Sdkfz 7 Build

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 pm

Hi,

A little more progress, I've been putting off trying this for a while as it's a little tricky.
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1/8 half round beading before straightening
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Once straightened I manipulated into shape and soldered on
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Handles soldered on x 5
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Should be a little easier on the other side ..I'm happy with the result
Now for some meditation before I attempt the other side

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:13 pm

That's about as tricky as it get David, nice detail. 8)
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:55 pm

Your not wrong Phil...anyway time to fit Steve Winstone front tow hitch with starter pins, made from steel it's a great addition to my halftrack. Many thanks Steve, I know you had fun making it.
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Fits like a glove
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:27 pm

Wheel bolt configuration changed to resemble the real vehicle
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by simon_manning » Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:57 pm

Dave, Nice add on extra, keep at it, regards simon.

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Robert Reid » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:49 pm

David Brady wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Wheel bolt configuration changed to resemble the real vehicle
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Very interesting bolt pattern... what's the engineering idea behind this? The asymmetric pattern has obvious applications in something like a gear train or a wheel/dolly that has to have a very specific balance. But wondering why the Germans would have used such an odd pattern for what is, in essence, a dolly wheel?

Beautiful workmanship on the whole build! And definitely interested in the engineering behind this.

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:56 am

Thanks for the comments. The hub was flat on one side ...maybe clearance/balancing issue.
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:53 pm

Had around 5 hours to play on my sdkfz7 today so I decided to tackle the front and rear ribs on the bonnet but as usual I misjudged the task, after about three attempts I managed to get one of the ribs sodered. I used 1/16 half round beading. The problem is its got a mind of it's own when you heat it up!
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by Fabian Bekkers » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:02 am

David Brady wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:53 pm
Had around 5 hours to play on my sdkfz7 today so I decided to tackle the front and rear ribs on the bonnet but as usual I misjudged the task, after about three attempts I managed to get one of the ribs sodered. I used 1/16 half round beading. The problem is its got a mind of it's own when you heat it up!
Very Nice David beautiful details I start on mine when I have finished the kingtiger.
My sdkfz7 was partly built so it would be quite a challenge

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:50 pm

Thanks Fabian, front rib added and reference picture used below.
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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:28 pm

Hi,

Opened up the slots around the sprockets, this was a case of pushing through a small amount of metal to finish.
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