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Old 06-20-2014, 05:36 AM
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Here are some photo's of the current state of my Hetzer build. I am still waiting on out of country suppliers for some parts, but I am also in negotiations with a machine shop for sprockets and idlers for the metal track from Asiatam. I will post more as I get more parts in. Right now everything is working with the Clark TK22 board and Spectrum 9 radio. I have used HL steel low profile boxes with Promax 400 motors. Gun elevates & depresses with a servo, gun has 15% slew using a servo, and servo recoil. The Notek light works, as does the convoy light. It is set up for IR battling.

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Old 06-20-2014, 05:57 AM
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There it is, been waiting on this build for a while
Old 06-20-2014, 05:58 AM
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Now that's one heck of a tight fit. You did a great job cramming that much AND a decent speaker in there. Did you have to break scale anywhere?

What type of roadwheel will it need?
Old 06-20-2014, 06:23 AM
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That is coming together beautifully.
Old 06-20-2014, 06:39 AM
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I did have to break scale in the shape of the lower hull and made the sides vertical instead of tapered. Nothing would fit if they were tapered. I will be using Tiger 1 road wheels with a cast "hubcap" to look like the 38t wheels. With the Tiger wheels I get rubber tires instead of plastic. Still working on the suspension system.

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Old 06-20-2014, 10:16 AM
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Fantastic work Herman...A+.
Old 06-20-2014, 10:41 AM
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Wonderful build, thanks for sharing.
The Hetzer has a special place in my heart and you are doing it a great favour.
Please keep the pics flowing Mr. Herman.
Old 06-20-2014, 06:32 PM
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Can't wait to see the finished product
Old 06-20-2014, 08:48 PM
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Looks great Herman, can't wait to see it with wheels and tracks.

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Old 06-21-2014, 04:23 AM
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Steve, are you coming to Danville next week? Probably the last battle day as we know it!
Old 06-21-2014, 07:32 AM
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I have an extra hull for sale in classifieds also.

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Old 06-21-2014, 08:27 AM
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AMAZING! Great Detail.
Old 06-21-2014, 12:12 PM
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Nice job on your Hetzer build Herman. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Old 06-21-2014, 02:31 PM
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I see you still got it Herman. i have enjoyed everything you have built to date and this is exceptional work.
Old 06-21-2014, 05:21 PM
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Thanks guys for all the positive comments. I am working on parts of the suspension, but the hold up is some off shore vendors parts. I am trying a workaround, but it does require a bit more scratch building than I originally anticipated. Oh well, stuff happens.

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Great work Jarhead. See you next week.
Old 06-21-2014, 06:50 PM
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Ooh Rah!
Old 07-20-2014, 04:16 PM
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Well, I got frustrated on another project so I started painting. This one is for someone else, but mine will be quite similar to it. Still waiting on the sprockets to finish the suspension.

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:49 PM
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Nice camouflage Herman!!!
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Looking very nice Herman!!!
Old 07-21-2014, 07:11 PM
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Great looking Hetzer, like the camouflage
Old 07-22-2014, 03:00 PM
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Here are the four amigo's together. Each is at a different stage in painting and construction, and none of it is finished yet.

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Old 07-22-2014, 03:04 PM
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Looks nice Herman. Which one is the one you're building for us?
Old 07-22-2014, 03:34 PM
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Yours is the one on the far right with most of the paint finished. Mine is next to it.

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:14 AM
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Hi Herman,
Your Hetzer project is looking great, I'm still plugging away on my current airplane project, I have to finish that before I jump into the tank project. Hopefully Brenda and I will see you again this September at Danville if your event is still held there.

Keep up the good work, Larry

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