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German Armor GB 2019-2020

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Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:00 PM

Hey Shooter, that Pz IV (Paul) came out really nice. The camo looks really good. This is a very nice clean build.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:08 PM

German Armour

 

 
Gamera

Archangel: Sharp work there! The camo looks great!

 

GA: Ahhh, I see your point!

 

 

 

:) Well, I've found a couple sets, but would their be any ideas?????

 

You might try asking someone like Bish. Sorry, I don't build much German armour and I've only used one set of the pre-cut zimmerit. That was Cavalier which I really liked but I don't think they're still in operation.

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 8:49 PM

Been away fom the computer but have been busy building,  here are the pictures to prove it.

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And the completed build:

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Thanks for looking,

Matt

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:44 AM

That is some nice work. Did you build it as the G or the H?

   

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:45 AM

Which picture do you want for the front page?

   

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:49 AM

Gamera

 

 
German Armour

 

 
Gamera

Archangel: Sharp work there! The camo looks great!

 

GA: Ahhh, I see your point!

 

 

 

:) Well, I've found a couple sets, but would their be any ideas?????

 

 

 

You might try asking someone like Bish. Sorry, I don't build much German armour and I've only used one set of the pre-cut zimmerit. That was Cavalier which I really liked but I don't think they're still in operation.

 

Afraid i have never bought  zimm set before. I normally add my own useing Miliput. I have just ordered a couple of Meng Tiger II's and plan on getting there decal set for one of them, but that will be my first time. I have never come across any 48th sets, but then i never pay any attention to whats around in that scale.

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Thursday, February 28, 2019 7:01 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

That is some nice work. Did you build it as the G or the H?

 

It is supposed to be the J, I searched the interwebs and noticed some had the skirts on them so I added them in.  In reality I know nothing of these tanks and built one that looked good to me.  Thanks for looking.

 

I think that the last picture would be the best for the front page.

 

thanks, Matt

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, March 01, 2019 7:58 PM

SD, I went thru my stash and I have a Dragon 1/35  60cm Morser "Karl"  I totally forgot about. Even though its a mortar, it is tracked like a tank so does it qualify? If so I would like to switch my entry, if not no worries then.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 02, 2019 9:10 AM

Very nice job on that Matt, really like the scheme and nice wear on the skirts.

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On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:35 PM

Somehow I missed your post Matt. Sharp looking work! Love the camo and the wear on the skirts.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:44 PM

Yea I missed it too. That weathering on the skirts rock!

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, March 02, 2019 5:55 PM

I had read that the J's were only equiped with wire skirts. However, after researching it further I found that many were in fact equiped with the solid skirts. You learn somthing new every day.

   

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 02, 2019 6:11 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

I had read that the J's were only equiped with wire skirts. However, after researching it further I found that many were in fact equiped with the solid skirts. You learn somthing new every day.

 

Ausf J production begain in Feb 44 and the Thoma shields introduced around Sept. So a majority would have had the solid type.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, March 02, 2019 11:50 PM

I had totally forgotten I had this in the back of the stash so I was able to change my entry to this:

I took all the running gear from the trees and cleaned them up and separated them for assembly. Lots of parts!

Parts cleaned up and sorted

The hull is a tad long.

The beast is taking shape....

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 03, 2019 3:43 AM

This should be fun to watch PJ.

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On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:31 AM

 Progress on the Pzkw. 1-B today:  putting together the running gear and the turret...

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, March 03, 2019 11:23 AM
Wow PJ that's going to be big.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 03, 2019 12:31 PM

Hey thanks Bish and Rambo. Yea it’s kind of on the larger side but it’s a bit different than your regular armor model.  I was reading a couple of reviews and it has some shortcomings but still builds up into a pretty impressive display piece.

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:15 PM

An off script question here? How are the Tacom's kits? Sprue Bros had a deal of the day on a couple of Panthers and I went ahead an order one.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 03, 2019 9:16 PM

PJ: You had to 'go big or go home' right!?! Wink Looks awesome!

AA: A big smaller but still that looks really cool!

Archangel: Dunno about Takom's Panthers but the T30/34 I build was fantastic. I swear if you stuck a bottle of cement and an X-Acto knife in the box and gently shook it the kit would assemble itself. One of the best engineered and troublefree kits I've assembled in years. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:42 PM

Archangel Shooter

An off script question here? How are the Tacom's kits? Sprue Bros had a deal of the day on a couple of Panthers and I went ahead an order one.

 

They are awesome. Hope you ordered the one with the clear hull. Makes a great display piece.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:45 PM

Gamera

PJ: You had to 'go big or go home' right!?! Wink Looks awesome!

Thanks Gamera. Karl is indeed a beast.

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, March 04, 2019 7:00 AM

plasticjunkie
They are awesome. Hope you ordered the one with the clear hull. Makes a great display piece.

 

They had two Panthers "D" on sale, I did get the one with the clear parts, fguring why hide all that interior details. Came across a Panther crew set that I'm going have to get next. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 04, 2019 7:32 AM

Archangel Shooter

 

 
plasticjunkie
They are awesome. Hope you ordered the one with the clear hull. Makes a great display piece.

 

 

They had two Panthers "D" on sale, I did get the one with the clear parts, fguring why hide all that interior details. Came across a Panther crew set that I'm going have to get next. 

 

I just may get screw for mine too. Where did you see it?

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, March 04, 2019 8:46 AM

plasticjunkie
I just may get crew for mine too. Where did you see it?

A site called AliExpress.com It looks like the Chinese version of Amazon. I've ordered several figures from them and I didn't have any issues other than it might take 3-5 weeks to receive the order. When I deal with an unknown hobby site I always place a smalll order to see if they're reliable and so far this one is.

This is the Panther crew set. The color pic of it had a different image code wouldn't load.

 

This is the King Tiger crew. The sets can be purchased separately or combined

 

Just found this image depicting the Tiger crew at their stations.

 

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, March 04, 2019 9:09 AM

Those figures are Stalingrad brand, and usually retail between $60-$75 USD for a single set.  With those prices on AliExpress can't help but wonder if they are pirated?  Be interesting to see the quality if you do get them from there.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, March 04, 2019 10:01 AM

Archangel Shooter

 

 
plasticjunkie
I just may get crew for mine too. Where did you see it?

 

A site called AliExpress.com It looks like the Chinese version of Amazon. I've ordered several figures from them and I didn't have any issues other than it might take 3-5 weeks to receive the order. When I deal with an unknown hobby site I always place a smalll order to see if they're reliable and so far this one is.

This is the Panther crew set. The color pic of it had a different image code wouldn't load.

 

This is the King Tiger crew. The sets can be purchased separately or combined

 

Just found this image depicting the Tiger crew at their stations.

 

 

 

 

Oh my, they look fantastic, thanks for the info!

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, March 04, 2019 10:10 AM

jgeratic

Those figures are Stalingrad brand, and usually retail between $60-$75 USD for a single set.  With those prices on AliExpress can't help but wonder if they are pirated?  Be interesting to see the quality if you do get them from there.

regards,

Jack

 

Oh yeah they are Pirated, take a look at the sight they have bootleg everything even the big lego kits that go for up to $500-$600 for a fraction of the price. My wife had bought a ball joint doll off of them a few months ago a $400 doll for $35 it looks really good but it is a recast.

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, March 04, 2019 11:11 AM

When I seen the prices on Aliexpress I figured the figures were knock offs and when a set I ordered came wrapped in nothing but bubble wrap that only confirmed it. But as a consumer... do you shell out $60 or $17? And free shipping.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 04, 2019 11:15 AM

I'll have to check out AliExpress. I ordered some Second World War Chinese infantry last year from Ebay. As far as I know ordering them from China itself is the only way to get them.

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