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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:00 pm

Hi just a few updates on building the bogie's, I have made and fitted the metal chair for the brakeman, and made the valves and pipework
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Post by Allan Richards » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:27 pm

I hope those brakes aren't too fierce otherwise the poor guy is going to suffer on his lever!!

I saw the seats that Vince ha made for his 88, but wern't these in the original kit as they are quite a major piece??
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:46 pm

Hi Allan, he is wearing his cricket box, and no the seat or the pivot were part of the kit,
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Post by simon_manning » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:14 am

superb work on your 88 and interesting to follow even though i dont own one,keep the photos coming

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Post by Tim Bowman » Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:33 pm

Jeff,

As always, just amazing. I agree with Simon. although I do not own one it sure is fun to view your , first-class work and follow your progress. I only wish I could see it in person. :(

all the best

Tim
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:09 pm

Hi Tim & Simon, thanks for the kind words, the 88 is like having three or four models all at the same time, with the main gun, fuse setter and the bogie's and although I try to be precise in all the bits I make, I have given up measuring and converting from one scale to another, I use the 1/6th figure as a yard stick, and if it fits and looks right then it most likely is, and at the end of the day the model is for your own enjoyment, and not something to intimidated by, so this is what I made today
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Post by Allan Richards » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:41 pm

Jeff,

I agree entirely with what you say about measuring. For my Sherman I am using a combination of 1/16th and 1/48 scale models plus what photo's I can get hold of. Even doing some basic check measurements between the reference models and the 1/6th kit there are immediately compromises to be made and there is no way of really checking which is the most accurate. You would need access to an actual vehicle, and then I bet the bit you were looking to make would be missing!!! In the end I think if it looks right and the model captivates and interests people then that is what I'm after.
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Post by Fred Lopian » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:01 am

Hello Jeffrey,
that is a great work.

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Post by Yves Maurice » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:35 am

Hi Jeff!..
As always, nothing to tell about your work!! just : "voiceless"!!!
I have one to build with the sdkfz 7 but seeing yours, I really wonder how I will do those kits!! :oops: Looking your pictures is always a good moment for me !!!
Thanks for that and congratulations for those 1st class models (sdkfz 7 and 88!!)
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Post by Pierluigi Patri » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:51 am

I know the brakeman's seat it's only a detail -really well done as usual by you- but I'm interested about the work's steps.
If your work is not "classified" :D can you tell me:
What stuff have you used?
How did you make the holes in so precise way?
How did you get the so perfect shape?
Thank you.
Pierluigi

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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:39 am

Hi Pierluigi, for the seat I used brass sheet, I formed the out side lip with a pair of flat nose pliers, the holes were made by drilling while still flat, and then dished, the side bars are made from garden wire silver soldered to the base, and a brass back support soft soldered to these, it took about 1/2 an hour
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