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Building the Bergepanzer 2 from Takom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 10:04 AM UTC
Here's the Blade I hope this is self explanatory .

If by chance you do get the Mounting Arms installed upside down rather than tearing every thing apart you could Just rotate the mounting plates (maby no one will notice).


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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 12:42 AM UTC


This has been posted also as a correction for earlier in the build.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 09:46 AM UTC
Followed by the outside edge.

Then the surface.

All ready for assembly and Installation .

Next to Install the Wheels and then start on the Track.
Done for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
I hope you like my step by step for painting the Wheels
First while still on the Sprue I painted the outside Nato Green and the inside areas Model Master Steel, this will give the rub area.

Next I painted the Lower Hull Nato Green.


After removing the Wheels from the Sprue and cleaning them up I mounted them on toothpicks then painted the edge with the Tire Color.
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 12:30 PM UTC
Fantastic. Love the step by step. Gonna make my build a breeze. Thanks.
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
Awesome detailed description!

Don't worry about people that could get bent about your technique.

Did the Medecis stand over Michaelangelo's shoulder and complain?
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 09:19 AM UTC
The Winch door may be positioned in the open or closed position.

I chose the closed position, as this wouldn't be open unless you were using the winch . It wouldn't be open for travel or when using the crane. Besides there's no cable or fittings for it.

Next I think I'll be doing some painting.
That's all for a while.
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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 09:15 AM UTC
Today I joined the Upper & Lower Hulls together.

a little filling and sanding is needed here, as there's no skirting to cover this area.

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Posted: Monday, August 05, 2019 - 01:36 AM UTC
Agree, thanks for the effort and time you put here, it is really interesting
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 05:53 AM UTC

Far from boring, Donald!!
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 05:22 AM UTC
Now for the Bow Mg.
They give you 2 to choose from.
I glued the outside to the Hull first, then inserted the Ball with choice of Gun Barrel .
You should trim off 2 spots on the retaining ring (look close and you will see them). I made marks on the ring and hull to help line up the ring.




I'm done Boring you for today, see you tomorrow.
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
Just a thought, I know that too some of you my building may be a little, (Hey Ok a Lot) unconventional but I do it this way to make it easier for me. I'm not telling you all to do it this way, just giving you another option.
Any way I'll be closing up the Hull prior to installing all the small bits.
Today I installed the Masked Periscopes & the Bow Mg.
I trimmed the End Edges of the openings, it's very tight otherwise .


I painted the tops of the Periscopes Chrome Silver to improve the reflectivity through the glass.
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC



The Blade Mounts should sit flush with the Lower Hull Edge.
If it doesn't the upper Hull will not fit.


Finished for now.
Donald

Here is an Important Notice
You should be Extra Careful on installing the Arms for the Dozer Blade . If you install them Upside Down the Blade will not fit without Some Modifications.

I didn't notice this until assembling the Dozer Blade.
If you get them in upside down , instead of tearing everything appart you can reverse the mounts on the Blade.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
Thank You, I'm happy you like it.

Here are the mounts for the front Dozer Blade ?
You should enlarge the holes slightly just to get a friction fit.
That way the Blade will stay where you put it.


The Winch Cable guides'


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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 10:50 PM UTC
This one is destined for my collection. Will be watching this build. Like the suggestions so far.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC
The Right Side should look like this.

The third Shock from the front is shorter.

The little arrows on the right side need to be trimmed off.

Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC
I just got started today.
Working on the Lower Hull, there could be a problem if you install the Shocks and Swing Arms as instructed.
I found that it is better working one unit at a time to install the Swing Arm first then add the appropriate Shock. Just don't mix them up as they are handed and the third from the front takes one that is a little shorter.

Be shure the Swing Arms are all the way in or you could have problems lining up the Road Wheels.

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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 10:54 AM UTC
You had me at Bergepanzer
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC

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I would not drill from the top!
I would take a sandpaper and grind away from the inside until the holes open up. The risk of damaging the pattern with a drill is too big. The thickness, or height, of the material between the holes would also be overscale.

On the other hand, fill in the holes with black and the difference once the PE-net has been added will be difficult to notice.
I will sand through from below .....

/ Robin



This would be my preference, too. Otherwise you need to go back and clean out the corners or be left with a lot of round holes in an oval shaped grill.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
All right, been waiting on this Puppy! Will be following this closely. It is on my must have list.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 07:28 PM UTC

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Looks nice. Maybe now we'll get a bridge layer in plastic someday.

I'd be tempted to take a pin vise to that engine deck and open up the intake holes.



I would not drill from the top!
I would take a sandpaper and grind away from the inside until the holes open up. The risk of damaging the pattern with a drill is too big. The thickness, or height, of the material between the holes would also be overscale.

On the other hand, fill in the holes with black and the difference once the PE-net has been added will be difficult to notice.
I will sand through from below .....

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:50 PM UTC
And good references can be found here, http://www.panzer-modell.de/referenz/in_detail/in_detail.htm
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:26 PM UTC
Hi;

This is Most welcome in my Book, ARVs have been ignored way to long. And this kit will look stunning sitting next to one of my Leopards. OOOHH if I was only Good at DIOs Now if only Trumpeter will Get In Gear and release there BREM-1 then I will be A Happy Camper !!!!!

CHEERS; MIKE.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:44 AM UTC
Looks nice. Maybe now we'll get a bridge layer in plastic someday.

I'd be tempted to take a pin vise to that engine deck and open up the intake holes.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:06 AM UTC

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Can y’all pass the popcorn?



Coming right up, as soon as the popping machine has finished.
Care for some roasted peanuts while you are waiting?



Awesome idea.... all around.