Stug III 2020 57

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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Not to much done to the Stug for a couple off days .
Mostly rebuild off the man cave to be able to work during the Autumn/Winter.

Change place for the spare wheel , drill and tap for the spare wheel holder.
Keep it from roll around when driving.
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At last some detail work today , after a long absence due to much IRL things .

Did some small mods on the 10t Jack and holders.

Just slim them down abit and ad a bolt/nut
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Add another handle mostly to keep it from moving around to much .
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Next was the Tetra mostly a clean up and then drill and tap for two 1/72 bolts to keep it in place.
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And as a final for today some small work on the Tow hatch.
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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Only some small details done
Small try to copy "Stannard´s" sure miss him :cry: Not finished due to material lack :oops:
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Mount
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Test fit off Tetra "Notek dummy only for measurement"
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Had to fix the shovel holder , not sure what went wrong here :wink:
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My own attempt
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All for now have a nice weekend

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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Working on those tool clamps form Armorpax real pleasure to work with
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only mod was some bolts on them insted off plastic rods.
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Next thing was the sledge hammer , :oops: to hasty should have test it before :oops:
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Had to make another mount for it no big deal , left to do is shorten the shaft a tiny bit and make the head more accurate
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Then on to the jack made some small mods to be able to change direction off it. Oh those ref books go to you´r head :P
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Then a axe holder on its way , a not so tidy bench at the moment :D
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Also took the time to change position off the spade , and :P made a mod to the prybar :o who could have thought that you could :roll: :o
found the idea in "On Display book about Stug III "
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A little holder to the cleaning rods thats about it for now on the Stug 57
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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Verry nice your tool clamps / holderparts.
Thats also my work soon. Such details make the model living :)

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Agree Florian they sure do, :)

In a flow at the moment just try to keep it going :P
Come up with a :idea: on those cone bolts , "probably invented the wheel again :wink: " any how my version
cut drill and tap 3mm
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Also found in the scratch box two ex Corally details that I will use for the " start cover nuts "
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After that" brain storm" :P just some small deatils to drive spockets
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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Right.
The Kegelscrews are realy short for the back side, but it worked in my case. :D

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You are in a nice workflow now Björn.
Great detailes.
Robert

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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Not much done today mostly read those books :P ,some adjustment to length off those cleaning rods and moving the holder off them :oops:
to hasty should have learn by now :oops: and prepare for some filling on the hole /screw .
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A holder for the S-hooks
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Back in the "black smith" try to learn how to solder brass on steel :oops:

Started out with this little fellow , that went ok :o
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Next was the MG shield , some re-position and other mounts
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First try out with the mg , after that the ego was boosted :P
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End result ,
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Couldn´t resist a try out :P
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So on to next object :D

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And we have a new Master Builder here. :D

Robert

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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Been busy cleaning windows lately :wink:
One on its way and the original one.
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Original in place
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Polished one
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Did some bolts on the return rollers , nothing new though :oops:
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Add some detail on the gunner sight
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That is some good work you made there Björn.
You have to let us in on your secret of how you polished the periscope.

Robert

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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Robert Tanzer wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:38 pm
That is some good work you made there Björn.
You have to let us in on your secret of how you polished the periscope.

Robert
Thank`s Robert
Off course wet sanding 1200 then 2000 after that a small amount off
acryl polish for "real car headlamps most off them are plastic these day´s "
to clear up the result from sanding.

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Re: Stug III 2020 57

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Got a question to the community off the back side color off the prisma :?:
Tigers are bakelit but from what I´v seen so far not the Stug´s . :?
Any one have a clue :idea:

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