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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
Building A 1/16th. Panzer IV H with Zimmerit
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 08:51 PM UTC
I have some more work finished.

This next Pic. is very important. If you want the Gun Barrel to remain level and not droop down make sure the gear in the Pic. operates .


The hinge on the Turret front vision block is very tight, I just glued it in the open position.


The Co axle Mg. installed.


OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 09:02 PM UTC
The instructions would have you install the Turret Front Armor Plate with the Gun to the Turret top (DON'T)
Install it to the Turret Bottom instead, it's a very tight fit but if you have to install the bottom last Well Good Luck there.

I installed F5 to F6 as shown below

Then clip F5 to the upper front as shown and fasten the cylinder part to the floor as shown.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 09:09 PM UTC
Here is what the inside of the Turret looks like.




I still have a little wear and tear to add but not too much.
There'll be more after the Holidays.
Donald
Thirian24
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 09:15 PM UTC
Such beautiful work sir! Can't wait to see this in paint and weathered.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 09:30 PM UTC
[quote]Such beautiful work sir! Can't wait to see this in paint and weathered. [/quote
Thank you, but just so you aren't too disappointed , I don't do really heavy weathering.
In reality most armored vehicles didn't survive long enough to get really beaten up. oops I think I just opened a can of worms here. Ok every one jump all over me.
Donald]
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 08:06 AM UTC
I am a new-comer to "Armorama" and to armor modeling in general.
I find your attention to detail and the commitment you put into documenting your build very helpful.
I plan to build mostly 1:16 armor, as my disability, age & eyesight prevent me from working with the smaller scales.
I'm working up the nerve to try one of these "Trumpeter" kits with the interior, but think I'll start out with the simpler "HobbyBoss" 1:16 kits to get my feet wet.
Jim J. -- "olfogeyjim"
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 07:48 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I am a new-comer to "Armorama" and to armor modeling in general.
I find your attention to detail and the commitment you put into documenting your build very helpful.
I plan to build mostly 1:16 armor, as my disability, age & eyesight prevent me from working with the smaller scales.
I'm working up the nerve to try one of these "Trumpeter" kits with the interior, but think I'll start out with the simpler "HobbyBoss" 1:16 kits to get my feet wet.
Jim J. -- "olfogeyjim"


I see where you are coming from, I'll be 79 this coming spring if I live that long. As for the Hobby Boss kits, I'm not to sure about most of them. If you get their Tiger I kit, it's an old Radio Control Kit, I know I have it. It should be an easy build.
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 07:51 PM UTC
Ok , now back to the build.
I have the Turret top installed , there are some fit problems here.
Below is what I did.




I filled the seams and sanded everything smooth.


OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, December 26, 2015 - 07:58 PM UTC
I replaced the weld beads with some from Archer Fine Transfers.



They should look fine under some primer and a coat of paint.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 01:09 AM UTC
Don this beast looks enormous to big for a diorama I think. When your finished it will be put on a base? Or is my thinking wrong
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 03:41 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Don this beast looks enormous to big for a diorama I think. When your finished it will be put on a base? Or is my thinking wrong


no base for this one. while it is big compared to a 1/35th. scale one, it's not as big as the king tiger build that I have in the large scale section of the forums .
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 08:38 PM UTC
Now it's the Commanders Cupola.

I drilled and pined the hatch cover.

The instructions show the vision blocks in the closed position, they can also be placed in the open position as shown.

The parts for the Cupola.


The vision units finished.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 08:47 PM UTC
Test fitted into bottom half of Cupola.

You will have to work the pad blocks between the vision assemblies
to get them to fit. the small arm spread goes on top.


Don't forget to trim off the small bump on the back of the upper right arm of the pads .

If you trim the tops of the vision assemblies the upper cupola part will fit better. I found out too late.

Place the Cupola top evenly over the vision parts and press top and bottom together.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2015 - 09:02 PM UTC
I had to use pliers to get them tight enough to glue. If I had trimmed the vision unite they probably would have gone together easier.

Well I got it together finally.

The top is temporarily attached.

That's all for now, I'll be working on the Turret Skirt Armor next.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 01:34 AM UTC
The Turret is out of the paint shop.

Still working on it, we lost power for most of the day.
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:18 PM UTC
The Turret just needs camo & some more detailing.




OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 10:22 PM UTC
I painted the underside of the Turret with red primer.



Just a quick peek at what it looks like on the hull.


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:22 AM UTC
I installed the external air cleaner & cover plates for the rear grills.

There are some small wing nuts that hold the plates down.


It's in the paint shop for the Camo. paint.


I'm working on the pioneer tools now.


Happy Modeling New Year.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 07:58 AM UTC
Donald,

Your work is too notch, sir. Glad to see it in paint.
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 08:03 AM UTC
Donald,

In the beginning of this thread, you said you don't hear from many modelers. If I may say, I think it's because of the high quality photos. I'm not sure what system a lot of people use, but I use my iPhone and itll rarely load your thread to view the pictures without crashing. So maybe many other people have the same issues and can't post? Just a thought. I know if the photos weren't such a large file, I'd became to see your posts more often.

Maybe someone else can chime in on this if I'm correct or not.
Charlie-66
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 10:05 AM UTC
Just worked my way through this thread. Awesome work!
SDavies
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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 04:35 PM UTC
Great work by the OP, stunning model
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Donald,

In the beginning of this thread, you said you don't hear from many modelers. If I may say, I think it's because of the high quality photos. I'm not sure what system a lot of people use, but I use my iPhone and itll rarely load your thread to view the pictures without crashing. So maybe many other people have the same issues and can't post? Just a thought. I know if the photos weren't such a large file, I'd became to see your posts more often.
Hi Dustin,
I'm sorry but I can't reduce the file size of the Pics. smaller so they would be more viewable on a cell phone.
Doing that would reduce the picture size so much that they would be useless for viewing on regular computer screens.
On a regular computer you can zoom in to get a more detailed view.
Donald

Maybe someone else can chime in on this if I'm correct or not.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2016 - 09:21 PM UTC
This is for Dustin
The last Pic. that I posted #306 is 1024 By 786 resolution.
The file size is 289 Kb.
Donald

OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, January 01, 2016 - 09:41 PM UTC
Just a little more done.


#308 below is 1024 X 786 resolution & File size 262 Kb.


#309 below is the same Pic. with 640 X 480 resolution & a file size of 125 Kb.


Does anyone notice any difference in viewing or enlarging ?

I'm working on the pioneer tools now , a lot of work there.
Donald