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Old 02-21-2017, 04:45 AM   #61
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Looks absolutely fantastic...!!!

I envy the time you have to be able to work on such a project. Having recently become a father it would take me 2 years just to get the base coat on the turret.

Cannot wait to see it finished with the tracks on.
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:37 AM   #62
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Looks absolutely fantastic...!!!

I envy the time you have to be able to work on such a project. Having recently become a father it would take me 2 years just to get the base coat on the turret.

Cannot wait to see it finished with the tracks on.
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Old 02-21-2017, 02:13 PM   #63
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I once started to pollute the underwater of my ancestor easily
Many say this is superfluous with an RC model. But I see something different
At certain places the dirt does not fly as with the original
But the rest comes in driving





































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Old 02-22-2017, 09:53 PM   #64
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Well , I build models too, but your skill level is masterful and your eye for the smallest detail in building/ painting is insanely skilled craftsmanship.
Well done.

Thanks posting your pics.


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Old 02-26-2017, 03:49 AM   #65
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Right now I'm working on my whirlwind tower. Here are some pictures
But it still finds itself in the origin.

The casters I have now Installed at 2 casters are the seals in the covers defect. Especially since I try to simulate that























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Old 02-26-2017, 11:23 AM   #66
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Beautiful work, I would really like to build one of these but I have a question. I have been building models for about 40 years, and I'm curious how much actual tool and die work is necessary to put these together? Is the fit and finish of these armor tech kits very good? Do you have to do a lot of additional metal working on the pieces to get them to fit properly? I see a lot of people who have built these have very high skills and seem to have almost small metal workshops available to them and none of these are available to me, although I do have good modeling skills. Any help would be appreciated thanks
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Hi Heiko

Amasing work asusual real stonning

The Stug is still very ok

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Old 03-09-2017, 12:50 PM   #68
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HI men

The tank is ready. Now I just have the chain painting. And decorate the armor accessories













































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Old 03-09-2017, 03:34 PM   #69
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Another master pice made by you Heiko. Heiko is this for a client or are you keeping it for yourself.

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Old 03-12-2017, 12:27 PM   #70
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Thank you very much the pictures you like.
I started to paint some of the spare chain links, on original pictures of those days, I noticed again and again the chain links were also primed or simply simply over painted. So I decided to make the chain addition armor, which my Iver gets a little more colorful

















































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Old 03-12-2017, 09:33 PM   #71
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Absolutely amazing
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:41 AM   #72
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hi

first of all you did an amazing paintjob and wheatering to make it authentic...
you've added some further detail but Zimmerit wasn't always applied in every corner or vertical part , afterall it was applied at the end when the vehicle was assembled. and the markings on the rubber rims of roadwheels must have the same numerals ...its the size that is metioned and should be 470/90-359


I know the Panzer IV pretty much in every detail because I have many genuine parts of the German panzers and halftraks in general.

Armortek should do much much better concerning the details. especially on such a large scale as 1/6 and for such an amount of money one needs to pay...afterall it costs arms and legs
In my opinion they made a "study" of the Panzerbefehlswagen IV from the Brussels museum
and the Panzer IV Ausf J with Thoma Schürzen in Saumur.


here some details that are wrong or lack the correct detail.
-front towing pintles are rather simplified and to thick

-sprocket is way too thick ( spokes) and has the hub cap of panzer IV ausf G

-roadwheels have incorrect hubcap ( its a copy of the Saumur vehicle....that has fake wheels altogether) the hubs are not flat and also have greaseniple in a recess location


-idler is too thick ( spokes)and the wheelrim should be hollow


-the mount for the supportrollers is oversized and wrong

-hinges on front inspection hatches are wrong like the bad replicas in Saumur

-mg sphere lacks rurrounding ring
http://data3.primeportal.net/tanks/d...v_60_of_97.jpg
-side hatches on the turret are too small and too squarish
-airvents on engine deck are incorrectly formed

-threadplate is incorrect and non German....also copied from the Saumur exhibit

-the muzzle brake looks more like the one from a Russian 76 mm "ratschboum"

-the screws on the rearfenders are too large

-the stacked exhaust pipe should be further back on the mount not in the middle

I don't won't to be a spoiler for your hard work but I' m rather dissapointed in Armorteks work....the effort in making correct details is the same as making wrong parts.

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Old 03-17-2017, 01:44 PM   #73
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You have a lot of effort to look for the error. In part I give you right. But not at all. In the end I am very satisfied with my tanks I do not count every rivet on the tank
These are for me no serious deficiencies. On an RC tank I have put a lot of time and love into this tank. Armortek has not provided any details for this tank. No screws no weld just cut anything except the mold. And even there, made mistakes

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Old 03-17-2017, 03:38 PM   #74
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Hi Heiko

Indeed for an RC model things need to be sturdier made than for showcase models. I always tend to compare the retail price to the extend of detail and correctness that you get.
A while back I bought the Dragon 1/6 Sherman and I had to conclude that their 1/.35 Sherman scale models were far more better that this big plastic monster.
The retailprice is far under those metal models of armortek, but still Dragon could have done better.
The sole advantage is that on larger scale models it's easier to make things better.
The intention is to make it as a static model

most of all enjoy your model(s)

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Old 03-17-2017, 09:26 PM   #75
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In my experience perfection has been impossible to obtain both in my work and in the work of the model manufacturer. Of course, armortek charges a fortune for these models, and it would be nice if there was better attention to detail on their part, but I am thankful that they exist at all. The hard work by the builder of this thread is really creating a masterpiece IMO.
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