Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.G (GPM 203)

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  1. snake7

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    Hello to all!

    I had an idea, for a long time, to complete line of main WWII german tanks, from Pz.I to Pz.VI
    I have already Pz.II on the shelf, so now i decided to build Pz.III
    This modification is Pz.III Ausf.G from Africa Corps, managed by legendary general Rommel
    You can read the info here Panzerkampfwagen III
    The book is repreant from 2005, but without error corrections
    It has full interior and all hatches open. Also, there is an option to make removable top

    I will build the model as is, only painting edges. Also, i will use laser cut tracks from Ortin.
    I'm still not sure if i will make removable top or not

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  2. snake7

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    Well, let's start!
    The frame. There is no sign on which cardboard you need to glue it, so after some measurements, i decided to glue it on 1 mm cardboard.
    The pointing on side parts is wrong and little parts must be glued in reverse. You will see it on pictures.
    Also, i cut out inner and outer skin, but glued only inner for now

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    Hi Igor!
    It seems our taste is very similar. I also plan i will build to complete series of German panzer and other German combat vehicles.
    I am sure ,your construction will be perfect. Good luck.
    János
  4. snake7

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    Thanks János!

    Made a partition between main and engine compartment
    Instruction suggests to glue the part on 1 mm cardboard, but gluing place shows that 0.5 mm will be enough.
    So I understand, that I will be in need to check every detail that must be glued on some cardboard, to see if thickness is correct

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  5. Zathros

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    Looks like another excellent tank on the way. I just look at the tracks and shudder!
  6. snake7

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    Thanks Zathros :)

    Today I completed torsion bars system
    There is no need to cut inside part 8 for part 8a, because it will not enter inside, and only in this way the length of bar will be sufficient, from wall to wall
    Also, I advise not to assemble and glue parts in blind matter, following the numeration. Sometimes there is no logic in order. Like with parts 7 and 8. First you must glue part 8 and then 7

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  7. snake7

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    Hello to all!

    I assembled support triangles and rails and lower floor under the turret.
    The floor was a little too big for the hall, so i was in need to cut about 0.5 mm from three sides, except front.
    Also, almost all support triangles must be adjusted to fit on gluing places on torsion bars.
    One more important note: support triangle #10 need to be cut in width for about 1 mm, to make place for seats, that will be inserted in the future

    I have some problems to upload the images, so i will post from external link

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  9. snake7

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    Thanks

    Gearbox
    Some parts need to be adjusted, but in general there was no problems.
    Also I noticed, that cardboard circle diameter is equal to whole strip with gluing leaf. You can adjust the circle to strip diameter, but all gluing places based on diameter of the circles

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    Nice. It was easy, but the next parts is more complex. I did not fit all the parts.
  11. snake7

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    Hello!
    After a little vacation, I'm back to business :)
    You're right János, transmission block took some effort to accomplish.
    I advise to assemble all parts apart, to measure a lot and then to adjust everything to its place, because one part depends
    on another and if you glue all parts together and then try to insert it into hall - you will fail!
    As you see, side drums are apart from main block. Also, after some adjustments, it became that main block glued as its upper crossbar sticks into gear box.
    After that I glued 2 drums to their places and only then the main part with gear box. Final step was shaft cover, that also needed adjustment to fit in place.

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  12. Zathros

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    The transmission looks functional!!
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    :)

    Driver and radio operator seats are ready
    The trick to expend the place, when i glued supports, worked.
    I've managed to insert seats with no problem.

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    Wow ! Beautiful and clear work!
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    Thanks :)

    A little update
    Made all the levers and pedals. Also assembled ammunition boxes

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    looking good, can just slip into the driver's seat a bit of welly on the accelerator, press the starting button gently slip out the clutch b*****. There are no tracks.
    Are you going to make the trailer to go behind your excellent model of the famo.
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    Thanks :)
    I don't plan to assemble the trailer. Also I don't think it will be published ever.
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    Engine assembled
    I think it's too much simplified, but eventually only the top will be seen, so I'm OK with that :)

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  19. Zathros

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    The engine looks great and if only the topis showing, there will be great depth when looking down into it. Very very nice!! I did not understand what you meant about gluing the seats in. I am amazed that the seem so rigid with such little supporting them? If you had a problem with them, you obviously figured it out! :)
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    GPM have the trailer for sale on there site , a new relese and there is a set of laser cut parts ans 1/25-ag3/10 26.19 euro $35.48.