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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building Merits 1/16th. Scale German sFH18 Ho
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 11:51 PM UTC
Just to let you know, here is what I am starting now

I'll be posting more pictures in the coming days.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 02:27 AM UTC
Finally I got some work done.

This is as far as I have gon sofar.
The bottom of the trail arms are quite detailed.
There is some seam filling that will have to be done on the axle & spring.
The Trail arms are marked left & right so you don't mix them up, they are quite similar looking.
I left off the pioneer tools until after painting.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 04:26 AM UTC
Nice start Donald. Missed the release of this, so this is fist images Ive seen of the model. Looks great. What is the finished length and width? Would be a cool center piece for a 1/16 dio.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 07:35 AM UTC
Frank,

Link to some OOB shots I took when the kit first came out.

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216086&page=1

I wonder if hooking this to the M16 multi-gun motor carriage as though the US had captured it might be too far fetched?

Donald, I really liked your M198 build - I have that kit too. I'll be following this one closely as well.

Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 06:50 AM UTC
Here are some pictures of the axle area

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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 06:56 AM UTC
Here are som pictures of the gun slide.


Check out the piece of photoetch, it reads K18 105mm
It looks like there is a K18 Kannone coming
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Posted: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 07:04 AM UTC
Here are some pictures of the breach ares


Does anyone know what the lever on the end of the breach was fore? It has 2 positions I havent glued it yet I want it to be in the right position.
Thanks Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 03:43 AM UTC
Well I finally finished the spades pictured below.

I have also finished the gun cradel, now to do a little painting before more assembly.
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 03:50 AM UTC
According to the box the finished model in transport mode is approximatly 5 inches wide & 23 inches long. I wont have any size for the spread of the trails untill I get them assembled.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 04:46 AM UTC
Here are my latest pictures.


Just finished the assembly of the dolly for the gun. No problems here.
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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 04:52 AM UTC
Finished adding the trails to the axle. Had to scratch build new locking levers for the spades.



The locks for the spades that are supplied with the kit are way to thick. The ones shown on the box art look just right, I wonder what happened there?
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 06:16 AM UTC
I Just got the Gun cradle mounted to the gun carriage, it was a real tight fit.


I'm still working on the small parts and chroming the gun barrel and breach block.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 06:33 AM UTC
I have the wheels finished, and the Gun Breech Metalized.


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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 07:09 AM UTC
I enjoy watching how you improve a model and overcome some of the clean up issues, nice work.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:23 AM UTC
Thankyou
I do this to try to help other modelers who wish to build these kits. It's nice to know that someone appriciates my work.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 08:46 AM UTC
Donald
This is great! I had no idea a 1/16th kit existed of this. You're doing a most excellent job and I'm enjoying this a lot.

Thanks for posting and keep it coming!

cheers
Bob

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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 09:41 PM UTC
Just to let you know,
I'm in the final detailing and assembly stages of this kit.
I'll have more pictures coming in a couple of days if not sooner.
They will be in both travel, and firing modes.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 09:45 PM UTC
I really like how the chrome metalizer worked out inside of the breech. Looking forward to the new photos.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 03:11 AM UTC
Hi Donald ... Great work ... So what's your impression of the kit so far ...Quality wise?

Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 07:09 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I really like how the chrome metalizer worked out inside of the breech. Looking forward to the new photos.


Actually it was ALCLAD II CHROME.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 07:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Donald ... Great work ... So what's your impression of the kit so far ...Quality wise?

Rick


I think that the kit is really great, there are a few goofs, lile the locks to hold the spades are way to thich (see picture above) I tryed to show some easier ways of assembly check out the pictures. Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 07:24 AM UTC
Well I'm finally finished with this kit.
Here is a top view in transport mode.

The smaller one is 1/35th. Scale.

A side view.















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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 07:33 AM UTC
Here are some pictures of the Trail Dolli by it self.



The Instructions don't mention the safety chains you need to add.

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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC
Here is a top view of the gun in the fireing position.


Notice the Red & White striped rangeing stakes on the trail side, the Box Art showes rhe wrong ones painted this way. The pointy ones should be striped.





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Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 - 07:52 AM UTC
Now for som close ups.







The next one shows the lock for the recoil spades.