sdkfz 7 build log.

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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Hi Simon,

Your build is one of the best on the forum. 8)

Daves Battery is the wrong size for the Sdkfz7, its only 6V, you'll need a 12V like the one below and it should be in a wooden box.
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I knew I had this somewhere, Uve sent me it last year. This is the spare parts list for the Sdkfz7 and it shows the Battery in is case with the cables and lid. :wink:
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Great piece of information Paul, Many Thanks, where did you get the correct Battery from? At the moment i am working out the hood fitting, positioning the rail at the rear which the hood ties down too, this is critical for it all to look right, This is typical of building this vehicle, a lot of working out on all parts, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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Hi Simon,

I got the battery from Ivano Costantini, its the same one used in the Tiger,

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Thanks Paul i will contact him, unless anyone in the u.k. has one, a Battery that is, This is the most complete i have had the 7 so far, all to fit the Hood rail, regards simon.
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Your halftrack looks the business, hard to tell from the real thing had to look twice
Keep up the good work
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Thanks Jeff, coming from a wizard of building i'll take that. i Have fitted the canopy rail and eyelets, the rear of the canopy fixes to these eyelets to make it taught, the rail is made from Hardwood and fixed in the same way as close to the real vehicle from photo's, The metal curved plates are to accept the hood when folded in the down position and strapped in place, all for now, regards simon.
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Fantastic detail level :!: :!: A pure pleasure to read this , must go back to first page and read it through

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Hi Simon those eyelets look the business, it’s the little details that bring the model alive
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The last of the canopy rail job, i have painted the top of the rear deck so as to install the stowage racks, then add the final touches once they are fitted, saves having to work around them, Thanks Jeff and Bjorn for your Praise, regards simon.
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Hi Simon
Truly outstanding.

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