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Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:35 pm

I'm following the builds of the FLAK quite a long time now, after I've got my Kit last year from Filip Marek
I got started with my Flak just a few weeks ago but would like to show at least the actual status of some bits and pieces realized so far :oops: :)

It will be a quite personnel derivative, but I'm allways happy about hints and tips :!:

Hope you like it so far ;-) :wink:

cheers ,

Uwe
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Paul Wills » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:15 pm

Hello Uwe,

Wow, she is coming along nicely my friend 8) I hadn't noticed that detail on the end cap until I saw your photo, so I checked my photos and there it is.
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Well spotted 8)


Paul :wink:
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:59 pm

Hello Paul,

thx for the nice comments :)

The 88 is quite fun to build but tricky when it comes to details, there have been made so many versions of the '36 and allways you find some differences :shock: :roll:

I've made some progress and fixed a few "fit & function" issues today..

But now it's time for a "one to one" with my Bierkrug :lol:


cheers, Uwe
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Added some detail to simulate the inner tube cover, the front isn't finsihed yet
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Rear 70mm Hex bolt replaced with selfmade 80mm one
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I've shortened the outer tube by 6mm to fix the collision issue with the cradle brackets.
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
1:10 Models: Flak-Panther Coelian, Panther A , S.WS with 3,7cm Flak 37
1:6 Armortek Models: Flak 36 2006, Kingtiger 2013, Sd.Kfz.7 2014, PAK 43/41 2015, SdKfz 251 2016, Elefant 2017

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:25 pm

Just made a bit of progress on the recoil tube. Just looking for some details for the bracket on top of the "recoil-spacer" :?:

I'm still wondering what for the two holes on the cradle bracket-sheets are :?:
Struggle to find some good pictures of that special area.
Any hint is welcome what to do with them :?

My "small fitter" is just playing around than to research :lol:
At least just saying: Hello :wink: :lol:

cheers,

Uwe
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just been curious how it looks with the barrel :-)
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what is the reason for these two holes on the cradle sheets ??
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by leesellars » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:30 pm

Hell Uwe

Looking good so far. Are you doing an early or late version?

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Maarten Schutjes » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:00 am

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:26 pm

Hello Marten,

thanks a lot for the quite helpfull links :!: :wink:
The prime portal has been my base for good pics so far, but the other ones are new for me ,great ! :D

@ Lee,

first of all thx a lot for your time and quite interesting chat on the open day !
My intention is to build my FLAK to a later version of the 36, with priority to be
carried on a FAMO :wink: :lol:

Just now "tuning" a bit the front section of the cradle, I've not been happy enough :idea:

cheers so far,

Uwe
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1:10 Models: Flak-Panther Coelian, Panther A , S.WS with 3,7cm Flak 37
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Paul Wills » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:04 pm

Hi Uwe,

Große bauen mein Freund, although you are putting me off from posting :oops: :shock: :lol: don't worry I am only kidding, but you are a league above me 8)

Paul. :wink:
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:01 pm

just finished today the front section mods of the cradle.
A bit of fidly work but turned out much better now for me :)
Once painted it looks a bit closer to the original :D

Hi Paul,

thx for the honours :oops: :wink:
What are your little fitters doing ? I'm corious about your progress :!: :)
Your pictures keep mine at least quite busy :lol:

cheers for now and a nice weekend,

Uwe
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"coverplate" for the cradle frontend added
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frontblock and backplates for the cylinder with new Dimensions
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
1:10 Models: Flak-Panther Coelian, Panther A , S.WS with 3,7cm Flak 37
1:6 Armortek Models: Flak 36 2006, Kingtiger 2013, Sd.Kfz.7 2014, PAK 43/41 2015, SdKfz 251 2016, Elefant 2017

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Small progress on the rearcover of the recoil-tube and the breech.
Hours of filing and linishing but now the block is running smoothly :D

cheers,

Uwe
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Recoiltube Rearplate and fittings made, breech started...
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
1:10 Models: Flak-Panther Coelian, Panther A , S.WS with 3,7cm Flak 37
1:6 Armortek Models: Flak 36 2006, Kingtiger 2013, Sd.Kfz.7 2014, PAK 43/41 2015, SdKfz 251 2016, Elefant 2017

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by leesellars » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Hello Uwe

When I did mine. I found some photos on the rear breach it was quite rounded edge due to rounds being chucked in.
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:43 pm

Hello Lee,

thx for your hint ! I'm still in the "fit & function" phase, so there is still a lot to do on the single components...
Hopefully Santa will bring me a "Workshop Laptop" to have my References directly on hand :roll:
Just now I have allways to walk from my cellar up to my Computer, and just back down in the workshop forgotten again the half :oops: , I'm getting old .... :lol:

Doing now day by day all the elimination of machine-marks, linishing, some edge corrections now and some areas of the breechblock a bit of slight polishing.
We'll see when its done so far.. :wink:

cheers,

Uwe
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
1:10 Models: Flak-Panther Coelian, Panther A , S.WS with 3,7cm Flak 37
1:6 Armortek Models: Flak 36 2006, Kingtiger 2013, Sd.Kfz.7 2014, PAK 43/41 2015, SdKfz 251 2016, Elefant 2017

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:25 am

Uwe,
Your flak is looking great. Beautiful details. Not having a kit I'm not sure what mods you are making to the kit parts but your details are fantastic. Keep up the great work, I'm enjoying your build.
Kind regards,
Bob

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:34 pm

Hello Bob,

thanks for the quite motivating appreciation :) My Flak is an older Kit with a good base but lots of "room for detailing". Thats what at least me myself love to do :D

Today I finished to 90% the gun breech, still the markings missing and the outer and inner details of the breech-block itself. To be continued once the proper tools for it are in place :roll: :wink:
The whole block surface work and contours are done so far and I'm quite happy with it.

Thx to Lee's hint I found the missing Detail Pic or just simple to say:
"Only the cone will bring you home" :idea: :lol:

I've attached some pics of the bits and pieces done or improved so far..

cheers,

Uwe
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Contour and edges finalized so far
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Breech extractor lever "semi-functional", blocker system changed to "bolt and channel"
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Some details added to the breech, block now flush
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Barrel slider with functional adjustment
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
1:10 Models: Flak-Panther Coelian, Panther A , S.WS with 3,7cm Flak 37
1:6 Armortek Models: Flak 36 2006, Kingtiger 2013, Sd.Kfz.7 2014, PAK 43/41 2015, SdKfz 251 2016, Elefant 2017

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Stephen White » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:47 pm

Uwe - ich gratuliere dir. Ausgezeichnet und inspirierend. Thanks for posting. I'm following this "saga" with great interest. As Bob says, without knowing the kit, it's difficult to work out what you've added or changed but the craftsmanship is outstanding and your "acht-acht" looks the real thing.

Best regards

Stephen

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