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Old 05-04-2008, 07:14 PM   #1
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Bergpanzer III update

Finally got to building the box that sits on the hull and added some of Mike Stannards tools last week. Jack Cherry, Jon Math and myself got together to scope out some new photo shoot areas and got to take some updated pictures of the Berg.

Hope you enjoy the progress.



















A few more little details to add, still waiting for something from Mike, then she will be ready for paint.

Thanks for looking.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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A beauty... but how did you do the wood finish on the box?
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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That wood is actually .080" Evergreen Styrene cut into desired widths and scratched the entire length with my Exacto saw blade that comes with the Miter box set in random patterns. Lightly sanded and then cut to length.

A little trick that my buddy Jon Mather taught me.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:30 PM   #4
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She's looking superb Art, can't wait to see her all finished and painted up - thanks for keeping us updated
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:33 PM   #5
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Having been one of the few who have actually gotten to see this in person I can say it is a work of art no pun intended. The attention to detail is just a wonder. I cant wait to see it painted and on the dio field. Just awesome
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:45 PM   #6
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Thats fantastic, are those Panzer Werk suspension parts and a scratch built hull and upper crew area?
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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Hammer, the road wheels, return rollers and mounts, idles and drive sprockets are all Panzerwerks items. The reteun roller mounts are not made for the Mk.III but are from his Mk.IV catalog. They were the perfect fit in regards to how far I wanted the returns to sit off the hull, so I used them without modifying them.

The rest of the supension is all scratch built.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:56 PM   #8
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Nice looking ride Sparky, dig all the detail
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:24 PM   #9
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Man that puppy really is a work of Art!! You've made some great vehicles Sparky, this one is the creme de la creme!
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:41 AM   #10
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Nice job spark..Very nice..
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:38 AM   #11
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Thank you for the possitive comments guys. This one has been fun to build. I had the Panzerwerks running gear for years and finally decided to build something with them.

And being built based on a Mk.III hull, itg still has that classic Panzer shape to it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:56 AM   #12
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Looking great Sparky!

Can I ask what you used for the tread plate on the fenders? Those tools look great too.

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Old 05-05-2008, 04:18 AM   #13
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Chris, I used Plastruct Catalog # PS-148 HO scale tread plate. My local guy had trouble getting some from his warehouse, so I ordered about 4 packs from Greatmodels Hobbies.

The tools are all Mike Stannards (Toyrific). I wouldn't think of using anything else. They just add so much to any project.
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:53 PM   #14
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Berge Panzer

Its so fun to see this one grow
really good craftman ship here.



Keep us update´d

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