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Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:36 pm

This is my 3rd Elefant build, the first 2 being commission builds.
This one will have as much detail added as possible without going daft.
The lower hull has been detailed , not 100% but good enough.
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A good start, plenty more to do
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Steve

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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Robert Reid » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:14 am

You lost me at the phrase "... without going daft."

Isn't that why we're all here?

Looking forward to seeing this one unfold. Love to see the kinds of amazing things folks get up to here!

Cheers,

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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by John Clarke » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:53 am

We're all daft otherwise we wouldn't be here. :D
Looking forward to a superb build :mrgreen:
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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:52 pm

Steve,
Following with interest - your builds are always great references. I will enjoy what details you add and share!
Bob

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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:52 pm

Some more Elefant progress.
The basic hull goes together very nicely, just a bit of tweaking required on the rear fillet pieces.
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A counter sunk screw was added to the back end of each fillet piece to add a bit of extra rigidity.
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Overall view of the assembled lower hull, the fit of all the parts was very good with virtually no adjustments required.
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The mudguards will have diamond tread plate added when complete. The forward section has been put in place as a trial fit
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Suspension units ready to fit
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Wheels painted and ready to fit
More to follow.

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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:09 pm

Lower hull now complete with paint.
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Time to flip it the right way up and start the upper hull.

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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:04 pm

Some more progress, suspension fitted along with wheels and tracks.
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The tracks came out nice after a coat of primer and a couple of coats of paint.
Time to start the upper hull.

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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steen Vøler » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:28 pm

Very nice indeed :D

Can I ask what color you have used for the tracks. Looks really good
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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:57 pm

Hi Steen.
The tracks were etch primed using Upol acid etch grey the lightly coated in Halfords red oxide followed by a dusting of Halfords Matt black. A further dusting of dark metallic gray and when dry a wash with Vallejo dark brown.
I am very pleased myself with the way they turned out.
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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steen Vøler » Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:14 pm

Thanks Steve
The tracks are really good looking 😃
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:52 pm

Steve you are the "elephant man" lol. Lovely work as usual! 8)
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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:48 am

Plenty of weld seams on this tank !
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Look at the thickness of the armour with the additional plate added
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No additional armour on the lower plate
The cone headed bolts securing the additional armour will be added after the zimmerit has been applied.

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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:07 pm

Sunday’s update,
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More detail added and the Zimmerit is now done on the front end.
I need to find a way to simulate the remains of the welds on the horizontal plate, were the jack stowage used to be.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:42 pm

Looking very good Steve. Ref the old Jack mount welds, you need to put it all together add the welds and then remove it leaving behind the scars, that's the only way I know. 8)
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Re: Steve does another Elefant

Post by Steve Norris » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:51 pm

Hi Phil
Good idea, I will make up a couple of dummy jack bases to act as templates.
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Steve

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