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Old 06-11-2008, 08:05 PM
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DML Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F2(G)

I haven't done any scale modeling since I was a teenager. I think the last thing I did was an F-15 in the 80s. I recently decided I'd kinda like to get back into it. I was really looking for a Bismarck, but I wanted something to start practicing on. They had a real sad collection, so I picked up Revell's 1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H. Ugh! I'm never doing 1/72 armor again. It looks better than anything I ever did as a kid, but still.

So I went to another store RC Hobbies (when did all the hobby stores go away?). I was looking for another Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H, but the store was closing, so I panicked and grabbed the DML Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F2(G).

Looked interesting enough, so I started building a little, then decided to take a look around the net. Found this place and the following threads.

http://planetarmor.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3529
http://planetarmor.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3479

One thing that I discovered in looking at all the photos of the F2 is that DML has the wrong drive sprocket. They have the correct one in the kit, but the ones that are shown to use in the instructions are the ones for the F1. I discover this the day after I've glued them. Eventually I cut the spokes off and glued the correct ones on.

I'm interested in creating a diorama, as there are several tank kits from the 204th reg. of the 22nd Pz. Div. One of the options for this tank is a tank for which there is a picture of it headed towards Rostov, and I thought it would be neat to have a city scape of a pair of Nazi tanks against a Soviet KV-1. I was thinking a Pz.Kpfw. 38T, because I could model it popped, since those kits all seem to have internals.

I've assembled a lot of the parts of the tank already, but I haven't glued the assembled sections to each other. Pictures to come.

Thoughts appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:14 PM
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This be the very tank.







This one is 911, but it has the same camo job, more or less.

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:24 PM
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Now that looks like fun!
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:36 AM
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I can't tell from the picture whether it's yellow with gray camo or gray with yellow camo. The kit has the latter, and so does an illustration of this tank I've found, but this image seems it's the gray that's splotchy.

No chains hanging either from the smoke grenades or the tow hitch in back.

Looks like a couple of ammo boxes and a number of jerry cans.

The two cable is on the side, not the back. Now, hanging off the back, is that a net to hold gear or is it treading?

One of the air intake flaps appears to be up.

And there's tread on the turret.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:38 AM
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I've noticed some more problems with the kit instructions. It never says to put the antenna on, nor does it tell me when, and what part, then handle near the swing-step on the left side of the tank is. Suddenly it's just in later illustrations. There are also lots of extra parts that aren't listed as not being used, and I don't see a place for them on the tank (even if I was doing a Ausf.G).
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:36 PM
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Hi Chegitz,

The antenna is part G17 and it is shown on step 13 on the instructions and the "G17" is written in the opening for the turret. And the drive sprockets aren't wrong. There are photos showing Pz IV F2s with them.
Your project about Rostov sounds interesting

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Old 06-12-2008, 04:22 PM
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Could you show me some photos, cuz every F2 photo I've seen so far has slightly thicker sprockets, the same as the G. Not that it matters now, I've already cut them.
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A really cool photo to base a model on. This should be lots of fun!
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So is this a yellow tank with grey spots or a grey tank with yellow stripes?
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