Armorpax's Limber

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Re: Armorpax's Limber

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:30 pm

Hi All,

Interior parts finished, I'm now working on the buffer pads that go inside the doors. May get them fitted tomorrow.

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Dave

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Re: Armorpax's Limber

Post by simon_manning » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:10 pm

some nice building going on here dave, looks extremely good, regards simon manning.

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Post by Paul Morris » Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:28 pm

:D Excellent Dave as usual mate .
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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:14 pm

Hi All,

I've made the door retainers and a few other bits for this end of the limber, just the reflector to do. I'll then make a start on the draw bar detail.

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Dave

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Post by IAN HINKS » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:41 pm

I am starting to think it will take me as long to fit all the detail parts you are coming up with Dave as it has taken me to build the basic model. Looking really good though. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? :D
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Re: Armorpax's Limber

Post by Jurgen Kozak » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:24 pm

Hi Dave excelent work. When will be set for limber "ready to ship"?

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:32 pm

Hi All,

I think about another week to finish the masters. Then just got to wait for my metal casters to do the moulds for things like the locking handles and start running parts.

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:24 pm

Hi All,

Front draw bar assembly made.

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Re: Armorpax's Limber

Post by IAN HINKS » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:50 pm

Dave,
Could you answer a couple of questions if you have time. Is the gun towing hitch locking bar you made included in the detail set? How do you achieve the cast effect with your primer? Finally, the mod you have done to the door plate regarding the use of bolts. I see you have put plastic reinforcing behind the bolts. Is this just to beef up the area around the bolts to help keep them in place and how much clearance is the interior detail from this? It looks like it is well clear in the photos.
One thing I am doing that others might want to think about. I am gluing two 0.75" i.d. washers on the inside of the front plate to reinforce the area that the towing arm passes through. This area looks like it will take a beating with cross country towing and the thin steel plate looks like it might deform or wear with hard use.
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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:41 am

The towing hitch will be complete as shown with locking bar etc and included in the set. It will also be available separately. The cast effect is done using Mr Surfacer 500 and a stipple brush. Takes a little practice but you can get some good effects.

Yes. The plastic strip was just to help hold the bolts in place and is well clear of all the interior stuff. The only thing that currently could get in the way is the axle if any one decided to use the bottom tray positions. Rivets on the front plate need shortening wherever the interior tray runner is fitted.

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:15 pm

Hi All,

Just finished the last of the metal parts and these will be going off to my casters tomorrow. I have a few more small resin bits to do like the tops of the traversing ring clamps but we are almost there.

Its all in the hands of my metal casters now and once they are ready to produce the metal parts will let you all know. Resin moulds should all be complete in no more than 2 weeks.

Although I have not shown it I've made a slight mod to the Front draw bar housing as I had it mounted to far forward in the pics. Will show it in its correct position once I am able to finish the build with the metal parts.

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Dave

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Re: Armorpax's Limber

Post by Pieter Koops » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:28 pm

Hello Dave,

fantastic work again. Can't wait to order with you.

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Re: Armorpax's Limber

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Hi All,

That's as far as I can go for now. I'm in the hands of my metal casters and the Uckfield Skunkworks.

Once my metal casters ship me the first parts we will be able to finish off the build and the Uckfield Skunkworks are producing me some 3D printed blanks for the following Shells, HE, Smoke and Star.

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Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:47 pm

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