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Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:22 pm
by Jack Hrovatin
Yves,
I'm not quite sure where you got the idea to mill at an angle the backs of the Episcope covers. I do recall this as used on the late Tiger or King Tiger Cupolas, but never have I seen this with any of the Panther Cupolas. If I am wrong, please forgive me.

Regards,
Jack

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:48 pm
by Kent Wiik
Hi Yves,

Sorry but Jack is correct :cry:

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Kind regards
Kent

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:59 pm
by yves mouton
Hello,

My mistake :? thanks for the info guys.
Regards Yves

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:11 pm
by Steve Norris
No filing required :D
Regards
Steve

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:16 pm
by yves mouton
Hi Steve,
Yes no filing, but i like it the way it is now.
8)
Best regards Yves

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:05 pm
by yves mouton
Hello,

Did some work detail on the engine hatch.

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Also started on the turret hatch, thats a lot of work, later i'am gonna put a servo on the hatch.

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On the front plate of the panther i'am gonna change the letter box in to a ball mantlet.

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Regards Yves

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:36 pm
by Robert E Morey
Yves,
Looking great, I'm thinking about changing hull MG to ball mount as well on mine. So following with great interest there. Is that a Panther G or KT ball mount you plan to use?
-Bob

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:35 pm
by mark lawson
Yves how are you going to cut the front plate to accept the Kugleblende.

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:27 pm
by yves mouton
Hello,

Robert, is there a difference between the ball of a panther and a KT?
I have the ball mount of a KT, i thought it was the same.
Mark i have a special mill head to do this.
I will show pictures when i'am start on this.

Best regards Yves

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:53 pm
by yves mouton
Hello,

Today i workt on the details of the turret hatch,
here are some pictures.

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Best regards Yves

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:26 pm
by simon_manning
i like it yves, good work, regards simon.

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:04 pm
by Tim Page
that looks a lot better Yves.

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:06 pm
by Steve Norris
Yves.
Great job on the hatch, it looks so much better now.
Regards
Steve

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:09 pm
by yves mouton
Hello,

Thank you guys for the good comments, it was a lot of work
to make the hatch, in the future i make the hatch open and close with a servo.
Tomorrow i strip the panther hull for primer and drill out the front plate for the MG gun.
Also re-work on the backplate of the panther.

regards Yves

Re: Yves panther update

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:28 pm
by Robert E Morey
Yves,
Not sure if the KT ball mount would be different size - perhaps Kent can weigh in on that. Pretty sure the Panther A ball mount did not have the bullet trap grooves in it though like the KT or later "G" did. Worth a double check before cutting metal.

Your escape hatch looks great! I did this mod on my "G" and it added a lot of detail.

What book are you using for reference on the hatch? - that is nice picture to have!

Nice work,
Bob