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Heng Long Pz IV makeover 2 years 1 day ago #301

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And with the turret on











There are a few things to do like painting the last remaining items and the weld across the hull front as well as the bolt heads across the rear join of upper and lower hulls. The real problem is going to be getting the time to pull out the airbrush and do the camouflage. Next Monday will hopefully be the day. I can let everything dry before then and work on the tracks. Lots of flash etc. I look at this now after construction is finished and I can’t believe it’s done.

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Heng Long Pz IV makeover 2 years 1 day ago #302

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Outstanding Tony, these are real masterpieces in the true meaning of the word. If you were an apprentice model maker this would be the piece that said you are no longer an apprentice but a master.
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Many thanks Gary, I’m having lots of fun with it. I’m just glad it came back together. It’s had lots of surgery.

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Gary wrote: Outstanding Tony, these are real masterpieces in the true meaning of the word. If you were an apprentice model maker this would be the piece that said you are no longer an apprentice but a master.

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Heng Long Pz IV makeover 1 year 11 months ago #305

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The tracks are done and the camouflage is (thank goodness), so now I can add decals and the real fun can finally begin. Lots of exterior detailing to do to things like unpainted tools and then I can chip the lot. Even though new in 45 these still took a beating in the final battles so weathering can be robust if not years old and rusty. I confess I still can’t get over how different it looks to when it began. This would be Heng Long’s least accurate vehicle, but even this scrubs up okay after major surgery, and Trumpeter spares. It will now sit this weekend while I’m away at work and then I’ll get to work on it.

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And finally with feet on. The track pins aren’t inserted into the upper set of spare tracks at this point.









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From this



to this



And still lots to go
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I don't know the original was quite nice............... :P
Looks a heap better mate.

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The decals are in place. Now I’m chipping zzzzzzz

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Beginning to weather things and am making two cupola MG mounts, one for this and the other for the Trumpeter Tiger ii. Strangely it didn’t come with one.
I’m also starting paint the tools.

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Sen friggin sational Bishop.
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Almost there in fact should finish today. The MG mounts are 3/4 done needing various items to finish them. I’ll finish one of them for this and leave the other to finish with the Trumpeter Tiger ii. I really can’t believe Trumpeter didn’t include one in a kit costing hundreds of dollars. Anyway. Also a hint of spring 45. Tonight the graphite is added and the reflector on the rear becomes red. Then it’s on the shelf and on with the triple build. This has been a far bigger build than I thought it would be, but the learning has been invaluable.

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And a hint of Spring

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Okay, so these will be the last shots until I do a nice sunlight photo shoot next week to finish this build. Lots of photos and I still need to finish the MG mount and paint the red reflector. Otherwise this one is done.

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Hints of the interior









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Closing down the transmission access







And with the turret in place



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Walk around and an incomplete MG mount.









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More walking around on the dining room table









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So I’ll finish the final details now and call it done. I’ll actually do a “finished” thread for this and as requested a while ago I’ll do a “makeovers so far thread with shots of each of the builds in the series. There are now a lot of them and with three more to go I’ll need a new house for them all.



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In a different light



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WOW !!!!!!!!!!!
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Last post. Should have linked to the finished build thread

www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/39-...iv-makeover-finished

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Very impressive Bishop, great work
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