Uwe's 88

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:59 pm

:roll: small progress on some parts,

made the bolt mods for the cruciform , sweating to get the 1,2mm treads in :shock: :lol:
and some more on the wheel section...

I've received today the hex bolts with more adequate head size and tried it on the housing, looks quite good for me now :)


cheers ,

Uwe
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bolt-ends made and the securing plates screwed
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bolt-end at the housing side
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Tim Bowman » Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:55 pm

Incredible! What else can be said? Amazing detailing and fun to watch each post.

Merry Christmas Uwe. :)

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:38 pm

Hello Tim,

thx a lot for the nice comments 8) :oops: and from my end as well my very best wishes and a merry christmas :!:

The 88 is really fun to build and as allready mentioned has loads of details which could keep you busy for years :shock: :lol:

I couldn't leave it it like it is so "modified" a bit again :wink: :D

The brackets for the barrel rest (?) have been "adjusted" to look more to the version I'ld like to build :roll:

Christmas Greetings from Cologne,

Uwe
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thats what it looks now, ;-)
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brackets lowered and modified, bolts functional made
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slots added to the housings and hooks shaped a bit
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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 Paul Wills » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:49 pm

Hi Uwe,

Wow, your build just keeps going from strength to strength :D I really do like to your modifications 8) :D

The Snow arrived today, no more high level fell walking till the spring :(
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Langdale pikes this afternoon
Merry Christmas from the Lake district :D Paul.
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:46 pm

I've been happy to make some progress on the "wheels section" yesterday.
Finaly I could convince my buddy to make my "mandatory tech check" of his Blasting cabine to be fit for 2014 :) :lol:
The results are really nice and i'm quite happy with it :D

We've used a 0,2 - 0,5mm Corund material at 6,0 bar, maybe interesting for those looking for a suitable blasting set-up. The bolts are still in to protect the threads
and mating surfaces :wink:

Attached are some prior and after pics to compare the results :wink:

Best wishes to all and hope you can enjoy as well some days off now with your beloved ones.


Hi Paul,

I'm sure you'll have an idea what to do instead :idea: :lol: :lol:


cheers,

Uwe
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The star after the blasting op, like out of the mould, great :-)
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The star front before with "some" mods
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Trilex star backside finally
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Trilex star backside before with some mods
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brakedrum out of the box
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brakedrum finally after mods and blasting
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by leesellars » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:41 am

Hello Uwe

On the boggie wheels the arms are cast ones. This is one of the kit alterations that Armortek upgraded. They broke when used. Armortek upgraded them to machined ones.

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:05 pm

Hello Lee,

Thx for the hint ! I'll ask Mark and Gill again early next year for a potential "upgrade-Kit" once the new improved FLAK batch is in production :-) :wink:

For now I'll use the cast ones to come along and make some progress on the boogies...

The last time I've been fiddling around to get the gun rest done. Unspectactular part but I wished to have three hands and a clone beside to help :shock: :D

At the end I won the "solder-battle" and it turned out quite good now :D

Most of the "fun" has been to get the lever function realized :roll: , but thanks to the one who's developed the magnifying glasses it turned out quite good and is working :lol: :D


Cheers,

Uwe
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lever closed and aligned :-)
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lever open...
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chains added
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Paul Wills » Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:38 pm

Hi Uwe,

I need glasses all the time and oh yes, come on evolution and grow that third hand :lol: I always feel like that when I solder :roll:

Happy New Year 8)

Paul. :wink:
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:39 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all on the forum :D

Hi Paul,

still without the "third hand" I could make some progress on the cruciform bits and pieces again.

The small triangles for the plates have turned out quite risky when you use an elec cutter :shock: One has fallen into the slot of the machine and came back like a shot :shock: :roll: My little fitter has catched it directly and is a bit handicapted now :roll: :shock: Good luck it was not me :wink: :lol:

So the next ones I've made safely by hand, better it is :idea: :lol:

I've attached some pics from what I've made so far ,

cheers,

Uwe
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My little "fiddle" E-Box :-)
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lower brackets for the springs frt and rear
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Hooks and Protection plate for the E-Box
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Boogie Hooks and Housing Plates
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Boogie Hook mechanism realized
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
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 Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:35 pm

I've made a bit progress again on the cruciform and base details.

On the base I made the "revision-cover" and the grease-port.
I've tried at least to simulate the base-indicator but I'm not that happy for the long term. The smallest I can do is 1,0mm only .. For now the indicator marks will stay like it is, maybe there is later on a Laser alternative on a brass ring possible.. :idea: :wink:

On the cruciform I made one side of the power-brake tubings with all the bits and pieces,
what a "fiddle battle" :shock: :lol:
The proper tools to make the chest have been lost on "Santa's list" :shock: , so I have to look for it myself, soon .... :lol:

The power air connector is not really accurate in scale, good for 1:8 max, but for now at least something which is looking like and functional. :?

Any hint where to get these little "brake-connectors" in correct scale out of brass or similar would be really appreciated :!:


Greetings from the Cologne Area,

Cheers, Uwe
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One side ready for the weldlines.....
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Tubing connectors made
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Indicator Ring, Grease-port and rev-cover made
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"brake-connector" like it is now, Plate angle to be adjusted ;-)
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:38 pm

Meisterlich :D :D

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by simon_manning » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:36 pm

very nice uwe, regards simon manning.

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:42 pm

Finished today the tubing on the housing side :D

Hello Simon,
I'm afraid when it comes now to the finishing and paint-job, which is for sure not directly my field :oops:

What you guys are doing there on your models is really outstanding and each one a piece of art :shock: 8)

Hi Adrian,
hope this year will turn out better for you !! ( just recalled your "Company-Issue".. )

Greetings from Cologne,

Uwe
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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 Rolf Mönke » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:43 am

Tolle Teile Uwe.....
Greetings from Hamburg

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:10 am

Over the last days I've been over the wheels and base again.

I've had the idea to modify a bit my old wood lathe and to use it to work on the tires.
What a mess to grind the rubber tires :shock:
After the last wheel I've been black all over and messed up the whole workshop :lol:
But it's worth, a Flak with tires like fresh from the dealer ??? Nothing for me...

On the outer rims I made the proper fixings and the "protection-plates" for the valves.
The inner rims have been modified a bit with the flat sinks and also the appr fixings.

Waiting for the final paint I will assemble the wheels completely after the paintjob.

On the Indicator ring of the base I've mnade the missing smaller markings. Found a 0,6mm milling cutter so thought to try how it looks like :idea: So congratulations, once started I had to finish the remaining 288 markings :shock: :lol:
Two evenings just milling on my small all manual Proxxon... :roll: :wink:

At the end it has been worth I think, looks now as an indicator at least :D

BTW, the hint on the forum to use WD40 for Alu has been great, works perfectly !


cheers for now,

Uwe
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valve protection made and riveted. Overall I'm quite happy now with it
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Trilex rims complete now waiting for paint ;-)
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flat sinks and bolts made
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Indicator Markings completed now
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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