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Academy 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. H

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John Park31/03/2013 21:33:10
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Hello gents

I've gotten more done.

I mounted the wheels onto some cotton swabs

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I've completed the turret assembly.

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I've added the side skirts to the hull and the turret.

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Coming up next... Zimmerit Time!

Later... Painting, Light Weathering, and Decals!

Johnny Gers31/03/2013 21:34:40
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That's looking very good John.

Johnny

Tim White 102/04/2013 18:20:57
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John

Great start and progress, and very swift as welldisgust, top jobthumbs up.

Cheers

Timcat

Mike Harbour02/04/2013 20:45:58
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Hi John nice try with the stretched sprue you might want to start using a sowing needle as german antena's where tapered. you can blunt the end as it's less painfull in the long run..crying 2 you've made a good start to what looks like a really old kit when you compare it to what dragon are producing these days.

Mike

John Park05/04/2013 23:31:43
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Hello everyone!

I finally got to making the zimmerit...

embarrassed I think I cut too much off and some of its too crooked or thin

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Let me know what you think

Next up: Front turret and hull upper front.

John

Edited By John Park on 05/04/2013 23:32:22

Chris Hobbs05/04/2013 23:47:17
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Adding that Zim is not a job I envy you for. Good luck with it as so far you've got a really nice looking Panzer.

mark jackson 106/04/2013 08:36:38
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Hi ya John.
Well too my untrained eye it looks fine.
Think your doing a great job on the build mate.
Look forward to the next blog

Regards

Mark
Shaun Berry06/04/2013 11:46:02
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John,

That is a lightning fast build. Looking good too.

Zimmerit is a pain in the whatnots to get right. My first attempt had a scale thickness of about 12"! It wasn't until I made a trip to Bovi that I found what it really looks like. It is about 1" thick in total.
The milliput is a good starting point as it works well. Keep going and keep showing us your progress.

Shaun
John Park07/04/2013 13:23:26
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Thanks everyone, for all of your flattering comments. embarrassed

I've finished the zimmerit. In my opinion, I think that some of it's too thick.

It was fun but I definitely could use some more practice.face 20

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Again. let me know what you all think. smiley

Up next! Painting! tea

John

Moggeller07/04/2013 18:21:48
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Great job John - I would agree that ther Zimmerit could be thinner: I find an ink roller helps get it super-thin.

Bill

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