Jagdpanzer E75

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Postby JohnWhyte » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:29 am

Working on my jagdpanzer E75 and got the king tiger upper hull ready now just waiting for the jagdpanther upper hull
Mud guards made from mud flaps off the back
Plus word of warning when cutting of the hull MG be careful of how much you cut as had to do load of rebuilding
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Postby JohnWhyte » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Update got the upper jagdpanther hull mounted and needs sanding down before printing
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Postby Jnewboy » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:55 pm

Hey this looks really cool! Did they call this the crocodile? I know it's fantasy but I like all these paper panzers! Are you going to do the standard gun on it or you going to upgrade the gun somehow? Also how does the angle of the jagdpanther top fit with the King Tiger bottom is the angle about the same?
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Postby JohnWhyte » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:19 pm

Going to up gun to a 128 and put the vampire gear òn it
The angles are similar but the sides was a pain had to do a load of filling

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Postby JohnWhyte » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:01 am

Coat of primer and sanded as much as I can
Primer used is Army Painter Skeleton Bone
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Postby JohnWhyte » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:12 am

Where abouts Would I mount the vampire night fighting gear for the gunners sight on a jagdpanther as it be the same for this

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Postby tomhugill » Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:15 pm

JohnWhyte wrote:Where abouts Would I mount the vampire night fighting gear for the gunners sight on a jagdpanther as it be the same for this


Gunners sights are behind the front hatch. If you're doing just one set of sites I'd go for the commander.s position though.

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Postby Jnewboy » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:21 pm

Do them all! Driver, gunner and commander!
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Postby JohnWhyte » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:29 pm

I'm going to put one on the drivers and the commanders wasn't sure about the gunners

Camp put on weathering and details next
Then need commanders hatch and gun upgrade
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Nice attempt - I think I would have spent a little extra time sanding next time.

Good what if model.
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Postby JohnWhyte » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:58 pm

It's not quite finished as I need a cupola that I have on order a 128 gun from modelbau and the vampire night fighting gear and pepperpot muzzle break from shapeway

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Postby midlife306 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:45 am

Hi John, call me ocd if you like, but I’d be stripping everything off that hull, including the gun surround & sanding that filler off flat.
Or you could just paint it red & white and put a tree on it, lol
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:08 am

Will you be weathering and chipping the paint to tone it down a bit?

Big fan of the subject matter, please don't take this the wrong way, as others have noted a very good sanding would really help out.

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Postby JohnWhyte » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:55 am

After weathering just need some parts to finish it
Haven't done the barrel as I'm going to be changing it
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Postby Soeren » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:41 am

This is looking really good so far. But I hope it won't hunt you later, to have omitted the sanding step. I know, that is tedious work. Have that as well right now. You might as well consider rearranging the foliage. At the moment it looks like a wig :P you could cover the area below the gun with logs or brqnches/bushes and add some bundles of high grass on the sides. I would assume that to look much more natural that way.
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Postby JohnWhyte » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:46 am

Like I said its not finished so I might give it a new camp when/if I do I'll give it a redo
Plus the there are these pictures for the foilage
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:06 am

It's looks much better John. Great job with the weathering
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Postby JohnWhyte » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:41 am

Reworking it and dug a small sander and gave it a sand down just need to get more of the skeleton bone paint
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Postby Soeren » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:30 pm

Great choice. I am sure you won't regret it. The paint job and weathering looks superb now. I don't know how much is due to the sanding, but you should try carefully to retain some of it. :thumbup:
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Postby midlife306 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:35 pm

Well done John, it looks a gazillion times better. You definitely won’t regret the extra effort!!
I like using softer fillers to make life easier.
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