Patrick's Dragon Jagdpanzer A-O

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Here's my entry, an old but gold one from Dragon.


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Brass schürzen, periscopes, metal barrel


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Tracks.... lots of them!


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Made a start on the wheels - 18 roadwheels, 2 drive sprockets, 2 idlers & 8 return rollers... oh joy!


I should have suggested a STuG III GB ;)


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This is going to be something special indeed ( ohh yes I like the metal barrel too and periscopes )


What sort of colours are you aiming for, Ardennes?, and what units are available In the kit?


Looks a very nice in depth kit there Patrick


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Thanks Robert! I've had a test fit of the metal barrel & it's kinda wonky in the mantlet :sad: so I might go with the plastic barrel instead. It's a single piece slide moulded one so no worries about annoying seam lines :smiling3:


I have a bit of a plan for this one, out of necessity really. The kit represents one of the early pre-production versions - the rounded front of the casement gives it away.


Only a few were built & most went to training units, painted in plain Dunkelgelb. So I'm thinking of a vehicle that's being sent from its training billet to the front in the last month of WWII.


It'll have a quick respray in late war tri-camo... a good reason to try out my new Ammo by Mig paints :smiling3:
 

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do like the look of this one,very nice with the PE,should build up to be very good, ;)


well should be starting my one in a few more hrs,off to have a chat with my mates at Nic,s from 10am to 1pm,


need to get out for a bit,and enjoy my once a week chat,:rolleyes: :D
 
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Looks a real nice kit Patrick.


Well....the boss has choices!! Let's do it guys and gal :smiling3:
 

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I'm going to watch this one Patrick
 

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Thanks for all the interest peeps :smiling3:


A quick update


I've build up the lower hull & added Tamiya dark yellow as a undercoat/primer


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Done the wheels - one thing I hate is sanding off the mould seam lines


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Now to make a start on the upper hull


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And by the power of Greyskull!


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looking very nice Patrick,nice start with the lower hull,same way as I do,spry it before the wheels go on. ;)


very nice and neat with the wheels,what do you do to get them even,when spraying use a mask ?
 

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Looks a really nice kit Patrick


"Done the wheels - one thing I hate is sanding off the mould seam lines"


Love this part very therapeutic;)
 

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looking very nice Patrick,nice start with the lower hull,same way as I do,spry it before the wheels go on. ;)
very nice and neat with the wheels,what do you do to get them even,when spraying use a mask ?
Thanks Monica, yeah I use a circle template to keep the wheels as neat as possible.


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ah that is a better one I have,as my one is round,so its a little harder to use,


will look out for a flat one, ;)
 

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I've got the wheels on & the tracks done. They were a real PITA & fought me all the way, but I won in the end (not without a fair amount of cursing!)


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I'll add some pigments to them before I join the upper & lower hull sections.


I've also made up the brass schürzen. Lots of fiddly bending & gluing of the retaining brackets.


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very nice weathering on the lower hull,the tracks look nice as well


like the colors you have used,


the brass schürzen,do look real good,but oh my 2 brackets for each hook, ;)


great progress will be waiting for the next, :D
 
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