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Old 06-02-2006, 04:05 AM
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First of all, as i'm a Froggies, sorry about my english.
And as it is my first Vbench, not sure to be quite good as other =)

So this first bench is about a kit i made recently for a french forum, with the subject "Kit for less than 25€" :lol:

So i decided myself to take the old Tamiya Panzer IV Ausf D, covered with dust (natural one, not Mig :lol: ), not as good as recent one, i know, but i decided to build it and accurising it to see all the work needed to do something credible and test my nerves :lol:

So first of all, i have planned to check all the thnigs i could correct easily without massive surgical operation on the kit. So, as i don't have patience and technical skill to do so.

So first of all, some pictures of the model :







I forget to tell you : My references comes essentially from the build of James Tainton, in a way the Dragon's kit help me to accurate the Tamiya's. And others blueprint or photos from here and there on the web.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:09 AM
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Here is the list

Bon alors les différents points :

- 1 - The strap has to be remade
- 2 - add chains and the something like a mask
- 3 - the part where the smugler connect to the hull is missing
- 4 - Straps were missing
- 5 - This parts seems to be for the Ausf E and not the Ausf D... but not sure about it
- 6 - The things to put the wire is missing
- 7 - nuts missing and circles on the "outside" of the wheel
- 8 - a circle is missing on the oustide
- 9 - this part is not right, must be bend
- 10 - This part must be redone
- 11 - miss two little "fuel opening"
- 12 - this part are wrong

As i'm not sure of my translation, i just put the pictures of the others here for information.
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Old 06-02-2006, 06:24 AM
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First part to be corrected - the hull have a bad look because i use a Dremel to remove the moldel parts

I have added two small square of plasticar of the central hatch
I add a small thing where the wire is attached but damn', what an awful work i have done
I made the thing were the little muffler is connected to the hull

I then add lot of nuts an redo the final drive housing, using a quickly molded kubelwind part, which is not correct, but as the drive sprockets will be in front of it, and there's a plate on the drive housing, i decided to use it, and just add the bolts.

Here you can see the original part and what i have to remove on the drive sprockets to place it on the modified drive housing

All the bold added on the lower hull

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Old 06-02-2006, 06:26 AM
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Here is what i've done in one afternoon, when i didn't play to the Game blitzkrieg :-)

What a poor english i have
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:01 AM
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your english is good! Only the photos are not, cause I cant see them :lol:

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Old 06-02-2006, 08:16 AM
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Your english is not so bad, I understand you. Your scratch building is good also.

Keep going.

These are beautiful people baby.....

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Old 06-02-2006, 08:37 AM
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Your english is better than I

Keep the great work coming....
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:43 AM
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Thanks, i think that what i can call "public" english is correct (i guess) but when i want to use "technical" english, like tell the name of some parts of Tanks ... that's not so easy :lol: Hoppefully, i can use others vbench to find the correct translations.

Nevermind, i have time to paste/translate other pictures

I cut the front plate extensions on each side of the plate.
I bent the tow bracket and glue small square of plastic to simulate square bolts

I try to slide the radio op hatch, cut a small piece of plastic on the Kugelblende.

dunno what is the name of this little thing ...

3 small piece of plastic to simulate what i supposed to be stop position on the pistol port. 2 bolts on the plate next to the motor.

I do my best to do the screws on the plate, but it's not really regular.
Thats a question i have to ask you : How can you make something so regular ? I use an hand drilling machine and it's not as good a i want

I make the tow cable support.

I begin to detail the front fender and use a dremel to simulate the welding line on the transmission hatch.

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Old 06-02-2006, 08:54 AM
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So, now, some work using a aluminium can to make the in-take cover lock

Bon alors ici nous avons les petites attaches métalliques permettant de retenir les plaques de protection du radiateur en position fermées
I have also make the welding line on the hull.

The front fender finished : bolt, bolt bolt

Here the antenna holder mount.

More welding line, on the turret, this time

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Old 06-02-2006, 09:06 AM
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Well, now i have remade the turret cuppola

I have resize it by adding two small plasticard circle, rescribe it, then added that strange little ball on the side of it
To simulate the vision bloc armor, i just added piece of plasticard - modelist is like illusionnist sometimes :lol:

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