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PostSubject: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 2:32 pm

Another absolute blast doing this one and more fresh learning.

This time the tank is Tamiya's Panzer Kampfwagen II Ausf. F/G, the base and wall are from Field of Glory Models, the crew are Mini Art's German Tank Repair Crew and the equipment is Italeri's Field Tool Shop.

I completley botched up the connections at the tops of the gas bottles and had to make my own. I also made and added the hoses and substituted the welding torch for a better one from a  Fujimi Garage Tools kit

There were no chains for the block and tackle so I added those too. The compressor also got an air hose.

May 27th 1942 and our tank and crew have been sent back to the field shop, away from the fearsome snow and behind friendly lines for repairs and a few days R & R. Meanwhile the repair crew have set to work doing basic essential repairs.

However, badly rusted as the tank is, resources and time do not allow for a fresh coat of paint. 'Make do and mend' is their watch phrase now.























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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 4:18 pm

I think another winning diorama. Just plain fun to look at. Nice work Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 4:37 pm

Looks great Al. Very excellent job with the detailing ...... even the "wild eyed" crew member!
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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 4:45 pm

Al:  You are getting scary good at these military dioramas.  Quick, build a car or a gas station or a garage.  You need to get back on solid ground.  

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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 6:40 pm

Hi Mr Skid Sir,

This is AWESOME, you can almost smell the oil and grease and the weathering on the tool, gas bottles etc is brilliant...

May I ask what did you use for the oxy acetylene hoses...

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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 7:54 pm

Thanks guys.

Car coming up John.

Andy, the Oxy hoses are suitable sized (eyballed) electrical wire with the wire stripped out. (That's the hard bit) I then dunk them in some freshly boiled water, remove with tweezers and hold straight for a few seconds. This removes any kinks etc. The 'ties' are just thread tied around the hoses and secured with a tiny drop of CA.

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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Mon 09 Dec 2013, 10:16 pm

you did a great job with that

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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Tue 10 Dec 2013, 1:42 am

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Another great dio build Al, the details are fabulous.

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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Tue 10 Dec 2013, 3:58 am

Looks good and has a nice balance.
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PostSubject: Re: Panzer II (Retreat from Leningrad continues)   Wed 11 Dec 2013, 12:29 am

Thanks guys.

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