sdkfz 7 build log.

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Steve Norris » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:40 pm

Wow that looks great, just love these parts when sprayed in red primer.
When you say the electrical connector work I presume you mean the cover opens and closes and not that it supplies power.
This is a great build thread, I always look forward to you next post and seeing what you have achieved.
Keep up the great work.
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Steve

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:30 pm

Thanks Steve for the input, hope all is well, This part of the build has been difficult to decide on what to do, making a floor with no visible seems or fixings and to incorporate floor inspection hatches, the diamond pattern i will add later, i used two thin sheets of steel, one to cover all the countersunk fixings and bolted underneath to the seats to hold all in place, simple in the end but took some thinking, for me. also tried out rifle stowage butts for position regarding the hatches, all the best, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:23 pm

Just a small update to show any other 7 builder's out there how the floor worked for me, i cut out the inspection hatches. ready for the next step. regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:56 pm

Evening all, Dixon of dock green, This part has tested me, four attempt's, i looked a lot for a Diamond mesh pattern for the floor in scale, could not find it, so i made one, Alloy mesh as near the size as possible in scale, sticky back radiator foil stuck to the mesh to stop the glue oozing through the mesh to get an even pattern, then all glued to the floor plate under two nice flat bits of ply board, once all cured, then trim to shape, easy, no it was not, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Robert E Morey » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:26 am

Simon
That is some serious dedication to detail and scale realism. Three gold stars for today. Really nice details all around your build - exquisite.
Following with interest.
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B

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by David Brady » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:45 am

Hi,

Lovely detail to add and executed with your usual standard of amazing!

Now the real challenge is make a second one for mine

Regards
David

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