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Old 03-09-2009, 10:10 AM
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Default HL Jagdpanther build

This is not much of a build, more of a personalization of the decent HL JagdPanther.

I always strip down the tank to its most basic components. I fill the Heng Long holes on the bottom of the tub, and then paint the tub Primer red.

Next I add the extra gear to reduce the speed and produce more torque.



Standard internal mods on the recoil mechanism have been done to have the correct look to the recoil. Spring back, slow return to fully extended. The return power is routed through a 15 watt 22 ohm resistor, to slow down the recoil.



I hinged the right rear tool box and mounted the on-off switch there. The rear compartmart door will provide access for charging and the volume switch.



All externals were painted chrome, and allowed to dry. I then brush painted on thinned flat black and rubbed that onto the silver, to give it the look of plate metal. This finish will then be sealed. My intent is to use acrylic paint over this. Anytime I want to strip it down to this bare metal finish I can do it using Windex

One of the pictures was taken with the lower front end in shadow. This was done to demonstrate how real life conditions can obscure detail. My intent is to force this shadow perspective on the final paint scheme, to hide the inaccurate front end slope of the model.



That is it so far. Next on the list is to make the rear track holders. I also included a picture that shows the clearance problems with the Heng long gear box on the front lower slope. I have no idea how to correct this using the standard Heng Long gears, short of moving the gearbox back. As I don't want to spend $150 for Tamiya gearboxes, I am opting for the painted effect.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:18 AM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

good stuff, everything, even repeats, helps most of us. I saw some detail in your regear that i had not seen before. Are those custom wheels or just a spify paint job?
Old 03-09-2009, 10:33 AM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

Everything started stock Heng Long. THe wheels are just fancy painted chrome.
Old 03-09-2009, 10:50 AM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

Very very nice modification on the gearbox ( is it the new low profile type gearbox ? ) and on/off switch mounting point YHR. The more I see of this model the more I want one. Keep the pictures coming .All the best for now
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Old 03-09-2009, 05:02 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build


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Everything started stock Heng Long. THe wheels are just fancy painted chrome.
look spiffy
Old 03-09-2009, 08:02 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

Looks great... even in bare metal like that, it's a pretty awesome looking tank.

Nice one!

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Old 03-09-2009, 08:52 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

What do you plan to use to seal the metalized undercoat?
Old 03-10-2009, 09:54 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

I will just use a spray can clear coat of some kind.

Here are some more pictures.


It is very tempting to leave it unpainted.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:04 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

I'd leave it. It's absolutely unique!
Old 03-11-2009, 12:08 PM
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I'd leave it. It's absolutely unique!
Yep I like that look to, just like its been refitted for battle look.
Old 03-11-2009, 02:22 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

I may try something like this.... I really like it. I think I might tone down the chrome on the wheels. LOL it looks like it should be in da hood, with hydrolics and a slamin stereo
Old 03-11-2009, 05:57 PM
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I may try something like this.... I really like it. I think I might tone down the chrome on the wheels. LOL it looks like it should be in da hood, with hydrolics and a slamin stereo
Ya. Now that I might actually leave it in the bare metal finish, I think I'll blackwash the wheels to tone them down. Maybe put a German in white coveralls in the hatch as well.
Old 03-11-2009, 09:29 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

I agree,

You have achieved a unique look. If someone just saw the pics they would say it had to be a kit from ARMORTEC. I thought that when I looked at the photos either that or you had slipped a gog and built the darn thing in stainless.

Great Job!!!


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Old 03-12-2009, 07:11 PM
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So I am going to keep this in factory metal finish for some variety on the shelf. I toned down the wheels and added the details.
Now just need to add the DBC and this one is finished for now.
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Old 03-12-2009, 07:40 PM
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i like it!
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

I just can't believe this model! I mean look at how the welds just hit you. This is really a show piece.

And I don't even care for assault guns....but this...this kinda changes that.

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Old 03-12-2009, 08:30 PM
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

Thanks.

THe last four or five tanks I have done, have had this metal phase done to them before I paint them. THis one though, just looked so ...............................heavy and metal, I decided to keep it.

I have asked the Heng Long factory to start producing metalized versions of their tanks. First they look pretty good done in metal, and chrome spray paint is the absolute best for coverage and ease. Second, if you wanted to paint over them, the metal undercoat would be a great start and platform for wartime paint schemes. When you chip off the paint the nice metal would be there to make effective looking battle damage. Let's see if the listen to the idea.
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Wow !!! That looks perfect. I really like the added touch with the hull markings.....like its still in the production/design phase
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Default RE: HL Jagdpanther build

What type of gears did you add to HL gearbox to reduce the ratio?
Old 02-07-2011, 07:21 PM
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It is a duplicate Heng Long gear to the one beside it.
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So I am going to keep this in factory metal finish for some variety on the shelf. I toned down the wheels and added the details.
Now just need to add the DBC and this one is finished for now.

YHR,
I also like your antenna. Is that the original cut down and do you have the rest as an internal antenna?

Jim
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That is the orignal antenna moved to the correct location. Lately I have been just laying out receiver wire on the sand shields that cover the track. I get better reception using this method then I do out of the internal coils.
Old 02-08-2011, 04:28 PM
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Slot the lower frontal plate and then cover the slots with metal tape and putty Dan. That is how Tamiya gets around that issue on their Panther.
Like i said , on mine i used the tape and then coated the entire frontal lower with Squadrojn putty to blend it all in.

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