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Old 12-26-2013, 07:31 AM
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Tamiya Famo Sd Ah 116 trailer and DML Panzer 3

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Here is a build I have been working on and off for the last couple of years and I am finally giving this all my attention to complete in 2014.The Famo and trailer is a rather well engineered model by Tamiya and it was a pleasure of a build.
All items are built in sub sections for ease of painting. The real work begins with a near fully detailed Panzer 3 on the trailer.
The VP engine and interior sets have been used to deck the recently released DML Panzer 3 F out.
The interior colours have been based on some research done from here


The panzer will have the turret and engine hatches open and I’m still undecided as which figures will be used to bring the models to life .
The Panzer 3 will have Voyager etch Fenders, Aber exterior etch ,Et model tool clamps and Fruil track.
The famo and trailer will be built out of the box with minor inclusions of Archer decals for the instrument panel and etch vehicle width markers.




















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Old 12-26-2013, 10:33 AM
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Hey Mike,

That's quite an epic undertaken! I really like all the interior work on the Pz III.

In my opinion it seems the interior color is way too yellow. It should be more of an "off white" than a yellow. My first thought was the light was playing a part on it, but the driver's instrument panel seems to be the right shade.

Did you use a color straight from the bottle or did you created a mix for it?

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Old 12-27-2013, 12:02 AM
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Thanks Dave,

I agree the interior colour could be toned down a little lighter. Once it's closed up it may not be as easy to see but still give an ivory appearance .
The colours had been based on the link posted which led to the colour being used
http://byrden.com/panzers/Colours/index.html


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Old 12-27-2013, 11:35 AM
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I'm surprised you're not making the FAMO the star. It's such a detailed kit.

I won one at the Jacksonville tournament a few years back,and have been slowly collecting aftermarket for it.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:11 PM
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I was contemplating the PE for the Famo but it is such a nice kit out of the box I could not see much in the way of reproducing the kit components unlike the M26 Dragon Wagon.

The 2 main areas ,vehicle width markers and the Archer transfers for the dash are main visual arrears for refinement .

The Famo is way bigger than the M26 and I think by the shear size of the model the detailing would disappear



The vehicle may have the side engine covers off but I'm still undecided to dress up the engine bay.

The hardest part of the whole project is the weathering side of the mammoth vehicle to venture into .
I'm looking forward to this because there is 3 components to be weathered in their own individual way. Agh the joys of modelling


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Old 07-05-2014, 07:34 AM
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Hello again,
Well 4 + months getting side tracked to do a Mirror Models T969 wrecker I'm back on track with the panzer 3
Completed T969 wrecker here
http://pnp.li/3hcz

After having a rethink from David's suggestion about the colours I decided to redo the interior .This was the first time using the Mig Ammo paints and I found they are perfect to work with. A couple of drops of paint and 1-2 drops of thinner and the paint flowed perfectly.









Look forward to using the german grey as the base .It is a new era as I have used enamels and life colour paint.



Thanks Dave for your input.

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Old 08-16-2014, 01:37 AM
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Hello again,

The fenders are on , I got tired of pre drilling all the fruil track out so her are the 2 pile of what I have done , the ones on the right are what I done and the bigger pile on the left is what I have to do




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Really nice work on the Panzer III. I like the Elfenbein color, by the way. Does it spray well?

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The battle damage to the drive sprocket looks very convincing. In one of the later Panzerwrecks issues there was a picture of a Panzer IV with pretty much this kind of damage. Good job on the shredded fender. You captured the deformation really well.

Looking forward to the next steps in this build,
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Thanks Johannes ,

Sorry for the late reply head down and into the modelling.

The Panzer 3'S in the early 1940's copped a fair share of punishment through the advance into France and there has been some good photo's posted around on the net and in Panzerwrecks on the battle damaged tanks .Perfect for the modeller.

It's the first time for me to try and replicate a damaged tank to this extent. Still a little more to do

Here is the latest
Track tools have been trimmed with all the plastic latches around the tools being removed off
A combination of Passion Models and Aber etch for the clamps and brackets . Both sets will be used depending on the type of tool.
Not an easy fix ,very time consuming .
Last nigh[t 1 latch 25 minutes , not for the feint hearted .




caved in to using these wheels on the vehicle .
The summers here can be quite hot and to sum it all up I do not want to do all the work on the Famo project only to have cracked tyres down the track .
Not a good feeling
The best thing with the tank workshop products is that the trailer and the prime mover wheels are in the same pack .
Picked them up from Dragon hobby on EBay if anyone is asking .
Good price and speedy delivery .




I was not going to use photo etch sets for the Famo prime mover. Initially the Famo was going to be built out of the box but there was some key areas of the external side of the prime mover where there is a requirement for some enhancements .I was going to gloss over them but unfortunately this was an area which cannot be overlooked. One specific area is the rear fenders on the Famo ,they are hinged and Tamiya seemed have slid straight over this one .Surprisingly because the Famo is so well engineered in detail they missed this particular area.
A good Friend of Mine Ross Allen had purchased the famo etch sets way back in 2000 but never used them .Some money changed hands and it is onwards and upwards for this build.
,mmm I have a lot of work to do, happy days , thanks Ross

Here are the 3 etch sets to play with

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