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Voyager Panzer IV Fenders
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 04:45 PM UTC
James F. Zilvitis Jr. takes a look at Panzer IV Replacement Fenders, a PE set from Voyager for the 1/35 DML Panzer IV.

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Metal_blast
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 06:53 PM UTC
Hello

I have always wondered for the past little while; are PE replacement fenders really necessary for the Panzer III and IV? Aren't the plastic kit ones a good enough representation? Is it the scale thickness? Because I probably could never tell on a weathered tank anyways.. perhaps the texture on the fenders are more finely rendered (i.e. to scale)?

I could never understand why someone would want to replace the fenders; the PE fenders look fragile to me and with my clumsiness I would probably end up braking them off the main hull
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 09:07 PM UTC
Alexander,

I usually only replace the kit fenders with PE ones if I want to add some damage to them, especially some dents and bends along the sides. If I'm only going to bang up the front part, I'll thin the styrene ones and use them. To help keep the PE ones in place, I'll add a strip of plastic (Evergreen is what I use) to the bottom to get a stronger bond or a bead of quick set epoxy will keep them firmly attached.