I working on and off on this model and the reason is a few problems with fit but nothing that can solved with som TLC and some #@$%
Started with the tracks 240 pieces
All those pieces need some cleaning off course.
At this state I must have smoking something wrong because I want to made the tracks flexible Drilling out every track and inserted a needle.
After that I have shortended 480 needles for a nice finnish.
Result working tracks ;D
After that the sunspension.
And then time for some problems.her wise it doint want te fit with the upperhull. I must remove a piece resin ot
oops slip of the knife result two stitches
Next problem the wheels pictures tell everything. Solution a lot of hot water.
Next problem, the upperhul that was really a problem
I have use a 2K gleu for this job and take five days to complete (drying time off the gleu)
More problems ;D The black market spot is higher than the side off the hull but with some carefull sanding this problem is solved. The corners of the engine deck are not straight, the result off this is that seam between the engine deck and hull is not straight but with a litlle putty its can be corrected. Also I have sanded the whole upperhull, before the sanding its looks almost of it was cast instead off steel plate.
And up to the next problem
Last Edit: Feb 21, 2013 4:56:36 GMT -5 by rondriaan
Labor of love is what it's called Ron!! Tough work getting the tracks situated....but well worth the effort!!! Nice progression on this one btw!! Sorry to see and hear about the finger....collateral damages!!
I have just a other small problem solved on the enginedeck, the left side was to low and I solved this with some putty so its now correct sofar possible Made new panel lines so they are al the same.
And for now I have a litlle problem and I hope you can help me on that? This hetzer is a Mid version (I think) the idlers doint have six holes. The question is, are there two hatches on the engine deck? I have seen some pictures that have them and others doint
A litle progress on the Hetzer. Made some weldseams. Made a nice new barrel on the lathe, I was not happy with one in the kit I doint know what the do with the gun mantlet, I know that type off mantlet but Ithink I change it to a more standard type.
More nice work there Ron - sorry i missed yer last update...things have gone a bit mad here lately yer work looks very good and that's a neat bit of lathe work fella - sorry can't help with the tech queries
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About the barrel.... wrong type my mistake now its a barrel for the latest version off the hetzer and my version is Mid production so the resin barrel was a good version of the barrel but the casting was verry bad. I have allready made a correct on on the lathe.