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Old 07-20-2010, 08:27 AM
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Well now it looks like i will be setting home all week so i might as well post another panther build. So far i have used bearings from old roller blades, paper clips, some aluminum gutter, window screen, copper wire and some styrene. This is my kind of project (cheap) the only thing so far i have paid for is a tube of testors putty for the welds and dollar store super glue. I have orderd some pe tool clamps because i have not bed able to scratch any that i like and maby i will spring for a set of metal arms and bushings.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:58 AM
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looking good. I'll get your wheels sent out today.
Old 07-20-2010, 10:26 AM
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Thank you again for the wheels they will add a nice detail to the turet. I was at a loss trying to find a couple of them any where. Just added louvers to the engine deck from styrene i cut last night. Now i need to fab 12 track holders for the side of the hull.
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:19 AM
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you made the back grating out of scratch too cheap tank, nice work again
Old 07-20-2010, 11:30 AM
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Wonderful work Cheaptank! Looking forward to your progress!
Old 07-21-2010, 10:37 AM
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A little work this morning before the tide comes in and i can go snake head fishing. I finnished the hull track holders and cleantng rod tube.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:17 PM
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nice work!
Old 07-21-2010, 03:18 PM
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Looking really good CT! I don't recall you saying what your modeling if your indeed modelling a specific unit/Panther. Anyway, love how it's coming along and look forward to seeing what else you manage to save money on doing yourself!

P.S. How'd the snakehead fishing go? You don't actually eat those ugly things do you or are you just trying to clean out the population of them?
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No specific one yet im just building from photos. I dont think we will ever thin them out in the last couple of years they are every where. On the plus side they are easy to catch fite more than bass and taste good wite flakey meat and i dont think they are that ugly. This is a small one i caught a few weeks ago i dident have any thing in the tank so what the heck.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:08 PM
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Ahh, I was picturing one of the other ferocious looking Asian Snakehead fishes that plagued some of the norther/southern lakes thanks to some idiot who released them cause they were getting too big for his tank. Never had it before....but man, it resembles a snake too much, lol....I don't think I could eat it. [:'(]<div>
</div><div>Anyway, lovin the Panther detailing....I just might have to spring for a Panther....HL that is. I think my wife will divorce me if I get a third Tamiya in the same month.</div>
Old 07-22-2010, 04:12 AM
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a idee get your wife involved into tanks then can she order the panther lol nice thought though
Old 07-22-2010, 06:33 AM
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Karel47 i dont know about Tony but the only way i could get my wife into tanks is to put a strap on it and call it a hand bag. She gripes to me about the nine i have allready so i got some extra about the new panther. It is still cheaper than drinking so i dont see the problem.
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ORIGINAL: cheap tank

Karel47 i dont know about Tony but the only way i could get my wife into tanks is to put a strap on it and call it a hand bag.
LOL, oh so true
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ORIGINAL: cheap tank

Karel47 i dont know about Tony but the only way i could get my wife into tanks is to put a strap on it and call it a hand bag. She gripes to me about the nine i have allready so i got some extra about the new panther. It is still cheaper than drinking so i dont see the problem.
LOL, LOL, LMAO!!!!!!!! I think I passed theopportunityto get my wifeinvolved. When she seen all the parts in my Tamiya....she actually asked me if I wanted here to help me with the build....not thinking, I let out this big laughfollowedby a "hell no." ever so politely....big palm face!
Old 07-23-2010, 11:46 AM
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Not alot done today but i did get some styrene hex cut for bolts and full some plastick track links. O yea cleaned my desk i was reminded by talking about my wife.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:34 PM
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cheap tank we found out that the panther caliote G had only at the gunners site the two plates with mounting holes for the infrared , so only one site had that i have removed my right plates i show on foto, the site on the foto has to removed
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:40 PM
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this site is the good one
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Thinking about it that makes sence thanks for the tip.
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the caliote is corrected

is saw the foto in Panzer Tracks Panther G the new one
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Doesn't anyone make an MG 34. Every tank i see with the AA MG on the cupola has an MG 42. this is incorrect. They used 34's in and on all tanks.<div> They only carried so many MG rounds and the 42 went through ammo too fast.</div>
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I got a little moore done on the exhaust and tool bins today. This one came with a mg34 but it is not very good. I dont know why all the other models that had one came with a mg42 exept the stug. I have read that they used the mg34 on tanks because it doesent like dirt and the 42 was better for the infantry.
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Old 07-26-2010, 12:58 PM
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This morning i cut the schurzen and built the mounts. I also primed it so i can see better the old eyes are not what they were.
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Old 07-26-2010, 03:32 PM
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Made good use of my blown mato gearboxes using the gear for another home made 3/1s. This is the first time i have done a low profile one.
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CheapTank,
Can you show us the mounts for the schuzern and would the same body mounts be appropriate for the PZ IV?

Thanks. and very nice tank.

Jim
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The mounts are square styrene and aluminum strip gloed to the bottom of the fenders. The pziv is totaly differant it uses a rail mounted to the upper hull and fenders.
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