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A extra build to keep me sane, Tamiya PZ IV with PE zimmerit

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Robert Court18/05/2017 18:34:22
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Afternoon everyone smile dsmile

Julie and myself both support a very busy local cat charity catand they have a very good shop, the ladies who run it know to contact me if a kit comes in. Often its part built and has all sorts of bits missing. However had a email about a Tamiya kit called Aush J which seemed complete as the plastic thingies where in sealed bags so that got my interest. Turned out to be the PZ IV J with Eduard PE zimmerit, the box is well battered, seems to have been stored for ages as the box is well crushed. Only thing missing is the instruction book for the PE. Every thing else is there thumbs up

So a donation of £15 bought it, they wanted £5! So I thought an ideal build to counter the part count of the dragon Stug lol wink 2

Quick start

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Added the PE Zimmerit panels to side and front of the hull

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Thank god for those excellent instruction and a lot less sprues lol smile p


Chris Camfield18/05/2017 18:50:05
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Looks like you're off to a good start, Bob!

Wayne Harris 118/05/2017 18:58:44
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Hi Bob

Zimmerit looks pretty good, a little more textured than the one I recently used. I'm not sure how your finding it going on, but I would definitely suggest sanding the back. You probably are, but I made the mistake and bits ended up falling off

Look forward to seeing more progress


Robert Court18/05/2017 20:28:45
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Hi Chris, yes quick start and being a Tamiya stright forward.

Hi Wayne. Good point did remember to rough up the back!! Due to crushing on the box the PE was damaged but repairable. Thanks for the feedback

Manu Della Valle19/05/2017 18:59:55
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If you're attaching the Eduard PE zimmerit to the curved turret shurzen do all you can to prevent it from springing back and from going "boing"!
a "detox" build is always RECOMMENDED!

Robert Court19/05/2017 20:29:48
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Hi Manu

Good point! Lol

Will do my best

Hooch20/05/2017 05:06:18
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I got the Panther of this series and already I can see that that figure is far more inspiring than the one in the Panther!

Watch out for any pips that might be needing to be sanded off on where the zimmerit goes, I got lost between the two instruction sheets and made a bit of a blue of it.

Good luck, may all of your bits be in order!

Si Benson20/05/2017 09:33:51
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Morning Bob,

Looks like a quick, easy build (famous last words smile o) I've purchased numerous 'simple' kits for quick mojo fix over the years....some I actually buildwink 2

Keep it rolling mate...


Robert Court20/05/2017 16:06:56
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Thanks Hooch. Hard earned advice☺

Hi Si. Could not say no at a bargain price. Its to calm me down after all those Stug sprued, hundreds of parts and of course those dreaded plans😢

Mojo back and enjoying the fun of the build

Thanks both

Robert Court01/06/2017 18:24:42
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More bits done on the build today smile

Loose fitted the superstructure, almost finished with the zimm panels

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Got some tiding up to do dont know


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