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Old 04-12-2007, 01:05 AM
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Here a sample of what the road wheels look like together


a group foto


...just cause I am a bit anal I thought to get the inside rim of the tire painted in dark gray tire colour properly, rather than trying later with the wheels together I would paint the insides of the road wheels prior to gluing them together.
Here they are based out in flat black



and then the primer red colour (Humbrol 113) I like.


did it to the return rollers too.


you can see I have painted out the tire seam in gray here.


the out side will be painted later...


I based out the drive sprockets and the idlers while I was at it.
They will just go the cammo colour.
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:14 AM
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as always a superior build!

i like the crisp details of the parts ... the weld seams of the road wheels in particular ... cool kit!
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:28 AM
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Perhaps at this juncture I will introduce a little music.
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Turning to more hull work here the parts E13, E26 and E29 have been glued in place on the back of the hull tub. Excellent fit and nice clean, crisp details.


the under armour plate Number E 11 is added.


a shot of the front tow point parts in place


So that is basically Step 1 and 2 done.
On to Step 3.


all the parts for Step 3.


the final drive housings are excellent.




the armour plating that surrounds the front aspect of the final drive housing comes in three seperate parts that go together without any prooblem.


In this shot the top piece has been added to the other previous two.(arrow on the right)
The other arrow points to the mounting point for the suspension arms of the main road wheels. This area is very well thought out and has been made basically idiot proof, (good thing for me )
They have even drilled out the bolts holes for us!
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:43 AM
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In this pic you can see that the tabs of these parts have either one end or the other rounded. They will then fit in their corresponding hole on either side with the correct orientation.


A closer shot to clarify what I mean.

The dampers are also well done on this Panzer IV model- (It is fast becoming my favorite build ever!)
These come as two seperate parts


In this photograph, all the suspension mounting parts are glued in place as is the final drive, dampers, tow hooks on the rear and the fuel filler caps.


same as on this reverse angle
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On to Step 4.
This will deal with the exhast and the rear axle assemblies. In a word exquisite.


the parts.


The exhaust/muffler parts glued together an dry fitted to the body to ensure proper alighnment.






There is a gap where the back plate meets the rear axle mounting point, but this is addressed with a slim shim part that is part of the rear axle mounting assembly.
Here you can see the gap.


the part that fits in there


in place. As you can see another "idiot-proof" feature is on this plate making it impossible to get the wrong sided parts glued onto the back end.


Rear axle parts


Pretty simple


but it works the charm




This kit is just a joy -it really feels like a whole new level of complete design. (and I don't say that just cause I do some box tops for Dragon... buy one and tell me it's not a fun build... I dare ya )


There are three different options for the rear tow pintle area included... I have chosen a middle looking variant, for no particular reason.




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Old 04-12-2007, 02:11 AM
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I'll leave you tonight with some shots of the front top glasis plate and the transmission access hatches..night nite



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Old 04-12-2007, 03:38 AM
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Mate, that looks like a killer of a kit. Are you doing a Heeres Gruppe Sud "tropical" paint scheme, or something else?

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That is one nice kit eventhough some parts could be thinned for better scale appearance. The fit looks great.

BTW would it have been a common pratice to leave the inner faces of the roadwheels in primer?

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Hi,
that sure looks to be a great kit. I'm struggling with Tristar IVB and no such enjoyable moments yet

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Old 04-12-2007, 07:30 AM
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Nice build, I am definately getting this kit (when I build it is another story). Lawrence, I asked around quite a bit before I did the same thing to my road wheels and the consensus was why not. There are photos that actually show that the inner wheel was often left in primer only and I am figuring that the factories that produced them probably didn't bother. I am not saying that every tire was left like this but like I said there are pics that show the primer only on the inside.

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