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Old 11-08-2011, 09:46 AM
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Hetzer

My last post was a zillion moons ago, so I thought I might bore you with the build of my Hetzer.

It's the Tamiya mid version, with the SKP AM set to turn it into a late version.
Sort of figured out which camo it'll get, but here's the first peak at last weeks' state of things.






Some colourful wheels collection: Idlers from mr. T, sprockets from Fiul, late style road wheels (lesser bolts) from SKP.




Lion Roar barrel



Tracks by Friulmodellismo..(enter George Clooney).....what else?!


Skirts from the SKP set. I know, the soldering looks utter crap, but trust me..it's fine


And then I dropped a bucket of black paint over it, or was it GWS Chaos Black?





The Tamiya MG from the kit was heavily molested and got some Aber details and barrel. I seem to have lost the nudy, pre-painted picture here, swallowed by the digital carpet monster. The search continues though.
I also cut off the stock en replaced it with some Evergreen rod.


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Hetzer figure

I truly believe that no Hetzer should be alone in this world, so this is the figure to go with it. Every Hetzer needs one.
Figure is by Corpus. Nice sculpt
I know there's a "modest" mould line to take care of

The head is by Roger Saunders (Hornet). Not actually Roger's head, just made by... well y'all know what I mean




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Old 11-08-2011, 10:27 AM
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Nice!
Love hetzers...
That is a pretty serious mold line!
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I also love the squat nature of the Jagdpanzer 38. The only thing that looks strange to me is the tip of the LionRoar barrel, is it threaded to look like this?

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Old 11-08-2011, 12:35 PM
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Sort of, Saul. It has the riffling inside but the "thingie" on top and the rim are missing indeed. Bummer

I found the nudy pic of the MG:
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Oh shite, that is some work on the figure!
Your Hetzer looks great, Rob, and don't worry, your soldering work looks far better than mine anyday (even when it looks "utter crap").
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what's with the tape on sides? =)
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what's with the tape on sides? =)
Ok, here's the thing: I'm painting and weathering the running gear, tracks etc and the lower hull before I attach the skirts. After that I paint the upper hull and the rest. I don't want to glue the skirt brackets on a painted hull as the chances are 95% that some will come off during weathering. CA sticks better to plastic than to paint.

Well, that's the theory anyway. I am too clumsy to paint the thing properly with tracks, wheels and skirts already attached

Anyway, I want to do the camo as on this one.

Pic stolen from the internet.

This comes from a pretty renown series of pics. I have been studying the images closely and I have a question about the base colour of this particular pattern.
As I mentioned I want to paint the lower hull first and am in doubt about which colour to use: green or dark yellowish? The way I see it, is that in the factory they sprayed the thing all green first, then brown and finally the yellow stripes.
Suggestions anyone?
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oh i see... yea... paint and glue don't get along well... =)))
looks stylish =)
is this same camo?
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yes sir, the same. I believe so: 3 colour camo.
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