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Old 08-20-2015, 08:38 AM
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Has anyone used these "add on" zimmerit panels before?

http://atakmodel.istore.pl/en/zimmerit-1-16

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:41 AM
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They are fantastic to work with and the finish is perfect. No disappointments with them, and ETO armor stocks them.
the link is the elepahnt I used it on. The new owner has been doing some mods appraently. But he has some great pictures of it that show the zim very well.
http://jbwid.com/art74k2.htm

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:42 AM
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Yup, used them myself and seen others use them. They are fantastic for convienience the only issue I have with them are they are a bit shallow and the uniformity kinda kills it for me especially on the Elefant kit.
If you don't have the time or experience they are completely worth the money. I used 2 part epoxy to attach and you still have to so some hobby knife trimming to get some pieces to fit.
Old 08-20-2015, 09:10 AM
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Obviously this is just an opinion, but the photos i have seen of tanks done with the panels it looks very plastic and cheap. reminded me of a snaptite model. way to thin and uniform looking compared to photos of real zimmerit.
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And my 2 cents for what it is worth....

I have done pretty much every method under the sun for zim. A lot in 1/35th and a few in 1/16. I like the sheets. I find that doing it by hand you tend to have it too thick and it is tedious to work with. Factory applied zimmerit was actually fairly uniform, so at scale I don't think that is an issue. Of course when you see close ups of the real thing it looks coarse and a little more random, but when you back out and compare the real thing to a model at the same distance shot sometimes it can be tough to even see the zim.

Here are a couple of shots of mine using a few methods. See if you can pick out the burn method which is a hot soldering tip shaped to do the zim, Sheets of zim, and a section of milliput I did...





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Old 08-20-2015, 10:38 AM
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AND opinions do vary but some experience on the matter will serve one well.




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Old 08-20-2015, 11:42 AM
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Everyone has there methods. I did the late Tiger 1 using tamiya putty and it turned out nice, but I thought it too be a little too thick personally. I also tried milliput, which worked well. The ability to cut out areas of the panels offered by atak make it very easy to doa worn look, even though it is a panel. I felt it was lesss time consuming and the results can be very good when the right methods are used in application of the panels, as well as paint and weathering.
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Thanks guys ---
Considering my lack of skill, patience, bad eyesight and shaky hands, I think the Zimmerit panels would come out better for me than any effort that took some talent. Those are the same reasons I never was successful as a brain surgeon or bomb squad technician. It looks like different people get different results using different methods and materials. What could go wrong? I would probably find a way to screw it up. I'm good at that.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:07 PM
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Rex, you did a great job. I seem to have King Midas Brown touch. Instead of gold as King Midas had the touch. If I touch it it turns to poop <-- to put it gently. I am waiting for upgrade parts to my HL Abrams I've ordered to start.
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Craig / Streesquid of DAK Armor talking about the ATAK ZImmerit (Page 4 of his Elephant build)

.. or pg 6 - Post #106 goes into detail about how he applied the resin


http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/rc-t...t-build-4.html

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Old 08-21-2015, 04:27 AM
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Hi,

I just ordered the Zim panels for my Panther, direct from Atak in Poland.. Total with shipping was less than $50, and the box arrived within a week . I also like the resin MG sponson and main gun mantlet. If these pan out I may go for the Tiger 1 set as well.

http://atakmodel.istore.pl/en/zimmer...6?currency=USD

Here is a little tutorial from Roll models for the product:

http://www.rollmodels.net/nworkbench...im/atakzim.php

HTH

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