Hunter Cummins Julian that would be wonderful! Please let me know if you can find them, are you sure they are the correct wheels for this kit?, and are the ones provided that are wrong, is the difference noticeable?
M.Julian Marles It's unfortunate dragon has gone from the "go to" model kit co. to becoming an untrustworthy manufacture who may throw in innacurate sprues to create a kit.
15. November 2015, 02:30
M.Julian Marles @Hunter = if my limited research is correct, it looks like DML has put the later wheels in the kit, not realizing - or caring- that they are not correct, nor do they fit. The Ausf A-E tires were only 75mm wide and later Ausfs were increased to 90mm to take the weight of the longer 75mm gun. If this was the upgunned long 75mm version that was retrofitted by the Germans the later idler and wheels would be correct. You need the earlier 75mm wheels. the hub is different too, if you look at the pics in the link provided by HK. It would also be more appropriate to have the D type idler not the E type. I may have the parts you need but I am not sure how they would fit into the suspension elements or if they would fit the DS tracks - if indeed the DS tracks are even long enough. I believe I have some D idlers somewher that may be useful, either Academy or Italeri. It looks like the lizard has deleted the old multi part moveable arms and included the simpler Smart kit type also.
15. November 2015, 19:04
M.Julian Marles I've just had a quick look - I do have the idlers but my wheels are all Ausf E and later..sorry!
Dan Bacon Yea, I'm currently in a GB (FSM) and have notice the road wheels are larger - photo - [img1] - [img2] - I'm using the Tristar German Pz IV Wheel Set and using their wheels. - [img3] - Reading through some of the other issues the main sprocket in the kit is for the 'E' not the 'D' - The kit has a ton of extra parts to include more road wheels, sprockets and idler wheels.
6. May 2014, 23:15
Dan Bacon Guess I will need a slide ruler and compare all the sets of extra things to see if the instructions just call the wrong parts, did see another issue while assembling the lower hull pan that the instructions completely left off the rear bottom plate.[img1]
6. May 2014, 23:19
Hunter Cummins How are the wheels to big???? I thought all panzer iv road wheels were the same.
6. May 2014, 23:41
Fabian D. Not really, early versions (Ausführungen) had the 38cm-, later ones had 40cm-tracks. Hence the roadweels were slightly changed aswell. It's quite well explained in Holgers link above.
I'm with you Dan, progress looks good
6. May 2014, 23:50
Dan Bacon Unless Dragon Care comes through with the rubber tires, its has the correct rims, just no rubber. I will be using the Tristar Road Wheels. However not sure about the Sprocket - According to the group forum it has the 'E' version in the kit. I have seen, read that some 'D' were fitted with 'E' Sprockets as they were needed due to lack of spares.
7. May 2014, 03:12
Holger Kranich Nice progress, Dan! Do you have a WIP album? Would be nice to keep track of your work on this one! Will surely help me to correct when it comes to my build!
7. May 2014, 06:11
H K I am with Holger, as this one waits in my stash Nice build so far btw.
7. May 2014, 09:26
Dan Bacon Got a response from Dragon Care regarding the missing parts - may be the rubber tires for the earlier rims (38cm). Item is in the mail and arrives in 3-5 days. Have already assembled the Tristar set road wheels. Have to inspect the items when they arrive ...
9. May 2014, 05:30
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