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Slat armor assembly in photoetched parts
bosscat
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Marne, France
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Posted: Saturday, June 06, 2020 - 09:38 PM UTC
Good morning all,

I have a few questions about the slat armor. I am currently building a leopard 2 A6 M CAN with PE armor slats and I will soon be assembling the armor slats.

https://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=197615&ord=&page=1

To mount it all together, I have the instructions for the Real model upgrade here are the captures. In fact, it was Eduard who adapted the dedicated set he sells. There are more parts and are not identified in the same way.







- what do you advise me to have something solid, easy to assemble etc? Cyano, soldering, both depending on the case?

-What is the best sequencing to mount a panel? There are parallel bars and those that form the frame. As you can see, I have some sort of templates to hold all of this during assembly. As well as for placing the perpendicular bars. We fold what first, in fact, we must cut the pieces together etc ...?

In short, I need advice for all this!
TopSmith
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 02:04 AM UTC
Asprin and icecream.
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 03:27 AM UTC
If you're going to solder, consider a resistance soldering rig.
Use plenty of heat sinks - roach clips are perfect for this. You don't want to undo soldered joints by heating them up working on new joints.
Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 04:57 AM UTC

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- roach clips...


As in when the joint you're smoking burns down to the end and you have to use an alligator clip to hold it so you don't burn your fingers?
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 06:18 AM UTC
I built an M1127 Stryker RV a few years ago and used the Eduard Slat Armor on it. I glued it all up with superglue (CA) and had no issues.

You can see it here.
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2020 - 06:24 AM UTC

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- roach clips...


As in when the joint you're smoking burns down to the end and you have to use an alligator clip to hold it so you don't burn your fingers?



The very same.