Armorpax's 25 Pounder

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:49 pm

Hi MArucs,

Its releived slightly on that side and does clear the nut. I've just remade the Handspike and brackets as when I fitted the castings this morning they looked a little undersized :roll:

Some pics of the fitted box and a few other bits later on :D

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:55 pm

Am I glad I still have not removed my Christmas tree as a new present just arrived!!!
Gorgeous, just gorgeous! These are bound to be popular! Thanks Dave!!

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:51 pm

Excellent work Dave, parts fit perfectly (also testament to the dimensional control of Armortek!!)! Rivet holes are spot on! Clean-up is very straightforward and all parts were installed in half an hour.
Have to redo the rivets though, since I decided not to use the kit rivets. Those smaller rivets do look smart but they are a pain to install in the existing holes, sometimes...... :roll: .
Everyone using the kit rivets will have nothing to fear!!!! :lol:

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Marcus

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:19 pm

Hi Marcus,

You are more than welcome. There is no way I would use your brake drum without you taking something in return :D
There will be a second parcel once the other parts are done. I will keep a note on your build and fill in the gaps. :wink:

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:37 pm

Hi All,

I added the gunners seat lock to the breech detail mould block. I've also made another of the lower trail angles.

Cast texture has now been added to the barrel counterweight and as I am remoulding the Handspikes made the other breech detail part to go in a mould tonight.

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Dave

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Leon Benjamins » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:26 pm

Dave, I see you are using a hex bolt on the breech, but a square bolt was used on the original.
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I'm using a Armortek Tiger rear deck bolt that I sand down a bit.
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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:27 pm

Hi All,

New breech detail parts and welds added. New Handspikes done and fitted and one shown in the rear socket.

Bolt changed to a square head also, well spotted Leon :D

I am doing the bottom angle that is still missing, the two storage boxes and the foot pedal assembly for the handspike sockets then thats the update kit done. It wil include 40 tie downs, which I think is how many needed but wil confirm once I have fitted them.

Anything else will be small one off additions.

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Dave

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:35 pm

Hi All,

First of the new storage boxes done. It will be going in a mould later this week.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:18 pm

Hi All,

Tray done and first spare parts box fully finished.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:02 pm

Hi All,

Larger of the two boxes finished.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:38 pm

Hi All,

Handspike socket foot pedal done.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:30 pm

Hi All,

Last of the rear trail angles done. Mould plate seemed a little empty so made the travel lock parts too. As its a flat back casting it will only work in the stowed position against the left trail arm but its a bonus piece.

The little handle is for the sight opening cover.

There is one more small plate detail that goes on the back of the Breech block that I'm going to add to the mould then thats it for the kit parts.

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:44 pm

I had just started that transport bracket........ :wink:
Also working on a gunsight by any chance? :D

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:18 pm

Hi All,

That's all the new parts done and fitted. I need a few days to make sufficient production moulds where there are multiples but should be ready to start producing kits by the end of the week. I will post details in a few days.

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Dave

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Re: Armorpax's 25 Pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:59 pm

Excellent Dave!
Even the locking plunger on the foot pedal is included!
How did the gunshield fit on your gun? For some reason the guntube cutout is not centered on the guntube itself.

Cheers,

Marcus

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