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Old 10-17-2007, 07:15 AM
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Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf.F

After my odyssey without Internet and a massive crunch time in my company I feel like a need a quick build to get back to business.
Dragons new Pz. II Ausf. F is perfect for me. I always loved small tanks, specially the Panzer II family.

At the moment Iím thinking about doing a winter LAH Khrakov vehicle or a dark grey/yellow Stalingrad vehicle from the 22.Pz. Div.

Marco did a great job showing us his sprue shots and first construction steps, after seeing his shots and Rickís fast progressing Pz. III I knew I had to start with this little baby.

There are some issues with the spring and bell crank section of the running gear.
I donít want to go crazy with this build, so I just reworked the crank to the one piece style used for Pz. II.

I had the same fit issues like Marco with front armor. See here :

http://www.planetarmor.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4207

He fixed it with additional plastic card, I used some sanding and filling to solve this problem.
Snow or Mud will cover the problem areas also.

Here you can see the installed running gear, some putty from the fix mentioned above is still visible.


And here cleaned up:


Because I hate doing tracks, especially plastic ones I will do them now. Sadly my hole bag for the left run has big holes in every link:



After seeing this I was very close to order some friuls, but I stopped my order, sat back on my desk and started to put the tracks together.

Like I said, Iím going for a winter/mud vehicle. The elements will cover the rest.

At the moment Iím finishing the tracks, then I will move on with the interior.
Somehow I love this kit, somehow not. You start this brand new modern kit and during the first construction steps you have to deal with big fit issue and incorrect parts. On the other hand I love this kit and the breakdown of the interior parts seems to be very clever for the painting process.

I think this is just because the advertising of all the new kits makes massive use of terms like accuracy, researched, unbelievable details and so on. Nowadays I have very high expectations to this new kits and I feel even more uncomfortable when they donít reach them.

As you see Iím torn between this issues, but maybe this is just the luxury of being an armor modeller nowadays



Happy modelling

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:07 AM
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Bring it on! Just in case you are interested.....my build vehicle (#556) is in the background further up the road...followed by Pzll F #558, 1st SS Leibstandarte, Kharkov.



(SS Armor - Squadron Signal Pub. Pg.27)

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Old 10-17-2007, 11:12 PM
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Nice start...Manuel. My PZII track links also have the BIG hole like you have showed
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:15 AM
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Thanks guys,

Very cool image. So, Iím doing the vehicle right behind your tank
I have some difficulties to stay close to you- you are building to fast man!

Dragon provides me with decals for tank number 557 and 559. Maybe I choose one of them, or I try to get some decals for 558.

Any additional pictures from this vehicle would be greatÖ


Hurray, I finished the tracks!




And I started to work on the nice and busy interior:



As Iím doing a winter tank you wont see much of it, but it was a fun to build.
The interior will also receive a basic paintjobÖ

And here are the parts combined (no glue). As you see the breakdown of the parts is great, painting will be easy.




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Old 10-18-2007, 06:25 AM
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Nice and clean build
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:17 AM
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Thanks Marco,

I have some fit issues with part A 35. This part is a way too big...
Did one of you already solve this problem?



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looks cool and clean!
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:08 AM
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Thanks Marco,

I have some fit issues with part A 35. This part is a way too big...
Did one of you already solve this problem?



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I'm a slow builder...just completed one of re-work suspension...will posted the picture tomorrow...anyway....thanks for you head up the fitting problem
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I have some fit issues with part A 35. This part is a way too big... Did one of you already solve this problem?
I plan to avoid this issue by using Tank Workshop's engine compartment (designed for the Marder II but sure to fit). It includes a replacement part which, in the instruction photos, fit perfectly. I am watching BOTH thread since I have ordered the Pz II with book combo from the US distributor.

If I may be so bold to ask, how much is the selling price in each respective country? Did you buy it locally or online? Here in the US, it is $39.95 which I thought was too high. The Model Art book was also too high (IMHO) at $39.99 but both for $60 is fine.

What? You didn't think I get EVERYTHING for free? LOL...just having fun since vendors seem surprised when I start rattling off my CC details.

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manuel - that's some nasty problem with part a-35 ... good luck in fixing that ... ATM i am really happy NOT to have bought this kit (yet )

have you had a look at archer transfers for your numbering problem?
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