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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 16 Oct 2017, 10:28 pm

Lower hull assembled. Most of the wheels will be hidden behind the schurzen armour.





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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 17 Oct 2017, 6:32 pm

The Panzer IV is now assembled. Most of the kit is nice but the rear end had to be modified in order to get the upper and lower hulls to mate properly. Also the rubber tracks are attrocious and if it wasn't for the schurzen armour, it would look unacceptable for me.





The Famo will get a bed full of stowage.




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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 17 Oct 2017, 8:55 pm

i like all the stowage in the back of the Famo

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Wed 18 Oct 2017, 8:42 am

A fantastic build Al, the detail in the kits is stunning.
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Wed 18 Oct 2017, 6:17 pm

Thanks Gary.

Got the base Desert Yellow paint laid and appropriate sections gloss clear coated ready for decals.



The decals look to be something of a challenge. They are very small and on the rear bogey, there appears to be not much to attach them too.!!


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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Wed 18 Oct 2017, 7:59 pm

Break out the Microsol! lol
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 19 Oct 2017, 3:24 am

Really moving along well, Al. Any idea what the intent of those markings was?
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 19 Oct 2017, 11:08 pm

Thanks.

I'm not entirely certain Mike but I assume it's to delineate each of the corners for safety reasons.

Interestingly, the box art doesn't have them:



You can see them clearly in this old photo:



Incidentally, the last photo shows just how big the Famo was.

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 20 Oct 2017, 8:29 pm

No wonder so many tanks were abandoned instead of towed! Railroads seem a more practical delivery system, of course the rails were usually bombed or blown up!
Truly speedy building on your part. Detailing is fabulous! Even the molded-in pieces are reasonably crisp for such small kits! Dunno how you can turn 'em out so fast and so well done! Well done!
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sun 22 Oct 2017, 4:53 pm

Great progress. Best of luck with the decal placement - but even without them it already looks fantastic!
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