Oz Armour museum new runner project - Pz.1

Well the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum has started a new project - building a Panzer 1b into a runner, they are missing a few parts so lets follow along as the team rebuild this little tank and watch as they tackle the fabrication of those missing parts.

Part1

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I am still just blown away by what they’ve managed to do so far with their StuG III resto. Simply astounding to watch them turn a pile of quite literal scrap into something…

They’ve pretty much started the same way with their Pz I resto. I’m hoping that future episodes will revisit their initial work on the lower and upper hulls.

In the mean time… I’m waiting for that next StuG III episode!

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I was able to visit the museum yesterday morning on our Australia / New Zealand adventure. The museum is simply amazing especially their German WW2 collection.

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Rick I envy you, I so want to make the plans to visit Oz and this museum but would want to tie it in with a visit to Oz V8 Supercars race at Bathurst. Maybe if I don’t buy any kits next year I’ll be able to afford the trip.

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It’s a pity we don’t still sentence criminals to transportation down there, then you could just steal a few kits and get free travel (in one direction, at least)…
:ship:
Cheers,

M

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Enjoy your trip Rick. The museum must be awesome. We have a Panzer IA here at the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA that is a fully restored runner, fully kitted out. You can get right up to it and stick your head (and camera) inside.

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@SSGToms I was able to stick my head and phone into the Pz1 on its debut. It is a fabulous restoration. My oldest daughter lives a few minutes from the museum so I try to pop in on each visit.

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Latest update video, lets watch a craftsman at work.

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i was glued to the video series from the OZ guys where they were restoring the Stug III; these guys are tops in their craft.

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Next instalment, Swing arm and drive sprocket. Bonus an engine is sourced.

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Ooooh, a Krupp Sport! :wink:

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The boys are back with fabrication of the final drive and return rollers.

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13:17, Broom broom noises!
Ken

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Workshop Wednesday videos on YouTube are brilliant. If you’re not watching them, you should be…

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Ok a bit late but here is the next update, lots of progress.

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Can’t wait for both their Stug III and this Panzer I to be fully completed and running. The AusArmour lads are artisans in restoring old tanks. it’s amazing.

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The fabrication work they do is truly dazzling.

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