Monday, 10 October 2016

1/16 Panther G

Now I finished my Pz IV it's time to get started on the Pz V.

Picked up cheap 2nd hand Panther G some time ago and bought the taigen Panther hull from forgebeartanks.com



Added some bearings to the idlers and turned some shafts on a drill.




Made some bearing housings for the drive shafts.
(Shapeways Link)




These slot onto the drive shafts.





and the transmission covers keep them in place.




Put the sprockets and tracks on then gave it a quick test run-



Some of the wheels came lose so I'll have to drill/file the shafts to give the grub screw something to bite into. Very impressed with the Taigen hull though I'm going to have to move the switchs into the rear stowage box and remove the recharge socket (I never recharge the battery inside the tank.)


Added some detail to the tool racks and spare track hangers-

 


Added Sch├╝rzen Brackets and finished off the tools-


Without skirts-



With skirts-









Added lids to the rear stowage bins -



Spare track holders, periscopes and a bit of welding-



Engine vents and cooling (I'll paint these up and add them when the rest of the tank has been painted)-



Added a part to the hull release. This covers the hole and as it's sloped it'll hopefully snag less)-




Monday, 5 September 2016

Printed Flames of War scale tanks (1/100)

Printed out some 1/100 scale M4 Sherman. Ideal for Flames of War.-


UK Sherman Platoon  with Firefly.




M4 Jumbo (with a 5p peice for scale)-

 


Thursday, 30 June 2016

1/16 Pz III

Pic's of a Heng Long Pz II I painted up some years ago. It was just a quick repaint job (and ariel replacement).



Monday, 20 June 2016

1/16 R/C PzKpfw I Video

Took my 3D printed Pz I out for a drive.

It didn't have enough power to turn on the grass but I was pleased that the tracks held up. This is the first time I've driven the printed tracks so hard and when the tracks did get snagged the tank cut out before the track broke.

Full build is HERE


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

1/16 R/C PzKpfw II Ausf F

Still need to do the electronics and the track tensioner (the idlers are sitting a little high in the photos) and may redo the tracks sometime as these look a little chunky.