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Old 01-11-2011, 01:20 PM
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I started soldering with this project. A bit of a learning curve - soldering PE is really different than any other metal joining I've done. It's way too easy to get an excess of solder on the parts. I was glad I had a spool of de-soldering wick to pick up some of the excess! The first fender I did (the primed one) was almost a disaster and still isn't very good, but I'm getting the hang of it.
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Hi Andy,

interesting approach. The hinged two-part maintenance hatch was a very rare sight, keep this in mind when choosing specific vehicle for the paint job.
I don't know your exact procedure in soldering and I'm by for not an expert, but you have only little problems with excess solder by cutting a very small piece off the soldering wire and place it near the joint. The heat and flux will make it "run" inbetween, leaving only little excess to clean.

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Old 01-11-2011, 03:43 PM
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interesting approach. The hinged two-part maintenance hatch was a very rare sight, keep this in mind when choosing specific vehicle for the paint job.
Nuts! Again my ignoring the research part of this has stung me. I should probably remove the double-hatch and go with the one-piece.

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I don't know your exact procedure in soldering and I'm by for not an expert, but you have only little problems with excess solder by cutting a very small piece off the soldering wire and place it near the joint. The heat and flux will make it "run" inbetween, leaving only little excess to clean.
That's pretty close to what I do. I think my iron is getting too hot, however. I've been using a 40W - maybe I should try 25 instead.

Thanks for taking a look. . .
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:12 PM
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The rain gutter over the two-part hatch should also be removed, right?
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Thanks!

The reworked hatch area. I redid the texture with Tamiya Surface Prep., so you you don't see all the sanding and filling I had to do after removing the swinging hatch assembly. I'm not completely happy with the way the re-done zimmerit turned out, but will work around it. . .

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More work on the forward part of the monster with some weld beads. I would have done this anyway, but almost didn't have a choice given the poor fit of this part around the front.

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The driver's periscope cover. The way you see it here was before a significant amount of solder cleanup.

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My Friul tracks finally arrived on Friday (a long story I won't get into here) and I got started on the seemingly endless task of boring them out and cleaning them up.

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Nice job so far! I feel your pain on the fruil tracks. Seems like it took me the better part of 2 days to clean mine up nicely and bore them. As far as the weld bead is concerned: did you roll puddy and then press/shape it? I am curious as I am going to have to do the same thing on the front glacias plate of the panther I am currently doing.

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Nice work Panzerjager! you are doing well, I love these beasts!

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Nice job so far! I feel your pain on the fruil tracks. Seems like it took me the better part of 2 days to clean mine up nicely and bore them. As far as the weld bead is concerned: did you roll puddy and then press/shape it? I am curious as I am going to have to do the same thing on the front glacias plate of the panther I am currently doing.
The weld beads are narrowly-sliced strips of .010" styrene sheet attached and then melted with Plastruct Bondene. I made a tool with a piece of dowel and music wire to make the impressions in the plastic after it softened.
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Super build mate, lots hard of work here but it's worth it if it comes out looking this cool .
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btw, I don't know if anyone mentioned that the radiator vents should be facing in not out. Its no big deal but I know you'll want the best you can get out of the kit .
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