Anyone build this Panzer IV D conversion?

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Anyone build this Panzer IV D conversion?

Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

August 14th, 2012, 8:08 pm #1

http://www.belcherbits.com/lines/battalion/bt8.htm

Initially it looked good but now it looks (to me) like more of a hodge podge. It would have the later thick tires but early D type hub caps, and oddly a Panzer IV F drive sprocket so it can use the later 40cm tracks. At the Nats they showd some other conversions like a Panzer IV F/G but it seemed just to be a new gun barrel for the Tamiya J to make a cosmetic F.

DAVID NICKELS
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:17 am

August 14th, 2012, 9:57 pm #2

There is more to that conversion than 'a new gun barrel'. The J turret was modified on its front face and roof, and side doors and pistol ports were added as well as provision for fitting the early-style . New mid-series road wheels are included along with a new drive wheel. On the rear I've added the smoke candle rack and turret traverse muffler, while I include a mounting step for the left side. There is, as you noted, a new gun barrel as well as the unique ball-shaped muzzle brake.
Maybe you should have taken a closer look while you were there; that's why I brought the example along to the show. Anyways, since you missed some things, here's a photo.
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2& ... &safe=1&zw

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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

August 15th, 2012, 12:26 pm #3

Thanks for the reply. The link doesn't work though.
DAVID NICKELS
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:17 am

August 15th, 2012, 1:34 pm #4

Oops. Sorry, my mistake.
Try this, please. I can send you a larger version by email if you like.
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Joined: April 27th, 2005, 1:33 pm

August 15th, 2012, 3:56 pm #5

Another one for those of us with a DAK bent

Konrad
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