login   |    register
Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
Building Trumpeters 1/16th Panther G
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, February 08, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
The Real Radios. (Note no Mg. Mounted)

The Rebuilt Radios.


That's all for now.
Donald
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 10:30 AM UTC
Today I installed the Upper Hull.
I started by sliding the front in clearing the Front Tow Shackle mounts. Be careful not to break off parts on the Radio.


Start the Glueing on the front and work your way to the back.

There was a small gap on both sides so I added a weld bead, it doesn't have to be perfect as there's a storage box that goes there.
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 10:40 AM UTC
There's a small gap on both sides by the Front Fender that needs filling.

The sides don't fit really good, you will have to do it a little at a time.

Here's the back, I finally got it to fit reasonably well.

OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 10:48 AM UTC
The Left Side skirt Mounts went on really well, just line up all the parts.

Like So.

The Right Side is another story, if you line it up in the front nothing else lines up.

OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 10:54 AM UTC

The Solution, Line it up here first.

And trim to fit.



All finished for now, man that was rough.
Donald
ColinEdm
Staff MemberAssociate Editor
ARMORAMA
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 1,355 posts
AeroScale: 107 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 12:14 PM UTC
Great work so far Donald! I will be using some of your reference pics for my cutaway G.
wedgetail53
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 02, 2008
KitMaker: 658 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 12:53 PM UTC
G'day Donald

Great work. In photo 347, that box you have labelled as a first aid box is a box for the driver's microphone and headphones.

Regards

Rob
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 09:37 AM UTC

Quoted Text

G'day Donald

Great work. In photo 347, that box you have labelled as a first aid box is a box for the driver's microphone and headphones.

Regards

Rob



Maby though it looks kinda small for that, see headfones on the radio coming up a little later.
Donald
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 09:39 AM UTC
OK now for some more Detailing.
I carved out the Convoy Light and made a clear lense for it.

Added a electrical wire for it too.

I almost screwed this up, I had the base upside down but I corrected it.

The hole was to secure it when not in use.
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC
The notex light is nicely detailed, they even give you an optional clear lense to use instead if you want too.

I almost forgot to add the Headfones for the Radio Operator.

Here's what the convoy Light looks like without the lense installed.
I'll add it after Painting.
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 09:54 AM UTC
Installed the Tool Racks Just left off the Tools until after painting.



That's it for Today.
Donald
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
A little more today.
I Scratched a Wood Jack Block, What do you think use it or the plastic one ?


I painted the Wheels on the Sprue.



I'm Assembling the Wheels, I'll install them then start on the Track.
Finished for now.
Donald
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
All the Wheels are installed , here is how i did it.
There may be an easier way but what's done is done.

The Tires for the Inner and outer wheels have a slight deformity
where the Sprue attach. They can be used either inside or outside.
Just place the bad spots toward the Hull.



OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:37 AM UTC




OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:42 AM UTC



OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:46 AM UTC
Verry Tricky here.

I didn't glue the inner pair of wheels together.

Don't forget to add the Idler Wheels.

The retainers for the wheels have a angle on the bottom.
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:54 AM UTC
be shure to apply glue only to the shaft and inside areas of the retainers.


For the Sprockets apply glue only to the inside hole on the gear case, slip on the Sprocket then insert the pin.


OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC


There are no guides on how to position the caps, according to my refrences this is how they go.


I'll be working on the Track next.
I'm finished for now.
Donald
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 07:08 AM UTC
I have the Track shoes separated There are 2 different Track Shoes.




OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
WELL GUYS, I DON'T KNOW IF I AM GOING TO FINISH THIS BUILD.

I really screwed up earlier in the build when installing the torsion bars. I had them all the way in as far as they would go, but they stick out about 2mm or so from the hull. If you are going to build this kit you will probably have to trim them so the Swing Arms ase close to the hull. I didn't realize this at the time. Maby if I cut them off and glue them in place, I don't know.
Here are the Pics. to show you what I mean.


OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 07:21 AM UTC




That's all untill I figure this out.
Regards.
Donald
Pongo_Arm
_VISITCOMMUNITY
British Columbia, Canada
Joined: January 27, 2017
KitMaker: 147 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC
bummer, you did so much good work trimming to fit along the way, can you just put the drive sprocket the same amount out of alignment and carry on?
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC

Quoted Text

bummer, you did so much good work trimming to fit along the way, can you just put the drive sprocket the same amount out of alignment and carry on?



Thanks for the sujestion , after much thinking i figured out there wasn't much to loose so I fixed it.
Donald
OldWarloke
_VISITCOMMUNITY
United States
Joined: October 14, 2012
KitMaker: 2,663 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC
And here is how I did it.
While Flexing the Torsion Bar shaft with wheels back and forth while prying on the Torsion Bar Arms I broke them all free, then I cut all the Inner ends off, re inserted them and glued them all in place.
There's not much that you can see inside and the suspension doesn't articulate now. Still it's better than trashing the whole kit. Hey that's over $400.00



Now back to cleaning up the Track, it looks like this is going to take a while.
Donald
wonktnodi
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nevada, United States
Joined: September 07, 2005
KitMaker: 190 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
That's really strange, I didn't have that problem with the swing arms on my panther. One thing I did do was, I reamed the holes out on the hull with a letter M drill in order to get the swing arms to move freely. I had to give a couple of the torsion bars a little wiggle to get them to seat, they were partially getting stuck on the inner framing parts T1 and T13.