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About Redcoat2966

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  1. Redcoat2966

    Panzer IV STGB Chat

    Hello chaps......just wanted to say thanks for your kind words. I'm a little bit better and may come out of my slump in the near future I hope. And, yes Stix....It might be better for my levels of concentration to tackle a simple Panzer III on another GB.....although I haven't given up on this GB yet.. All the best to you and the rest of forum. Simon.
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    Panzer IV STGB Chat

    Hello everybody, I hope you are well......and a Happy New Year. I wanted to let you all know that I still am quite un-well and under the weather. Combined with my other medications I have to take; I have been unable to even sit and concentrate on my Panzer IV..... I'd like to say I'll be able to catch up and complete, but I'm thinking I won't make it. I still manage at times to review peoples progress and thoroughly enjoying the builds. Again, I'm really sorry chap's.......maybe next time.....I might make it, I'll have to see. All the best for now..... Simon.
  3. Hi Kris.....sorry for the delay in responding....I've been on my back in bed all over Christmas, really sick with a bad, bad cold. I haven't been able to be out of bed much. Hopefully back to the forum after New year. But as regards the Stug....no mate, put it on hold until after the group build on the Panzer IV, which also has been on hold for Christmas until New Year. Hope you had a good Holidays mate.... Regards Simon.
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    Pz.Sfl.IVb 10,5cm le.FH. 18/1 Sd.Kfz.165/1 Ausf. A

    Morning gents....sorry for the delay in replying......not the best time of year for me......I think the older I get the more tedious and tired I am of it......anyway, enough of old Humbug"... Hi Stix.....me too ( possibly a nice PE set I thought)....but I think nearly 4 hours and not happy with it..(and still not finished)..I ended up, storming off with my ball and not wanting to play anymore... ......and Shaun. I love doing the PE, because it is a challenge and it does IMO anyway, enhance sharpness of detail in places and items that you don't know is there until it's added; but I think this jack was way, way over the top. It looks more in scale......but......in stacking the parts, you can never really loose the stacked look, even when painted.......so PART & Co not climbing high in the PE supplier ratings at present for me anyway.....I mean, they IMO provide PE parts you can't really see, yet don't provide the running board supports....which are in full view...... In compared to the Dragon jack with the kit, I would say yes Francis......but it needed to be designed better for it to be completely be worth it. If I ever have another, I have now developed a much better way of stacking PE parts to make a whole.....I might pop this one apart again and try once more.....if it doesn't work out - I still have the slightly smaller Dragon jack......... Rating for PART photo etched set's for me is about a 5/10.....they need to do more research in practical application etc.....and really what parts would enhance, and not just drive the modeller to drink....... Cheers chap's....chat later....
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    Pz.Sfl.IVb 10,5cm le.FH. 18/1 Sd.Kfz.165/1 Ausf. A

    Hi Steve, yes mate.......making me too......not something Id choose to do again. They haven't really given it much thought in how it goes together. And the way they have chosen too, does rely on absolute accuracy on their part in how the parts fit..... Cheers Simon.
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    Pz.Sfl.IVb 10,5cm le.FH. 18/1 Sd.Kfz.165/1 Ausf. A

    AFTERNOON ALL......I hope we are all well and ready for the holiday's........ Just thought I'd show you this.....me think's these PE companies really are taking it a little too far..............let me see....we will replace a well moulded Dragon jack with 5 parts for a PE version with.....wait for it.....26 And yet, did'nt think giving you the struts that hold the running boards on which would have been better in scale than the moulded ones Dragon supply.......you know I really think they should start to get some feedback on their PE set's.........and put in what will make a difference. I'll see how this goes together....but I think the Dragon jack might do just as well with some PE clamps holding it down....... Later chaps Simon.
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    Pz.Sfl.IVb 10,5cm le.FH. 18/1 Sd.Kfz.165/1 Ausf. A

    Thanks Stix..going to do nothing but PE here on in.......hoping to get a full day in tomorrow before I have to pack everything up for Christmas. Probably get everything up and running again in the New Year........ Thanks again.....
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    Makes sense, why would you save money and time.......over engineered - the German OCD way..............I'll have to see how the Dragon kits tackles this feature........any thoughts in replacing with actual wire, rather than moulded as is. Simon.
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    Hi Badder.....quick question.....what is that cable thingy moulded onto what I think is the front plate? Simon
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    Hi Badder, all looking good mate.....Tamiya fit, as always on mark. Any plans on replacing the moulded cable and holding clips on the inside of the fighting compartment with wire etc. Simon.
  11. Redcoat2966

    Pz.Sfl.IVb 10,5cm le.FH. 18/1 Sd.Kfz.165/1 Ausf. A

    Hi Ben, cheers mate....and yeah I have a small shop and another one I can't remember the brand at the moment. I couldn't either be without, but even with one the PE deformed. I'll just remember to run a razor saw over critical bends in the future to deepen them. Thanks again Simon.
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    Badger's 1/72 Revell Panzer IV ausf H

    Same here mate.....all excited, until you start that bending....... I see you have a set from that Polish company PART. I chose their set for the P4 I'm doing. First time, not bad so far but for a few issues in bend lines and lack of thought on their part on gluing box shapes together etc. Simon.
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    Pz.Sfl.IVb 10,5cm le.FH. 18/1 Sd.Kfz.165/1 Ausf. A

    Hi Stix, cheers mate. Had some issues with the PE though. The maker PART from Poland hasn't done a bad job, but some issues. The radio rack bend lines are not defined enough and distorted in the bending process. I've decided to switch to an Eduard radio upgrade set I have somewhere. For me that need to add return flaps to be able to glue box structures etc, and not just corners abutting having only the thickness of the PE edge touching.....anyway.....for the rest of the PE, I'll check the bend line and increase if necessary....you live and learn.. Here's the start point....you can see the dotted bend line....certainly not sufficient for bending such a part. After finally getting the chance to sit down to view all the build's...I didn't know spru shots were a norm of GB;s......I'll defiantly do that next time around. Simon.
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    Tamiya Pz IV Ausf. D - DAK

    Another Tamiya Ausf D........good choice..... Looking forward to keeping up with it...... Simon.
  15. I agree, and oldie, but a goodie........see this built a lot. I built one, many many moons ago......one of my first kits I ever did actually. Looking forward to keeping up with your endeavours Ian. Regards Simon.