sdkfz 7 build log.

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sat May 16, 2020 10:05 pm

I have been working on the reversible seat , with help from Jeff geoff who has made this feature before, the only problem so far was making sure the cut's were as accurate as possible, i was informed that the seat reverses to allow a soldier as a look out and operate an MG 34 Anti Aircraft machine gun mounted on the rear of the halftrack, all for now, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Fabian Bekkers » Tue May 19, 2020 9:08 pm

Hi Simon did you get my pm
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Paul Wills » Wed May 20, 2020 9:22 pm

Looking good Simon, I have been waiting to see what your solution the folding chair was. 8)

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Thu May 28, 2020 5:55 pm

Progress so far, making the most of the time off, Thanks Paul for posting, Fabian i have sent you a P.M., I have been working on the driver's seat and rivet detail on the crew seats, and closing clasp's, lots of interesting little detail's, all for now simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Fabian Bekkers » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:35 am

Looks fabulous simon love the details

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:30 pm

Thanks Fabian, This is a headlight lens comparison, one is glass and the other perspex, steve winstone supplied the glass ones from one of his pocher 1/8 scale mercedes car model kits, they are available from a supplier in the u.s. they are also domed in shape and the lens pattern looks good, being glass they give a nice bright appearance, a bit delicate on a running model but if you like a shelf queen a must have, all for now, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:40 pm

I have started on the front grill, plenty of alteration's and detail to add, using the kit part. regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:44 pm

The grill alterations continue, both sides have to be slightly swept back, the front of the grill is not flat, the center bars also protrude, the top of the grill also has a visible profile and angled front, the kit part is thick enough to work with and hand file into shape, it takes some effort but is worthwhile as it is a prominent part, i have also nearly finished the" look out" rear folding seat, all for now regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Jeffrey Goff » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:34 am

Looking good Simon, a great mod on the front grill, that’s a first
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:01 pm

Thanks jeff and for the help on the reverse look out seat, some more progress on the grill, i made a dummy radiator face for behind the slats on the grill attached to the speaker bracket, overlaying two types of mesh, it's only slightly visible but gives a more complete look, Radiator cap to make and a few small items to add, all the best regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by David Battson » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:22 pm

Simon,
Really superb build, going from strength to strength. The grille mods look great, adds a lot of character.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:30 am

Simon,
The grille is really nice. I like the small ribs with rivet plates at bottom - really look the part. Nice mods for sure. The lamps are really excellent! Bob

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