Bergepanther "A" build log.

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Re: Bergepanther "A" build log.

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:07 am

Hi Bob, that guy was driving that Panther like he had stolen it, I doubt that engine and transmission is original, or stock for that matter.
I may offer the smoker for sale but I would need to modify each smoke box so would need the customers unit sent to me, or offer the whole package, let's see what response i get when it's out and about driving in period video. I love the RND trials, I have also to add a tick over fan before her first outing, that just smooths out the effect transition . Those 16:1 gearbox units should help keep the revs up and the speed down for more realistic period driving look. I do so hate the speedy AFV drivers, it can make our hobby look pants at times, each to there own I suppose :roll:
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Re: Bergepanther "A" build log.

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:58 am

A couple of hours work with the Berge on this beautiful Sunday morning then i'm having a rest day, I did a bit to much in the gym of Friday.
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Convoy light in place. The spade locking shackles bolted on and are fully functional.
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I have bolted all the crane components in there stowage positions, Now Im happy with the look I will replace the m3 screws with tee bars which can be finger tightened, then you don't need to find a wrench when in the field.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:11 pm

First outing with the Bergepanther A, motor/gearbox proving, winch proving and the high pressure smoker proving trials, all performed very well indeed.https://youtu.be/IryTytOtTts



I just love these 16/1 ratio gearbox units, she has amazing torque, a more realistic top speed, the revs pick up just like the 1/1 and for a towing vehicle which will need to pull massive loads on a regular basis absolutely no issues with the esc's and the drive train. I also stood on the Tiger1 tracks and surfed with a total towed weight with tremendous friction of 80kgs plus!
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Post by Steen Vøler » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:40 pm

Hi Phil

would have loved to watch the video with you surfing the hills :-) listening til Beach Boys :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:47 pm

Hi Steen, I did video the surfing but I sure do look a twit lol
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Re: Bergepanther "A" build log.

Post by Christian Steinhauer » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:22 pm

Very nice builds.
Maybe it is from interest for the Bergepanther-builders, there ist a nice technical thread belonging to it
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missing ... 17122.html
Have fun building, Kind regards
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:58 pm

Many thanks Christian and thanks for the link regards Phil
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:50 am

Those lovely Tow bars from Fabrice.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:10 pm

I have now started work on the Bergepanther once more. I am also building another Famo for a customer but that is not to be made public ( customers choice) .
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Because the Panther A deck needs to be fixed permanently to the hull, due to the interlocking weld details, I need to be able to remove the rear deck for access to the electrics, smoke etc,
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So I have cut part of the engine deck support away, you can now lift the deck without removing the winch roller assembly.
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Nice and neat and you would never know. the winch house walls now support the deck.
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I have had to reposition the recovery towing arms from the old "A" position to the "G" deck position for easy access to the engine hatch and main switches.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:08 pm

Making and fitting the tool and kit lockers along with the vehicles batteries and battery tray, all hidden under the winch house floor.
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Re: Bergepanther "A" build log.

Post by Dave Backway » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:58 pm

Hi Phil,

Following a number of your builds and impressed with the engine bays and details you add.

If you don't mind me asking, where do you get your accessories from, i.e. tools, shackles etc.

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Dave

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Re: Bergepanther "A" build log.

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:01 pm

I don't mind you asking at all Dave, the shackles are just hardware store items, different sizes for different jobs. The little box of hand tools is 1/12 scale (well they are listed with 1/12th scale tools but seem more like 1/6th to me) dolls house accessories from China of all places, everything else is made or taken from 1/6th scale figure accessories, the latter can be expensive for what they are. Any specialized tools like gas welding sets, fuel cans, stuff like that you can get from Armorpax
I have just put together and painted Dave's gas welding set so will include photos of that with the Bergepanther very soon.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Spent all day making and painting and fitting the fuel tanks.I should really be pollarding the chestnut trees but the weather is bad.
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I'm starting to plan the crew compartment, it's not ideal as the motors are right in the way but I will reach a compromise that looks reasonably convincing.
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The oxy/acetylene set from Armorpax.
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Re: Bergepanther "A" build log.

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:55 am

Ive been quietly working away on the Bergepanther, also detailing a Protze 6x4 truck that I shall be using in my Armortek Bergepanther video work.
(I hope that the management is ok with the odd reference to the model truck, it's no longer in production but sure does enhance the photos some what). Maybe the Protze would be fantastic if produce by Armortek! I am thinking of using the Armortek Quad running gear to motorize it.

Back to the Berge,I have raised the suspension (yet again) another shim on all the suspension arms, I think it now sits as it should representing a fairly new Bergepanther "A" . It just didn't sit right in the video, so now it does!
Ive also re positioned the batteries forward to further enhance the stance, this also gives me a foundation for a dummy gearbox as part of the crew compartment detailing.

The Bergepanther reference books that I am using to help with this build ( for those who have asked by email ). :)

Phil.
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Hope you can see the ride height difference.
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This is the all up weight ride height and so a bit more like the serving vehicles I have found on the net.
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The Protze would make a nice addition to the ever growing Armortek line up.
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I the middle of making the canvas tilt, I don't do sewing!
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A couple of SLK's as far forward as I can possibly get the weight.
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