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Those tanks look fantastic!

The updated Panzer IV looks better, but the MG looks too big.

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Good to know you like them. :classic: Yes, the MG is big, the reason is, I wanted to try out something new for it. Maybe I will replace it with the usual screwdriver, like on this one:

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I redesigned also the Tiger I. :classic: The connection point between lower and upper part moved to the middle, so one more roller row became possible to fit.

I also made some new painting, and there is two variations: Tiger 1 early and late. Do you recognize, which is which?

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I absolutely LOVE these! I'm currently playing WoT so am quite familiar with most of these tanks, and have to say from what I've seen, you have managed excellent representations! The Tiger 1, Maus, T95, JT and stug iii are especially recognisable.

A request if possible...

To make my favourite tank, the Ferdinand?

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Thanks! :classic: I'm trying to do my best to make them as recognisable as possible in this size. The small ones are harder, I have less possible variations to make details.

I'm a bit ahead of making them, than those, you see here. Ferdinand is already done, because of your request, I'll upload it tomorrow with LDD file as instructions.

If anyone has another request, let me know.

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So the Ferdinand:

14. Ferdinand (Panzerjäger Tiger(P))

It was a German heavy tank destroyer in the late of WW2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elefant

Interesting that the chassis of the Porsche designed Tiger (Pz VI) was used for this.

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...d/ferdinand.png

Building: since it's a large tank, it was quite easy. The turret was the hardest parts, because it's angled and have a flat furface, so the little slopes required a proper in-line fitting, to make a bigger, angled, homogen surface in sides. The inside of the turret is full with snot. Chassis is pretty rigid with the tracks. The angled plate in the rear is very rare in tan color, but at least, it exists, as every other part in the picture.

For Fuppylodders's request, here is the LDD file, you can use as instructions:

www.brickshelf.com/gallery/mbmc137/Mini-Tanks/Ferdinand/ldd-ferdinand.lxf

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Thank you! :classic: Jagdtiger is among my favourites as well, if not the favourite. I built a few in reality, Sturmtiger looks good in dkBlgray.

Sherman was one of the hardest. It's not so big, but rounded, and Lego system really lacks of rounded parts, like 2x2 rounded corner (sphere * 0,125), 1x2 rounded plate, etc.

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This will be a bit longer post with more pictures. First of all, a new tank, the 43M Zrínyi II assault gun:

15. 43M Zrínyi II assult gun

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel.../43mzrinyi2.png

Information: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/43M_Zrínyi

It was a hungarian design and manufacture. Equipped with a 105 mm howitzer, was quite succesful type. Only one survived the war, now it's in the museum of Kubinka.

I always wanted to build something from my country, and this is enough wide to build. Others (Toldi, etc.) are too narrow and small. It's very low profiled, because of this, I couldn't make a characteristic top part, but it's accurate. The whole upper part has a slope backwards.

I made a group image about the publicized ones:

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Bigger resolution: http://www.brickshel...together002.png (4k)

You should watch this big picture, because there is many details on it. Half studs differences can be found in proportions, but I think the

differences in sizes can be clearly seen.

Another group image with "specific" figures, built from stereotypes :classic: :

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It's also recommended to see thi big resolution: http://www.brickshel...together001.png

As can be seen, I redesigned the Panzer III and it's variants. The old one was too high, I found it unaccurate. These are the new versions:

Panzer III

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6252970

For the first time, I made a picture to show the inner parts, you can see every detail inside:

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6252973

This image contains one structural unit or part more than once, as building steps in instructions. The main body can be seen in exploded view, this holds together the other parts. The turret is attached with a small 3 mm D rigid flex hose (not shown in the pictur) to the 1x2 jumper plate.

Stug III

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6252975

StuIG 33B

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6252977

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Great designs!

I'd like to build the Tiger I, but when I click the link it says "file not found". Could you PM me the instructions?

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Thanks!

I probably won't build a three, someone else might like them. Thanks again, very nice designs on such a small scale.

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Thanks for the picture, even I haven't built yet, some more bricks are needed. :classic: I forgot to say that the four 4 studs long black bars in the floor of the LDD model are for the suspension. The 3L flex hoses are only there to show the placing of these bars/hoses. The 4L bars are good for the inner wheels.

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7. Medium Mark A Whippet

British ww1 breakthrough tank for supporting infantry. It was the first "one-man" tank, only one person was sufficient to operate and control the tank.

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Big picture: http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=6260820

It's long, but overall small, so the rear part was made with relatively lot of compromisses. The original has a complex shape here, but other details are very characteristic, like the "hood" and the down-sloped track part.

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16. Karl Gerät 040 (Karl mortar)

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6260823

Information: http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Karl-Gerät

It was a german ww2 heavy mortar (60 cm caliber), only the weight of ammunition was 2 tons. To show this, I choosed the biggest possible Lego piece in this size for the barrel, the 2x2 dkBLgray Lego barrel. You can put the blue ammunitions into it. The original has some fences and bars in the sides, but this size doesn't allows to make them correctly, so I ignored them in my model. Until now, this has the longest track. The rollers are flat silver in reality, pov-ray makes them dkBLgray. It wasn't hard to build, because it's big, although the gun section is tricky, and it's only 5 studs wide without the side tiles.

17. Munitionspanzer IV

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6260827

Information: http://www.wehrmacht...nspanzer-iv.htm

It was a regular panzer 4 chassis with a crane and a munitionscontainer built in. It was necessarry to operate the Karl mortar, the ammunition was very heavy. I also built it on the chassis of my panzer IV. The crane was quite easy, but the container's proportions have some compromisses, the original is very low. You can store the ammunitions in this panzer, maximum 3 of them.

Together with Karl:

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Big picture: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=6260829

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Thanks. :classic: Here is the Maus instructions (LDD file):

www.brickshelf.com/gallery/mbmc137/Mini-Tanks/PanzerVIII-Maus/zpanzerviii-maus.lxf

There are parts in the floor beside the tank, those are for the left side of the turret, LDD doesn't allows to place them because of a very little gap.

The end of tracks are hold together with strings or rubber bands, you need to do it. All four, two in left and two in right side. The fuel barrel in the back is "hold" in place by gravity in the slopes.

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Thank you.

What other types would you like to see here?

Including my ww1 tanks, I plan to make this series up to 100 tanks. :classic:

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