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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:01 pm

I have finished the base, and have gone back to the gun cradle, I made the double socket boxes that bolt to the elevation gear box, these proved to be a bit of a challenge, as the boxes have bolt on front covers, and the sockets have removable caps
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Post by Tim Bowman » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:22 pm

Jeff

You are the master of detail! That is really nice. 8)

Keep up the great work.

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Tim
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:31 pm

Many thanks Tim, I am just making the bakelite inserts for the sockets, I am not sure if we should be locked away in a padded room, but making these models is compulsive and satisfying
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Post by Allan Richards » Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:14 pm

Jeff,

The model looks amazing with all that detail, keep the photo's coming.

I don't know about padded cells but my wife says I need to get a life when she sees me pooring over the net looking for some detail shot of a part of a Sherman. Still if we wern't doing this we'd be putting the world to rights and peeing our hard won earnings up the wall in some pub, or worst still we'd be one of those really sad gits staying in the office until 9 O'clock at night making somebody else rich.
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Post by Tim Bowman » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:27 pm

Allan, so true. It's nice to know I'm not alone and we have this fine support group on this forum to help us through. :lol:
Jeffrey Goff wrote:but making these models is compulsive and satisfying
I know, and yet I can't seem to get my wife to understand that! :)

Tim
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Post by Allan Richards » Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:09 pm

Tim,

As with you I do really value this forum to share with like minded people. I have always made models, starting with Airfix kits when I was about 7 years old. There is something very satisfying in it for me and I find it great for de-stressing and forgeting the real world. I don't know what I'd do without it as it also gets me away from the dreadful TV we get these days.
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:34 pm

Just finished making the firing handle, and linkage, and the auxiliary firing lever on the opposite side, also added the extractor, and the recoil gauge, just the quadrant and linkage, and the sight bracket to be made, and I will start on the bogie's
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Post by Alfredo Campanini » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:03 pm

Hi Jeff,
I think to have reached a good result with my 88 Flak 37, but I am happy to
recognize that your model is the most beautiful and best detailed I can see.
My sincere congratulations

Alfredo Campanini
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Post by Allan Richards » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:56 pm

I have to agree Alfredo, the model looks so real. I think you should enter it in the model engineering exhibition.
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:10 am

Alfredo & Allan, thank you both for your encouragement, the 88 is becoming a splendid model, and although you have to put some time and effort into it, the Armortek model is well worth it, a couple of weeks should see the main gun finished, then the shield and bogie's
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Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:42 pm

Jeff,
I love the worn and chipped paint. It looks like a real gun! great job.
Bob

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Post by Colin Richards » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:08 am

Jeff
I agree with all the comments made, you have built a truly remarkable model.
I look forwrd to seeing it in the flesh one day

Colin

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