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Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member11 Feb 2012 9:36 a.m. PST

I just posted a build of the PSC Pz IIIf on my blog, lots of pictures. Hopefully clears up some of the ambiguity in the instructions.

link

Derek H11 Feb 2012 9:40 a.m. PST

Link?

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member11 Feb 2012 9:42 a.m. PST

Fixed it, at times I am a Bleeped text

Derek H11 Feb 2012 9:43 a.m. PST

Easy done. And a useful post.

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2012 10:37 a.m. PST

From your blog:

there is a distinct direction that the tracks go,
test fit them before gluing and it will be obvious right away,
if you get it wrong they will bow away from the bogies,
when on correctly they fit very snug

There was an earlier review from someone who said it was a very difficult build and IIRC had to do with the tracks the above sounds like the reason why perhaps the fellow didn't mess with this enough.

That was a good review.
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Tim

tuscaloosa11 Feb 2012 12:31 p.m. PST

"PSC has again thoughtfully made the parts so that they cannot be assembled wrong"

Oh, I've proved this false! Seriously though, nice review.

NigelM Inactive Member11 Feb 2012 12:56 p.m. PST

Figuring out how to fit PSC tracks correctly is the key and the instructions are not too helpful with that and a few other things. Once you work it out (or have it pointed out by a halpful online review) they are really great to put together.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2012 1:20 p.m. PST

They should've just made the track one piece like Armourfast and Italeri did for 1/72 with their quick-builds. People aren't going to complain about the loss of detail for 1/100.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2012 2:24 p.m. PST

is there a 20mm one yet? would be very useffull

Garand11 Feb 2012 3:58 p.m. PST

I'm personally glad the detail is there in the tracks. I took an Armorfast M4 Sherman once and cut little V's to make rubber chevron tracks for the model…

Damon.

Anton Ryzbak Inactive Member11 Feb 2012 11:29 p.m. PST

Perhaps it is because I come from a static scale modelling background that a model with a dozen or more parts is just no big deal, I prefer the better fit of the plastics. I have also heard people complain that a plastic model is too light, easy answer is to glue a couple of buckshot into the hull as you build.

Garand you are a mad-man, that is a lot of X-acto work (I would have ended up with stitches)

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