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About badger

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  • Birthday 10/11/1979

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    Somewhere in the South East
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    1/72 Armour and the odd wingy thing.

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  1. You did also make a church and a windmill as well as the bridge diorama whilst I failed to make anything!
  2. Looking good! These are somewhat rather more detailed than the armorfast ones. The indentations are screw holes to mount the main gun if I remember rightly. By collar do you mean the turret skirts? Hopefully get back to mine later as my toddler is having a play date at the moment so the house is full of excitable 3 year olds! All the best Ben
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    Badger's 1/72 Revell Panzer IV ausf H

    Cheers Steve but I'd hardly call it a masterclass. Last job for tonight was to add the major pieces of the Part etched zimmerit set. These are just superglued on and generally fit very well, just a little trimming of the glacis plate was required. I've already built this kit with the same etched zimmerit set, so to ring the changes I've decided not to use the hull top piece or the pieces to cover the side skirts as from what I can tell it was very rare for these areas to be zimmerited. May also leave it off the fenders but haven't decided yet. All the best Ben
  4. That's rather impressive progress for the first day!! I'd be happy with that. If you want to add a little interest to the rear, there's a stowed tow cable that goes above the exhaust - check the revell instructions. That'd add a bit more detail. I use fuse wire twisted with a small hand drill to make mine. Hope you get a good nights sleep ready for more fun tomorrow All the best Ben
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    Badger's 1/72 Revell Panzer IV ausf H

    And that's the hull together. Have built a fair few of these over the years and this one has definitely gone together the best. I'll put it down to a thorough cleanup and a couple of dry runs All the best Ben
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    Badger's 1/72 Revell Panzer IV ausf H

    Little bit of advice for anyway building this kit. Make sure this bit (indicated by the point of the file is flush with the top of the mounting, otherwise the rear fenders don't fit or are very wonky. Hope this helps Ben
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    Badger's 1/72 Revell Panzer IV ausf H

    Suffice to say that I'm not following assembly sequence suggested by revell as, frankly, the way they suggest doing things is ludicrous and would lead to multiple breakages (at least from me anyway). Instead I'm going to build the basic lower hull, upper hull and turret, then attach the hull halves together before adding the small bits.
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    Badger's 1/72 Revell Panzer IV ausf H

    Time to move this thread off the bottom. And modelling has started! Aiming to get the basic hull and turret together tonight. All the best Ben
  9. This is a very old matchbox panzer ii I did some years ago when I returned to the hobby. Have seen photos of this done as a air/ground recognition symbol. The flag is from a skytrex sheet All the best Ben
  10. Good job on the mg's and you could always go down the "drape a flag over the turret bin" route. Hopefully should get a bit of time on mine tonight, by which time these will probably be finished!! All the best Ben
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    Wirbelwind (the little one)

    Ooh - I recently treated myself to one of these, rather than attempting to battle the old and much more basic Hasegawa version into submission. Be looking forward to seeing how you get on with it. All the best Ben
  12. And we're off whilst the rest of us sleep in! Exemplary commitment to the gb! Just got back from town, which predictably was a nightmare this close to Christmas. The hole is indeed where the aerial goes. A piece of wire or stretched sprue would make a good mg. Hoping to start mine tonight. All the best Ben
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    Austin Tilly.

    Absolutely no problem - glad I could help. Just had recollections that I'd once seen a set / read a review of theirs. Just a little difference in price! All the best Ben
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    Austin Tilly.

    Do SKP do a replacement set of wheels as they do many 1/35 wheel sets?