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Old 12-25-2007, 06:05 AM
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Dear Ian.

A great SBS...I loved it...very useful!

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Old 12-25-2007, 08:56 AM
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I added some scratches to the frontal armor....
Nice so far Ian. Have you done this scratching thing before? A brilliant idea if done with restraint...I imagine that those "real" scratches can be painted most convincingly later on.

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Old 12-25-2007, 09:34 AM
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Looks sharp Ian. I hear there are some issues with the springs? DML used the same ones as the Marder II, but that the Pz II's were different. any thoughts?
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Old 12-25-2007, 11:26 AM
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Looks sharp Ian. I hear there are some issues with the springs? DML used the same ones as the Marder II, but that the Pz II's were different. any thoughts?
Perhaps a "pretty please" to Marco? Maybe he could cast a set from those beauty's he crafted...just a thought.

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Old 12-25-2007, 12:56 PM
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I agree with Rick. The scoring and scratching on the front plate is really going to give this little beast some personality.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:15 PM
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Looking the goods so far Ian and already getting the personallised touch.
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Old 12-25-2007, 07:22 PM
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Looking the goods so far Ian and already getting the personallised touch.
Yep, that's what I mean- he does have a unique approach to this hobby. While there maybe some well thought out and logical standard operating procedures and techniques, I would think it rather boring if we all did it the same way. Personally I seem to do every build different each time- depending on how well I have thought something out or maybe during the process a "happy accident" inspires me to go down some road or other unforeseen before.
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Nice so far Ian. Have you done this scratching thing before? A brilliant idea if done with restraint...I imagine that those "real" scratches can be painted most convincingly later on.

Rick
Hi Rick, yeah I have used this on a couple of other models and as you have said the paint is where you pick it up and detail it later. I use fairly course wet and dry sandpaper for this.
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Old 12-28-2007, 01:14 AM
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Looks sharp Ian. I hear there are some issues with the springs? DML used the same ones as the Marder II, but that the Pz II's were different. any thoughts?
John,
I actually can't answer this as I don't have any panzer 2 refs except what I have been able to get from Marco's build and links that have been added to this post. I hope that the suspension is Ok as I am going ahead anyway.

Dave,
thanks for the link - very interesting indeed. Much appreciated.

James,
it's nice to know that I have a few weird ways of my own. I agree, it's the individuallity that makes it interesting. Who wants 'communist' modelling.

And thanks to everybody else for your interest , I hope that I can keep it interesting.
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finishing stage 1

I ended up adding some detailed bolt heads and large washers to the top of the suspension; I couldn't help myself. Still, not as precise as Marco's rebuilt suspension but I want to keep it as close to an OOTB model as I can. I drilled holes into the top to accomodate the white metal nuts and their 'stems.
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PUTTY added to the gap between body and gear diff.


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I had to add putty to the backs of the drive wheels to get rid of the punch marks....be careful of the inner rim bolts. I used the end of my Knife handle as it let me roll the putty around the circle shape in the centre. Once sanded I wasn't to worried about leaving some texture as a lot of dirt and crap would collect there anyway and this would be perfect for that effect. Two birds with one stone.
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I also started on the other details for the back plate which included the photo etching provided by the kit. Really, it's hard to tell from a Aber one.
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I had some hassles with the back plate instructions as there were 2 extra holes shown than actually provided for the muffler mounting. The instructions were also unclear on position. The long indent to the left side will also need filling and the 2 extra holes to the upper left middle. After looking at the color profiles these seem to be for the crankhandle but this is not shown anywhere on the instruction sheet that I can find.
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I then added some texture to the muffler with a mix of white glue, water and Tylers grout. I also 'beat up' the muffler guard.

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I will clean up the muffler a bit more before painting.
The back plate detail was then finished off with the other details.
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I have also added a small amount of dried mud around the vehicle to add some life when I get to the weathering process.

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BACK TO THE WORK BENCH.
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