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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Paul Wills » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:04 pm

Hello Uwe,

I hope to find some time over the next few weeks to get back to the 88. I have just posted you a little present, you should get it in the next week or so 8) :D let me know when it arrives :D :wink:

Grüße aus dem Seebezirk, Paul.
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:34 pm

Hey Paul :D ,

I've been on business in Lisbon and now saw your post :)

Great news to see some day a bit more again of your FLAK 8)

You make me now quite curious what will come ?? :shock: :oops: :D


Will drop you a note ! :wink:


cheers,

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 Uwe Gerstenmayer » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:54 pm

A bit of progress on my FLAK :D

I could make some small details over the last days thanks to the support of some very nice guys 8)

The "spring-locks" of the folding arms are ready and functional working, with a small personnal touch :idea:
The Base-Leveler have been a quite fidly piece of work but are ready now as well :D

A small but significant detail is still missing, a proper scale rifle-plug :(
Honestly a bit lazy currently so if I can't manage to create one by myself I'll put a post on the "For sale and wanted" section :shock: :lol:

Hi Paul,

thanks to your little gift I've seen my fault on the rear tool brackets and have corrected the shape 8) :wink:

Hopefully Tims parts will arrive to go ahead as well on that soon :?:


cheers for now and Greetings from Cologne,

Uwe
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Corrected rear brackets for the tools ;-)
Verriegelung.jpg
The original "Spring-Lock"
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Folding arms down position of the Spring-Lock
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Spring-Lock engaged with sufficiant air of the folding arm. approx 0,5mm
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my base Leveler
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looks pretty empty, crying for a proper plug ;-)
1:16 Models: Kingtiger
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by simon_manning » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:13 pm

lovely work uwe, looks like the real 88, regards simon manning.

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:23 pm

Hello Simon ,

thanks for "the flowers" :) There's still a long way to get home with my Flak :shock: :lol:

I have done some small progess again and finished the safety chains for the folding arms.

The Transmission-box for the " Höhenzeiger " out of Tim's Upgrade Sets has been quite nice, but I wanted to have a functional one so I made my own "Version".
Made the box completely new with a worm gear transmission to have some fun by turning the handwheel to adjust the pointer at the desired angle. Small piece but a quite tricky little thing :lol:

It's not complete finished yet, the plate for the sight-appart and the little cover
for the lever has to be made...

Next step will be on the dials, let's see if can realize what I've in mind :idea: :wink:


cheers ,

Uwe
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Front Gearhousing needs some "finetuning" yet :-)
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Transmission box functional to set the pointer :-)
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transmissionbox rear
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housing start
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chains and fixings.JPG
chains and fixings for the folding arms made
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Paul Wills » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:10 pm

Wow Uwe,

Your build is fantastic, it is just getting better and better 8) I can only dream of such detail :oops:

Glad you liked your present, I knew you would need one! :wink:

Have you decided what unit you are doing, Luftwaffe, Heer or ? if you are looking to put the insignia together for the uniform go to http://onesixthscaleking.com/shop/advan ... mit=Search Robin is always happy to help and his insignia is second to none. just tell him I sent you :D
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:19 pm

Hi Paul :) ,

I haven't decided yet which it will be. I have to research about the Flak in my "neighbourhood" along the Venloer Strasse direction to Cologne. Would be nice to have an authentic one 8) :wink:

The last days inbetween a lot of troubles I disappeared in my workshop again and could do some improvements on the FLAK.

The Höhenrichtanzeige and its transmission is finished. I've made some mods to have it more accurate and functional as per the original.

On the bits and pieces on the cruciform I've started to give some paint and its looking directly better :D

Now I'm busy to collect a the small bits and pieces needed to get my dials working :wink: :shock:

Hope you like the results so far,

cheers for now,

Uwe
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Small step ahead again with my FLAK :-)
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Bracketplate for the ZF20 adjustable
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Gearbox complete and functional, finished now
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changed the moveable pointer to the outside
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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 Rolf Mönke » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:06 pm

tolle Leistung,Uwe..........
Greetings from Hamburg

Rolf

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:21 pm

Some small progress on my "never ending story" :shock: :lol:

Hours later on collecting and searching stuff together, mostly in my "materials collection" I had a start on my first Dial .

Basicly the setup is a sub micro servo "reworked" as the little engine for the double dial clockwork transmission. On my last flight I bought some cheap Kids watches with excellent fitting clockworks :idea: :wink:

Short version : put it together, got a crisis on the extremely fiddly pointers, the next crisis to get the micro shafts done, made the test,

and....YES it's working :lol: :D :D

So many thanks to Tim Catton to provide me with quite individual Sets to get this crazy idea realized ! 8) :D

So next steps will be to get the housings ready, some suitable LEDs fitted and to find a suitable Glas for the cover (maybe from a microscope?).

The paint of the pointers look awful on the pics, so I need to find out how a "blind-man" could do it better :oops:
I'm pretty open for any hint to get these 1,2 mm "monsters" nicer :wink:


cheers for now,

Uwe
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Dials running pretty nice, HAPPY ,-)
Full house , raw condition ,-).JPG
Pretty full house with the Inserts ,-)
The dials insert set-up.JPG
First "Dial Insert" ready for testing
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Basic set-up of the "double transmssion"
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Soldering trial with SN AG5 successful
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First housing soldered
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Rolf Mönke » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:31 am

Wahnsinn mein Lieber...............
und das Löten hat anscheinend auch geklappt.Toll!!
Greetings from Hamburg

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:05 pm

Hallo Rolf :) ,

wie sagt man so schön, Du wirst alt wie 'ne Kuh, lernst immer noch dazu :lol: :lol:

Hoffe bei Deiner 88 geht es auch voran, ohne weitere "Unfälle" :wink:

Some progress again on the dials housings.

I wanted a KIT Version, I got it, so it takes a bit longer but a good fun and experience :D

Finished now the AL solder-battle, got the brackets made and fixed, and all the small adjustments needed due to the inserts.

Hope to get the replacement watches for the other inserts by the weekend, so to get the dial-inserts with some LED lights ready and fitted.


cheers for now,

Uwe
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Dial housings ready for finishing
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maintenance cover hiding 3rd fixing-point
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upper fixings added
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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 Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:46 pm

A very happy new Year 2015 to all on the Forum :!:

After an "endless battle" with my dials I could finish them now fully functional :shock: :D

The main electrical box is installed now as well, just waiting still for some electrical braided hoses made by Panguit. I'll use the Se 12p-Tr0 for the wirings.

Just in time for the christmasbreak I received some Mikes 88mm curved rifle plugs from FOA.
I had to drill out the barrel to 16,0 mm to implement the final made plug, which is indeed a fidly work to calibrate the curved plug :wink:
Looks now much better for me :D

Next step is to build up Tims "Zünderstellmaschine" and to make its dials functional as well. :roll: :lol:


Cheers for now and Greetings from Cologne,

Uwe
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Dials finished and fully functional :-)
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Main electrical box finished and installed
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fitted one of Mikes fantastic rifle plugs :-)
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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by martin pitcairn » Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:33 pm

Uwe, an absolute work of Art. Even when I have zoomed in on the pictures of the 88, it looks like the real thing if not better , well done !!

Yours
Martin

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Re: Uwe's 88

Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:33 pm

Hello Martin ,

thx for your nice and motivating comments 8) :oops:

Wish you a happy and healthy new year :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 simon_manning » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:45 pm

a wonder build uwe, very impressive, lovely detail, regareds simon manning.

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