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robw_uk
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 02:48 AM UTC
gloss drying on my first kit so starting the next. It's going to be based on the Mirror Models T-20 Komsomolet, not sure yet what the scratchbuild may be - I have photo evidence of an armoured rear (looks like a quad tractor actually) or may go for something WHIF an either Katyusha rails or Stuka am Fuss boxes... will have to see how the build progresses

box lid

IMG_20180616_152722 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
pgb3476
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 03:56 AM UTC
Angel, wonderful work on your trailer, do the side door panels rest on a rail, or are they hinged and tilt up. Wondering if they hit the wheels if hinged......so probably on a rail of some sort....thanks.
robw_uk
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 04:01 AM UTC
its a diddy build.... engine and drive train (so a StuG barreled TD is out):



IMG_20180616_165328 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180616_165315 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180616_165304 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 04:10 AM UTC
Thanks Greg!
Each door has two holes that accomodate two hooks mounted under the rail.To prevent door from tilting a loop from wire is mounted on the door's base-an "ear" soldered to the trailer frame goes through this loop and allows tying both with rope.
Additionaly-there are 2 hooks(similar to the ones that hold the side panels of German truck bonnets) per door,that hold the door closed.Hopefuly I created readable and understandable text...
I'm not sure I can replicate all these features on my trailer...
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
Joined: November 26, 2017
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC
Hello, guys!
Slight development on my project.
I managed to assemble the wagon, but unfortunately I will not be able to open the luggage compartment cover behind.
Here are some photos.





Following is the interior of the passenger compartment.
And now ... The world is football, soccer, and so on.
pgb3476
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 07:06 AM UTC
Angel, very clear. Thanks....and as before....fabulous work.
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
Robert, looks good sofar, will follow your second build with interest!
Kalin-nice progress in couple of days.I'm looking forward to your interior job!

ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:39 AM UTC

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...I tried to find the Technical Description and the User Manual, but they elude me so far...If I find them,I'll send them to you...



Nick,
I found them.
Take a look at your Inbox!


robw_uk
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:46 AM UTC
dont suppose anyone has the measurements for Stuka zu Fuss "boxes"... or spare rockets for the same?
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC
Robert,

I think I came across some UM for Captured German Equipment.
Only need to find where they were- will see what I can dig up!

petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC

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dont suppose anyone has the measurements for Stuka zu Fuss "boxes"... or spare rockets for the same?



Maybe post in a separate thread request for them. Dragon did a 3 in 1 kit and if someone built the Pak 36 armed version they may be happy to part with the Wurfrahmen 40 frames and rockets. Other option is buy the Tamia kit with the pods on a frame:


There were 2 different types, one in a wooden frame, the other in a metal one.

Looking good guys. Some nice work happening here.
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 04:06 PM UTC
Robert,
Some data(incl. dimensions of the rocket) for 30 cm Wurfkörper 42 Spreng is available here:
http://www.lonesentry.com/ordnance/tag/wurfkorper

Adding to Peter's list-I have Trumpeter's Hotchkiss 39(H)-kit#00352- that comes with 4 Wurfrahmen for 32 cm. Wurfkörper Flamm(rockets included).
Here is a link with dimensions:
http://www.lonesentry.com/blog/32-cm-wurfkorper-flamm.html

I will not use them, so I can send them to you.
PM me your address if interested,
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
Hello!
Here is the development of my project: the place of the radioman (Funker) with some equipment and front seats.








Kalin
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 07:30 AM UTC
Outstanding work there Kalin. This gets better all the time.
Stickframe
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:12 PM UTC
Hi guys - well, I have an update with some headway on the build.

Angel, wow! thanks for the link to the manual! It of course poses some potential problems - first, I have access to it now...and the project is largely built; second - what happens if I find major mistakes in the build? do I tear it apart to fix it?

In any event, I'm planning to go through it an find out what I can - who knows? maybe I can adapt what I've already done? It will be interesting tho!

Please see below for some updates:













So far, mostly dry fit, but it's getting there!

cheers
Nick



petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 01:58 PM UTC
Nick that is some phenomenal skill exhibited there.

So many superb scratch builders here. It is quite humbling.
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 04:54 PM UTC
Will there be a Funker,Kalin?
Well done!

Nick-truly amazing progress!
Sorry to have probably caused problems providing the manual...I wasn't aware you moved your build to this level of completeness.
No need to take apart work already finished, use it for pending construction instead.
In other words-use the manual at your discretion!

Stickframe
#362
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 05:36 PM UTC
Hi Peter, thanks! I appreciate it - this is a fun build

Hi Angel, the manual is great, and I really appreciate your sharing it with me! It’s very informative - it turns out I’m reasonably close as is. I only found one major blunder - I located the hydraulic ram for the crane in the wrong place - but, all things considered, I can live with it!

It turns out, there’s some sort of cable and pully system located throughout the frame - it appears to be used to support and maneuver the pile driver system. It’s likely too late to add much of this but I’ll check it out anyway. A variety of small details can be seen, as can a network of hydraulics - who knows? Maybe I can add more lines etc -

Thanks again, hope you enjoyed your trip with SWMBO to the sea and sand, and happy model building!

Cheers
Nick
robw_uk
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2018 - 06:14 AM UTC
stunning work throughout..... mine has gone streaky - hoping the green (thinned very low pressure) will tie it all together... that should be tomorrows job



IMG_20180622_190210 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180622_190155 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180622_190202 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180622_190147 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180622_190135 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
robw_uk
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 03:11 AM UTC
it seems to have gone green!!!! am expecting further weathering will tone it down a bit



IMG_20180623_160132_1 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180623_160208 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180623_160225 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180623_160253 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180623_160235 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180623_160345 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180623_160327 by Robert Worth, on Flickr



IMG_20180623_160320 by Robert Worth, on Flickr
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 12:59 AM UTC
Very nice painting,Robert!

Nick, thanks-I spent a wonderful weekend and most importantly-SWMBO was quite happy

I consider ZIF-55 construction phase finished:






I still need to add a couple of handles, but will do this while painting the trailer.

Happy modelling everyone!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:29 AM UTC
Robert. Kermit is looking great.

Angel, all I can say is sensational. Painting looks to be a challenge if it is not dry fit sub-assemblies!
ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 05:11 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!
The trailer was built with 3 sub-assemblies:compressor,body and chassy.
Priming was easy, but painting will be quite challenging, for sure.
I have 2 weeks to decide what to airbrush and what to paintbrush.

petbat
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 06:09 PM UTC
Let me cut down the time for deliberation Angel

ayovtshev
#490
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 08:21 PM UTC
I'm afraid you can't, my friend...

I'll attend an Ex-Border Guard Servicemen Meeting this weekend, so
will be away from my (main) mancave again.

14 days for thinking and decision-as usual-will be taken in the latest possible moment