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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!



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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!
Nickel Silver is popular for etched chassis construction for model railway modellers.

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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  ^___^.

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy #2 - 171027
« Reply #192 on: October 27, 2017, 02:12:11 PM »
After 4 months without a proper update on this Panzer IV project, we are now getting somewhere... after our Q3/17 rush!

This is a Photo-Etched plate that we just got back from the factory this morning!
Probably the "first" PE part ever produced for 1/56 scale in the industry!

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy #2 - 171027
« Reply #193 on: October 27, 2017, 05:39:30 PM »
Looks good.

Certainly for WW2.

Old Crow used photo etched parts for the turret basket and splinter shields for their 25/28mm Hammers Slammers Panzer and Blower models (bodies in resin, other bits in white metal).

Ground Zero Games had etched brass parts on the 25mm Knight Sabres figures (white metal).

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Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Eye Candy #2 - 171027
« Reply #194 on: October 27, 2017, 05:55:47 PM »
Well, I admire the quality of this, but shudder at the introduction of photo-etched metal parts.  Photo-etched stuff has always bugged me - they're meant to be plastic kits, after all.  And this kind of component does not look very suitable for wargaming.  At some point, providing this kind of level of 'realism' conflicts with the policy of making kits which are robust and relatively easy to assemble.  You can no longer have one-piece tracks because the simplified track detail is too obvious next to finely detailed photo-etched parts.