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2 years 4 months ago #121 by Tiger
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Stunning work as usual Bishop.
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2 years 4 months ago #122 by Bishop
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Well, after ten days away I've spent last night and all today modelling. Lots of fun and lots of things done with the new parts. Thankfully everything fits, but is all about a third finished so some quick shots then sleep.

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Firstly, close and nowhere near





The new ones almost done. There are four springs to add to each and I've ordered taps from Aber so these will sit until they arrive.




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2 years 4 months ago #123 by Bishop
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Next up various things being fitted and tested. I realise that these three builds will all need to run together or I'll finish none of them. There is so much detail that can be added and I don't have anywhere near the skills. However, I should have a few more by the time I do finish them.

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2 years 4 months ago #124 by Maarten
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Don't sell yourself short you got plenty of scratch building skills.

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2 years 4 months ago #125 by Bishop
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Update. Lots of things under construction today. The radiator is under way. I've cheated as it is only one sided as it will be glued in place so won't be seen. The grills are made from a piece netting used to make my daughter's formal dress.

I've also done work the elevation gear and created the turret floor. I'll see if I can't do the arms tomorrow. I've also done more work on the transmission. I've discovered that I made up the early air filter for the engine (up to the D model), and don't have the dimensions for the later box version. If anyone has a1:35 aftermarket one the could give me basic dimensions from then that would be great, but otherwise I'll wait until the AFV Modeler shop gets them in. Off to be cast so hopefully they will be available when I come to finish the engine bay. Learning lots I never knew about final Js.

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2 years 4 months ago #126 by Bishop
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2 years 4 months ago #127 by Bishop
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The last photo shows an interesting discovery which explains why I've not been able fit everything in easily. The lower hull is slightly too narrow so that will fit the upper hull. Lots of adjustments, but everything now works.

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2 years 4 months ago #128 by Bishop
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2 years 4 months ago #129 by Bishop
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2 years 4 months ago #130 by yak
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looking great bishop :)

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2 years 4 months ago #131 by Tiger
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As always, WOW :woohoo:
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2 years 4 months ago #132 by Bishop
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Away for work again, but getting important info while I am. I've made up the turret basket floor, but the floor mounts for the arms will need adjustments. Easy fix. I also want to see if I can get better tread plate for the "floor" area, that which sits around the turret floor and for the basket floor itself. I think I can at a local shop so I'll check next week. Can't wait to get back to the bench.

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2 years 4 months ago #133 by Bishop
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BNA has sorted the tread plate. More mail to wait for.

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2 years 4 months ago #134 by Bishop
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Finally an update. I've attached the rear schurzen to see if everything fits and it does. The hooks for the lower mesh screens, attached to the bottom of the schurzen around the turret bin are also complete. The engine fan drivers are also underway. I had one half of each and am shaping the other halves at present. The transmission is also mostly done. More details need to be added, but it's starting to look the part. The correct tread pattern sheeting from Aber has also been installed and I'm now ready to add the details underneath the turntable. And, the interior of the commander's cupola is also underway. The lining of the basic shell has been supplied by a forward idler left over from the KV1 maker over. The vision blocks etc will be attached to this which simulates the thickness of the armour.

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2 years 4 months ago #135 by Bishop
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And

The fans (a long way to go yet)



The transmission



And the bits and pieces, with more to come, for the cupola




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2 years 4 months ago #136 by Bishop
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And finally the new floor. The turntable needs all the details added






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2 years 4 months ago #137 by Bishop
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The cupola innards are done and the steering brakes are just about complete too. Aber supplied the taps. I have done more work on the cooling fan set up as well.

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2 years 4 months ago #138 by Bishop
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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #139 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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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #140 by Glenn
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Loving it :woohoo:
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2 years 4 months ago #141 by yak
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:ohmy: awesome :woohoo:

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2 years 4 months ago #142 by Bishop
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Thanks guys it's lots of fun. Floor work progressing.




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2 years 4 months ago #143 by Bishop
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Attaching turntable arms. A slow process, but at least things fit. The arms have wire inserts that position them on the foor while the arms dry. They are attached to the floor of the turret so that I can continue detailing the turntable before it is glued to the arms. Things get complicated when you don't have a kit. The arms for the seats will be threaded onto the two rear arms once everything is nice and solid. The removal turntable means the I can still get at things when I add all the missing turret details. I really shouldn't have glued the from of the turret in place, but needed it to sort the gun. We live and learn.

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2 years 3 months ago #144 by Bishop
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Making seats and an air filter for a final J. This look very different to the earlier examples and suck the air in from the engine compartment rather than from outside. It's just the basic shape at present with more box work to add and the details too.

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2 years 3 months ago #145 by Bishop
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And the seats and tests withe the turntable










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2 years 3 months ago #146 by Gary
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Looking fantastic as always Tony, I love what you do with some stretched plastic and old sheets of tat.
I'd love to get hold of one of your large scale interiors and give it a good going over it looks like painting it will be fun, I look forward to seeing what you do with it.



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2 years 3 months ago #147 by Bishop
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More work on the air filter and the population of the turntable. The major addition here is the recoil cylinder made from spare AFV Club SturmTiger rockets (spare ones). The commander's seat now needs mounting bolts and it's done. I will now add bolt heads everywhere and cables galore before the turntable can be attached. I also need to add the two junction boxes to the front arms. I will also add the floor pedal which may be for the turret MG. I have no idea actually. Tigers yes, these I'm learning so much about.

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2 years 3 months ago #148 by Bishop
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2 years 3 months ago #149 by Bishop
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2 years 3 months ago #150 by Nosferatu
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Stunning as usual Bishop! Makes me realise how much there is to learn! Keep it up mate!

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