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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Panzer IV Ausf D / E / F1 - 170323
« Reply #180 on: May 29, 2017, 09:03:30 PM »
That also reminds me about turret bins (Osprey have an illustration of a Panzer III or IV with a second turret bin on the rear deck.

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Panzer IV Ausf D / E / F1 - 170323
« Reply #181 on: May 30, 2017, 02:07:38 AM »
That's a WIP , I have the bin left over from my Whirbelwind / Pzr IV turm conversions , so I thought to use it on the Beute 34 . Looking at pictures , the Germans just seemed to weld it on any old way , some are crooked , so glueing it should work out ok

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #182 on: June 23, 2017, 05:21:53 PM »
Not update anything since late March... Some eye candy for you!



Enjoy!
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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #183 on: June 23, 2017, 05:42:20 PM »
Interesting, how do you intend to attach them to the plastic?

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #184 on: June 23, 2017, 06:39:56 PM »
Interesting, how do you intend to attach them to the plastic?

After evaluation and several test fittings, we tend to decide on a standalone piece being a better solution.  We will try to use a thicker metal piece - either brass or stainless steel.

If fitted on a plastic frame, fitting and assembly would be quite complicated for an average gamer; and a waste of sprue space too!

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #185 on: June 23, 2017, 07:53:12 PM »
Looks good , and you included the mesh that goes flat  over the fenders , well done . Most companies forget about those  :)

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #186 on: June 23, 2017, 09:18:46 PM »
Interesting, how do you intend to attach them to the plastic?

After evaluation and several test fittings, we tend to decide on a standalone piece being a better solution.  We will try to use a thicker metal piece - either brass or stainless steel.

If fitted on a plastic frame, fitting and assembly would be quite complicated for an average gamer; and a waste of sprue space too!
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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #187 on: June 23, 2017, 10:29:04 PM »
They look very nice :)
 
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Interesting, how do you intend to attach them to the plastic?
- I suppose that might depend to a degree as to what they're eventually made from - PE on 1/72 & 1/35 models will sometimes be fine using plastic cement - the plastic melts enough to hold the PE in place, but for gaming models it's likely that superglue is going to be necessary & it's still likely to be more fragile than the rest of the kit.

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #188 on: June 24, 2017, 02:52:00 AM »
Don't think I would use a kit with these type skirts in a game situation , some guys have real heavy fingers  ::) OOPS !

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #189 on: June 24, 2017, 08:06:51 PM »
 While acknowledging that it's likely that the attachment points for schurzen in different materials is going to be a little fragile, I'm very happy to see Rubicon having a go at them.
  I think that a strip of plastic card attached to the back of the skirts, matching up with the attachment points on the model could provide a better weld with the kit, holding them on more robustly.

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #190 on: July 13, 2017, 02:48:59 AM »
Got to call it how I see it and not a fan of mixed material, much prefer the skirts were in plastic.

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy - 170623
« Reply #191 on: July 13, 2017, 02:47:27 PM »
Don't think I would use a kit with these type skirts in a game situation , some guys have real heavy fingers  ::) OOPS !
Possibly not for long  ^___^.