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Miniart 1/35 Pz III Ausf D

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Miniart 1/35 Pz III Ausf D
Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:29 PM

All my other builds are at the painting stage so time to start something new... more photos at the weekend

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:34 PM

They have brought out some nice kits lately but i've not bought one yet. Will be watching.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:23 AM

Bish

They have brought out some nice kits lately but i've not bought one yet. Will be watching.

 

 

according to my wife I have bought too many - 1 in progress (LAP-7) this one and 3 interior kits.... have my eye on more of course ;-)

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, February 6, 2021 11:03 AM
Oh boy the suspension is fiddly but it looks really nice. Not finished the first side tho - still a few more parts to add, then on to the second   
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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:30 PM
more work. Completed the suspension (I think that was one reason the Ausf E+ were more popular) the exhausts, smoke grenades and the rear deck (which will be covered in boxes). Next up will be the wheels....
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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 7, 2021 12:58 PM

Nice work, that suspension does look well detailed.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, February 8, 2021 8:55 AM

That suspension looks incredible!  Great job on it.

Bill

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Posted by TigerII on Monday, February 8, 2021 8:23 PM

Nice work so far. Seeing all those leaf springs in this Pz III "D" suspension I can understand why they went to the 6 road wheels. I'll be following this build.

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Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:47 AM
thanks all. running gear done and the wheels. The pins to put the wheels on are VERY fragile (one has broken and been repaired, two are showing stress points) so will probably have to leave the wheels on once on for tracks - shouldn't be too bad as rubber grey & dunkelgelb aren't too dissimilar so painting on the kit should be ok. May start tracks tonight as think it will be easier to do the first fitting without the fenders on.
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:57 PM

Yeah, WOW! That's super intricate! Nice work! Yes

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:59 AM
96 links per side... both sides done.... just another 40 links to do for the frontal armour but they can wait....
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Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, February 13, 2021 2:17 PM

Your tracks look great!

Bill

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:15 PM

warshipguy

Your tracks look great!

Bill

 

 

cheers Bill.. moved on with the upper hull some what - in fact it is done (barring the fender accouterments)

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:36 PM

Looks perfect to me. Yes

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

 

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Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 5:27 PM

Looking good Rob, as always!

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Posted by robw_uk on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 1:41 AM
thanks all... more progress on "fender furniture". I have added all that should be grey (apart form LHS fire extinguisher which would block the crow bar location once fitted). Also added the start pf the boxes - the locating brackets on the engine deck. I need to add the tow cable brackets but will leave them til closer to painting. I need to research 1 box on the RHS to see what colour it was and then I think I am on to the turret.
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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:01 AM

Making nice progress.

Interesting,I never saw a Panzer III with that many roadwheels,looks like a Panzer IV chassis,any history on this one ?

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 11:25 AM

That does look good! Hopefully after that running gear she'll be easier going from here on out. 

Only Panzer III I've ever built was an 'N' model. My hat's off to you sir for tackling this. 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, February 20, 2021 11:30 AM

Gamera

That does look good! Hopefully after that running gear she'll be easier going from here on out. 

Only Panzer III I've ever built was an 'N' model. My hat's off to you sir for tackling this. 

 

 

thanks, the running gear is the fiddly bit, then the turret ... went with the full floor - know it is not accurate but i like it... and rear boxes done (just placed for now).... some small fiddly parts (and more to come with the main gun), not that you will see much of it

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:21 PM

Coming on nicely, i like the 2 MG setup.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a

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  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:55 PM
Very nice work! Looks a lot more detailed then the Tamiya Panzer III Ausf L I built.  

 
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Posted by robw_uk on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:53 AM
turret done.... well enough as I need to paint it before putting it all together.....
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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:31 AM

She's coming along great Rob! 

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

 

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Posted by robw_uk on Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:58 AM
quick bit of white, detail painting and grey scuffs... as you can't see a great deal I probably wont do too much more (if anything) on the interior, maybe some dust and muck around the bottom of the supports and box on the floor
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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:31 AM

Again, looks good! And yeah, you won't see much though the turret hatch. 

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

 

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