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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:28 am

Zelda, thanks for the kind compliments and may I say your Brummbar looks really fantastic! I really like how you did the rear deck MG mount as well. Your camouflage painting is excellent and something to aspire to. Did you do an interior? Aracula's Brummbar kit is awesome :D
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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:50 pm

Great work Zelda, I'm sure CanberraPaul will be happy with it! I too like your camouflage painting. Tman don't sell your self short, you did a real nice camo job on your kit.
My Brummbar is on hold for a while as we get ready for Christmas, may be some work this weekend.

A big thank you to Aracula for producing these conversion kits, they are fun to work on!!!

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by Eddy10440 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:27 pm

Great work Zelda!

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:14 pm

normandy wrote:A little more progress...

.....I decided I wanted the Brummbar to have Zimmerit, The quickest way I've found is to use 1:16 zimmerit by ATAK.
Glad you decided on the zimmerit, because honestly if you wanted a mid- or late-production vehicle you really need it. And it seems to have come out good even being for a different scale.

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by CanberraPaul » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:12 pm

Fantastic work as always on the Brummbar Ken. Also a big thanks to Aracula for making a great kit with hopefully more to come.

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:30 am

A few current pictures....

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....I'm planning on a disc camouflage scheme for the Brummbar. It may take a while.......... :shock:

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by maritime96 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:11 pm

Looking good Normandy
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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by 1958Zelda » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:42 am

super job on the build normandy,looking forward to seeing the camo complete 8)

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:07 pm

Thanks guys. Today I went and bought Avery removable 1/4" dots (labels) to speed up the process,
cutting the dots was a pain in the...... :shock:

Update, there are 980 colored Avery dots on the tank plus the ones I cut in the above pic...

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Post by normandy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:52 pm

Here are two pics with the disk camo on the Brummbar...

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:02 pm

STURMPANZER link..... http://downloads.sturmpanzer.com/Docume ... uPz.05.pdf

Some Brummbar reference pics...

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:49 pm

I'm still not finished, but well on the way.....

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Casting new hubs for the road wheels, these RC and Knock off Panzer IV's lack the detail of the other static 21st Panzer IV's.
I also liberated the more detailed tracks from a static Panzer, the RC and Knock off tracks stink to put it nicely :wink:

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:28 am

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Casting new hubs for the road wheels, these RC and Knock off Panzer IV's lack the detail of the other static 21st Panzer IV's.
I also liberated the more detailed tracks from a static Panzer, the RC and Knock off tracks stink to put it nicely :wink:[/quote]


You could try plastic disks to cover the R/C axels. Not as good as the original wheels but certanly better looking.
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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:02 pm

Normandy, your Brummbar looks amazing :D Fantastic job with the Zimeritt and especially the disc camouflage pattern! I even like how you did the late-war exhaust pipes and even the rack for the spare wheels.
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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:37 pm

Matthew I've tried the plastic disks and they work very well.....I'm going to see how new hubs look. I've got
a question for you, did you ever make molds for Panzer IV tracks?? I need to replace the crappy RC tracks on
4 tanks.

Tman thanks, the Zimeritt sheets work great even if they're 1:16 :oops: The disc camo was very time consuming
but I think it came out ok and the late-war exhaust pipes were made because I took the standard Panzer IV
exhaust / muffler and used it on another project. :x
The rack for the spare wheels was made by Aracula!

Well its back to work.....

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:01 pm

This is what I had in mind,

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here this is a better pic,

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:09 pm

Way back when I made a copy of about an 8 inch section.

Not the whole track length.
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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:22 pm

Well if you ever want to sell 8" sections of Panzer IV tracks let me know! :D

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by maritime96 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:12 am

Looks great Normandy, sorry I missed getting one of these kits
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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by Aracula » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:47 am

Normandy,

You can take the 1/16 tracks they sell for the stugs and trim the center section just a little and they will fit the Panzer IV's the track is almost same width and is individual links, and are not that expensive to buy. Just a suggestion you can try.

Maritime I know I am working on a project for you, but if you ever decide you want a Brummbar just let me know I have all the molds to make more.
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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:02 pm

That sounds like a good idea Aracula,I might try some thing like this.....

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by tmanthegreat » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:36 am

I got tired of the way the initial paintjob on my Brummbar looked as it really wasn't very accurate and just never sat right with me. After a few months of letting it sit, I decided to do a complete repaint and use the opportunity to get experience painting complex patterns with my new dual-action airbrush. I used a 21c 32x Brummbar model as a reference and the scheme is reasonably accurate for a vehicle either in the Italian or Western Front theaters. I'm pretty happy with the results :D

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A few more pics of the repaint:

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by normandy » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:31 am

Nice repaint Tman, I like the look of it. Cool dio base! I'm always searching for a "place" to
take pictures of models and have it look believable.

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Re: Brummbar conversion kit

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:16 pm

Looks great !!
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