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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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RFM Jagdpanther Ausf. G2 Build Log
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 636 posts
Armorama: 620 posts
Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 10:53 PM UTC
The journey is coming to an end. We are at the last step of the build, Step 64. We add the front fenders, tow cables, and roof panel.



You are provided two type of tow cable "eyes". The difference is their length, as you can see in the picture.

I selected J86 as it looks like the one used in pictures from my reference books.

RFM uses 3 separate pe parts for the headlight. I found this to be a real pain in the a** to assemble to the headlight. So, I left it off.

The fit of the fenders is not a problem.

The fit of the roof to the superstructure is not perfect. It doesn't sit squarely without a little persuasion.

Pics of finished build

As you can see, the superstructure DOESNT fit on the lower hull. This is very disappointing. I may play around with the fit and see if I can improve it, but Im not sure I have the skill level for that.

The level of detail in this kit is next level. With that comes many frustrating issues with getting it all to fit properly. Clearly, I wasnt successful in getting it perfect. Im sure more experienced builders wont have the same issues as I came across. Many times, I had to walk away from the table for a few days and come back with a clear head.

Overall, I enjoyed the challenge of the build, and I was able to push my skill level up a notch. For those that will be building this in the future, hopefully I have highlighted one or two things to help you.

On to the next build.
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Vilnius, Lithuania
Joined: November 09, 2009
KitMaker: 112 posts
Armorama: 89 posts
Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks, Mark, it was most informative build and I'm sure it would be very useful for fellow modellers including me!
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California, United States
Joined: August 05, 2007
KitMaker: 1,485 posts
Armorama: 1,479 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 06, 2019 - 04:36 PM UTC
@d11129pw Mark,

It has been a pleasure and an inspiration following your build. You successfully completed a huge part count kit and that itself is quite a feat. Thanks so much for your effort and for all of the tips while getting this piece together.

~ Eddy
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 636 posts
Armorama: 620 posts
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 - 02:33 PM UTC
Thanks for the positive comments guys.