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by Martin Hofmann
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

Hi Marco,
thank you for the nice comment. Here are some more progress on the hull with some Milliput for the bearings of the Road wheels.
After this there are the first impressions of the tow hooks with some additional sheets and the first welding seams.
by Martin Hofmann
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

And here the next photos with all the welding seams and the mounted periskopes.
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

In the mean time i made some work on the driver's hatch.
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

Hi Rolf,
thank you for your: Lecker :D :D :D
Here are the next photos of the bottom plates and the camfered bolts for the first big plate. The holders for the joints of the road wheels on each side looks slowly like the origin ones. There has to be made some egalizing and weldings with Milliput.
by Martin Hofmann
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

There was some more progress at the hull with all the camfers for welding preparation and with all the bottom plates
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

Hi Chris,
the exhaust is in the near of the 5th road wheel. Here comes a photo from the under side of an Elefant how you don't see normally.
Also good to see all the covers in there place - if available.
by Martin Hofmann
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

Now i start with the hull and the bottom plate with all the covers and the additional plate in the front of the Elefant.
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

In the meantime i prepared the road wheel suspension covers with some castellated nuts in M2 self made. And also the hub caps for the wheels got some screws in M2,5 with the new safety washers.
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

Hi Simon,
thank you for the nice comment. Now i start with the modification of the mud scrapers.
The first one is only modified and got a new angle with some screws. The second one is scratch built from some photos.
I think the dimensions could be correct.
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

Hi Adrian,
it is good to be a little mad for doing this job :D :D
After drilled and threaded 134 pieces of castellated nuts with M2.5 the result you can see here.
Now i had made the casting structure again to the wheels and painted afterwards.
by Martin Hofmann
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

There are some grease nipples for the road wheels with a diameter of 1,6mm - also with a ball glued in. The road wheels got some screws M 2,5 with locking washers insted of the studs. I have to modified all the ready built idler and sprocket wheels on a lathe, because there was not so much place for...
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

After a wonderful holiday, i make a little update for the idler wheels and the drive wheels.
by Martin Hofmann
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

After making the casting surface with radii, i made some grease nippel in M2 for the hub caps. There are balls glued into the inner hexagon of the head. Than the drive wheels got some casting numbers - i didn't find any photos where i could read the numbers, but the place is the correct one. Afterwa...
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

Now i am starting with the mechanic for the road wheels. I also etch primed the sprocket rings and the drive wheels.
They got some radii for simulating a cast surface. The wheels are primed.
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 26
Views: 4970

Re: Martin's Elefant

After the first parts of the barrel holder i made the distance sleeve between the nut and the holder. The nut got two handles soldered on.
The 3 covers are scatch built from aluminium for the existing covers at the front plate.
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