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Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:05 pm
by Leon Benjamins
Here's my little package :D
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I'm not gonna count all the rivets.. lol
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Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:15 pm
by Adrian Harris
Lucky chap :D

596 rivets :shock: That's going to keep you quiet for a while :lol:

Adrian.

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:36 pm
by Leon Benjamins
Yep, 596.. and I need more for further detailling :lol:

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:30 pm
by Leon Benjamins
The rims wont fit.. the tires are too thick I guess, how can i fix this?
The halves should fit nicely on eachother, but there's a gap.
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Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:01 pm
by Armortek
Hello Leon

I'm afraid you just havn't used enough force. These rims fit just right, compressing the rubber tyre just a tiny amount and clamping it firmly in place. Apply adhesive and use clamps or a heavy weight while it cures. It's really very easy.

Remember it is always best to ask us by e-mail as a first action, rather than broadcasting it on the forum.

regards
Mark

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:33 pm
by Leon Benjamins
Im sorry Mark, I will E-mail in the future if I find problems.

As for the rims, on the picture, it was a dryfit.
I put a weight on it an now it has a tiny gap I can fill easy with putty. Thanks for the tip!

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:56 pm
by Leon Benjamins
Dryfitting time.
I do this to get the shape in 3d, so I can see how and what I can modify.
It's an easy kit, only the search for a type of small part, bolt or nut takes time.
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After the full kit is complete (not entirely assembled, but just the things to see how it fits) then i'll start modding some things 8)

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:19 pm
by Luc De Weirdt
Looking good, Leon! :D

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:54 pm
by Maarten Schutjes
Already looking impressive

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:22 pm
by Leon Benjamins
Thanks!

Making the model a bit lighter:
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In a few weeks i'll be adding more weight :lol:

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 am
by Iacopo Di Giampietro
This kit is very promising.
I hope that Mark and Gill will consider to extend the range of the Kompact Kit
Good work!

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:22 pm
by Leon Benjamins
More dryfitting:

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Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:00 am
by Leon Benjamins
Shield almost done, need to cut the rivets and round them off on the back.
The drawing says it needs nuts and bolts, but I placed rivets instead, like the original.

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Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:02 am
by Leon Benjamins
Cutting time! Making the pins in the back look like rivets:
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Added some extra glue, some came loose by the shaking of the dremel tool

Re: Leon's 25 pounder

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:38 pm
by Leon Benjamins
Busy with the ring, needs a lot of work.
This is how it's done according to the drawing from armortek:
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And this is what it should look like:
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need to round and fill the gaps, add more rivets and add some brass plate to the points.