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Old 07-29-2010, 08:05 AM
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yes i know on the panther used they MG34's i hadn't one spare so i used a MG42 on it looks good although
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Still waiting on parts so i put together the insides. I removed the box from the rx18 and added a fan located the on/off switch and volume under the rear deck hatch and a speaker from a pc set.
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Old 08-01-2010, 01:37 PM
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Hi Cheap Tank. Nice work! You plus extra gear?
Old 08-02-2010, 08:51 AM
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The extra gear is from the mato sherman boxes i just had to make a mount for the right motor. To tighten the swing arms just counter sink the screw hole and i used a soldring iron to get a few more mm of travel. When i was puting it back togeather i noticed the sprocket was about 1/8in out of alingment so i shimmed them out. I also did the sprink fix on the first and last road wheels.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:19 PM
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I got a little more done today addad spare wheels and a few pe tool clamps. I have not had mutch time the last few days because one of my guys broke a sprinkler in of all places the ritz carlton hotel so i have ben cleaning a lot.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:56 PM
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I finaly got to drive it around today and cant believe how mutch the roller blade bearings help the gearboxes are even quieter. These were replacement parts for skates from wallmart and fit the hl shafts perfictly.
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:43 PM
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Can't wait to see this tank all finished. Great job!
Old 08-05-2010, 03:50 PM
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CT, your doing a great job! I don't know if I read anywhere that you stated if you were doing a particular tank? Are you doing the British Cuckoo Panther G? <div>
</div><div>Also, you wouldn't happen to have calipers on hand and if you do, wouldn't mind taking measurements of the bearing you used from the skates? </div>
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Not realy a particular tank im just working from what pics i can find. The bearings are 22.00 mm od and 8.19 id i think all the replacement skate parts are the same size. Starting to think about paint maby green base and hard edge stripes on the sides only. Any suggestions for a late g paint job would be welcome.
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Well, I think Cuckoo would be a unique tank to have or similar to it.....I think that large star is striking but it only had one road wheel on the driver side. I'm not sure if the base was green with horizontal pattern winter wash over it...can't find documents on it, but it's your tank and you can do what ever you like!
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:57 PM
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Cuckoo would be good but i have already added the spare tracks, wheels and schurzen then again i am short on tanks for the good guys. Here is a pic of the aa sight that came with the voyager pe tool clamps.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:09 PM
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I built the mg mount today its not scale but still looks better than the stock part adn it only cost me a paper clip.
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:47 PM
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Finaly finnished the tool clamps almost time to mix up some paint and cover up the awfull green primer.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:09 AM
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Alot of work still to do but i finaly got some paint on it.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:39 AM
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You done some nice things with this tank. Thanks for sharing
Old 08-29-2010, 09:58 AM
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wich company your panther belongs cheap tank , nice done
Old 08-29-2010, 10:03 AM
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Cheap tank,
Great looking Panther, I'm kinda glad mine is still in sand primer. Between you and Karel, you guys have given me some many ideas, it may take me a couple months to incorporate them LOL. Anyway, as always another question. Did you pressure fit the drive sprocket bearings into the gear cover I can see the styrene spacer ) or were they glued in. Also, a little on how you made your 3-1 gear boxes. I can see the nylon gear, but just how did you mount it in the frame? I would love to see a vid of your panther running. As always, thanks for sharing.

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Looking good CT! Like the striping, very clean!
Old 08-29-2010, 06:38 PM
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this one was a little differant i painted the camo first taped it off then did the green. 1sgt the bearings are just pressed in snug and the gears are from mato sherman boxes.
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Nice work on this Panther!
Old 09-21-2010, 03:22 PM
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I have worked to many long days lately so i havent done mutch but i did get it put togeather and ran it some. It runs great no track issues or anything i just need to get some faster motors and finnish details and weathering and maby a crewman or two.
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Cheap Tank,
Thanks for the close up pics. I think, I'll may add some skirts to my Jagdpanther and Panther G after all.

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I had time today to do a tittle more on the panther and after my jagdpanther broke the idlers off as soon as i started running it a quick fix for this one. A little brass tube and rod solderd togeather with a couple of collets a drill and saw and i hope they dont fall off this one.
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Well i finaly got it running and almost done. The asiatam metal arms and springs work mutch better with almost no flex. I ran it a few hours on pretty rough ground with no track problems other than loosing some schurzen so i guess now i must get another model.
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Looks great, I like the camo pattern you used.

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