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Buckeye36 01-15-2012 07:38 PM

Finally started my Jagdpanther.
 
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I finally started the tank I won from the AAF museum raffle.
Nothing exciting just finished the first couple of steps, but it's a start.
I haven't decided on which paint scheme to use yet, still have time to decide.

yellowshaker 01-15-2012 07:40 PM

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Very nice! I ee you are following the ETO method of Tamiya tank builds. LOL Good start on that beast. I think there is a Tiger 1 around here to back you up on the field too!

mustclime 01-16-2012 12:56 PM

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The only thing i ever won was a plack for loosing so much.........http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f.../sad_smile.gif

TheBennyB 01-18-2012 08:18 AM

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Great so far Buckeye, with the mod Dana came up with you won't have to do the diagonal dance anymore to move forward.</p>

Buckeye36 01-18-2012 01:32 PM

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LOL, I'll have to retrain myself to drive a JP straight....:D

Chow_Hound 01-18-2012 04:05 PM

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I can't wait to see how it turns out and if you will take painting advice from the other tanking member of your family. :D

Buckeye36 01-22-2012 05:42 PM

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I made a little more progres: installed the torsion bars, swingarms, idler arms, mechanism deck, return rollers and final drive covers.

nothinbetr2do 01-25-2012 02:50 PM

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nice jim. looking good so far. enjoy the build

DirtyBird69 01-25-2012 07:54 PM

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I have a stupid question...is that little return roller near the sprocket? Why is it so close to thesprocket?
http://images.rcuniverse.com/forum/u...33/Jo29332.jpg

Buckeye36 01-25-2012 08:01 PM

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My understanding is that it's supposed keeps the track off the back of the sprocket.

Buckeye36 01-25-2012 08:02 PM

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Thanks Tony, I hope it comes out as good as your Panzer IV.

Buckeye36 01-25-2012 08:06 PM

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I received a surprise in the mail this week, CHIEFSONN cast some bump stops and sent me a set.
Thanks Wayne!
I've painted them and will epoxy them on tonight.

briz 01-25-2012 08:12 PM

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The real tank has that roller as well

Buckeye36 01-25-2012 08:24 PM

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and at the end of the production run one of the factories, M.N.H. replaced the roller with a cast steel skid shoe-Gleitschuh.</p>

DirtyBird69 01-25-2012 08:26 PM

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ORIGINAL: Buckeye36

My understanding is that it's supposedkeeps the track off the back of the sprocket.
Do you mean for instance when the tank goes in reverse?

Buckeye36 01-25-2012 08:34 PM

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I'm not positive, but I believe it kept the track from wrapping over the back of the sprocket and bindingwhen going <strike>forward</strike> in reverse. http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...ssed_smile.gif

Buckeye36 01-25-2012 08:35 PM

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Here's a pic of the real deal:

CHIEFSONN 01-25-2012 10:04 PM

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Yes you are correct that return roller prevents the track to stay on the sprocket. I too thought what was with wheel when I built my jad, and then I saw on you tub when Littlefield took out his panther for the first time,when he is backing it up into the garage I then seen why that wheel was placed there.If I find the video I will post it. I think this tank is one of my favorite. You are quit welcome for the parts,I have some other parts for latter, Lets see if I can find the vid.

CHIEFSONN 01-25-2012 10:12 PM

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Here is the vid watch it @ 4;10 to 4;30 you can see the track resting upon the roller,enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaLTkGjlgxM&feature=fvsr I know I will. ps Jim give me a call

YHR 01-25-2012 11:51 PM

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Good start. Keep the pictures coming as you move through this

Cheer

MAUS45 01-26-2012 09:26 AM

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CHIEFSONN, are you selling the bump stops?

Devildog0341Va 01-26-2012 11:53 AM

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Great start Jim, looking foward to your progress.

Buckeye36 01-26-2012 12:40 PM

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Thanks!

yellowshaker 01-26-2012 03:11 PM

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Seems that this is shaping up to be another great build thread! I love it, Jim. Everyone here is building something i have not yet done myself. I am getting great ideas here.  Keep up the ncie work.
And nice casting work Wayne!

Buckeye36 01-26-2012 04:03 PM

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">Speaking of Wayne's casting, I initially over looked a couple of small parts.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">In addition to the bump stops there were 2 final drive housings and 2 torsion bar caps.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">I overlooked the torsion bar caps...till now.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt"><font size="3"><font face="Calibri">I glued 3 tiny photo etch screws to each cap, primed and then epoxied to the hull.<o:p></o:p></font></font></p>


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