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Panzer Art: December releases from PanzerArt
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 03:42 AM UTC


PanzerArt are here with their most recent products for 1/35 scale.

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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 10:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the news... don't really figure out how the Sherman 75 mm canvas up-date works ? Do PA expect that we cut the front of the turret to add their resin part ?

I rather stay with the lovely Resicast's choice which just fit in/on the mantlet "et voil" !

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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:21 PM UTC
You need the look at the picture closer. The turret section is surely a plastic piece that is being used to display the resin parts. It seems obvious to me that the kit includes only the covered mantlet and barrel, not the turret section.
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:59 PM UTC
The most important thing is P.A will release the Renault AHN truck wheels set!!!! Great!!!!
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 04:16 PM UTC
Lot of interesting stuff offered here. The WWI fuel drums piqued my interest.
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 07:25 PM UTC

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You need the look at the picture closer. The turret section is surely a plastic piece that is being used to display the resin parts. It seems obvious to me that the kit includes only the covered mantlet and barrel, not the turret section.



I hope you are right Jon but on the first picture for the 75 mm M4 canvas, there is like a continuous mold flash (resin ?) on both the canvas and the turret... but as you said, simplicity should be a separate covered mantlet and barrel....

anyway a lot of new stuff from PA and it's welcome !
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 07:33 PM UTC

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Lot of interesting stuff offered here. The WWI fuel drums piqued my interest.



What makes them WWI?
Panzerart
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 08:56 PM UTC
Hi Guys. I ate one letter by mistake. These are of course WWII barrels. Great War period barrels will ready in March-April
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 10:02 PM UTC
will you also consider some 1/72 releases? I feel the thread pattern (chunkiness) on many plastic 1/72 scale kits let them down.
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 11:50 PM UTC
The jeep wheels are missing the central circular hole and pressed rim that the wheel hubs pass through.

Sk
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:12 AM UTC

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The jeep wheels are missing the central circular hole and pressed rim that the wheel hubs pass through.

Sk






larger image here: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/64/58/d4/6458d4425717775017a97295ed248580.jpg


larger image here: http://anythingmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/willys-jeep.jpg

This is a CJ-2A but I included it for the close-up of the rims


Larger image here: https://www.kaiserwillys.com/media/wysiwyg/Gerrit_Seys_1948_CJ-2A.JPG

?
/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:46 AM UTC
A close up of a wheel on my '44 Willys.

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/J_rw.jpg
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:50 AM UTC

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A close up of a wheel on my '44 Willys.

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/J_rw.jpg



Thanks
Maybe those details should be visible on a 1/35th wheel, even if the gaps are small. What could it be in 1/35? Something like 0.1 mm (1/25th of an inch)
Maybe a thin line of black paint in the corners could give the impression of a small gap. Or weather the rims with some dirt to fill/cover the missing gaps
/ Robin


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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 04:00 AM UTC

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You need the look at the picture closer. The turret section is surely a plastic piece that is being used to display the resin parts. It seems obvious to me that the kit includes only the covered mantlet and barrel, not the turret section.



I hope you are right Jon but on the first picture for the 75 mm M4 canvas, there is like a continuous mold flash (resin ?) on both the canvas and the turret... but as you said, simplicity should be a separate covered mantlet and barrel....

anyway a lot of new stuff from PA and it's welcome !



You're right - never noticed that until I really enlarged the picture. It would seem illogical to mold it this way and one thing PA is bad for is not giving you all the information in their images.
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 06:11 AM UTC
Strange that PA addressed the typographical error on the fuel drums but not the questionable Sherman turret....
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 06:41 AM UTC

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A close up of a wheel on my '44 Willys.

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/data/500/J_rw.jpg



Thanks
Maybe those details should be visible on a 1/35th wheel, even if the gaps are small. What could it be in 1/35? Something like 0.1 mm (1/25th of an inch)
Maybe a thin line of black paint in the corners could give the impression of a small gap. Or weather the rims with some dirt to fill/cover the missing gaps
/ Robin





I forgot to link the image properly again.

I think it would be a good idea for PA to add a rolled edge to the center of the wheel to show some separation between the hub and the wheel. Weathering can cover it up, but it would still have that flat look, like the wheel and hub are one piece.
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 08:07 AM UTC
M923 wheels are for A2 versions because of CTIS part on the rim, I'm right ?
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 09:11 PM UTC
whats up with that .50 on the back of the first Jeep ? - are they meant to be that colour ? or is it just old , dirty or rusty ? - Sweeeeet looking Jeep though ♡♡♡
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 04:57 PM UTC

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whats up with that .50 on the back of the first Jeep ? - are they meant to be that colour ? or is it just old , dirty or rusty ? - Sweeeeet looking Jeep though ♡♡♡



I suspect it is a replica made for firing propane. The color is OD more or less, with dust coating it? Hard to tell from the picture.

The Jeep is an M38.