Sdkfz 7 Build

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Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:17 pm

Hi,

Bought this model a few years back with the intention of adding some detail/finishing it off. With all this exciting Famo builds going on I thought i better get started.

Bonnet and side panels with detail fitted.
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Thought I would be able to add rivet detail to panels in situ to save disturbing a virtually completed model...proved to be a little difficult
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Panel removal uncovered a few little issues...not to mention the mess created removing layers of paint and filler.
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3/64 Rivet detail in progress with handles and rivets soldered in place with 1/8 half round beading yet to be applied
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Rear door detail along with spare tyre compartment to be cut
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David
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by florian rudolf » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:34 am

Wow nice build. I love the details you make an the trilex wheel...
Looking forward to see more :)

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:21 pm

Hi,

Spare wheel compartment cut, not the easiest of jobs to do with no milling machine, but after a good few hours job was looking not too bad.
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Derek Attree » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:25 am

Hi David
Nice work on the 7
All the best
Derek
we must stop making stupid predictions

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:45 pm

Thanks for the comments! Should make some more progress over the weekend.

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by simon_manning » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:18 am

nothing more satisfying than grinding down a big lump of aluminium and then staring at the fileings on the floor, and feeling at one with model, you've just experienced a small outer body moment, see you in church sunday, regards simon

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:50 pm

]Hi,

I decided to strip the chassis down and start again as some of the basics had not been covered that well.
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Parts in poor condition... flacky paint/rusty
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That's better, now ready for primer.
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Chassis getting a coat of paint after cleaning
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:23 am

Hi

A little more progress
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Mr surface/cast effect added to various parts
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:51 am

Hi,

I'm glad to say the majority of the parts have now been prepared for assemble.
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A good source of information with lots of large colour photos can be a little hard to find these days
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Robert E Morey » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:52 am

Looking really good David. The 'ole girl is cleaning up nicely. Looking forward to see this one come together. Love the SDKFZ 7.
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:18 am

Thanks Bob, a few more pics of my progress.
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Some more cleaning
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Parts assembled, winch cable retaining brackets to be made/fitted
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I was in two minds whether to paint leaf springs or leave bare and oil.
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Starting to come together now, key locks yet to be made....thanks for help with this Steve W
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:56 pm

Hi,

A little more progress .
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Spare wheel holder made
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Soldered together...wood stripes yet to be added
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Wheel in position
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Winch cable guides added
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Positioned but not fastened as I've got a few little things to do before I start painting
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:09 pm

This is the look/finish I'm hoping to achieve
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by simon_manning » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:00 pm

Looking good dave, The sdkfz -7 is a Great kit, keep at it. regards simon.

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:05 am

Thanks Simon, about time you put in a few hours on yours, times ticking.

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