit gets here.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 10:40 PM UTC
I have a little more done.
Added some wires to the drivers instruments (probably the wrong location, but it looks good)

Some conduit to the side boxes. Found a small red cross for the first aid kit.


I'm going to start the preliminary painting on the lower hull soon so I made a template for the bogie mounting areas.

It's easier to keep the paint off than remove it later.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 10:49 PM UTC
Now for the Sprockets.

I think that these are the worst fitting parts of this kit so far.


Here is how I corrected it.

I trimmed the bottom side edge of each of the spokes on the outer
Sprocket as shown.



I also trimmed the edge of the inner Sprocket as shown.

A much better fit now.


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 08:16 PM UTC
Continuing on with the Sprocket installation.

I dry mounted the inner Sprocket to the gear housing.

Then applied a little liquid glue to the pin from the back side.

It's the same for both sides.

One Sprocket needed a lot of putty.

The other didn't


I must have trimmed it too much ?


More later
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 08:31 PM UTC

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There are times that I wonder if it is really worth doing them.


I feel tout doing book reviews: almost no comments. But I can track the number of reads because I'm on staff, so I have learned that many here "lurk" because we don't have much to say. I'm thinking about jumping into the 1/16th scale pool, and your build is very welcome, thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 06:22 PM UTC
Thanks Bill
It's nice to hear from somebody.
I just received from Squadron shop the 1/16 Panzer IV J
kit I haven't had a chance to look through it yet but from my preliminary examination I think that I would go with the J model over the H one. It has the mesh schutzen
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 08:12 PM UTC
I have the lower & upper hull base coated with panzer yellow.





The masking removed


I'll be working on masking & painting the bogies next.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 04:11 AM UTC
Please keep up the great work. I have just joined this site and have gone over your work extensively, I find it quite inspiring
Pat1066
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 04:20 AM UTC
That make's two of us.
Donald I've been following your build closely as well, having just acquired the Ausf J. I've been saving your photos in a file folder for reference as I go. I really appreciate the time you put into them in terms of numbering and comments.
A question if I may: what did you use for your Brass paint on the shell casings? They look great. I've got some Alclad polished brass in the stash that I was going to use but I'm always interested in what works for others. Keep up the good work!
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 04:54 PM UTC

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That make's two of us.
Donald I've been following your build closely as well, having just acquired the Ausf J. I've been saving your photos in a file folder for reference as I go. I really appreciate the time you put into them in terms of numbering and comments.
A question if I may: what did you use for your Brass paint on the shell casings? They look great. I've got some Alclad polished brass in the stash that I was going to use but I'm always interested in what works for others. Keep up the good work!


I'm glad you like it, for the Brass on the shell casings I used the allclad that you mentioned over Gloss Black Enamel.
I think it came out a little to dark. Next time I'm going to try it over Gloss Grey or Gloss White.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 10:32 PM UTC
This next batch of Pics. will cover the Wheel assembly and all of the running gear except the track.

Have the Wheels, Sprockets, & Bogie units painted.


Next I painted the Tires while they are attached to the sprue ,this makes them a lot easier to handle .


There isn't a lot of clean up for the tires , the mold seam around the outside is barely there. I let it be. The major clean up is the Sprue attachment points.
There is lettering on the outside if the tire spelled CONTINEVTAL
At first I thought they actually used the correct spelling for
CONTINENTAL Dragon does it better with the U at the end.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 10:46 PM UTC
I masked off the center part of the inside of the wheels where they mate and painted the edges with Model Masters Steel Metalizer.


Now don't get excited the tire is only partially installed .
The Tires just snap on to the Wheels, no glue needed here unless you want to mess up the paint.


See perfect fit.

The back side.


A word on joining the inside and outside wheels together, the holes in the wheel backs are a little small. Apply the glue to the holes and area where the masking was sparingly and squeeze the wheels together.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 11:06 PM UTC
You have to mount the inside part of the idler to its mount with a pin, and then install the outside half.
This makes it almost impossible to clean up the joint . I'm leaving it as is.

All the running gear is now installed.




I thing that I'll do the Track next.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 12:51 AM UTC
Some excellent tips here, I hope you don't me using your build has a reference when I go do mine. So please keep it coming
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 09:38 PM UTC

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Some excellent tips here, I hope you don't me using your build has a reference when I go do mine. So please keep it coming



Not at all, that is why I do these builds. If it helps any of you then this is time well spent.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2015 - 09:43 PM UTC
Here I have installed the radiator, this is to show why it is not really necessary to get to excitad about the Generator / APU.
With the radiator in place not much of it is visible.
When the upper hull is installed you probably will not see much of it if anything at all.



I'm working on the Track next.

That is a lot of pieces to clean up.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 02:56 AM UTC
I started cleaning the track, the 3 burrs on the one edge are easy.
The two on the other side need a little care. Trim the track from the Sprue leaving a little stub and finish trimming with a knife, don't forget the little pieces that stick up or the track will not fit right.



That's it for this right now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 03:02 AM UTC
This has nothing to do with the build in progress.
I have been looking through the 1/16th. Panzer IV J kit , I don't know if anyone has shown the Side Skirts for the J model , but
Hear They Are.


Really Really Nice.
The Photo-etch has the plastic attachment parts molded right to the Etch parts.
This is the first time that I have ever seen this.
Any comments?
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 04:19 AM UTC
My phone crashes every time I try to load your thread because if high quality images I guess. I'd love to see your work because it won't load it.
badmoose
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Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2015 - 10:00 PM UTC
just wondering what unit and or theater of operations you plan to do, or is it still up in the air
William