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PostPosted: Wed 23 Mar 2011 09:33 am 
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Many thanks, guys.

There's really no comparison between the Panther and the Pz IV kits, is there? The Pz IV shows the quality of Airfix's later models whilst the Panther (Airfix's first tank model, I believe) is past its sell by date.

The Pz IV is definitely a kit that should be kept in the range and maybe be considered for additional parts, either to backdate to an earlier version or as here to allow an H or J to be built. Here's hoping!


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PostPosted: Thu 05 Feb 2015 19:24 pm 
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Some four years late but here are some pictures of the recently painted Pzkpfw IV Ausf H (painted as a vehicle of 12 SS Pz Div):

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Feb 2015 16:30 pm 
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RT - I love what you've done with this. The Matchbox wheelsets and tracks make a huge difference, of course, but the level of attention to detail elsewhere is also impressive, and the final result is better than most 1/35 models! Thanks for sharing this with us.

What are you going to do with your wheel-less Jagdpanzers, though?

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Feb 2015 18:07 pm 
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Many thanks Shem. The wheels are definitely the worse part of the Airfix kit and the Matchbox JgdPz IV ones certainly are an improvement. I didn't go the whole hog and replace the rear idlers which are the earlier style. An alternative to the Matchbox option would be the Dan Taylor Modelworks set. You don't get replacement tracks but at least you don't end up with two JgdPz IVs with no wheels.... Must find something to do with at least one of them!


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Feb 2015 00:50 am 
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That's a fantastic result!

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Feb 2015 01:08 am 
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Superb! :clap:

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