Jagdpanther 1.5 1946

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:23 am

Misleading title? Perhaps!

My next project is a Tamiya Jagdpanther! Going to make a sort of in between model or the original Jagdpanther and the Jagdpanther 2.

Plans at this moment in time are, Panther F cupola, King Tiger steel wheels, King Tiger transport tracks, relocated stowage, armour for the deck, new muzzle brake and mantlet.

Camouflage scheme is still being decided, input on this is welcome!

Enjoy! :)
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:25 am

Shelf queen Tamiya, never run!

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:27 am

Test fitting King Tiger wheels and Kenny Kong Transport tracks/18 teeth sprockets.

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Postby jhamm » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:32 pm

I recommend the right idlers:
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:33 pm

jhamm wrote:I recommend the right idlers:
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Who’s did you use?

I have Tamiya KT idlers but they don’t fit. Taigen ones will fit the Tamiya idler arm.
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Postby jhamm » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:06 pm

I made the idler myself, based on tamiya KT-Idler.
The outer wheel is made on a CNC milling machine:
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The KT-Idler was machined on a lathe and the outer wheel heated up and shrink on the KT-Idler.

For fit the Tamiya KT-Idler you need new shafts and bearings.
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:09 pm

I will try using taigen idlers as shaft is 4mm
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Postby EAO » Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:17 pm

This will be an interesting build. Although I think the JP was nearly perfect to begin with! :D

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Postby panzerjosef » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:07 pm

Let's wait and see if you can better the JP46 you sold me. Hard act to follow. :D

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:41 pm

panzerjosef wrote:Let's wait and see if you can better the JP46 you sold me. Hard act to follow. :D


You’re right there, that’s why I got another one! I miss it!

EAO wrote:This will be an interesting build. Although I think the JP was nearly perfect to begin with! :D

Cheers,
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Thanks Eric!
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:27 pm

Well, no turning back now!

Tools etc removed for late war positioning.

Muzzle brake changed for pepper pot variety :)

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Postby Ad Lav » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:22 pm

Mantlet arrived!

Custom 3D resin printed, massive thank you to Patrick for adapting his E75 mantlet for me.

Fits perfectly and the resin print is amazing!

New test idler arrive too, bearings etc. Have ordered a set from Dave :)

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Postby PatrickH » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:32 pm

glad you got them okay =) and they fit, always tricky trying to get things correct when one doesn't have the part to hand but I'm glad it worked out - now the big question, does the recoil still work? ;)

looking forward to seeing his one finished - the krokodil is on my to do list in the future =)

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Postby Ad Lav » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:43 pm

I am waiting for DT’s trunion set before testing recoil etc :)
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:34 pm

Some progress!

Took a big leap and removed the sponsons!
Also removed all tools and have filled and sanded the holes.

Aerial base and empty shell hatch removed to make space for the late tool layout.

Removed one front mud guard and drilled out the bolt holes.

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:50 pm

Wheels arrived - spent a couple of hours last night assembling them.

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Postby FredtheFrench » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:22 pm

Nice build. Where do you find the transport tracks?
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Postby Ad Lav » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:30 pm

Thanks Fred.

I found them on a King Tiger - kenny Kong originally.
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Postby FredtheFrench » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:48 pm

Thank you for answer. I think it will be hard to find for my KT.
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