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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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HB Brummbar Early Lower Hull Front shapes?
BornToDig
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 04:43 AM UTC
Hello all,

I'm building Hobbyboss' Brummbar, which I understand is a reboxing of the tristar kit. I don't know if the instructions are a direct copy as well, but they're somewhat vague in spots.

I'm confused about how the applique plates on the front lower hull should look. There are five pieces here. The 20 mm armor plate and the applique plate which goes over it, and then a smaller applique plate that goes beneath the 20 mm armor. Then there are two small inserts (plastic or PE) which go on either side. The applique plates have cutouts and dont reach the sides of the hull. I have a few brummbar pics and do not see these cutouts on any of them.

Also the small inserts that go along the sides are shaped differently on the instructions, and their location is vaguely indicated. They don't fit into the wedges on the hull tub.

If anybody has this kit built, can you please post a photo of what the finished lower hull front is supposed to look like ?
marcb
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 09:41 AM UTC
What kit number do you have?

80134,without zimmerit
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10346410

80135, with zimmerit
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10353002

I haven't built the kit, but it might help if you first install the drive sprockets.


alanmac
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 09:54 AM UTC
Hi.

Is it section 3 that you are having difficulty with? Looks straightfoward to me with a choice of PE or plastic for the two crescent shaped sections that back onto the drive sprocket housing filling those notched gaps in the applique armour.

marcb
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 10:05 AM UTC

BornToDig
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 10:46 AM UTC

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Hi.

Is it section 3 that you are having difficulty with? Looks straightfoward to me with a choice of PE or plastic for the two crescent shaped sections that back onto the drive sprocket housing filling those notched gaps in the applique armour.




The problem is that the plastic parts do not resemble the drawings in the instructions.parts wf 15 and 16 are shaped differently and don't extend into the notches on the applique.

I'll try adding the sprocket housings first, as per Marc's suggestion.
BornToDig
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Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2020 - 10:55 AM UTC

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Interesting. Here are the kit parts in comparison. Maybe the drive housings will enclose this business on the sides?