|A heavily painted Eidai Mk IV.|
|Panzer parts awaiting cleaning and reuse.|
Since the model was a snap together kit, and glue hadn't been used on the kit (other than on the Brumbar superstructure that I had earlier removed), it came apart easily for its bath in Simple Green.Enamel paint generally just peels off after a soak in Simple Green, but acrylic paints don't always come off that easily. giving the parts a scrub often helps. I am tempted to see how Dettol works after seeing it being used successfully here over at Jim Duncan's blog.
|The parts are left to soak in Simple Green overnight and are then scrubbed with an old toothbrush to aid the paint removal process.|
|After a scrub and a rinse in cold water, the parts are ready for reassembly.|
|Now much clear looking! WIP Haradi horse in the back.|
|Having donated its muffler thingy it needs a new one.|
|A plastic runner is the source of the replacement muffer. The one shown belongs to a Eidai StuG IV awaiting restoration.|
The upper deck is assembled using plastic card cut and measured to the 'looks about right' method. since this a quick and dirty rebuild, I figured that I could use quick and dirty methods.
|Upper hull sides glued in place. The turret awaits placement.|
|Drivers visor is added to front of upper hull.|
|Top is glued in place. A hole is cut for the turret pin.|
|Hatches are added.|
|Testing the turret location and movement.|
|The muffler/exhaust is replaced.|
|A comparison of the two Flakpanzers.|