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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building a 16th. Panzer IV Ausf. F
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 01:19 PM UTC
I think Henlong makes both, but I'm not too impressed with what I've seen so far. Still in holding pattern, waiting for a non-resin, non-rc, nice plastic kit.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:27 PM UTC

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I've really enjoyed following your build, thanks for sharing with us. It turned out very nicely, and I picked up some helpful tips. When are you going to be doing a PzIII in 16th scale?


Michael



When are they going to have one for sale, actually I'd prefer a nice Sherman
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:15 AM UTC
I've really enjoyed following your build, thanks for sharing with us. It turned out very nicely, and I picked up some helpful tips. When are you going to be doing a PzIII in 16th scale?

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:40 AM UTC
The final Pic.



Just a thought,
While this kit is very challenging , it is also very rewarding.
There are extra parts in this kit so if you wanted to upgrade it to the Ausf. G it would be easy to do.
I hope that all of you that are interested here find this build, helpful .

Many Regards.
Donald R. Wolozanski

Here's a link to all the Pics. in the build.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArouE_A-TfGGgakjNxSAt4jVRQbytw?e=iZgsQN
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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:36 AM UTC




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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:19 AM UTC
I'm finished, here are the Pics.





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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 08:03 AM UTC
Just a quick one, here's one of the assembled Clasps from Voyager.


They stay where you bend them & are even workable.
This set was for the late version , I'm not shure if it would be used on the Panzer IV Ausf. F Well the G / H / & J for shure.
Here's the package if you want the numbers.


I'm currently finishing up the build, just some touch-up & a little lite weathering and it'll be ready for posting.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 08:32 AM UTC
I've found that you can't build the clamps off of the tools like above.
It's easier to build them a piece at a time on the tool.
Start with gluing the bottom of the clamp to the pin on the bottom of the tool.

Then bend the top part to fit lining up the pins and gluing the pins together on the end where the real one would open.

Finally if you have everything lined up right it should go together like this.

Don't forget to super glue it all together.

These brass parts stink, I would say worse but I don't think the site guys would like it.
If I ever do the remaining Panzer IV I have I thing I'll use the Voyager Pe. set it looks a lot more sturdy .
Done for now.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:14 AM UTC
a little more.
The Mufflers are installed.


This might be screwed-up a bit, the instructions have the wrong numbers going together for the pioneer tool clamps.
This is how it should go together.



These are very delecate.
6 more to build
done for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
A little bit more.

I wanted to add a chain and retaining pin, the kit parts are too short about 8mm. I cut the pins off and made new ones 10 mm. long.
The instructions have them as # P33 they are actually # K43

Right Front

Left Front

Rear Tow Point


Finished Now
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 08:46 AM UTC
Turret is mostly finished except for some minor detailing and weathering.




Working on some small parts and tools for the Hull next.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC




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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:21 AM UTC
I made the hatches operable .




Now to take it all apart paint it and re-assemble it.

Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:13 AM UTC
Place the vision block mounts in the lower ring.

Test fit the 2 rings together.

The vision blocks ready for clean-up and painting.


There's a ring with 5 Pe. parts that goes over and between the vision block mounts, you will have to bend the Pe. slightly to get them to fit the ring.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:06 AM UTC
Here's how I opened the view in the Cupola, the instructions would have you close up everything .
Place the bottom of the Cupola on top the turret, this is so you can adjust the outside lower covers evenly.

Insert the covers as open as you want them.

Place the Hatch ring on top the upper armored ring (No Glue)

Place the armored covers in the ring as open as you want them.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 09:56 AM UTC
Here I test fit the assembly of the cupola .
The parts for the vision blocks need a lot of clean-up .

The clear parts don't fit in their mounts.

You need to sand the sides to get the blocks to fit, also widen the slot slightly in the bottom of the blocks.

It fits now.

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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 08:34 AM UTC
Just a little today.
There's a part , the vision blocks for the front side view ports.
You need 3 Ea. of GP2 clear blocks for the 2 hull side ports and 1 for the turret side port.
Here's the problem , they only give you 2 parts when you need 3 parts. I'm lucky there as I have left overs from the Ausf.H that I did earlier.



I need a Nap G night.
Don

I missed this one.
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
Here's the turret basket by itself.


Here the turret is completed and masked off and painted.

I found that it is easier to mask off the openings for painting before joining the top and bottom together.

Tomorrow I'll remove the masking.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 08:35 AM UTC
Here's the Turret interior all painted , Assembled & lightly weathered inside.
I placed it in the hull to get an idea what it looks like without the shell in place.



The wiring off the front posts is thin solder painted black. It really doesn't go anywhere .
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 08:13 AM UTC
For the turret basket, I dry fitted the parts to the hull.When everything was lined up correctly I glued the upper ends to the turret bottom and let it dry.

Test rotate to the left, fine no binding here.

Test rotate to the right, good no binding there either.



I did it this way to be shure everything fit as it was suposed to.
Hey it worked.
Now to work on the small parts for the turret interior.

Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 08:04 AM UTC



You will have to trim the tabs and front edge to get the gun to fit.

Like this.
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 07:32 AM UTC






No to touch up the paint

Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
Now fore some more Turret work.
The edges on the front view blocks need trimming as shown or they don't fit.

The areas require enlarging to get the arms for the view port to fit.