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DB Elephant Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:32 am

Hi,

Build has commenced on kit number 05...well got the tedious part out the way, 224 track links assembled.
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Compared to my king tiger tracks, they look a little narrow for such a heavy tank.
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Re: DB Elephant Build

Post by simon_manning » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:01 pm

I knew a Guy down Brighton way once, Dave Brady, is it you, you must have your building mojo back, regards simon.

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Post by Uwe Gerstenmayer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:11 pm

Hi David,

lots of fun with the build :wink:

It has been a pleasure to meet but as allways, the days are to short :lol:


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Post by David Brady » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:24 pm

Hi,

Will do Uwe, nice to meet you and your family.

Simon,

I've been keeping things under control my end e.g working, paying bills, taking the family out, tyding the garden, shopping all of the above in no particular order when complete equal a few hours to mess with my models.

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Post by David Brady » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:08 pm

I'm thinking of adding the holes to outside edges of the track as pictured below.

A jig for accurate drilling and some tests to identify how much tracks will be weakend will be required.
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Re: DB Elephant Build

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:02 am

Looks like you might have to break them down again to drill those holes ?

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Post by David Brady » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi,

450 holes later, tracks have all been drilled...I'm pleased with the result.
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Post by chris fry » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:17 pm

hello dave,
remember it well, just the horns to do now!!!,
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Re: DB Elephant Build

Post by David Brady » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:22 pm

Not this time round Chris...I'm keen to get my elephant assembled fairly quickly

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