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Old 12-31-2006, 07:08 AM
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I've come across a rather nice model, which many of you may well already know, which is a Panzer IV bridgelayer by Ontrack Models in HK. It's a resin kit and from the photos on their web site does look the biz.

Now then, any one built this beastie or can shed any light on the company. Are their kits worth the money, are they accurate, should they be avoided ?

All comments gratefully received as this kit would require the expenditure of many beer tokens, and that's a big decission !

http://home.netvigator.com/~thomplam/

Click on the on-line mail order section then the bridgelayer kit for piccies.
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Hmmmm. With no replies I do wonder if this make is any good. Surprised nobody seems to know of it.

Whilst looking round for some info on these tanks I found a site that has this pic. It says that 20 panzer IV's were converted in 1940, 4 Ausf C and 16 Ausf D. What I don't know is which version this pic is. There are only 3 return rollers for the track (I thought all IV's had 4, but then I know bugger all). Can anyone confirm which this is please ?

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Hmmmm. With no replies I do wonder if this make is any good. Surprised nobody seems to know of it.

Whilst looking round for some info on these tanks I found a site that has this pic. It says that 20 panzer IV's were converted in 1940, 4 Ausf C and 16 Ausf D. What I don't know is which version this pic is. There are only 3 return rollers for the track (I thought all IV's had 4, but then I know bugger all). Can anyone confirm which this is please ?

Cheers.

That tank in the foreground can't be a Panzer IV because not only it has 3 return roller but it also have 6 road wheels and the Panzer IV had 8. The one in the background is a Panzer IV. Maybe it is a Panzer III although the sprockets and road wheels doesn't look right.

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Don't think this is the same bridgelayer, but DML has this one coming out soon.

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Old 01-01-2007, 01:39 PM
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Well, no point spending loads on a resin when that one is coming out. Any idea what sort of price it might go at ?

The hull looks more like this one here, although the bridge unit itself has differences.

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This is the offering from Ontrack Models, and I would say the DML one is the same type etc. Bit of a bummer for Ontrack !


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Probably about $40 USD. That's what DML kits are running at lately.
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Ok, thanks. sounds like that would be a good price.
The Ontrack one retails at HK$1450 which is about UKú100 and that converts to US$190 !
Think I'll wait for the DML one, which is likely to be more detailed anyway.

Now here's a thought. The bridge in the first photo I posted is the same but with the different hull. Strong possabilities there for a conversion on a different kit to be a bit different perhaps ?

Would I be right in assuming the 3 return roller version is the Ausf "C" ?
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A certain Chinese company is also going to be releasing this kit and will be "based heavily" on the On Track Models kit.

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The wheels look more like a Pz II, but that can't be right as they had 4 return rollers....
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