My 88mm Flak 37 gun

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Andrea Daviero
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My 88mm Flak 37 gun

Post by Andrea Daviero » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:40 pm

Hi! I bought from Alfredo Campanini his beautiful flak 37 gun.
It was already finished but I'm doing my personalizations.
It is beautiful as it is, but I'm adding the few missing things and correcting the few problems it can have.
First of all pictures of when I picked up it.
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In few minutes of running I experienced the first problem, the steering arms of 2 wheels broken after few obstacles.
I solved by making my own steel arms (replaced all four)
:D
Then I replaced the indicator dials, one of them was damaged by humidity.
I made them with paper, but I added some layers to give a 3D aspect, then sprayed with transparent paint to protect from humidity.
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And it was ready for a local show.
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I'm experiencing also troubles with lifting jacks but I will solve them soon.
Next I solved an annoyng problem about the leveling wheels. I decided to add a pivot point on the mechanism:


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Here you can see how the system increases the range of the levelling function.
In future I will add the leveling indicators.

I added also Tim Catton's photo etched upgrade parts, but no pictures at the moment.
I'm planning to add braking system, shield and other little details. :wink:
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Andrea Daviero (Andrew)

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Re: My 88mm Flak 37 gun

Post by Tim Bowman » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:57 am

Hi Andrea

Your 88 looks fantastic. I like the photo of the Sdkfz 7 towing into the van.

Look forward to photos of Tim's parts mounted on it.

kind regards
Tim
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Re: My 88mm Flak 37 gun

Post by Jan_Donadoni » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:53 pm

Nice Job Andrew!
Hope we'll meet soon.
My men can eat their belts, but my tanks have gotta have gas.
(George S. Patton)

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Re: My 88mm Flak 37 gun

Post by Andrea Daviero » Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:03 pm

Thanks guys but the pictures are showing the beautiful work Alfred did on the flak.
I'm now working to make just the few items left and personalize the livery.
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In theese picture there are 3 colors :oops: Old color for the dollys, the corrected gun color and the shield color that is different as it is the tamiya xf60 that is finished when making colour correction to the gun.
Details on the Tim parts will come soon, the 88 is now parked waiting for the next show.
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Andrea Daviero (Andrew)

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Re: My 88mm Flak 37 gun

Post by Jan_Donadoni » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:46 pm

I started wargaming many years ago (maybe more than 25...) how many stories about a "damned" flak battery across the way ! (a Real nightmare! Freddie Kruger "sucks")
simply THE GUN of WW2.
Will take me a lot of time to nearly reach such a detail with my 88!
My men can eat their belts, but my tanks have gotta have gas.
(George S. Patton)

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Re: My 88mm Flak 37 gun

Post by Andrea Daviero » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:16 pm

Tim Catton offers a lot of upgrades that can help you to have similar results :D

Here pictures in detail of one of the indicators.

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Andrea Daviero (Andrew)

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Re: My 88mm Flak 37 gun

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:19 pm

Andrea,
Very nice looking 88, compliments to Alfredo for the fantastic build. I like the gun layers travel chair on the wheel bogey - looks great. I like your camo too, very authentic! Fantastic details. Great looking piece,
Best regards,
Bob

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