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

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  1. snake7

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    Thanks Zathros
    What I meant about seats, is that they to wide to enter between gear box and supporting, so I thought ahead and narrowed the supporting.

    Roman, about the trailer - i didn't know they eventually published it. I only saw design and test build. But nevertheless, I don't think I will find the guts to build such model again, because, I'm sure, the designer is the same :)
  2. snake7

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    Assembled fuel tanks, accumulator box, oil tank and radiator
    Radiator was a little bit large, so i was in need to narrow it
    Also thee is a mistake with fuel tanks - they not mirrored
    I cut right tank to pieces and glued upper part right. But gluing place for connecting tube
    can not be hidden, so i only painted it
    Also, on the pictures shown steps to glue all parts in place
    First accumulator box and oil tank
    Second engine
    Third fuel tanks
    Last radiator
    Engine compartment finished! :p

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  3. snake7

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    Hello
    I finished the interior. Visors was glued upside down. Already fixed it :)
    Next step was to glue outer skin. I was in need to make some adjustments, but in general it fitted OK.
    A lot time was taken to cut out, paint and glue all the hatches and stuff.
    I suggest avoiding glue part 1i on cardboard, because afterwards you need to shape it

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  4. sabre66

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    Wow this makes my 1/72 version of this look terrible.
    I will watch with great interest
  5. Clashster

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    Beautiful! I'm looking forward to more! I have this in my stack, and your work is making me itch to cut it up!
  6. snake7

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    Thanks guys!

    The process is continued, little by little
    I glued some additional parts to outer side of hull. Also assembled tensioning mechanism.
    You can give up on part 3g. It will only interfere
    After this step i moved to cut out huge amount of wheels parts and assembled one for testing. No real problems, only outer strip, part 71f was too short.

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  7. snake7

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    In breaks, between cutting out parts, I assembled mudguards and glued them to place.
    Part 41, supporting beam, will be glued later, after I'll figure out how much space is needed to insert upper hull part

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  8. Zathros

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    I have this feeling that in the end, you are going to get in and drive this away, and the joke was on us! Incredible build!! :)
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    Ither that or sell it as the real thing on ebay
  10. Zathros

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    I could imagine this getting a hefty price just as a model! Funny thing though, it could never be enough. I imagine there is some point where the an offer would make giving it up tempting, but it would have to be pretty high. :thumb:
  11. snake7

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    :) I'll think about that

    In the meanwhile I continued with wheels and am presenting you assembling conveyor in pictures. Step by step :)

    There was only one problem - outer strip was too short, but eventually it will be covered with tracks

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  12. Zathros

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    That is "nuts"!! They all look so perfect. I can't imagine doing that but I sure do love to see someone do it. The pictures speak for themselves. :thumb:
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    just love this model, and your doing an outstanding job. can't wait to see it finished, keep up the good work.
  14. snake7

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    Thanks guys!

    Wheels placed on axis. Rollers and swinging arms assembeld.
    Axis of the wheels must be reduced in diameter or it will not enter the whole.
    Swinging arms must be assembled with extra care and measurement. Connecting beams are too large in diameter.
    I advise not to glue part 1t1 on cardboard or it will interfere with swinging arms later.

    Happy New Year!

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    Perfect, as always. What kind of tracks do you want?
  16. snake7

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    Thank you.
    I plan to build laser cutted tracks from Ortin.
  17. Zathros

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    snake 7, these are beautiful pieces of work. Wonderful.
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    Thanks Zathros

    I finished dumpers and started to glue suspention and wheels to the body
    First dumpers and then swinging arms
    Next upper rollers and then main wheels

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  19. Zathros

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    This is the part that pains me about certain types of models. The suspension components on this could be made to work but it is ridiculous as it's a model, not a toy. The machinists part of me wants to make the components work to keep options open. I would have been so tempted to try and make the suspension workable but this is because your model looks so real, it really seems like you are building a miniature tank, not a model of a tank. I only get like this when I see what I feel is the best of the best the top level models. That's what this is, this is the best of the best, and the big little oaf kid inside of me would just want to play with it till I broke it. Nowadays, I blame it on my 12 year old. We'll dogfight in some biplane models and just like the real fights, we have collided mid air. They never look quite the same afterwards and I have lost some nice models that way, but we sure have a lot of fun! This is fantastic, Thank You for sharing this with us! :)
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    Thank you Zathros. If the design is right (like in Halinski Sherman), there is no problem to make suspension workable, but not here... I just pray that it will hold the weight and not colapse :D

    I took a little breake and now I'am trying to get in line again
    Front driving wheels and back wheels are done and glued to places
    There is a need to watch carefuly and aline all the wheels in one line
    Did a test build of several tracks to look if it matches the driving wheels. Looks OK, but I've narrowed a little the thikness of wheels, about 0.5 mm.

    Next - laser tracks... so I'll be gone, again, for a while

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