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Old 06-10-2007, 08:14 AM
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Saul, I'm very much in agreement with Lawerence - keep going!...I'm learning so much from your process...how you look at photos and interpret them, and then....how to translate that onto your build.

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Old 06-13-2007, 08:41 PM
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Hi,

I have been considering some new strategy to get the results I want. Mind you, I do not really care about this vehicle but am interested to see how far I can go to detail it. Since Lawrence (Laz2) mentioned Voyager Models PE set for Dick Marks, I thought I should visit their web site and see if it offered any corrections. After all, if they can't get the name right...
http://www.voyagermodel.com/products...151/index.html


First off, I dislike the fact that they have box top photos which combine both sets (35150 & 35151) They should at least gray out the items not in the particular package. Anyway, looking at their photos, I see that they re-arranged some items and mis aligned the air intake ducts! Definitely not a set I would consider (perhaps just the seat frames if I had the Dragon kit). Laz2, want my seat frames and gun PE details? I plan on an un-detailed interior

Anyway, I am trying to sneak in some bench time tonight and scratch build the rear hull wall. Kazutaka Yokota-san's posting was very inspirational not to mention that he is quick!!!! I do see some areas I will work on.


Yokota-san, I just saw this photo on your build and noticed the details which I will correct. It is possible you did not notice them and I hope you do not mind my using your photo to illustrate what I want to work on (and why I will try to scratch build instead of saving the kit piece)

Since I want to add a tarp over the fighting compartment, I have been considering how it was done. I think the bar one sees on the top of the fighting compartment, near the front, are the tarp hoops.



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Old 06-13-2007, 10:05 PM
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hmm... I would guess it is simply a grab handle for one of the crew? There were what, 4 guys in the small space and only two seats? just my guess.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:13 AM
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Yokota-san, I just saw this photo on your build an noticed the details which I will correct. It is possible you did not notice them and I hope you do not mind my using your photo to illustrate what I want to work on (and why I will try to scratch build instead of saving the kit piece)
No, I don't mind your using my photos

I certainly didn't notice lacking details around the hinge! Yes, Trumpeter appears to have cut corners here...

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Since I want to add a tarp over the fighting compartment, I have been considering how it was done. I think the bar one sees on the top of the fighting compartment, near the front, are the tarp hoops.
I also wondered what these hoops are for, and thought they might have something to do with the center part of the roof being removable; Panzer Tracts says that this part of the roof is made removable for maintainance of the gun. But, as you say, they may be for the tarp.

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Old 06-14-2007, 02:36 PM
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Laz2, want my seat frames and gun PE details? I plan on an un-detailed interior
Thanks for the offer Saul However, I have painted the interior and I am too lazy to modify the seats. I just want to finish this kit off soon. I think eventually Aber will a couple of PE sets much like they did for the Sturer Emil and I hope they will correct the seats, air ducts, boxes etc

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Since I want to add a tarp over the fighting compartment, I have been considering how it was done. I think the bar one sees on the top of the fighting compartment, near the front, are the tarp hoops.
I have been looking at those hoops for awhile and initially thought that maybe the tarp attached to the bar and the hoop was to facilitate the pulling of the tarp across the fighting compartment. But looking at the photos and kit parts, it doesn't seem likely that the hoops can be pulled back. I still haven't figured out what is the purpose of having the hoops there?

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I also wondered what these hoops are for, and thought they might have something to do with the center part of the roof being removable; Panzer Tracts says that this part of the roof is made removable for maintainance of the gun. But, as you say, they may be for the tarp.

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Looking at the bar I can add that it looks like the anti-sway bar fitted to some cars (sometimes known as the stabilizer bar). Stops body roll in the car by transferring force to the suspension to "stiffen it up". Smooth/soft ride normally and hard/sports ride when needed (well thats in the days I was modifying an XC Coup).

In this case I'd guess that it is a spring loaded latch that's attached to the removable plate and locks to the rest of the roof when in place (just in front of the grab handles).
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the guesses. Those handles are most probably intended to help with the removable panel. Which reminds me that I need to scribe the joint (I got carried away with adding weld beads from Archer Fine Transfers Surface Details set). It looked too wide and not proud enough so it got sanded off (Thank God I did not pay full price for the sheet).

Being that this weekend contains Father's Day, I hope the family decides to grant my wish and allow me uninterrupted hobby time.

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Hi Guys,

I did get a little done. By mid day, I had sanded off all the offending parts as I had found the needed replacements in the Jagdpanzer IV bin. Thanks to the Huber thread that made me look in them.

It should be easier than making it all from sheet plastic. The idler mounts still need modifying as the vehicle's mounts lack the armor bit covering the pinions so I need to do some cutting and inserting of tube and/or rod.



The rest of the day, well...I suffer from ADD and the Jagdpanzers did look tempting...

For those that are wondering, I cut off the glacis from the hull top piece so as to work on the seams and add the interlock weld detail.

But I will be back to this kit soon enough.

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Any progress on the DM?

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Hi Lawrence,

I did the boring stuff (wheels, gluing together the breech and gun mount). I also have begun the rear plate detailing.

When something worthy of photos is completed this weekend, I'll post an update. Thanks for the interest!

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