Uwe's 88

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Uwe Gerstenmayer
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:09 pm

Some small news from "Kölle alaaf" :lol:

Next week starts the "crazy time" in Cologne and I'm sure to be pretty busy with certain "beer quality checks" with my buddys at our local pubs :roll: :lol:

Over the weekend I could realize my "interpretation" of the spring-loaded spike holders on the folding arms.

Turned out quite nice thanks to a local shooting club, some used smal .22 cal shells and Steve's excellent castle-nuts 8) :D

The weldings and paint will foillow once the still missing tools and its holders are ready :roll: Hope I can convince Steve to make me a Set of these excellent leveling tools :idea: :wink:

cheers for now,

Uwe
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all four spike holders made
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Paul Wills » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Hi Uwe,

Wow, you have been busy while I've been earning money for the next model :shock: :lol:

The spike holders are great and I really like the colour. :D 8)

Regards, Paul.
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Rolf Mönke » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:19 am

Moin Uwe,

ein tolles Teil bis jetzt geworden!! Hochachtung!!
Greetings from Hamburg

Rolf

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:07 pm

Just to say a quick "Hello, I'm still alive !" :lol:

My wifes Priority "Kitchen-KIT" turned out in a complete house conversion and took all of my rare time over the last month... :shock:

At the end we're all quite happy now and inbetween my travels there is now again some time left for my hobby :D :D

Last week I got after "endless time" my long desired tools to create some sheetmetal parts 8) , so the missing boxes on the cruciform are the next little projects :D

A long time ago now I received as well the excellent first upgrade sets from Tim and the brilliant tools from Steve. So for the next weekends there is for sure a plan to go ahead again with my Flak :idea: :D

Greetings from the Cologne Area,

Uwe
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heavy stuff universal 3 in 1 machine
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my little new bender
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One of Tims great upgrade sets, personalized
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Steve's perfect leveling tools, not finished yet
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:53 pm

> My wifes Priority "Kitchen-KIT" turned out in a complete house conversion and took all
> of my rare time over the last month... :shock:

Even so, it was nice of you to buy her a mangle, or is it a large pasta roller :?:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:00 am

"A Mangle"
I haven't heard that word for a long time :lol:
That was when toilets were holes in a plank.
Yes it does look like the latest model :)
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:32 am

I strongly hope to get something more out of it than just some 1/6th scale "brass-noodles" :lol:

We'll see, my wife has sometimes quite strange ideas on usage of machines :wink: :lol:

A "hit in the neck protector" would be useful :lol: :lol:
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:29 pm

After a longer break and the recent arrival of my "mangle" and the bender I've been curious what I can do with it and had a start.., No Noodles, no Pasta :shock: :lol: :lol: .

The last days I could realize to increase the gun travel and better end-positions on the gun carriage.
I made a new longer cover, enlarged the bore in the "Rückholer-Zylinder" by 40 mm,and replaced the piston with a longer one.

The top end position is perfect now and the lowest recoil point is much more to the real one now.

My brackets for the leveling tools are in good progress, and will be finished once its bolts and locking mechanism is finished. Just had a start on them with the rough contour..

My little E-Box Cover for the cruciform is ready except the hinges. Here I have to look for some suitable ones :idea:


@ Paul,

hope you're fine and you'll find the one and other minute for your FLAK ?? :wink:


Cheers for now,

Uwe
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Cover and piston replaced with new ones
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new made longer carriage cover 1,0mm brass
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Lower position before the changes
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Lower travel end position now
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Top end gun position before
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Top end gun position now
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e-box cover and the tool brackets in work
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:56 pm

Today I made some progress again on the cruciform :D

I could finish all the brackets for the Leveling Tools and fitted them to the folding arms.

I'm pretty happy with the result so far. Thanks again Steve, the tools are looking that good now on the folding arms 8)

Some paintwork and the weldings will come later then :D

The front bracket details where quite fiddle work, so it took me a bit longer :shock: :lol:


cheers for now,

Uwe
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front bracket after my "solder-battle" ;-)
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Leveling Tools now on my FLAK, smile :-)
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One of the front brackets
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backside milled to allow combined fixing and flush alignment
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rear brackets
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Hi folks :) ,

I had a start now on my chest. Trying how my "mangle" is working :lol:

There are still a lot of fiddly things to do but 'till now I'm happy with what is comming out so far :D


Hello Rolf,

you're doing a good progress on your 8.8 8)


Hi Paul,

hope you've not disappeared ? I'll have a "Bierkrug" on you now :wink:


cheers , Uwe
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chest bended and soldered, test fitted
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Hinges to be adjusted and finished
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chest and cover roughly put together
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:01 am

Very nice curves and folds from your mangle :lol:

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:29 pm

Hello Adrian,

Thx for the flowers :) Confirmed now not to be used for kitchen stuff :lol:

Yesterday I could finalize the work on my chest and E-Box Cover :D

I'm pretty happy with the results so today just a bit clean up and at least some etch primer.

The hinges and "locking pin" of the chest have been a challenge :shock: So small , three times flown away , only when my "Mr.Frusti" met the wall, after a cold beer and some good music the fourth attempt turned out OK :twisted: :lol: :lol:


Hope you like the result :wink:

cheers,

Uwe
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How my 88 looks now, step by step ahead :-)
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Cruciform now complete , smile
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chest locking mechanism and hinge made
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chest cover with tray for manuals ??
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E-Box Cover attached
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E-Box Cover "block bracket"
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:01 pm

Just a Hello from Cologne with some news. :D

I could realize some progress on my FLAK over the last days.

A lot of small bits and pieces but the major one was to get the base paint work done :D

Still just pre-assembled to the cruciform since there are the base-levelers still on the bench, but now it looks much better and I'm quite happy with the results so far.

I ran out of paint so there is some time left for the other small , looks like never ending, bits and pieces to be done :wink:


Hope its still of interest and you like it,


cheers,

Uwe
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Here's my FLAK as it is now , quite happy with it :-)
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On the way to add Tims detail parts, rivets made
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Thats how it looks like today :-)
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Lots of Weldings made on the gun now
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Coverplates made of 0,2mm brass
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Coverplate and tube made lhs
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Time for a break now :-)
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Paul Wills » Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:05 pm

Good to see you relaxing with your modelling Uwe. 8)
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:07 pm

Hi Paul :D ,

good to hear from you ! Hope you'll find anytime some minutes again for your FLAK :shock: :wink:

Best regards from the Cologne Area,

cheers,

Uwe
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
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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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