Sdkfz 7 Build

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David Brady
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Sdkfz 7 Build

Post by David Brady »

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

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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

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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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David

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

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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

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

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David

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

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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

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]Hi,

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

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Hi

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

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Hi,

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

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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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Bob

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

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

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Hi,

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

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

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

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

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Re: Sdkfz 7 Build

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

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