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1/35 DML early Jagdpanther

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  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
1/35 DML early Jagdpanther
Posted by the doog on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:51 PM

Hi everyone,

Back from tour, back in the groove, and freezing....but at the desk again!

I'm doing DML's early Jagdpanther--I've always loved this TD. It just looks fast! It's interesting in that it includes resin "damaged" parts. I've got some goodies to go with it:

The yellow resin are the included damaged parts. I'm going to save some of these for a later version--I've got the Cavalier zimmerit to go with it, so that comes with storage boxes for the rear with Zimm added. I've also got a muzzle that's wrapped up in a travel cover from Tank Workshop, some tow cables, and some deck screens.

I assembled the hull first, as there are no interior parts on this early kit. It's actually a nice, quick build--even the suspension arms are molded on. I the added the zimmerit. Here's where things got tricky: the panels are not exactly the right size--they're short by around 4mm on the sides. Plus, there's nothing for the rear hull storage box--I'll have to try to replicate that. I started by roughing up the back of the zimm panels.

I marked the attachment points with marker, and then traced them through the panels under a bright light. I cut out some of the areas where pieces would be attached...

I used epoxy to attach the major panels, and used a precision applicator to them coax in some thin superglue where the edges were. I had to cut off the rear of the panel sides on each side to add in a sliver of cut-out zimm in order to make the end hull parts match up. I'll have to dress this up later..

 You can see in the photos that there's going to to be putty-blending and filling of edges necessary.

The rear panel was a pain in the neck to cut out and fit properly.

 And the first mistake--I SHOULD have cut out this part to use on the storage box that goes here. Hopefully I can salvage it somehow. I need to somehow replicate this pattern on the storage box. If' I can't do it with this extra zimm, I'll have to break out the Milliputt.

Stay tuned, all! :) Comments welcomed!

 

 

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:29 PM

You're off to a great start Karl.  Looking forward to watching this one come together.

bob

 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 7:42 PM
Wow I didn't realize the band was still touring that's great news. I thought you was just one of the great builders that happened to leave the the site while I was away dealing with life. Glad to see you back at it and can't wait to see more from you.

Clint

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:14 PM

Going to be interesting Karl :popcorn:

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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:27 AM

Got to love jagdpanthers. Nice to see you back karl.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:56 AM

Good to see you back Karl. Be interesting to see what you do with this old kit.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:03 AM

Welcome back and this is going to be cool! 

I see what you mean about the zimmerit, guess I'm a bit spoiled, the last kit I used aftermarket zimmerit it fit perfectly. Looking forward to seeing how you deal with this. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by the doog on Thursday, January 11, 2018 11:31 AM

bobbaily

You're off to a great start Karl.  Looking forward to watching this one come together.

 

Thanks, Bob! It's nice to see you still on the forums! Thanks for stopping in!

Rambo
Wow I didn't realize the band was still touring that's great news. I thought you was just one of the great builders that happened to leave the the site while I was away dealing with life. Glad to see you back at it and can't wait to see more from you.

Thanks, Rambo--I haven't left, I'm just busy lately. I miss the forums...Traveling, playing guitar a little more, and of course, spending time with my lil guy, Gerhardt.. he's a handful, lol. Life's a lot busier lately for some reason. Well, I should have more time to model in the next few months. :)

modelcrazy
Going to be interesting Karl :popcorn:

Thanks, man! Thanks for stopping in!

tigerman

Got to love jagdpanthers. Nice to see you back karl.

Thanks, Eric! Good to see you still around! :)

Bish

Good to see you back Karl. Be interesting to see what you do with this old kit.

You too, Bish! I'm glad to see a lot of old friends still around!

Gamera

Welcome back and this is going to be cool! 

I see what you mean about the zimmerit, guess I'm a bit spoiled, the last kit I used aftermarket zimmerit it fit perfectly. Looking forward to seeing how you deal with this. 

Thanks, Cliff! Good to see you still here too!
I'm going to go for a faded whitewash pattern over this one. Something like this...hope I can pull it off!

Thanks again, guys! Stay tuned for more updates! :)

My FOTKI model gallery with most of my best models can be found HERE

My real name is "Karl" Smile

  • Member since
    April, 2015
  • From: Detroit, MURDER CITY
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:45 PM

Welcome Back Karl! I always look forward to your builds and learn a lot along the way. 

 

Give Gerhardt a good scratch behind the ears for me!!

 

  - Rudy

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, January 12, 2018 3:15 PM

Good to see you back! I was wandering where have you gone? MIA? Smile

Cheers...

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:36 PM

Good job, I've always liked the look of the Jagdpanther. It does look like it should be very fast. I used the Cavalier zimmerit on a 1/48 scale Tamiya King Tiger (Porsche turret), my first/only use of cavalier. It was a little tricky dealing with curved areas and filling seams.

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:04 PM

Very detailed steps like always. I'll be hanging around here checkin this out.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by the doog on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:36 AM

These great little clamps from MicroMark work great for clamping barrels together...

The puttying process left the edges looking a little indistinct, so I'm using a superfine saw blade (MicroMark) to re-scribe the lines in the zimm..

The exhausts need to be drilled out...

The exhaust supports have been thinned using some micro files--I think I picked these up at a IPMS contest two years ago? I could have replaced the mounts with PE for a better look, but I don't feel like getting bogged down in PE for this build; I just want to enjoy the build.

The rear panel, putty'ed. I've used some parts from the excellent Tamiya Pz IV tools kit. I'm using the jack and jack mounts, rear running light, front MG, some tools..

The gun barrel cleaned up and mounted with the resin muzzle cover piece grafted on. The MG is from the aforementioned PZ IV kit. The damaged fender is a special part that comes in this "special edition" kit. Only one is included...kinda odd. I actually searched for 10 minutes for the other side until I googled this kit to clarify if there was in deed only one side included, lol. I also thinned the bottom of the other side with a Dremel bit so that I could bend that side as well. You usually see Jadgpanthers with really dinged-up fenders, from what the reference photos show...

I was a little bit annoyed that these grille covers are so short--but apparently that's the way that they're supposed to be? What's NOT supposed to be that short are the PE grilles that I got--the ones I have are apparently for the "G" based model, which has shorter rear grilles.

Here's the proper sized rear grilles on a model. I didn't get this big set, but I had to order a set from Alliance Works. They'll be here in a few days....

Time to add all the little details now....and then get 'er ready for a primer and base coat. Stay tuned! Thanks for looking in! SmileSmile

My FOTKI model gallery with most of my best models can be found HERE

My real name is "Karl" Smile

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:15 AM

Welcome back, Karl.

Good to see you back and sharing a WIP.

-Greg

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:49 PM

Looks good karl, it actually makes sense to just include one damaged mudguard as they would not nessacerily both be damaged.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by the doog on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:51 PM

Thanks Greg, and Bish!! :)

My FOTKI model gallery with most of my best models can be found HERE

My real name is "Karl" Smile

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