Tamiya Panther

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Postby EddyK » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:28 pm

Hi!
Let me introduce You my new victim - Tamiya Panther FO. I swapped it to my Sherman "Peacemaker". So here we go:

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There are some bits to make it look better:

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The first step is installing new metal roadwheels with ball bearings:

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Postby Ad Lav » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:05 pm

Great start eddy - look forward to the shiny bits going on!

Colour and camo?
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Postby jtracks » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:16 pm

Very nice looking Eddy, my Tamiya Panther's rear turret hatch doesn't open like yours does.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:20 am

Quick question, who makes the radio aerial, please?
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:23 pm

Man, you got all the jelly & icecream going there mate !!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:24 pm

Man, you got all the jelly & icecream going there mate !!
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Postby EddyK » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:21 pm

Ad Lav wrote:Great start eddy - look forward to the shiny bits going on!

Colour and camo?


Thanks!
I'll think about the camo a little bit later... :S
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Postby EddyK » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:27 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:Quick question, who makes the radio aerial, please?


Hi!
There You can get it:
http://www.rctank.de/StuG-III-antenna
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Postby EddyK » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:27 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:Man, you got all the jelly & icecream going there mate !!

:/ :D
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Postby tanks_for_the_memory » Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:57 pm

Very nice... can't wait to see the back of that awful dark grey.

Who makes the brass bits - e.g. the C towing hooks? I haven't seen those before.

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Postby EddyK » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:59 am

tanks_for_the_memory wrote:Very nice... can't wait to see the back of that awful dark grey.

Who makes the bras bits - e.g. the C towing hooks? I haven't seen those before.

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Hi!
You can find them here:

http://www.rctank.de/navi.php?jtl_token ... ba&x=0&y=0
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Postby EddyK » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:24 pm

I made some work on the travel gun lock:

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Postby jtracks » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:32 pm

Travel lock looks good, nice addition. :clap:
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Postby EddyK » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:09 pm

Last two evenings were spent to make this part:

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Postby Ad Lav » Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:13 pm

Looks stunning!

Going to be a brass masterpiece!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:23 pm

Almost a shame to paint over them
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Postby tanks_for_the_memory » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:31 am

EddyK wrote:
tanks_for_the_memory wrote:Very nice... can't wait to see the back of that awful dark grey.

Who makes the bras bits - e.g. the C towing hooks? I haven't seen those before.

Tanks


Hi!
You can find them here:

http://www.rctank.de/navi.php?jtl_token ... ba&x=0&y=0


Ah yes, Wecohe. Very nice. I might get one of these fire extinguishers for my Tiger 1.

Fine Line Fire Extinguisher from Wecohe.jpg

I seem to remember looking for them some time ago but they had disappeared from the net.

And the travel lock?
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Postby EddyK » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:05 am

Yon can find the travel lock on rctank.de, too
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Postby EddyK » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:31 am

Some more bits:

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Postby tanks_for_the_memory » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:27 pm

Very nice - more Wecohe?

Most plastic wire cutters with 1/16 kits are pretty ropey but the ones that come with the Tamiya Tiger 1 are very well moulded. These are even better!

The handles on the originals were usually (always?) made from Bakelite so I wouldn't exaggerate the wooden finish...
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