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German Panzer IV Ausf H


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4 hours ago, AlanG said:

Just caught up with this. Looking good. I'm in the market for a Panzer IV Ausf. H for my Normandy Bocage dio. Seen the Zvezda but never seen one made.

It's a good model but I have found some issues with it. Firstly an error in casting leaving 2 holes slightly out of line but easily accounted for.

But 2ndly I wouldn't call this a panzer 4H or 4G it's like an amalgamation of both. Biggest difference I have found so far being the radio antenna. On the 4h or any verient with the side skirts it should be on the back left side of the hull and there should be something in between the side skirt and hull were it is normally. But it's in the standard location. I'll come back and show with some images when I get round to it.

But with that being said it's still a great model. Yet to do the turret but that looks like it's going to be the main bit of fun with a full basket and interior.

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Just catching up with your build Dragon . If I may, I would like to suggest few things to make it easier. Instead of Humbrol cement, use Tamiya Extra Thin Cement, Also Valeio Air are diluted thinly in order to work with an airbrush rather than brush. Humrol enamels can be thinned by Laquer thinner (it works) :) and if you painting metal, like guns try t use dark grey or black and then rub it with graphite ( from pencil tip etc. ), The final effect is worth the extra work.

Some motivation :)

 

 

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There are so many tools and pieces of equipment attacked to the sides of this tank. And most other German tanks. Do you think they ever heard of using a tool box?

Lotsa small details. Also really happy with thoes spare wheels I painted Theo's with no guide or cover/masking.IMG_20211229_002627313.thumb.jpg.edee2db1aec5e2ea07698b1fe7c69c16.jpg

And I also stuck on a small handle.IMG_20211229_000826281.thumb.jpg.3158a08b9857239d08d4c0ef2566a0c6.jpgIMG_20211229_002645529.thumb.jpg.e5846708123ee4947007f442435bf5f5.jpg

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There is definitely alot more loose tools on these German tanks compared to US and British tanks. But it's nice putting them all together and painting them. Very satisfied with this.

First off the convoy light. Really happy with this tiny detail.IMG_20211229_182659173.thumb.jpg.d8275266e4202018180dc26ecb007043.jpgIts such a simple yet ingenious way of keeping distance. If the following tank/vehicle is too close they would see all 4 lights. If to far they would see 1 block of light. But if at the right distance they would see 2 blocks of light.

Now some hatchesIMG_20211231_194158402.thumb.jpg.fa31aec8305583b33cf9b88f330b9ea2.jpgIMG_20220101_171818461.thumb.jpg.90e011429cb4ef5a40ccafd4da2c6af3.jpg

And before details shots

Left sideIMG_20211229_234346936.thumb.jpg.5ec6a1565fe8034a4ced3c5f41750fb5.jpgRight sideIMG_20211229_184612257.thumb.jpg.e0cecad4dfd03ba18b40b705f57d7a7a.jpg

And now with the details

Right sideIMG_20220101_171807498.thumb.jpg.ea74aeb051fa17833c0718496fa0400c.jpg

Left sideIMG_20220101_171828148.thumb.jpg.9bc77f971755f6dbaf6c8b47d223d787.jpgand a little close upIMG_20220101_171851688.thumb.jpg.873795f7f9de2c7d5190261eefe106b0.jpgIMG_20220101_171855665.thumb.jpg.4e5613c706cb4d9c20072313f2a6c77f.jpg

 

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