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by Martin Hofmann
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 14
Views: 3365

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: 14
Views: 3365

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: 14
Views: 3365

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: 14
Views: 3365

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: 14
Views: 3365

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: 14
Views: 3365

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: 14
Views: 3365

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: 14
Views: 3365

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.
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: In memory of Gill Watkins
Replies: 87
Views: 4527

Re: In memory of Gill Watkins

I am so sorry to hear such sad news.

My sincere condolences to Mark and family
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 14
Views: 3365

Re: Martin's Elefant

Hi Simon, Chris and David,
thank you for the nice welcome at the Elefant corner :D
I start with the motor grill and the barrel holder. Here are the photos from this area.
by Martin Hofmann
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Elefant
Topic: Martin's Elefant
Replies: 14
Views: 3365

Martin's Elefant

Hi all,
here i start a new projekt: an Elefant
Please find some fotos and the first impressions
by Martin Hofmann
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 46165

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hello guys,
thank you very, very much for the kind words!!! The compliments are always welcome. :D :D :D
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 46165

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Now all tools are mounted. Also the recovery ropes are on there place.
Only a little bit rust onto the exhausts are missing. That will follow soon.
by Martin Hofmann
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 46165

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Here making some new recovery ropes and soldered with the tubes. After this i camfered the ends.
In the mean time the JP got some weathering. Now the red color is getting darker and is nearer to the origin in Bovingten.
by Martin Hofmann
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Jagdpanther
Topic: Martin's Jagdpanther
Replies: 133
Views: 46165

Re: Martin's Jagdpanther

Hi Vince,
sorry for so long not answer, but i was very very busy first for Hausen and afterwards for job.
Here are some more progress - all without weathering