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TOPIC: "Rutscher" ETO 1946 Gray Camouflage Update

Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 09:58 #49

Thanks Terry! Fun with fire. B)
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 10:14 #50

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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 10:31 #51

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This! :rotf
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 11:10 #52

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Thanks for the feedback, guys! I acquired a couple more of these kits and decided to build a second, just for the halibut. :woohoo:

I also bought a couple Voyager Model PE sets, some badly needed parts come with this set.

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The detailing of the engine deck and mesh is weak on the kit, so the grilles are a must have. There is also a mesh cover for the muffler, suitable for mashing up.

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OK, so the jury is still out on the PE fenders. The kit parts are nicely detailed, but if you want to damage them, PE helps. Bottom line, I spent a couple hours building and soldering one PE unit that winds up looking like a fender. :idonno

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I discovered these parts are copper, with a thin layer of brass plating. Between the flux and heat, the brass disappears. :blink: :hmmm

There's more fun to come, the second unit will be a close support vehicle for infantry. What could we do to it???Stay tuned and find out. Thanks for coming by!

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Not sure how I missed this yesterday. oh yeah, out spending money. :bangs head

Really nice job Mike. I need to get one of those soldering jigs, looks like it's handy.
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 11:16 #53

Thanks, guys. The ceramic honeycomb soldering jig is pretty handy, comes in several sizes, can be used to glue up parts with liquid cement and is very affordable. Got mine off ebay. Of course, you don't want to drop it.
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 13:23 #54

Iron Mike wrote:
Thanks, guys. The ceramic honeycomb soldering jig is pretty handy, comes in several sizes, can be used to glue up parts with liquid cement and is very affordable. Got mine off ebay. Of course, you don't want to drop it.

how secure are the pins? I have a heat resistant soldering board that I can push pins into, but the thing is starting to look like swiss cheese and the pins don't hold as well as they used to!
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 13:58 #55

The pins are tapered, so they give a positive downward pressure if you're between holes. I also bought a set of ceramic pins, but they don't fit this board. :blink:
The pins don't damage the board, so you could use them indefinitely.
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 20:16 #56

I have seen the ceramic board used by jewelers. The only thing you need to be careful of when using the pins is jamming them into a hole. Tapered pin pressed into a ceramic hole can cause it to chip out. Other than that looks great Mike!
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 21 Oct 2019 22:31 #57

Excellent advice, as always, Paul! :salute
Let's all take care when jamming things into holes then, shall we!?!
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 22 Oct 2019 23:37 #58

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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 03 Nov 2019 15:02 #59

No pin jamming required here. The holes are much larger than the thin end of the tapered pin, so they will fall right where you want them.


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Fender number two went much smoother, doesn't it always?

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Here's a mock up, nothing glued in place yet. I've got two guns, one for each of you.


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Rutscher II is for close infantry support, so I added armored shields for the intakes and a set of schurzen leftover from a Tamiya Hetzer. The brackets are scratch built from styrene, bolt heads were punched from sheet goods.


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Much more to come, thanks for dropping by. :drinks
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 03 Nov 2019 15:29 #60

Looking very interesting Mike :thumbsup

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