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Old 08-13-2020, 09:13 PM
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Good to see this thread live again. I wonder if you managed to solve the suspension problem that provoked the tracks wearing in one side.

My tank is beginning to do the same and I am megapissed.
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Old 08-14-2020, 05:38 PM
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I never did figure out the problem, i am just going to go roll with it, pardon the pun!
Old 08-15-2020, 07:56 AM
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I just change my tracks right to left every once in a while. If you are running 'summer' tracks they fit.
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Old 08-15-2020, 11:17 AM
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I have always worked on the principle that German Armour especially light and medium Tanks had never ending problems with their suspension systems, So why not us after all we are constantly searching for total realism and what is more realistic than our Tanks suffering the same suspension failings as the real thing.?
The PZ11 had at least 3 suspension redesigns and the original PZ4 had Torsion bar suspension which would surely have solved the problems that bothered the 1/4 elliptic leaf sprung PZ4s of the following PZ 4 Ausf, This had one advantage, It was cheaper.!!!
When it comes to defense budgets the penny counters had the same influence in those dark days as they do today.
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Old 09-29-2020, 07:04 PM
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The P4 with the new gearboxes ran great at the last battle at Danville.

In the heat of battle

getting a lift back the to spawn area to restart the battle!!
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Old 10-06-2021, 09:25 AM
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Some pics to follow but at the last battle weekend the Panzer never made it to the field, while testing it on the bench at Danville, the recoil stuck in the most rear position and it didn't flash. I will hopefully get a chance to tear it down this weekend and look at it. More to follow.
Old 10-06-2021, 08:36 PM
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here is a pic of the gun recoil jammed to the rear.


Old 10-07-2021, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by manchu9inf View Post
here is a pic of the gun recoil jammed to the rear.

Wow, did the control arm bind or was it the gear?
Old 10-07-2021, 10:46 PM
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Wow
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Old 10-10-2021, 12:06 PM
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Well luckily it was a quick fix the screw from the recoil unit and the arm on the barrel had worked itself out and a new one installed fixed it. but it was jammed back in there pretty good and took a little work to get it loose and moved back into its correct position. Also a pic of the dented spare wheel bin, i actually did this a couple of years ago when I accidentally drove it into a table leg. I thought it was cool that it didn't break or snap, just bent.


the barrel arm out of position

Back where it should be, at least closer

the dent
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Old 10-19-2021, 02:48 PM
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Finally finished the tow rope and mounted it!


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Old 10-19-2021, 03:07 PM
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A lovely job,
You probably already know that a reflector is mounted toward the bottom of the Left rear fender ( That is looking from the drivers seat),
It is surprising how many people leave it off.
What makes the PZ4 back end odd is that some of them had a back light on the right rear treadway but the vast majority had no light on the right side at all.
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Old 10-20-2021, 03:56 PM
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I honestly don't think the kit came with that part, if it did it probably broke off a long time ago. I know the Tamiya JagdPanzer IV came with the light on the left rear fender, and that light is definitely showing signs of damage from being hit by any number of objects on the battlefield. But with the Tamiya Panzer IV, I don't think it came with it as part of the kit.
Old 10-22-2021, 10:28 AM
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Looks good. How did you weather the tow rope? Is it a copper wire or steel? I've found the copper are hard to weather correctly, but look more like a tow cable with the way that they are wound.

The rear reflector is easy to fabricate from brass sheet and styrene tubing. But, they weren't always there, either. So, good either way.
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Old 10-22-2021, 05:40 PM
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The tow rope is the string that came with the kit, i just painted it Tamiya Dark Iron then gave it a wash of Future Floor wax and Tamiya Flat black diluted about 40-50% with water, the eyelets were painted and then I used Tamiya black panel marker on them. The large circular dent/scrape on the muffler was just painted and then I used Tamiya black Panel marker on that as well. Hopefully it will weather from the battlefield nicely!

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