Martin's Elefant

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:31 pm

Hi Vince,
thank you for the nice comment. In the mean time i made some covers of the roof with all handles and weldings.
The hinge on the last photo is self made, because i cannot found a correct size.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:47 pm

here are some more progress of the hatches and covers of the roof
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Wed May 06, 2020 4:21 pm

Now i start with the first parts of the stowage bin box and the lid also with the catches. All the hinges are self made, because i found no parts in the correct size. The sheets are all in a thickness of 1mm.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed May 06, 2020 8:00 pm

Nice looking box and latches Martin! Did you photoetch your own latch parts? 1mm is heavy stock for those parts -looks great!.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by simon_manning » Thu May 07, 2020 10:14 am

Well done Martin, just making a nice looking box from scratch is not easy, The latches look nice also, coming on well, regards simon.

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri May 08, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi Robert,
hi Simon,
many thanks for your compliments. They are very welcome. In the mean time i made more progress, soldering the cover with half rounds and all the latches - they are not self made, but from Dragon for the Tiger1 - so i have modified a little.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri May 15, 2020 3:28 pm

The mud guards got also some modifications
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri May 15, 2020 5:52 pm

Martin,
Fantastic work on the tool box. Interesting that the tools are latched down -inside the box! German war time over engineering at its finest? LOL

Your fenders look great - that is a tough solder job to add the round bead. Weld beads look awesome.

Great progress!
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Tue May 19, 2020 4:44 pm

Hi Bob,
thanks for the kind words. Yes this is german thoroughness to mount the tools in the box!
There are some more progress on the modified covers from the roof with new holders, new periskopes and weldings for the commander cupola.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:37 pm

Here comes a small update from the roof
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Heiko Sattler » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:21 am

Hi Martin
Einfach genial was ich da sehe die Liebe die du in jeden kleinen Arbeitsschritt reinsteckst kann wohl kaum in zahlen beziffern weiter so
Vielleicht sehen wir uns nächstes Jahr in Hausen wieder

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by florian rudolf » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:33 am

Kann mich Heiko nur anschließen.
Den Elefant finde ich eigentlich eher lanfweilig, aber in dieser hammergeil detaillierten Version von dir wird es sicher ein perfektes Modell werden.
Freu mich sehr das Ding life zu sehn.

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Martin Hofmann » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:01 pm

Hi Heiko,
Hi Florian,
vielen, vielen Dank für eure netten Worte, ich bemühe mich sehr mit all den Details ein schönes Modell zu bauen. Wie ich von euch höre gelingt mir das durchaus. :D :D :D . Hier noch ein paar Details von den neuen selbst gebauten Scharnieren für die Kotflügel.
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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by florian rudolf » Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:13 am

Guten Morgen Martin,
absolut Mega, ich freu mich das Ergebnis life zu sehen.
In dem Fall der Scharniere hätte ich jetzt die fertigen Baumarktteile genommen :shock: - Die wären aber zu klein gewesen...
Super umgesetzt das ganze von dir.

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Re: Martin's Elefant

Post by Derek Attree » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:49 pm

Hi Martin
Great build love the details you are adding.

Could people please keep text to English I feel I am missing out otherwise.

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Derek
we must stop making stupid predictions

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