sdkfz 7 build log.

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only a small amount achieved this weekend, i have started milling out the Dash bulkhead to accommodate the wiring and lights and to give some Dash depth behind, a slow process, regards simon.
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I enjoy following this build ! great work !

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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It's an awesome building block.
Enjoing to see it growing up the SdKfz 7. :D

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Thank you fellow builder's for the encouragement, on to another part, the petrol tank, i have made a start on the holding straps and Fuel tap, also the throttle handles on the dash, plenty of little details in this part of the vehicle, thanks for the input, regards simon.
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This build keeps getting better and better, it’s always a pleasure to see each update.
Keep up the great work
Steve

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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Thanks Steve, i was over looking at the Elefant build, another gem, slow progress on the dash, made the support brackets that sit under the dash and control switches, i used a couple of michael matata part's including his excellent dials, the switches i made of brass and steel, still plenty to work on in this area, and how to work out the floor, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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This is the rear end section made by Michael Matata, when he produced a small batch of these, whilst building his own, the detail is spot on, it's a massive time saver being able to get the odd part here and there to this detail, the towing hook for other 7 builder's is from Knupfer in Germany, they seem to be the only Business with a good selection of towing hooks for vehicles of this scale, all for now, regards simon.
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Incredible detail Simon. Really fantastic. I like how you weathered the yellow paint on the frame and chassis - looks so realistic. I never knew the fuel tank was in the passengers lap! Michael M does some amazing work -great to have him as a resource.

Superb work all around. Your builds are engineer's eye candy!
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Bob

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Hello Simon!
Very good work! Your build looks very realistic. The Sd.Kfz.7 will be a masterpiece.
I think you used the sponge technic for weathering.
Greetings from Germany
Michael

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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Thank you Michael, Thank you Robert, Glad your enjoying the build, they are a great model with plenty of interest to build in, this is more or less it on the dash panel, i need some Decal Plate's, instruction's Tag's to apply and the ignition switch to be wired up, i have decided on Tamiya XF 60 for the overall colour of the vehicle as seen on the dash, The dash is made so it can be removed easily with four screw's, all for now, many thanks simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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Great work Simon, that looks fantastic, are you going to add the tachometer, or was it a post war addition?
Hope you are keeping well
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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That dash was stunning already before the "Manning effect" was applied! :shock:

As soon as the wires are out of the way, it is time for the "real or fake" section! :D
A little too much is about right...

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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Thanks Chris and Jeff, this kit drags you in, i can see why you liked it jeff when you built your's, as a change i did some painting, starting on the wheels and rear seats, still deciding what overall look to go for, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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My Paintwork is getting a little predictable, i like the worn look, well used, this vehicle will be dirty, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

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simon_manning wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:22 pm
My Paintwork is getting a little predictable...
Yes, top notch. We know where that is... :D It is always a thrill to see what you can do and dream away...
A little too much is about right...

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