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Fixes and mods for the HL Panzer III

Postby Ragnar » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:00 pm

Can anyone identify the small appendages just below the escape hatch’s on either side Imagethe turret ?



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Postby jarndice » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:51 pm

I suppose they might be the lifting lugs when the Turret has to be removed.

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Postby BarryC » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:23 pm

jarndice wrote:I suppose they might be the lifting lugs when the Turret has to be removed.


I have no idea but your suggestion is a excellent one!

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Postby Aussie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:50 am

There the escape hatch door holder opener.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:53 am

They are door retaining catches for when the machine is in motion with doors open.
they are set to low on the H/L Pz III and Pz IV's though.
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Postby Ragnar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:35 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:They are door retaining catches for when the machine is in motion with doors open.
they are set to low on the H/L Pz III and Pz IV's though.


Guess this makes as much sense as anything I could come up with! :haha:
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Postby Ragnar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:45 am

Ragnar wrote:
HERMAN BIX wrote:They are door retaining catches for when the machine is in motion with doors open.
they are set to low on the H/L Pz III and Pz IV's though.


Guess this makes as much sense as anything I could come up with! :haha:


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Think Your correct on the positioning of that door retainer it certainly does look to be set to low compared to this picture of a real ImagePz III


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Postby Ragnar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:49 am

Ragnar wrote:
Ragnar wrote:
HERMAN BIX wrote:They are door retaining catches for when the machine is in motion with doors open.
they are set to low on the H/L Pz III and Pz IV's though.


Guess this makes as much sense as anything I could come up with! :haha:


HB
Think Your correct on the positioning of that door retainer it certainly does look to be set to low compared to this picture of a real ImagePz III


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Errrrrr is this a real pzIII ? Or a model!


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Postby Ragnar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 am

Ragnar wrote:
Ragnar wrote:
Ragnar wrote:
HERMAN BIX wrote:They are door retaining catches for when the machine is in motion with doors open.
they are set to low on the H/L Pz III and Pz IV's though.


Guess this makes as much sense as anything I could come up with! :haha:


HB
Think Your correct on the positioning of that door retainer it certainly does look to be set to low compared to this picture of a real ImagePz III


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Errrrrr is this a real pzIII ? Or a model!


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Postby jarndice » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 am

Aussie!! Do you know what you have done?
A lot of us will now be wielding craft knives chopping off the wrongly placed door retainer and fixing it in its correct position,
THANKS :lolno:
Seriously, good input well worth knowing and it just adds to the list of Heng Long and Taigen errors. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Postby Aussie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:18 am

No worries mate , anytime.
Don't forget that other Queensland bloke helping out as well.
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Postby Aussie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:20 am

jarndice wrote:I suppose they might be the lifting lugs when the Turret has to be removed.


Sherman's were in charge of that.

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Postby jarndice » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:42 am

LOL :haha: :haha:
I would have given Herman a heads up but you were 3 minutes quicker :crazy:
I have lost track of the number of times I have been sitting here composing my words of wisdom ???
Only to press submit and some smartass has beaten me to it.

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Postby Aussie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:01 pm

:D MR SMARTASS to you. :D

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Postby jarndice » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:28 pm

LOL :haha: :haha:
I would have given Herman a heads up but you were 3 minutes quicker :crazy:
I have lost track of the number of times I have been sitting here composing my words of wisdom ???
Only to press submit and some supremely intelligent superior being has quick wittedly beaten me to it and well done whomsoever that might be. :thumbup:

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Postby Aussie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:01 am

LOL , thanks mate.

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Postby jarndice » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:34 am

Aussie I might not be as young as once I was BUT I can still crawl.

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Postby Aussie » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:49 am

Gotta start somewhere , crawl , walk , then Australian style , Strut.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:10 pm

Aussie wrote:Gotta start somewhere , crawl , walk , then Australian style , Strut.


Oh God !!........roll it back into its pouch would ya ! (All Blacks ring any bells ??) :/ :/ :haha:

For the record, I altered the position of my door catches on my B11 PzIV build once I found out what they were for. Thankfully it was during the build phase!
Another minor thing to add to the list of incorrect details of the venerable H/L Panzers.
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