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Otawerks

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Hi Tim!

You might be interested in the latest restoration of the Saumur's tank museum....

An Ausf H with some fresh workshop pictures from this month (although the restoration started in 2007)
http://museedesblindes.fr/spip.php?article119
and probably more to come.

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Fred
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:38 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Thank you for the link Fred!! Exclamation

Perfect timing as I finish up the internal MG mount for the Tiger 1 and the photo of the Panzer IV's confirms that the same mount was used in the various panzers. Good news since I'll be making the kugelblende and internal MG mount for the Panzer IV as well. Very Happy

Nice photos of the gear housing too. I'll be starting on those tomorrow.

Thank you very much again for the link.
Kind regards
Tim

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:25 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Hi Tim

My pleasure Very Happy

Aside from the obvious Achtung Panzer n3 ref, you may also find a good deal of internal pics (mostly B&W, but quite crisp) of the PzIV chassis, from Nuts & Bolts N13 on the Whirbelwind & Ostwind.
And Johnathan Forty's "Panzer IV in Detail" is also a valuable source, but I'm guessing you might already have them in your library..
I seem to recall you have a set of Plans from Bovington...I have also considered purchasing them, have they proven useful?

Bests regards
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:57 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

I hope everyone had a great Christmas!

I'm enjoying some uninterrupted tank time between Christmas and New Years and after cleaning and organizing the shop from other projects, I began to remove the running gear components from the Panzer IV. While I was disassembling the parts, I couldn't help but notice how simple and well designed everything is on these models.

I have prepped all the bump stops and will drill them tomorrow. Unfortunately I need more locking tabs for everything. >Sad Detailed one of the suspension bases and will add the picture of it tomorrow.

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My local reference. Jacques Littlefield's Panzer IV Ausf J.

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Fun size comparison

Also started working on some related parts on the computer and hope to have them to show soon.

More tomorrow!
Tim

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

The fun continues.

Here is the first bogie/suspension base and a revised detail cap for left and right sides. The ones supplied with the kit are well detailed and perfectly fine to use as they are but I needed something to do. The part is based off reference from several vehicles as well as a M.A.N. factory drawing.

Sorry the first photo is not that great.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:17 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Tim,
Am I to understand you have been to Jacques Littlefield's museum? If so,I am VERY envious! I have seen his collection on TV specials and would love to walk around that place for awhile.
GJ
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:54 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Yes that would be a dream come true to spend a few hours at his place. So sad that Jacques Littlefield is no longer with us. I saw a video of his last ride to his resting place. He got to have one last ride on one of his tanks RIP Jacques
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:30 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Harold,when did he pass away? I had not heard. What will happen to his collection? Did he have any family to care for it?
Harold,Where did you see the video?
GJ
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

Hi GJ

Jacques was carried to his resting place on the rear of his Sheridan(his personal favorite in the collection). Sadly, he passed away last January.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhCS3p86Yps

For the moment, the collection is still available for viewing by appointment. Donations are welcome to help preserve the work that has been, and that is being, done there.

Military Vehicle Technology Foundation * P.O. Box 7390, Menlo Park, CA 94026

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Tim

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:52 am    Post subject:  Download Post Reply with quote

My friend in England was the one that did this as I know Peter's work over the years a top notch kit indeed.

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