Martin's Elefant

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:56 pm

I love the 'home made' hinges :D

How did you solder them (soft or silver) and how did you hold them, as the tube muss federleicht sein ?

Sorry Derek, just trying out Google translate :wink: (federleicht = light as a feather. Hopefully)

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:14 pm

Hi Derek,
hi Adrian,
sorry for talking a little german with german people - i know it is an english spoken forum. :lol: :lol:
Adrian: i soft soldered the hinges in a simple self made jig. The diameter of the tube is 0,2mm bigger than the new bolt. I also built by myself. Photos will follow soon, because i am very busy at the moment with my new baby: Ivanos HL 230 P45.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:30 pm

Hi Adrian,
here comes the simulated photo of the simple jig for soldering the hinges. At the time of soldering, the parts where "naked".
Also you can see the new pins for the hinges with a diameter of 2mm. It is very near to the origin dimensions.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:08 pm

Thanks Martin.

It looks easy when you show it like that :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:10 pm

After a long time here comes an update with the new mud scrapers, the towing hook and some mounted road wheels onto the hull.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:04 pm

After a very very long time here is the next update of the roof and the bottom plate with some weathering.
After some weathering the bottom absolut looks like other than before.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:02 pm

Now i start the building process of the hull. Slowly it looks like an Elefant.
Chang: thank you very much for the information of the diamond plates i bought in UK!!!
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:55 pm

Here comes some new impressions from the Notek light.
This got an LED for two different colors of light. Seen on the last photos.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:44 pm

I think it is time for more updates in this built.
Here are some more photos of the hull with the new holders for the mud guard and all the new cable holders.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:54 pm

Here are some more photos of the side wall with all welding seams on the holders.
The angles on the front side got 2 slots for 2 pins, they are soldered in to give more strongness to the angle after gluing into the holes for the pins - seen on the last 3 photos.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:05 pm

Wonderful work as always Martin :!:

And thanks for taking the time to take all the pictures :D

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Derek Attree » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:18 pm

Hi Martin
Loving this build .

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:44 pm

Hi Martin,
I'm enjoying your detail parts making. You make your brackets and hooks very robust! Really nice work! Thanks for posting!
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:27 pm

Hi Adrian, Derek and Bob,
many thanks for your kind words. Now it is time to make the Zimmerit onto the walls.
It's a time consuming job with Milliput, but it looks fine.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by simon_manning » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:58 pm

Excellent attention to detail, the Zimmerit around the pistol port is tricky, regards simon.

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