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4 years 2 months ago #211 by Maarten
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4 years 2 months ago #212 by Tony Lee
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Holy Moly Tony :ohmy:

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4 years 2 months ago #213 by Xtr3meNZer
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Looking awesome mate. Also good with the weight being able to handle the barrel now :)
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4 years 2 months ago #214 by grover
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Maarten wrote: I am running out of english words for explaining how Fantastic and way cool your BIG scale work is.

Use Dutch and then we can learn some too.

Tony mate. I wish there was a genuflect smiley. The biggest thing that's coming though your build though is that you are really enjoying it which is awesome.

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4 years 2 months ago #215 by Bishop
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Okay. The building of the basket and turret floor is now complete. All the extra items are in as much as is possible and see-able. Everything has had a base coat and I'll now put it all aside and get on with the walls and roof of the turret interior. Again there is a lot to do here, but nothing as complicated as what sits below it. I'll actually start by adding all the externals to the turret walls, track holders etc, as these poke into the interior and will need to be cut and filled from inside so that you can't see where they attach to the exterior. There are really only a few components to sort out. Lamps, self defense weapon, periscopes.... lots of periscopes, the mechanism to open the commander's hatch and the rather complicated mechanisms to open the loader's hatch. The rear hatch still needs the cord used to pull it shut under fire, but otherwise its ready to go. There is also the wiring to do. I'm not too worried about all this as you can't see much of it, but it will be worth the effort to get it to look the part even if its not spot on accuracy wise. Lots of photos showing where we are now. I'd forgotten how big this thing is when its all together. :ohmy:
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4 years 2 months ago #216 by Bishop
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4 years 2 months ago #217 by Bishop
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And finally







When I've completed the interior I'll return to all of this, paint the details in, weather it all and close the turret up. Then it will be on to the exterior. Yep, should be done by Christmas

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4 years 2 months ago #218 by Tony Lee
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Tony i've got to say one thing and that is, You've Got Fortitude.

I enjoy scratch building but not as much as you do.

It's really shaping up my friend
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4 years 2 months ago #219 by Kiwimav
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:ohmy: That Sir, is one hell of a scratch build...love the work and detail you have added, truly a talented chap...fantastic work :woohoo:





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4 years 2 months ago #220 by Bishop
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Been busy making various components for the roof of the turret and getting a new Prime minister. Photos of the parts tonight. There are plenty of photos of the other up already.

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4 years 2 months ago #221 by grover
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Awesome work Bishop. You're a true artist. Now I see some of the Millennium Falcon parts on that tank :whistle: :P

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4 years 2 months ago #222 by Von Drinkoften
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Just awesome mate! B)
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4 years 2 months ago #223 by Bishop
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A quick update. Various bits have been added to the turret interior. A few more bits have gone in since these shots. I've also include a shot of some very useful tools I've bought in the last couple of weeks. A mini tube cutter (finally even bits of tube) and a mini clamp/holder. Both have been really helpful. I have a larger tube cutter which I never knew how to use successfully. I was sold as a pipe bender, is in fact a larger one of these. Only a few bits left to make in the upper interior. Still working on the cupola and need to make the binoculars mount, the catch for the loader's hatch and the draw cables for the loader's hatch and the rear hatch. Then its a matter of wiring it all up. The third light has been made and is waiting for the rest of the cupola to be finished before its installed.
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4 years 2 months ago #224 by Von Drinkoften
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That's an insane amount of detail Bishop but man it's looking cool! B)

The last pic of the tool looks like that thing Arnie used to pull the tracking device out via his nostril in the original Total Recall. :ohmy: :P

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4 years 2 months ago #225 by Bishop
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Heehee, yes only smaller. I forgot to mention that its really good for picking your nose!

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4 years 2 months ago #226 by Tony Lee
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Well the thing is call a Mechanical Finger for picking things up such as a part or your nose. :lol:

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4 years 2 months ago #227 by Von Drinkoften
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Bishop wrote: Heehee, yes only smaller. I forgot to mention that its really good for picking your nose!


LMAO... I was going to but thought I'd better not ;)
Just the thing after a heavy sanding session. :P
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4 years 2 months ago #228 by Bishop
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I'm just going to powder my nose.... with my mechanical finger.

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4 years 2 months ago #229 by Bishop
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Well, work has been busy, but I've plugged away at this and have now finished the interior. Nothing is super detailed just detailed enough to look as you'd expect peering through hatches and up through the bottom of the turret. I will now let everything dry properly and then return to paint all the details and weather everything. This will all then be sealed up so that I can weld it all shut. More welding to do. So glad I did the hull welds when I did. There's a poo load to do on the turret too. Next up will work on the details on the outside of the turret. This will include the three gas detector plates (only two were molded on and were very crude), the sight pins welded to the front cupola periscope, the pin sight forward of the cupola (the block is already in place which I have drilled out read for a pin) and the detail on the barrel and muzzle. Funny to think that I'm finally at this end of the build. I must say, I'm really glad to be finished the interior. Its the first time I've begun to feel a little fed up with one of these since getting back into things on the BergePanther. The funny thing is the BergePanther is still not quite done. Rather nice to know that there is more yet to do. I'm also secretly wanting to get hold of a Heng Long StuG III, but we shall see :whistle:
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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #230 by Bishop
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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #231 by Bishop
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And finally
Rear hatch attached



Why you make an interior when you have a huge rear hatch



Looking heavy



A small note about the gun sight roof bracket. With the Pz III I made this attached to the sight and slotted it into the roof mounted tube which acted as the top of the bracket. In this case there was no way to slot anything into anything when the top came down on the turret floor. So I set about measuring where things were and where they might end up sitting and blow me down everything lined up perfectly. B)

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4 years 2 months ago #232 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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4 years 2 months ago #233 by Andrew
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What Maarten says :lol:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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4 years 2 months ago #234 by Bishop
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There are more memes in this thread than update photos :lol: Anyway, the building is finished :woohoo: Time for the welds :sick: :S

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4 years 2 months ago #235 by Bishop
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Another big moment. The only two things left to do in the interior are the hatch cables for the rear and loader's hatches. I'd do these as I detail (paint), everything in the interior. The whole turret has been primed with black and red oxide. I love the shots in red oxide I confess. The Dark yellow has been sprayed over the top and I'll now let this all settle as I return to the interior. The sophisticated masking box worked a treat :whistle: with no leaks. That's a good thing as it means that I can spray the green camouflage using it as well. It looks very large all together and as always its a great sight to see it in one colour after so long. So, photos, lots of photos
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4 years 2 months ago #236 by Bishop
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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #237 by Bishop
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It didn't leak





And all together




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And the Doris Day lens shot



The look I'm going for with the camouflage is as follows. There is some debate as to whether 100 actually looked like this or was simply the standard tri colour scheme. I'm going with this in any case. I rather like the scheme and the concept that it has been cobbled together for the last stand.


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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #239 by grover
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Friggin awesome Bish. No memes from me today, I promise.

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4 years 2 months ago #240 by Xtr3meNZer
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Wow she's almost done! that's amazing work, and for the detail you're putting into it, your doing it rather quickly!

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