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Panzer IV J Actung Jabo!!! Completed 8/11

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Panzer IV J Actung Jabo!!! Completed 8/11
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 8:03 PM

I started this recently,it's going good so far.I would say that it's similar to Dragon kits in detail,the plastic might be a little softer,and some of the attachment points are pretty thick,but all in all it's going well
It's not gonna be a full blog,but I'll post some updates

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 9:38 PM

How are those tracks? 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, April 13, 2023 5:51 AM

stikpusher

How are those tracks? 

 

Very nice,came from Poland in about a week,total $29.00 you click them together by pressing down with tweezers last links are open so they get wired or pinned.whole run took about 20 min,there are videos online.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 13, 2023 6:43 PM

Ohhh, that looks good Tojo! Bought my first Border model a couple months ago but haven't built one yet. Looks good! 

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

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, April 14, 2023 6:12 AM

Here are shots with the completed turret,the armor was slightly warped.I straightened it with some warm water.Everything is done except for extra tracks and small small bits.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, April 15, 2023 6:18 AM

Roadwheel garden planted,and shurzen assembled and primed.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 7:56 AM

I did a little bit over years weekend got the basecoat down.

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 8:42 AM

Wow great progress.  Looking really good Tony. Those tracks are interesting. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 2:04 PM

Looking real good Tony! The schurzen make a Panzer IV look so much more imposing.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 24, 2023 8:39 PM

She's lookin' good! Any new updates Tojo? 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 5:09 PM

Been plugging along with this one,here's how far along I am,camo and some basic weathering,started a little on the flat bed also,nicer weather less time at the bench.Schurzen is primed a ready to go also.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 9:50 PM

Looks impressive Tojo, nice work on the camo! Looking forward to the weathering and other fun stuff! 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, May 11, 2023 8:56 PM

Very nice!  I've been tempted to give Border Models a try.

Chad

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Posted by TigerII on Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:07 PM

Very nice work on the camo. I'm looking forward to the tracks and schurzen to be attached. This looks good, so far.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 14, 2023 7:13 PM

Mopar Madness

Very nice!  I've been tempted to give Border Models a try.

 

Thanks everyone,I believe Border is associated with Takom,the sprues are much like their kits.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, May 14, 2023 7:14 PM

Just a small update:with the vehicle all but done except for the schurzen plates,I got to work on the flat car,pretty complicated,all the girder work is mind numbing and it really won't be visible underneath but it's progressing.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 14, 2023 8:55 PM

Looks good Tojo! You know what the underside detail is there for right???

 

For some judge at a con to pick the darn thing up to see if you detailed it where it would never be seen...... Confused

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Posted by Panzer Joe on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 3:34 AM

Looks good, the detail looks pretty decent. Is the shurzen quite thick or is it fairly realistictly thin?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 6:08 AM

Panzer Joe

Looks good, the detail looks pretty decent. Is the shurzen quite thick or is it fairly realistictly thin?

 

It's thin,not plastic but metal,update pics soon

 

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Posted by Greg on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 6:33 AM

Cool Tank, Tony!

Your camo sure sets it off. If I ever build armor again, I know who to bother for camo lessons.

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Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 4:08 PM

Looks like a fun kit too. Camo looks sharp.

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 4:12 PM

I'm called the tank portion of this build complete,making good progress on the flat car and rail bed.Thanks for the nice words of encouragement.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 7:45 PM

Looks awesome Tojo! The camo came out perfect!!! 

 

I'm going to have to look at one too. I need a knocked-out Panzer IV to go with my T-34s... 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, May 26, 2023 10:10 PM

Thank you guys

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 11:47 AM

Well,after finishing the tank,I finally got the railcar car assembled,primed,and ready to paint.It had a lot of detail,unfortunately,a lot was underneath.I still need to assemble the track bed.I am going to put this aside for now and start up a Panther that I'm building for a group build I'm hosting over on MSC 

Thanks for looking

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 4:18 PM

Looks good Tojo! Looking forward to seeing how you paint it. Are you going with a wooden bed for the car? 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 4:27 PM

Gamera

Looks good Tojo! Looking forward to seeing how you paint it. Are you going with a wooden bed for the car? 

 

Yes sir,that's the plan

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 4:46 PM

Cool! Looking forward to seeing how you do it. 

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

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 6:42 PM

I wish somebody would make a rail car woth the double-axle bogies most often seen for panzer transport.

That 25 tonne PzKfz IV is a lot of weight to put on just the four wheels (6250KG per wheel).

Mind, just a conversion bogie would make me happy.

Yeah, Trumpy did the three-axle schwerer Platformwagon, but, that's more for the pigger Panzers.  And, it's mostly out-of-stock, too.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, June 24, 2023 12:55 PM

What do you guys think of this small scene,I had these three figures leftover from a Dragon Actung Jabo set,thought they could add a little interest to the scene.

 

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