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Building the Bergepanzer 2 from Takom
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
Just wondering if you guys really want to see this.


I usually don't do this on a build , but here are the Sprue



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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC




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OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:07 AM UTC



I'll be starting tomorrow.
Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:20 AM UTC
I'll just pull up a chair if you dont mind.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:38 AM UTC
Donald,
Got this kit on the way so of course I will watch your build. Actually, I follow all of your builds just to learn what I can.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:44 AM UTC
Likewise, I’ll just get a coffee and make myself comfortable.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC
Can y’all pass the popcorn?
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM UTC

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Can y’all pass the popcorn?



Coming right up, as soon as the popping machine has finished.
Care for some roasted peanuts while you are waiting?
TankManNick
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 10:31 AM UTC
Looks like a cool kit. What are your first impressions?
Tank1812
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:06 AM UTC

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Can y’all pass the popcorn?



Coming right up, as soon as the popping machine has finished.
Care for some roasted peanuts while you are waiting?



Awesome idea.... all around.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:44 AM UTC
Looks nice. Maybe now we'll get a bridge layer in plastic someday.

I'd be tempted to take a pin vise to that engine deck and open up the intake holes.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:26 PM UTC
Hi;

This is Most welcome in my Book, ARVs have been ignored way to long. And this kit will look stunning sitting next to one of my Leopards. OOOHH if I was only Good at DIOs Now if only Trumpeter will Get In Gear and release there BREM-1 then I will be A Happy Camper !!!!!

CHEERS; MIKE.
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 03:50 PM UTC
And good references can be found here, http://www.panzer-modell.de/referenz/in_detail/in_detail.htm
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 07:28 PM UTC

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Looks nice. Maybe now we'll get a bridge layer in plastic someday.

I'd be tempted to take a pin vise to that engine deck and open up the intake holes.



I would not drill from the top!
I would take a sandpaper and grind away from the inside until the holes open up. The risk of damaging the pattern with a drill is too big. The thickness, or height, of the material between the holes would also be overscale.

On the other hand, fill in the holes with black and the difference once the PE-net has been added will be difficult to notice.
I will sand through from below .....

/ Robin
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 07:18 AM UTC
All right, been waiting on this Puppy! Will be following this closely. It is on my must have list.
knewton
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 10:10 AM UTC

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I would not drill from the top!
I would take a sandpaper and grind away from the inside until the holes open up. The risk of damaging the pattern with a drill is too big. The thickness, or height, of the material between the holes would also be overscale.

On the other hand, fill in the holes with black and the difference once the PE-net has been added will be difficult to notice.
I will sand through from below .....

/ Robin



This would be my preference, too. Otherwise you need to go back and clean out the corners or be left with a lot of round holes in an oval shaped grill.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 10:54 AM UTC
You had me at Bergepanzer
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC
I just got started today.
Working on the Lower Hull, there could be a problem if you install the Shocks and Swing Arms as instructed.
I found that it is better working one unit at a time to install the Swing Arm first then add the appropriate Shock. Just don't mix them up as they are handed and the third from the front takes one that is a little shorter.

Be shure the Swing Arms are all the way in or you could have problems lining up the Road Wheels.

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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC
The Right Side should look like this.

The third Shock from the front is shorter.

The little arrows on the right side need to be trimmed off.

Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 10:50 PM UTC
This one is destined for my collection. Will be watching this build. Like the suggestions so far.
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 06:34 AM UTC
Thank You, I'm happy you like it.

Here are the mounts for the front Dozer Blade ?
You should enlarge the holes slightly just to get a friction fit.
That way the Blade will stay where you put it.


The Winch Cable guides'


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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2019 - 06:39 AM UTC



The Blade Mounts should sit flush with the Lower Hull Edge.
If it doesn't the upper Hull will not fit.


Finished for now.
Donald

Here is an Important Notice
You should be Extra Careful on installing the Arms for the Dozer Blade . If you install them Upside Down the Blade will not fit without Some Modifications.

I didn't notice this until assembling the Dozer Blade.
If you get them in upside down , instead of tearing everything appart you can reverse the mounts on the Blade.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
Just a thought, I know that too some of you my building may be a little, (Hey Ok a Lot) unconventional but I do it this way to make it easier for me. I'm not telling you all to do it this way, just giving you another option.
Any way I'll be closing up the Hull prior to installing all the small bits.
Today I installed the Masked Periscopes & the Bow Mg.
I trimmed the End Edges of the openings, it's very tight otherwise .


I painted the tops of the Periscopes Chrome Silver to improve the reflectivity through the glass.
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Posted: Sunday, August 04, 2019 - 05:22 AM UTC
Now for the Bow Mg.
They give you 2 to choose from.
I glued the outside to the Hull first, then inserted the Ball with choice of Gun Barrel .
You should trim off 2 spots on the retaining ring (look close and you will see them). I made marks on the ring and hull to help line up the ring.




I'm done Boring you for today, see you tomorrow.
donald