T34 Idlers

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phil fitzpatrick
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:25 pm

Great work Bodo :)
I like your Drivers Hatch,very nice
Cheers
Phil

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Tim Bowman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:18 pm

Hi Bodo

Fantastic! as always

I just had a thought of how good your Panther and T34 will look displayed together.

Happy New Year my friend.
Tim
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:15 pm

Bodo,
Your T-34 details are masterpieces. Fabulous work on the cupola. The driver hatch is absolutely stunning. Incredible the amount of work and detail you can put into one hatch! You have set the standard high and continue to impress us. Best regards,
Bob

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Re: T34/85 DRIVERS HATCH HINGES

Post by Ian Rodney » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:54 pm

Hi Bodo,

I was going back over Armortek T34 POSTS section (Re: T34 Idlers. Thur Jan 03,2013.) recently and noticed your very own workmanship on making your own excellent detailed parts on your T34/85 driver's hatch, which I have followed from your pics, using them as reference to create my own drivers hatch for my T34/85 kit.
So far I have finished making the top hinge and ready to have a go at making the rest of the hatch with workable prisms etc.
From your own attached images I can see most of the hatch, but not clear how you made the other hinge parts which houses the periscope prisms covers area.
I have attached a few pics to show you how I made my first hinge and some drawings of the whole hatch.
I have circled the areas in red that I am not sure about and ask you if you be so kind as to show me how you made your own hinges in that area!
As you know it takes a lot of time to recreate, upgrade parts etc to one's tank, but I just want to get it right, and try not to make any mistakes, and seeing you had made your own, I would be very grateful if you could tell me how you did yours?
Or if you have any good references or technical drawings on the driver's hatch and it's hinges that would be good too!

Needless to say your workmanship is excellent and look forward to other upgrade parts you are making for your T34/85.

You can contact me at (artmaniastudio3@googlemail.com)

Cheers
Ian
from Glasgow, Scotland
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T34 85 HATCH HINGES.jpg

Bodo Langbehn
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:55 pm

Hi all,

after a longer break from the T34 I restarted this project. Now I am nearly finished. I have added a lot of details and replaced a few components, you can see on the pictures.

Bodo
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replaced roadwheels and sprockests.
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working drivers hatch.
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damaged spare tank.
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Destroyed searchlight and stowage bin.

phil fitzpatrick
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Hi Bodo
Your T34 looks very nice,you have done some great work on it,I like
the damaged fuel Tank.
Cheers
Phil

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Kent Wiik
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Kent Wiik » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:03 pm

Hi Bodo,

Good to see your work again and wow that is one good looking T34.
Nice to see how you got the correct height of her and the so characteristic T34 track link hang on to the wheels.
Well done!
Is that the brass track links from Geisswerk?

Kind regards
Kent
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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by David Brady » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:08 pm

Hi Bodo,

T34 is looking amazing, so realistic, is it true that you taught yoda how to use the force!
Regards David

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by simon_manning » Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:45 pm

well done bodo, a russian masterpiece, model or real tank? hard to tell, superb, regards simon manning.

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:52 pm

Hi Bodo,

Great looking T34 you've got there, like the overall paint job on the outside….hope you solved the problem of the commanders vision blocks!

Cheers
Ian

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Re: T34 Idlers

Post by Bodo Langbehn » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:48 am

Hi again,

thank you all for the nice comments about average skill!! Especially to Ian, who sent me some significant drawings concerning the vision blocks, I have to rework them again.
The paintjob isn`t finished now, I have to add mor weathering, when the tank is complete finished.

Bodo

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