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WHEEL CHOCKS

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:53 pm

I started to make the chocks for the wheels, and again you need two for each pair of bogies, I was going to make these solid then shape them, but ended up forming them from mild steel sheet, have still got to make the sprung catch that holds them in place
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Post by Allan Richards » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:41 pm

Jeff,

That is no mean feat to form those from sheet, but they have come out superb. This 88 is going to be the most detailed model out there. The German's certainly went to town when they made this bit of kit, no wonder they struggled to compete with the allied forces and the mass production and relatively crude approach to equipment.
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:25 pm

Hi Allan, I hope you are well, I liked your comments on the PZIII I am selling, or not!! as the case may be, there is probably more to do than first meets the eye, so I might be making it after all; as for the 88 it is coming along nicely, with just the hooks and tool brackets to do, then I will tackle the shield, the original was in three pieces, with the side bolted on; hows the Sherman, is it on hold
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Post by Allan Richards » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:02 am

Jeff,

I am surprised you still have the Pan III, I thought it would have been snapped up, given the interest at the open day. To me it is an interesting vehicle and a nice size, but if you enjoy doing a large amount of detailling work or scratch building then these later kits may not offer that sort of challenge, which is a strange down side for some (both the aftermarket suppliers and people like yourself). I wonder if you could sell the turret components to a diorama person and then convert the top to a Stug III. That should keep you busy for a while.

As for the Sherman its been on hold for a few weeks while I've been on decorating projects, but these should be finished in the next week or so and then back to the turret fo rhte final part of the build. I've decided to make the trunion bearings a cup and cone style as the large bolts used have an amount of play, which is much more noticeable with the longer gun. I want to avoid "wobbly gun" models at all costs.
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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sat Nov 15, 2008 4:29 pm

added the working securing bolts to the wheel chocks, this is another part of the build finished
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Post by simon_manning » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:30 am

i will respond again ,interesting,skill,detail,pleasure to follow,every time i see a post on this 88 it is a must see,and i dont own one.talent !




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Post by Jeffrey Goff » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:55 am

Hi Simon, thank you for your support, I have been in two minds about posting pictures of the build, as it is not every ones favourite model, but its mine; where else in the market can you buy a 1/6th piece of artillery in metal, thats easy to work on, the sub sections can be lifted with ease, and you do not have to be an engineer to detail it.
to my mind this is great value for money, and has given countless hours of challenge and pleasure.
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Post by Allan Richards » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:24 pm

Great work again. I'm not sure about being an engineer but you certainly have to be a craftsman. Pleae do continue with the pictures they are facinating.
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