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Tamiya 1/35 late production Hummel

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Tamiya 1/35 late production Hummel
Posted by philo426 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:12 PM

The bugaboo of all Panzer IV based armor...the road wheels!  

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:19 PM

I like to call that planting a roadwheel garden

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, April 3, 2021 8:49 PM

Yep!easier to rotate the wheels against the paint brush!

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 4, 2021 7:47 AM

A German armour build is not complete without a roadwheel forest. Look forward to seeing more of this build, got this kit in the stash.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 9:17 AM

Since it is a Tamiya kit I expect a relatively easy build.

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    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:16 AM

Yes, doing MK IV roadwheels are a big bug a boo of mine (and others) .  So why do I like them so much? 

 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 10:53 AM

Strangely compelling!

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 4, 2021 5:30 PM

And, of course, some want to be in red primer on the back . . .

Let us not forget the joys of interleaved German roadwheels, for when we want to double the fun Smile

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:09 AM

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 3:00 PM

She's coming along nicely! 

I like cleaning up road wheels while watching TV or YouTube videos. Seems to make it go faster. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:33 PM

Yes I set up a folding table in the living room and Watch Star Trek the original series on Netflix while working on the road wheels. 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:16 PM

Finally the termination of the tedium!  

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:29 AM

HOORAH!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:57 PM

Yes can't believe how tediuous is was as compared to the Monogram Panzer lV chassis I used on my flakpanzer!

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:59 PM

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 11:50 AM

I am really impressed by how well the individual linked track fits !I guess I should not be too surprised given Tamiya 's great engineering!I like these a lot better than the older rubber band tracks that often put too much tension on the drive sprockets and did not allow for realistic sag.    

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:17 PM

Thats looking good, those tracks do look nice.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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    March 2005
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, April 11, 2021 1:38 PM

You have to be careful but it is a good track method.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:47 PM

Fenders installed....

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 15, 2021 11:42 AM

Coming along really well! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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