Walk arounds

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Leon Benjamins
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Walk arounds

Post by Leon Benjamins » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:12 am

Post here walkarounds you found on the net, books etc.

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/inde ... field-gun/
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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Ian Rodney » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:26 am

Hi Leon,
Big thank you for taking these excellent pics of the 25pdr and the limber.
Such good closeup details shots, should be very useful when coming to building Armortek 25pdr field gun in adding more upgraded parts in the near future.

Cheers
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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Marcus Kwa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:33 pm

I just visited the 'Nederlands Artillerie Museum' or the Dutch Artillery Museum and took some detail shots of the 25 pounders in their collection. They have an excellent collection, really worth a visit! They have the ‘standard’ MKII carriage gun and a hinge tail MKIII carriage gun in the main exhibition halls.
Both photographed guns have the welded gun cradle (no rivets on the slide sides) and the riveted cradle supports.

For the really adventurous converters under us I have included pics of the MKIII carriage with the hinged tail (the museum has 5 examples in their collection).

Follow the link below and enjoy!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/82214824@N03/

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Marcus

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:58 pm

Hi Marcus,

Excellent photoset. Thank you.

I've started work on the curved angle round the back of the trail and will probably cast these. Not sure yet wheter in resin or metal.

Best regards

Dave
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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Marcus Kwa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:31 pm

You're welcome!
Had a great afternoon between al those guns!
I am now a bit in dubio regarding the brake drums. I noticed the wheel axles have a distinct taper (131mm OD at the frame and 113mm OD just in front of the brake collar). Whether it is worth having the axles machined (and redo brakedrums) or leave it as it is...... :?

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:32 pm

Hi Marcus,

Difficult call :?

I have no real engineering kit so apart from the odd tweak that I can do with the Dremel I will be using the kit parts as is. I am going to add as many little extra details as I can and accept the few softer detail areas of the kit I cannot change.

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Carl Puckett » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:21 pm

Not quite on the 'walk around' discussion...

But does anyone know of or can point me in the direction of any scale plans for the 25 pdr?

There's got to be some somewhere?

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by John Wiggins » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:33 pm

Hi
This is a photo of my father in law (top left, behind shield), in 1941, based on Iceland.
Does anyone know the length of the 25pdr barrel without the muzzle break?

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John
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Iceland 1941

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:52 am

Gents,
I have added some photographs of the panoramic (dial) sight to my photostream.
Enjoy!!

Cheers,

Marcus

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Leon Benjamins » Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:46 pm

Great pics, thank you! :D
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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Marcus Kwa » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:21 pm

Hi Leon,
If you have some time to spare I can recommend a visit to the 'Nederlandse Artillerie Museum' at 't Harde. They have a standard and short wheel base 25pdr in their collection. Both are in excellent condition! Outside there are also some shortbase 25pdr's though not complete are very useful to clamber on and under. Ammunition boxes and shells are displayed together with a cut-away display model of the slide with its hydraulic recoil buffers.
The sight assembly is also presented as a separate exhibit, clearly intended for instruction purposes, ideal to check the various components and their function.

Cheers,

Marcus

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Leon Benjamins » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:48 pm

'T Harde is 50km from me, i've been there many times :)
This summer I will be attending in my full ww2 panzer uniform at Wings & Wheels in Belgium, most of the time these 25 pounders will be there also:
At 2:10 ish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nARtvRVE-WY

I will make some video's and pics of them :)
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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Steen Vøler » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:06 pm

hi Leon

when is the show scheduled for?

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Marcus Kwa » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:31 am

Ahhh, het geluid van rupsbanden!!!! :D

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Re: Walk arounds

Post by Leon Benjamins » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:03 pm

@Steen;
http://wingsandwheels.be/Engels/Engels_index.html

this is the program of last year, Battletanks Belgium is the team i'm with :)
http://wingsandwheels.be/Engels/Engels_Programma.html
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