COMPLETED T34/85 DRIVER'S HATCH

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Ian Rodney
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COMPLETED T34/85 DRIVER'S HATCH

Post by Ian Rodney » Sat May 11, 2013 3:03 pm

Hi All,

Thought I would share some pics of my almost completed working T34/85 Driver's Hatch.
It's taken a good few hours to recreate, upgrade, build and I'm happy with the final results.

Cheers
Ian
from Glasgow, Scotland
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DRIVER'S HATCH HINGES.jpg
OUTSIDE OF DRIVER'S HATCH.jpg
INSIDE PERISCOPES AREA.jpg
UNDERNEATH HATCH.jpg
READY TO MOVE OFF!.jpg
T34 DRIVER'S HATCH.jpg
T34-85 LEVER FOR WORKING PERISCOPE HANDLES .jpg
T34-85 DRIVER'S HATCH PARTS.jpg

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Re: COMPLETED T34/85 DRIVER'S HATCH

Post by Steve Lewington » Sat May 11, 2013 7:39 pm

Hi Ian

You have done a fantastic job there mate.
Roll on the next instalment.

All the best bud.

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Re: COMPLETED T34/85 DRIVER'S HATCH

Post by Ian Rodney » Sat May 11, 2013 8:32 pm

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the complements, it was a great challenge having a go at building my own version of the hatch.
But when I was trying to work things out how some of the parts operated on the hatch I got great help on the forum and via emails from some of the Armortek members who emailed me pics on the T34/85 Driver's hatch.
I have just got to make two periscopes to fit under the periscope covers, but will wait until I need to make the other periscopes for the turret etc.

Thanks to Bodo sending me great pics of his own build, mostly out of 'brass' and Robin taking pics for me of Duxford's resident T34/85 when he was down at their opening day.

Cheers
Ian
from Glasgow, Scotland

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Re: COMPLETED T34/85 DRIVER'S HATCH

Post by simon_manning » Sat May 11, 2013 9:16 pm

very nice ian, a treat to view, regards simon manning.

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Re: COMPLETED T34/85 DRIVER'S HATCH

Post by Ian Rodney » Tue May 14, 2013 8:45 pm

Hi Simon,

I'm glad you liked the views of my hatch, it was fun creating it!

Cheers
Ian
from Glasgow, Scotland

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