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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, December 10, 2019 - 09:26 AM UTC



Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
Some work on the Drive parts.




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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC
Here the wheels are assembled.
The reason I masked off the centers is to get the glue to stick better.
Most important be shure you have an inner and an Outer wheel haly when assembling as they will fit together two inners or two outers, and then you have trouble.



That's all for now.
Donald

The Tires just snap on, no glue needed
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 09:49 AM UTC



All Painted.
That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 09:43 AM UTC
This next section is for the more inexperienced modelers,
You'll need a 1" square of Blue tape poke a hole from the sticky side as shown.

Place the Pin on the wheel back as shown then trim off the extra.


It should look like this, this saves a lot of paint scraping.

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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:26 AM UTC

It can be forced from either angle, but this is easier.


This finishes these for a while.


I think I'll do the wheels next.
Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:22 AM UTC



OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:22 AM UTC



First there's some more pics. to post
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:07 AM UTC

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Don't dump it! This is great and you've already done so much! The Panzer IV is my favorite tank and it's so great to see one in 1/16. I'd never have the space for 1/16th otherwise I might be tempted to convert it into an H mid. Keep it up! We want to see this beast in Kharkov LAH decals or more colorful Kursk colors! Whatever you decide, you're killing it. I know you're probably looking at other things to build and other projects people are working on but trust me, the pay off will be huge with this.



There are extra parts in the kit so it could be converted to an early Ausf. G but not an Ausf.H There's allready an Ausf.H out in 1/16th. scale.
This kit gives you bouth the L43 &L48 Guns with the correct Muzzle Brakes. I'll get into that when I get to the Turret.

Regards
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC

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I've been following very closely, waiting anxiously on each new installment. The wiring doesn't come with the kit, does it? If you give up on it, please send it to me, I'll finish it. Please keep going, I know it's difficult when you don't feel well. BTW, I really like the instrument panel, and gauges. Did you do anything special with the seat? Thanks sooooooo much for sharing with all of us. Afrika Korps motif?



I'm still here,
The Instruments are the Decals that come in the kit, After painting the box White I ,glossed the instrument area not the whole box as that would change its color. Next applied the Decals, when dry I i used a decal setting solution on them.
When dry some clear gloss on the instrument dials.
Forthe wires coming out the side I drilled the little part and inserted some fine solder lengths. Don't know how accurate it is but I think it looks good.
Donald

Note- The wiring is all thin solder.
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC
You know that if you dump it you will hate yourself within a week. When I get too carried away on something I'll stop, look at what I've put on the back burner and work on those for a bit. After a couple of days I feel recharged and ready to go back to what caused the problem in the first place.

So sit back, get a nice tall glass of ice tea, look at something that could use a little work, throw in a movie to distract and inspire you and do some mindless building. Best medicine for what ails ya.


Besides, your builds inspire me.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 05:10 PM UTC
Donald,
There are things that you have taught me, and I am sure others, when you do your builds, especially the 1/16 scale ones. Please do continue doing this as long as your health and the wallet hold out. Your builds are much admired and appreciated.
John
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 03:25 PM UTC
Hey Donald Iím guessing almost everyone whoís taken on a project like this can empathise with how youíre feeling right now, I know I can in spades. Donít lose sight of the bigger picture, youíre already well on the way to turning that finished tank of your imagination into an impressive reality. Besides youíre only 3 weeks into postings and youíve already got over 5,000 views, so thatís probably over 1,000 regulars cheering you on telepathically, with the notable exception of those appearing above.

Itís looking tremendous by the way & youíre one of the best tutors on this site. Get better real soon & never give up, we need you as much as you need us
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 01:56 PM UTC
Don't dump it! This is great and you've already done so much! The Panzer IV is my favorite tank and it's so great to see one in 1/16. I'd never have the space for 1/16th otherwise I might be tempted to convert it into an H mid. Keep it up! We want to see this beast in Kharkov LAH decals or more colorful Kursk colors! Whatever you decide, you're killing it. I know you're probably looking at other things to build and other projects people are working on but trust me, the pay off will be huge with this.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC
I've been following very closely, waiting anxiously on each new installment. The wiring doesn't come with the kit, does it? If you give up on it, please send it to me, I'll finish it. Please keep going, I know it's difficult when you don't feel well. BTW, I really like the instrument panel, and gauges. Did you do anything special with the seat? Thanks sooooooo much for sharing with all of us. Afrika Korps motif?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 09:08 AM UTC
Hi Donald

Donít dump the build and please keep going.

Iím building the same kit right now and Iím enjoying seeing someone build it side by side.

Itís quite pleasing to build and detail so keep going hope your well again soon but you definitely have me watching til the end.


Many thanks Ben
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC
I've been following and jump on every update. It is impressive and appreciated. Nothing is fun when you aren't feeling well. I hope it passes and you get feeling better.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC
I am definitely watching this build. I'm normally a 1/35 guy but this is an awesome build. Don't be discouraged. You are doing an amazing job.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 04:37 AM UTC



The small spots where the side parts mount, need to be filled.



I, don't know if all this is worth it. I'm sootired and there are times I wonder if anyone cares and is watching. This can be verry discouraging and I've been thinking about dumping this whole build.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 04:31 AM UTC
I have a little more finished.
I haven't been feeling really good this past week so it's slow going.




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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC





That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 08:30 AM UTC


It would be nice if the instructions told you exactly where the parts go.

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Posted: Monday, November 25, 2019 - 08:13 AM UTC
I have the Brake units assembled, no big deal there.
Here they are test fitted before painting.


The inside edges will need some trimming to get the Brake Units to fit.

Finished for a while
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 05:58 AM UTC
If you do it right the Muffler will snap in and out, this makes it easier for painting.

part of the left Exhaust pipe will be visable.

This finishes this end for now.


Now to the Front.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 05:50 AM UTC
Most of the little parts installed.

Part of the Armor Exhaust cover overlaps the Radiator Drain


There's a slight gap here on both sides.