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Old 04-23-2008, 12:44 PM
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Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. B

Hi everyone! So, a little story. About a year ago, after a number of emails and failed attempts to meet one-another, Paul Ranta and I finally hooked up at our local club meeting. At the end of the meeting Paul and I were heading to our cars to head home, when he calls me over to his car, then from his backseat pulls out this kit, the Cyber Hobby PzIV Ausf B and hands it to me. Needless to say I was quite taken aback by his gift! Better yet, we've managed to keep in touch since.

Well, it's been sitting in my 1 kit stash since then...now it's time to burn though my stash!

Here's to you Paul!

I'm planning for this to be a straightforward, OOTB type build. There are soooo many parts, and great details that I don't think that I should need to add much.

What I'm building....2.Kompanie, Panzer-Reg. 15, 5th Panzer Division..Poland 1939.

a quick look at the first steps of the instructions...

and the build begin....the first thing you are presented with is the option of using pre-bolted drive rims, or using ones which you can place your own bolts...

here's a look at the work in progress, taking the small parts from the fret and placing them into the small holes...

a little dryfit showed that the drive teeth didn't line up exactly, so I trimmed the locator blocks and eyed the alignment..much better...

assembling the drives, road wheels, and idlers...

and we are off......!!!!

take care everyone,
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:54 PM
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This one will be great to follow !
We just don't have so many early war projects to follow.
Looking forward to your progress.

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Old 04-23-2008, 01:10 PM
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Hi Rick,

hope you are doing fine?
It's great to see you building my favourite tank, a Pz IV
And as Patrick already said, it's good to see some more early vehicles.

Keep up the good work!

Best regards,

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DML Neubau-Fahrzeug Nr. 2
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:47 PM
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Hi Rick!

Boy you are a machine!!! Here we go for another wild ride.

P.S. Any geese for this one?



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Old 04-23-2008, 04:01 PM
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Way to go Rick. Hurrrrray its one of my favourite subjects and the kit I always wanted to have and just recently managed to get one after nearly loosing hope. I am defentaly following your build especially its and early war one and whats more important its Polish campaign.

Current Projects:

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StuG III Ausf.G DML Smart Kit - Dec 1942 Production Initial StuG III G - Russia 1942/43 - PA Group Build
StuG IV DML Smart Kit - 2. Kompanie Panzerjäger-Abteilung Brandenburg /1. Jäger-Rgt. "Brandenburg" - Poland 1945

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Old 04-23-2008, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by AfRiKaKoRpS View Post
....whats more important its Polish campaign.
Yeah Rick, that's why you should make it as a destroyed one
Oh enough joking It seems to be very labourius model. So many details.
Let's see what you'll get out of this one Rick.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:28 PM
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So Rick, you're one of those guys who manage to live without sleep ?

Nice pace you're keeping and great subject of choice. I'm eager to see how it will turn out with that cammo scheme and you behind the brushes .

I'm hooked to this thread.

Peace / Mattias Larsson, Sweden

(who's waiting for a big package to arrive any day now)
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:47 PM
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Oh you are a glutton for punishment! Have fun, that first step takes forever, and it goes slower the further you get into the kit!
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:57 PM
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Love the brown over gray camo! Dan
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:20 PM
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Those sprocket bolts look like a nightmare! Just the kind of kit that I like!!

"A model is a terrible thing to waste!"
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