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There are several PSC tanks on the go and I'm afraid I'm joining the hoard.

 

Traditional box and sprue shots. Not previously started at all as I only bought it at lunchtime today!

 

45687224364_ec3c5ab4e1_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

46359548262_59a6216c98_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

46410304711_9e3fc87009_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

I know virtually nothing about Panzer IVs so I hope the cognoscenti will help me along the way.

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PSC may not make the most accurate of kits, but they offer a decent canvas in my opinion. And progress is qquick. This is intended to be an Ausf. H, and I'm doing minimal alterations. Is the two piece commander's hatch right for an H though?

 

There are some hefty knock-out pin marks (the tracks have it worse)

 

45497880065_8fbea13c20_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

Additional work so far has been minimal:

 

31470888197_dd2e349b85_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

45687222034_aecf58f2e6_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

31470887857_6e8c4ab3cf_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

One of the things I like about PSC kits is that the tracks can often be assembled separately, which makes painting much easier.

 

31470889977_fc21752a36_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

State of play so far:

 

44593537920_395b752d56_c.jpgPlastic Soldier Company 1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

45497892105_afff23e598_c.jpg1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

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I convinced myself that the hatch had to be changed. Unfortunately it was well stuck on so some work was required.

 

46420371811_31609fcc3e_c.jpg1/72 PSC Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

46420371611_46b8baf8ba_c.jpg1/72 PSC Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

I dealt with the "slot"

 

45697528544_65cbe78d0c_c.jpg1/72 PSC Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

And then decided the Notek light deserved some attention - carefully sliced off, and remounted on a short stub of florists wire.

 

46420371361_a3605cfe55_c.jpg1/72 PSC Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

 

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My lack of of knowledge means I'm unsure which parts to use. The kits seem to be closest to Ausf. F I think, but anyway I've pressed on. I borrowed @Mitch K's idea of cutting a groove into the spare wheels to suggest their dual nature, and I've fitted the filter thingummybob on the opposite side. I've given it a a quick blast of Humbrol 237 Desert Fan which I like as a scale-effect Dunkelgelb (it's probably not yellow enough really).

 

46429988481_0afeaf61f5_c.jpgPanzer IV H 1/72 by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

46429988501_4b247a698f_c.jpgPanzer IV H 1/72 by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

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Beer was consumed, good cheer was had, we've picked the turkey up from the farm shop, and the veg are prepped. Back to the bench, and progress on number 2, while 3 has been started and basecoat paint is currently drying (photos of 3 later). Here are 1 & 2, 2 exhibiting a little damage on the left front, headlamp and Notek light lost, schurzen damaged...

 

31507405047_6883e34f8e_c.jpg1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

32574680048_22b8beae42_c.jpg1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

32574680148_dd2d2a6782_c.jpg1/72 Panzer IV by Jon Gwinnett, on Flickr

 

 

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Good camo! One thing that bothers me in these kits is the oversize muzzle brake. Would it be difficult to take a wide bladed hacksaw and slice maybe a millimeter or even two off of its length? That looks like an Israeli Isherman gun there! The one piece commanders' hatch is definitely right option for most (later) L48- gunned Hanses. V-P

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Hi ‘stix , been busy back at work and finishing planes so no progress to show. Wrestling with how best to represent zimmerit, have ordered some etch for the revell version to try. I can’t get on with milliput as it just sticks to everything except what I want - maybe I need to let it cure a little before trying to roll out and attach.

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Hi Jon. That's fair enough. As long as you haven't forgotten about us! Yeah I can't get on with Milliput/other make your own Zimmerit. Like you - I tend to get it everywhere. Hope you find a suitable solution.

Kind regards,

Stix

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I use good old humbrol model filler and a academy zimmermit tool slap it on really thin let dry and then just scrape through. Try on a piece of scrap plastic and see what you think. 

 

Regards:

Shaun 

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