sdkfz 7 build log.

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:33 am

You have a very interesting build here as well Simon, these halftrack kits are just great to watch being built. keep it coming as we are a bit short on builds at present. 8)
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:01 am

Looking great Simon. I like the mods you did to the road wheels. One of my favorite Armortek vehicles.

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:09 pm

Thanks Bob, yes it is an interesting vehicle to build, i am just trial fitting part's and panel's, the kit is simple but well thought out, the upgrade option's are numerous, Lot's of detail to add, by for now simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by David Brady » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:29 pm

That functioning widescreen is amazing!

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:30 pm

Thanks Dave but i cannot claim any credit for it's construction, The Waltham Abbey Wizard came to the Rescue. Here's a couple of picture's of the rear section made by Michael Matata, another wizard of model building.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Fabian Bekkers » Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:26 pm

Wowie looking awesome it will be a stunning addition to your collection simon keep the pictures coming

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:09 pm

Thanks Fabian, hope all is well with you. i have started adding detail to the side panels, there were different rivet patterns on the sdkfz 7 depending on who made it , where and in what year, i chose the 1937 Krauss Maffei version from the jentz and doyle book, this version has all the goodies on, extra lights!. I think to do all this detail is best with the sides off, including the tricky side bead, rubbing strip, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by David Brady » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:55 am

Looking good Simon, using push on track lock taps on the handles is a great idea...

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Stephen White » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:36 am

Looks like you're enjoying this one Simon, mojo back in action. Thanks for posting. Very enjoyable to read. Stephen

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Steve Norris » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:36 am

Simon
It’s looking really good, another master piece in the making.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:44 pm

Very very nice 8)
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:54 pm

I have now soldered inner and outer gaurd rail and shaped to a round, on one side, This is a very time consuming process, shaping, cleaning up, o.k. for you steam enthusiats, walk in the park, but it is a challenge to make it all fit nice, it is a big feature of the vehicle, you can see both sides.
I am more prepared to tackle the second side and all the tools are ready. all for now on a very sad week on this forum, regards simon.
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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:48 pm

I am more prepared to tackle the second side and all the tools are ready.
I'll bet you will do the second side in half the time. Happens all the time to me.

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by Robert Reid » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:14 pm

Some beautiful craftsmanship right there!

Enjoying following this build for sure!

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Re: sdkfz 7 build log.

Post by simon_manning » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:21 am

Thanks Robert for the input, i have been working on the rear stowage basket, (Frame) altering the kit part to as close as possible as the real item.
Lot's to add and i am only half way through a tricky little part, i seem to have had the soldering irons out for weeks now.
i have also done some work on the mudguards, rivet detail and blending in the ends, curved pieces, all for now regards simon.
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