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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Bergpanther D
Modelrob
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 10:13 PM GMT+7
Chris this is some really inspiring work. Great detail I can't wait to see it completed.

Robert
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 08:08 PM GMT+7
This is looking great and all the wiring you have done is fantastic!

Keep posting please
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 09:18 PM GMT+7
Great built, keep those pictures coming.
One can never have enough reference if one is building/want to build a Bergepanther of his own
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Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 - 11:25 PM GMT+7

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Hate to be impatient but at least it means I am very interested: de winch, de winch let's get to de winch!

Many moons ago I took two of the Italeri Berge kits and tried to build the most accurate model of this recovery vehicle that I could muster adding in some individual track links, some etch and a few scratch built parts!





VERY NICE, CHRIS!!!

This just goes to show what a beautiful model can be built without a "dedicated" kit of the Bergepanther. The New TMD Bergepanther Conversion kit is fully worthy of the DRAGON Panther D kit, along with Chris' talent!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
Thank you for the kind words guys! I was a little nervous about doing a build blog on one of my kits. Maybe I'll do another after this one is finished lol.

I haven't had much time to work on it this week so far...but as I do will keep taking pictures and posting them.

The only thing I managed to get put in place last sunday was the radio and drivers foot pedals. Hope to maybe get some pictures up tonight.....stay tuned! lol
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Posted: Friday, March 18, 2016 - 01:56 PM GMT+7
Hi guys,

Sorry I haven't updated for a bit. Well I managed to get a couple of coats of primer red on some parts. Will need to put a few more.....



I used the Vallejo surface primer Rotbraun(red brown) #70.605. A few more coats of this then I will paint the "cream colour. Vallejo as well...Pale Sand #70.837.

More to come.....
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Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 04:20 AM GMT+7
Hi guys,

Got some detail painting done this morning. Torsion bars and mounts.



I am taking a break to post these lol. Going back in now to paint the lubrication lines.....
PanzerLehr
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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 11:43 AM GMT+7
Hi guys,

Got back form a model show at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Heritage Con). Picked up some supplies and Takom's MK.V WW1 Heavy Battle Tank. Looking forward to starting that one. But don't worry I am still going to plow on with the Berg!

Anyhow...after I got back I did some weathering on the winch....




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Posted: Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 12:54 PM GMT+7
Lookin mighty fine Chris! Keep er going, it's fun to watch.
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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2016 - 01:23 AM GMT+7
The primer really made everything "pop". The winch is also really lookin the biz. NICE!!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 02:39 PM GMT+7
Evening all!

Thanks for the comments guys! Well I got a bit of weathering done tonight....all with Mig products....


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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:42 AM GMT+7
What a great job you have done so far. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
I think I can smell the grease!!
PanzerLehr
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 07:57 AM GMT+7
Lol...I must be nose blind to it . I will be painting the transmission tonight. And hoping to start the weathering on it as well...
PanzerLehr
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 01:26 PM GMT+7
Well guys...here is another post...

I got the transmission painted...but the chipping didn't work out like I wanted to...so I'll be starting over with it tomorrow.



But...that give me time to work on the rear wall some more...


After that I went onto the aux fuel tanks...



And a few more pics of the work so far...




Thanks for looking!
Modelrob
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Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 09:01 PM GMT+7
Chris the weathering is coming out great. The fluid stains in the bottom of the hull is just right. I can't wait for the next update.

Robert
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 01:22 AM GMT+7
I smell the grease as well! Great job. That back wall really has the look of heavy machinery.
J
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 04:48 AM GMT+7
WOW! You are doing some beautiful work on this thing!!
fuselier63
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 06:28 AM GMT+7
That is really inspiring painting.
Love it.
Only got one small question, in the pictures of the transmission there is a lever in front of the drivers instrument panel.
Does it belong there?
I think it should face downwards so the driver can see his dials.
Anyway, keep up the good work.
René
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 06:31 AM GMT+7
Maybe this is of some use.

http://www.track-link.com/forums/site_blogs/10417/flat

I use it a lot with my model.

René
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 08:21 AM GMT+7
Hi Rene,

You are right. The lever in question is a steering lever for the driver. I need to move it to the proper location.
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Hi Chris,
no problem, would be a pity if it was in the wrong position for an otherwise great painted and assembled model.

René
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 03:47 AM GMT+7
Morning all,

Finished chipping and weathering the transmission. Finally got to install the assemblies......now for the small interior details......




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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 12:30 PM GMT+7
Hello all,

Sorry for not posting till now. busy weekend with Easter and all. But I did manage to get some work done.

I was able to get the Dragon upper hull cut and sanded to shape. Driver and radio op. seat painted and mounted. I am leaving the "jump" seat unattached. I will be leaving it inside the tank. Wanted to show off the back end of the transmission. Batteries in place and wired, fuel lines for the aux fuel tanks and the rest of the drivers control levers( Rene I put the right steer lever in the proper position lol)

Here are some pics of the work. I started on the drive sprockets and running gear this evening...




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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 10:33 PM GMT+7
Its coming along very nicely. Just love all the detail's.

Robert