Free Model #3 - ICM's Panzer IV Ausf D

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by KCStephens, Jan 24, 2008.


    RG WILLIAMS New Member

    Nov 7, 2006
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    Very Good Teacher

    Thanks for showing your excellent work. You are very skilled in model building and have a good eye for detail. Your work look better than most plastic models.
    Please continue to post you work, you are also a very good teacher.

    Have you considered building the T-34 offered. It would look great next to the Panzer.

    Best Regards,
    R. Williams
  2. snake7

    snake7 Member

    Dec 13, 2004
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    just amazing! and think its 1:50...
    your build is very clean and accurate. can you tell me witch glue did you used?
  3. KCStephens

    KCStephens Member

    Sep 19, 2007
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments and am really glad that you enjoyed following this build report. This was really a fun model to build.

    Yes, RGW the T-34 is toward the top of my list...It's a fine looking model but I'm not sure when I'll get around to it...Maybe I'll save for the next "free" model contest.
    All I know is that I'm tired of seeing grey - My next build is defiantly more colorful.:mrgreen: Right now, I'm working on a Stewart Honey tank (another freebie) I'll post that build thread here when I get back from vacation in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.

    Snake7, For the most part I used plain old Elmer's white glue on the parts with glue tabs (BTW, I cut off all of the original tabs and added my own where necessary). I apply the glue using a tooth pick or straight pin, spreading it out very thin (similar to a postage stamp) onto both surfaces. For the tricky parts that require butt joints (tubes and cylinders) I use Aleen's tacky glue (gold bottle) or even the very tacky (purple bottle). For little bits of wire I generally use a gel type CA.
    For laminating pieces to heavy board stock I use 3M #77 spray adhesive.
    This stuff is the best. A little goes a long way - a can will last forever. Don't skimp on this. It's worth every penny. I just don't trust any other brand of spray adhesive.
    I hope this helps.
    Please let me know if you have any other questions.