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by Martin Hofmann
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Martin's Elefant

There are some grease nipples for the road wheels with a diameter of 1,6mm - also with a ball glued in. The road wheels got some screws M 2,5 with locking washers insted of the studs. I have to modified all the ready built idler and sprocket wheels on a lathe, because there was not so much place for...
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Martin's Elefant

After a wonderful holiday, i make a little update for the idler wheels and the drive wheels.
by Martin Hofmann
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Martin's Elefant

After making the casting surface with radii, i made some grease nippel in M2 for the hub caps. There are balls glued into the inner hexagon of the head. Than the drive wheels got some casting numbers - i didn't find any photos where i could read the numbers, but the place is the correct one. Afterwa...
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Martin's Elefant

Now i am starting with the mechanic for the road wheels. I also etch primed the sprocket rings and the drive wheels.
They got some radii for simulating a cast surface. The wheels are primed.
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Martin's Elefant

After the first parts of the barrel holder i made the distance sleeve between the nut and the holder. The nut got two handles soldered on.
The 3 covers are scatch built from aluminium for the existing covers at the front plate.
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4152

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

I am so sorry to hear such sad news.

My sincere condolences to Mark and family
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Martin's Elefant

Hi Simon, Chris and David,
thank you for the nice welcome at the Elefant corner :D
I start with the motor grill and the barrel holder. Here are the photos from this area.
by Martin Hofmann
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Martin's Elefant

Hi all,
here i start a new projekt: an Elefant
Please find some fotos and the first impressions
by Martin Hofmann
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 45514

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hello guys,
thank you very, very much for the kind words!!! The compliments are always welcome. :D :D :D
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 45514

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Now all tools are mounted. Also the recovery ropes are on there place.
Only a little bit rust onto the exhausts are missing. That will follow soon.
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 45514

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Here making some new recovery ropes and soldered with the tubes. After this i camfered the ends.
In the mean time the JP got some weathering. Now the red color is getting darker and is nearer to the origin in Bovingten.
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 45514

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hi Vince,
sorry for so long not answer, but i was very very busy first for Hausen and afterwards for job.
Here are some more progress - all without weathering
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 45514

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hi Chris,
thanks for the flowers :D :D .
Here starts the chaos of the electric with all switches and the new 60W Benedini amplifier. It has a great sound after 2 hard weeks of working with all the cables, relais, power supply, aux module and switches ...............
by Martin Hofmann
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 45514

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hi Vince, hi Stephen, her you can see the next progress of the recoil system with the new motors for barrel movement. Maybe i forgot to tell you: there are 2 linear ball bearings in the parts with an inner diameter of 20mm and a distance to each of approx. 120mm. So i am sure there is no problem of ...
by Martin Hofmann
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 45514

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hi Chris, thank you for the compliment. After some crazy sketches here comes the first photos from the recoil system with some modifications on the Armortek parts. And all the new ones with the new drive concept of the barrel motor in hight direction - here with a teeth belt, because in the depht ar...