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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Wed May 29, 2013 3:27 am

Don't tell everyone! Razz

It's fine with me as is, but maybe one day.

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Wed May 29, 2013 3:40 am

i see nothing what you talkin bout willis

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Fri May 31, 2013 7:38 am

Soooo I got a little work done..

Lot's of presents in the mail lately, I got my new ausf G barrel, some cables, a metal bucket (everyone needs one), and some smoke launchers!!

I installed the IR emitter using a spare SLU bulb I had, works fine when I tested it with a digital camera. Mounted on the side of the manlet, which I've cut down to normal size (Thank you Hulu), as this new barrel is very thin I had no room for it inside. Looks good to me still.






Ah yes, the Schurzen are all held on by magnets so I can easily remove them, both the sides and turret. This way I can theoretically switch between a "mid" G with smoke launchers, to a "middle late" G, with skirts, no smoke launchers but still a 2 piece hatch... very sneaky.

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:30 am

I painted the 9th Panzer Division's marking on the turret skirts, free hand, so I'm sticking with that unit! They have one of the more interesting divisional histories, and it fits the make / look of my tank for June 1944-ish.

Installed the barrel LED that comes with the Clark wiring package, it's pretty small but it fit snugly in the tight barrel. A regular 4-5mm LED would NOT fit in there... the 2 wires are tight inside the barrel.









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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:59 am

Got some metal parts from Curtis today.

The Mato tracks are closed-pin and seem very tough, very strong. They're stiff as heck but they'll get broken in ASAP, no worries there.

The metal drive sprockets needed some internal dremel grinding to get them to sit nicely on the Taigen drive shafts. Probably a matter of Taigan shafts being too big, but it wasn't hard to fix and they fit perfectly now. Also the plastic 'final drive' cover of the plastic hull needed to be sanded back, as it was rubbing tightly against the sprocket. Fixed now.

I also ordered a set of P4 metal wheels, and here's where I'm stumped. How the heck do you install these things? There are parts here that I haven't a clue where to put them... The plastic wheels are secured with a coarse thread screw into the plastic suspension.. These wheels look like they're build to take bearings. Any thoughts?

What are those things? There are 2 different kinds, 8x each of them. They dont fit together..


Nice idlers. Fit directly on the HL mount, no mods required.


Nice sprockets!


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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:09 pm

Nevermind, I'm just REALLY tired.. they're return rollers... Wink

Turns out I really need some sleep, hehe... I'm posting WAY too much for a Friday morning.. *yawn*

The suspension stop-blocks are rubbing against the rubber on the tires, so I'll have to file those down a little later.




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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:37 pm


ot track tensioners in the mail from Welsh Dragon today. I ordered them on Monday.... these guys are amazing.




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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:22 pm

Very nice paint job
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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:01 am

I like it as well. Very classy!

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:36 pm

The up close  review opf your work  at battle day  was very impressive , Always an
inspiration  to ours , THX
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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:54 pm

Awww... crap something else I have to do....Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:53 am

Soooo a few hours after getting my new airbrush & compressor, I managed this. The biggest issue I had was my brush getting clogged up.. only when I was using Yellow... so I suspect that bottle of acrylic had chunks of paint in it. When clear it actually sprays very nicely, I'm really impressed with how the pre-shading came through.

I see a lot of painting in my future.









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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:07 am

Lovely, another Panzer, I'm in a finishing stages of weathering mine. We should have a Panzer down contest.
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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:09 pm

Phew! What an adventure.. so I painted all the accessories black, and for now it seems pretty good. Did some very light weather with the airbrush mostly underneath, a nice earthy brown, highlighting the tracks and areas where dust will kick up a lot. Not sure if the video captures a lot of that but I'm happy with the in person look.


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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:21 pm

Looks great mate..... I am about to start a panzer 4 for a customer in the US plus I have one to do for myself....
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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:43 pm

Thanks Smile I've missed working on it, always been a good runner and solid as heck. The lighter colour really brings out the detail I'm happy with the change.

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:34 pm

Looks great . To me the IV's are like the sports version of the Panzers . Your  video inspired me to drag mine out for a run only to discover I still hadn't swapped out those die cast gears I stripped in the summer. Bummer
I'll just watch your video again Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:25 pm

the cat don't even care anymore...it walked by like ...There he goes again with those tanks...LOL

nice Job Jordan looks and sounds great

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:58 pm

Now I'm on the fence about weathering and paint damage or chipping. I think I'll leave is for now, I've added a tiny bit of dark brown along portions of the running gear, tracks, fenders and rear deck area where dust would likely kick up from the sand. 

Incoming detail pics Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:34 pm

Hey Jordan is this the same old P4 or did you get another one?

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:45 pm

Stince wrote:
Hey Jordan is this the same old P4 or did you get another one?

Same old. Ditched the schurzen for now, might eventually add a proper kit. Nearly 100% cosmetic.

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:39 pm


You've come a long way since your Yellow Tiger days. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:19 am

Stince wrote:

You've come a long way since your Yellow Tiger days. Wink

Hey, well firstly thank you, and second... it's still yellow. Just not... school bus yellow. 


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PostSubject: Re: Strato's Panzer IV Ausf. G   Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:00 am



they look great your painting is a lot better Jordan they look Amazing

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