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Plasto

Plasto’s Tamiya 1/48 Panzer iv Ausf H

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Hi,

 

I don’t build much armour but I do like the 1/48 kits by Tamiya.

 

Unfortunately the Local Distributor doesn’t really bring them in. So you have to look elsewhere for them. Still the internet circumvents local sourcing issues and I have the kit heading to me via a post free deal from Jadlam...

 

Here is the subject...

 

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I also got the zimmerit sheet for it. Having done Zimmerit a few differing ways the self adhesive sheet seems novel and being Tamiya I think it will fit well.

 

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No thoughts on ‘scheme’.  Nor aftermarket bits. We’ll see what the box gives us as a starter.

 

Cheers

 

Plasto..

 

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I bought this one with the intention of building it here, but it has been overtaken by events so I'll pull up a front row seat and watch how it should be done before I tackle mine.

 

Andy

 

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A quick troll through the ‘internet’ throws up a bit of reference material for the Ausf H...

 

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1 minute ago, Foxbat said:

I'll pull up a front row seat and watch how it should be done before I tackle mine.

 

Goodness no.. I’m no Armour modeller so you may be disappointed.. Still it should be fun and we might try a few new things out... If things get dicey we can cover it in mud and claim ‘ost front’ winter 44...

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Nice project Plasto.

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Great to see one of these is being built. I have one in the stash and did consider building it for this GB but decided to go 1/35.

:popcorn:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Probably a wise decision Stix.. Much more detail and AM Stuff around for 1/35 although 48th stuff is on the increase..

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Hi Plasto. Just wondering if you have had chance to make a start on this yet? I'm wondering about making the J version as a project to build after my current Dragon/Platz - as it might be finished a bit more quickly than I thought!

Kind regards,

Stix

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Hi,

 

Well Santa’s little helpers had seemingly intercepted my kit and packed it as an Christmas present. Since the ‘big day’ is now a few hours old here in paradise. I have made a start on the kit.. Bringing a few essential tools with me ‘just in case’.

 

So some Christmas day kitchen table modeling has ensued..

 

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so after a couple of pleasant hours....

 

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Unfortunately I left the Zimmerit coating sheet back at base so I’ll have to be careful I don’t assemble too much which will get in the way of applying that I also ordered a metal barrel (which the kit really doesn’t need) so need to wait on that..

 

Tracks etc later..

 

Merry Christmas

 

Plasto

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking very nice Plasto, she will look nice with the zimmerit on. I’ve got to try one of these 1/48 kits at some point.

 

Merry Christmas, 🎅

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Thanks Ozzy,

 

Merry christmas to you..

 

Following the normal Christmas BBQ lunch I moved out into the garage with the kit and added the link n length tracks.

 

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they were fairly simple and look good IMHO.

 

Prior to lunch we also had a family gift giving round and my in-laws kindly gifted me the following...

 

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Here sitting amongst the traditional Christmas jigsaw...

 

Very serendipitous.....

 

I may start another thread...

 

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Hi Plasto and Merry Christmas. Your 1/48 kit has progressed wonderfully and is looking very good. And what a wonderfully timed gift from the in-laws! :yahoo:

Kind regards,

Stix

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A quick return to base this afternoon before heading back to the beach house tomorrow..

 

I made a start on the zimmerit stickers ..

 

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easy to apply and cut out... typical Tamiya fit..

 

cheers

 

Plasto..

 

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On 28/12/2018 at 05:07, Plasto said:

easy to apply and cut out... typical Tamiya fit..

That's good to know because I've got some of these for the 1/48 Pz.IV I've got in the stash. :thumbsup:

They are looking good.

Kind regards,

Stix

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Good thing is you get a variety of patterns on the sheet for the mantlet and front plate plus xtra for touch up jobs. I think with a bit of thought you could probably use it for Zimmerit on Any PZ iv variant say the 1/48 whirbelwind...

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So a bit of progress on the Ausf H 

 

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The AM barrel arrived  it’s very nice and is more detailed then the kit offering. I have been progressing with the rest of the build.. I need to work out what I’m doing with the side skirts...

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Looking very nice and s  it familiar! ;)

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That is looking superb Plasto! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Ok so a bit more work on this.

 

i have finished off the fiddly bits namely the tools etc.. I also added the rails for the  side armour. 

 

The side armour is nicel mounded and has a taper to the panels to give an impression of scale thickness.

 

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However I have some brass shim stock and I cut some replacement panels using the kit part as a guide...

 

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once I have the base paint done on the hull I’ll have a think if I’m going to use these or the kit parts.

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Good call on the brass schurzen. The plastic parts just don't cut the mustard.

 

Good work. I got one of these too, today. A really superb kit!

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Cheers...

 

I cracked on with the base paint... 

An undercoat if Mr Surfacer Mahogany..

Then a base coat of Tamiya Dunkelgelb.

Tracks are a mix of ammo dark tracks and black... Roadwheel tyres a mix of gunship grey and dark tracks....

 

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