PzKw IV 1.35 Italeri

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  1. fam43

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    Well I think it's time for a bit heavy metal.
    Late in the 70-ties I bought some Italeri PzKw IV modelkits for an apple and an egg, as we say in Germany.

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    Really I built two tanks but I will describe only one in detail. I bought an engine and a transmition from the after market. The transmisssion was wrong and I had to change it a bit. Bulkheads turretbasket and some other things were made of plastc card.

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    Some changes of the transmission with 2-K putty. You will not see too much through the openings. their is no need for expensive items.

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    Now let's start with the hull. This will be a late Panzer IV. It had a fueltank where once was a small engine for the turret gear. The poor ladds had tu do it now by hand.

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    Good stuff Michael.
    I have three of the old Italeri PzKfw IV built and packed away, along with a lot of other vehicles and figures, which were going to form a large diorama of 21st Pz. Div in Normandy. It's not a bad kit overall, considering its age, and can turn out very nice - especially with all the extra detail I'm sure you'll be adding.
     
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    Let's fill the hull.

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    The white parts are castings in paster of paris. Except the engine and the gear all master forms are made of plasticard.

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    Great work so far!
     
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    It certainly is !
     
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    Coming along nicely :)
     
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    Nice start. I have 1...1 tank, an M-48 Patton ¾ done. Put it away due to a short shot on a drive wheel mount. Now that I have learned more modeling skills thanks to this site, I may drag it out and see if I can mod it.



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    #11 fam43, Oct 4, 2015
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    Next step was cementing all this parts in the hull. It's easier applaying the "Zimmerit" in advance. I use a cheap forming mass which is washable and dries quickly in the air. No problem when you goofed.

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    There is always the need to check the fiiting of parts when you use scratchbuild parts.

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    Well furbar 57,
    when parts are missing or bad a little diorama scene will help. The right driving sprocket was broken so I will show it damaged.

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    Looking good Michael! :thumbright:
     
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    Looking forward to the "damage" control.




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    Michael, interesting proposal.

    My respect for those who make tanks! I do not have armed one yet, it will be at a future even timeless! :rolleyes:
    I'll be watching to learn how you bring it to fruition.

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    Looks great so far!
     
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    Nice work on the Zimmerit - I know from experience that it takes some time to do, but it's well worth the effort.
     
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    This will be an upshot tank. I will have to build the damaged parts while constructing the vehicle.

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    Most of the parts are scratchbuild and forms made of cheap water soluble molding compound I got from my dentist-

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