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ELEFANTE

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ELEFANTE

Post by Alberto Barba » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:24 am

Hello everyone !

We’re a Scale Model Makers/Builders from Mexico City, formerly and mostly plastic Models, so please be good with us for to resolve some things with other materials also excuse my english I’m little rusty and may be I use some american slang (I don’t know why 8) ).
We want to show how we’re building and updating the Armortek Elefant, mexican style :D
This is a comision for a very good friend, we’re a little obssesive with some details (other modellers call this a rivet counters sindrom ) but this is the way we like and amuzing us, any coments and cuestions are wellcome.

So let’s start...

Saludos !
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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by Brian Ostlind » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:27 am

Nice Elefant! Welcome to the club.

Brian
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Post by Alberto Barba » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:42 am

Hi again,

Thanks Brian !

One of the first things we check was that the rear sight covers are not accurrate, so we correct this re working the original pieces with the lathe and filling the gaps with automotive filler... May be the pictures are not in a correct secuence, sorry... :wink:
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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by Alberto Barba » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:00 am

:|
Told you, the images are not in order, excuse me, the last ones shows how this pieces comes originaly, the next ones show the final result, by the way the big piece betwen the cover and the roof was turn in aluminium

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Post by Alberto Barba » Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:09 am

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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by simon_manning » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:24 pm

seasons greetings Alberto, nice to see you on here, regards simon.

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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by florian rudolf » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 pm

Wellcome here Guys,

the Elefant is not my favorit tank, but this one will become verry scale... Looking forward to see more :)

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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by Alberto Barba » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:47 am

Hello again !
Thanks Simon and Florian!
Someone ask me why did not we start with the basic assemble, well I think every body who build this behemoths know they have some isues, but is only matter of put some work, however if you have any cuestion of “how to” ask freely.
So we will continue from the top to the botom...
We like to hide all the screws that not exist in the real thing, so they are changed to be covered with filler, also we make details missing in the loader and commander hatches...
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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by Alberto Barba » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:55 am

By the way...

HEAVY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU !!!
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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by Robert Reid » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Saludos desde Estados Unidos y Feliz Navidad!

Su construcción de Elefante es magnífica y el detalle está muy bien hecho. ¡Felicidades y espero ver más fotos en 2019!

Cheers

RPR

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Post by Alberto Barba » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:42 am

Hi every one !
Hola Robert, gracias ! Pues seguimos este año con más fotografías

Example of how to hide screws, how the kit screws are provided and the replacements
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Post by Alberto Barba » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:53 am

We remake the sliding cover for sight, to correct the posición of the hole for the sight and we make it in two pieces to allow open the gunner’s hatch... sorry I don’ know why the pictures do not show in the correct sequence
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Post by Alberto Barba » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:59 am

The sliding cover rail was reworked to get the proper shape and size
Rain gutters was added
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Post by Alberto Barba » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:24 pm

Some other details added to the roof
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Re: ELEFANTE

Post by Alberto Barba » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:28 pm

We rework one of the sights to make a mold and cast all the sights in clear Blue and green poliurethane resin...
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