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Airfix 1/76 88mm Flak en Sd.Kfz.7 tractor

Posted by huib on 07 Aug 2022, 16:37

Peter wrote:We all knew that you were taking hollidays so we decided to put down the forum for a couple of weeks so we could take some holliday to!


That was a sound decision, Peter! You as a moderator need some holiday too now and then. So now you are fresh for a full next year of moderating! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Peter on 07 Aug 2022, 22:16

huib wrote:
That was a sound decision, Peter! You as a moderator need some holiday too now and then. So now you are fresh for a full next year of moderating! :mrgreen:

Nope! I think I will take some more holliday! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Susofrick on 10 Aug 2022, 12:55

Think I have this set somewhere. Unbuilt. You always make marvels with your addistions to the models! Looking great!
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Posted by huib on 12 Aug 2022, 18:44

Peter wrote:Nope! I think I will take some more holliday! :mrgreen:

Hm yes, I suspected already we drive you crazy. :mad:
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Posted by huib on 12 Aug 2022, 18:53

Thank you, gentlemen!

Detailing the armoured cab
Well, luckily holiday is over, so now I have finally time again for modelling! :mrgreen:
I continued detailing the armoured cab.

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Lot's of things were added, such as indicators, rear view mirror, vision and access hatches.

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A rear door and benches.

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Some peronal gear of the crew on and behind the benches.

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A steeering wheel fixed on the base plate.

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Apart from the wheels, ready for paint.

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A pic from another perspective.
Now on with the wheels and the gun.
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Posted by Hobbyinovator on 13 Aug 2022, 00:06

I appreciate all the effort you made with the scratch building from plastic cards and the well made calculations. I tried my first plastic card scratch building last year fixing a halft built Airfix Vosper MBT that I had inherited from my father. It was lacking the pilot house and I observed the blue prints and used the different scale conversion calculating programs available on line. It seemed to work at first and I was planning to make a thread about it here, but somewhere along the line I got some calculations wrong and the project got scrapped and won't ever be shown here.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 13 Aug 2022, 20:02

It's always a pleasure to follow the incredible creation processes of your vehicles, huib. Although you begin from commercially available materials, the truth is that the end result is a completely new and original work. :drool: :drool: :drool:

My very best congratulations. :thumbup:

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Posted by Graeme on 14 Aug 2022, 02:57

What you do with these models would be unbelievable if I didn't watch you do it step by step.

Once again, very enjoyable to take this journey with you, fabulous work.

And as for the final picture of the last project, I had to look twice to see if it was a model. If I didn't know colour pictures from WWII were very rare I wouldn't have questioned that this was a real stock photo:

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Posted by Kekso on 16 Aug 2022, 09:50

Another masterpiece from you huib!
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Posted by huib on 16 Aug 2022, 21:16

Hobbyinovator wrote:I tried my first plastic card scratch building last year fixing a halft built Airfix Vosper MBT that I had inherited from my father. It was lacking the pilot house and I observed the blue prints and used the different scale conversion calculating programs available on line. It seemed to work at first and I was planning to make a thread about it here, but somewhere along the line I got some calculations wrong and the project got scrapped and won't ever be shown here.


Thats a pity!
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Posted by huib on 16 Aug 2022, 21:27

Thank you very much guys, for your kind words! Much appreciated.

Sonderanhänger 201 (1)
I continued with a next funpart of this built, namely the transport limbers for the Flak gun. The German military nomenclature for these limbers of the Flak 18 is Sd. Anh. 201 (Sonderanhänger means 'special trailer'). But the Airfix kit represents a Flak 36, that was equipped with a different improved type of limbers called Sd.Anh.202, which were not interchaneable with the model 201. The conversion from 202 to 201 is quite challenging, so a lot of modelling fun. I start with the easiest bit: the rear limber.

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What Airfix has on offer.

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The mudguards are cut loose and filed smooth. The holes created as a result are filled with small blocs of plastic.

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Axle and leaf spring attached in an alternative way. So far for Airfix.

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A new frame was built using 1,2mm plastic rod.

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And then a lot of detailing. From the front....

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...from behind....

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....and from below.
Now to continue with the front limber, that will contain even less Airfix parts!
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 16 Aug 2022, 23:26

I am deeply in awe of your scratch building skills. That's all I wanted to day.
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Posted by Peter on 17 Aug 2022, 08:56

huib wrote:Hm yes, I suspected already we drive you crazy. :mad:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Real nice progress on this project! I couldn't resist having a look while I'm on holliday! 8)
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Posted by huib on 21 Aug 2022, 17:09

Thank you, Steve and Peter!

Sonderanhänger 201 (part 2)

Now to continue with the guns front limber. As announced this will little have to with the Airfix kit, as the Type 202 limber Airfix provides is that much different that a conversion makes no sense. So scratch building it is!

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Starting with six pieces of 0,3mm plast card. I will laminate them to make the mudguards.

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Glued together and taped around a marker to fixate them in the right shape until the glue has cured.

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The mudguards untaped.

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Side panels are added and the mudguards are sanded into shape

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The axle and the leaf spring in their basic form.

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Axle and mudguards further elaborated.

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Both parts glued together.

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All detail addded. And the Airfix wheels to get the idea.

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From another perspective.

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And an impression of the transport wagons, with gun stand inbetween. That will be the next part to work upon.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 24 Aug 2022, 19:21

Incredible patience and exactitude on display here.

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Posted by Minuteman on 25 Aug 2022, 09:49

Amazing modelling skill, I am in awe!
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Posted by huib on 31 Aug 2022, 15:59

Thank you, Chris and Minuteman.

Cruciform mount

Yes, the cruciform gun mount is the next step, but first I discovered I forgot a nice detail on the rear limber:

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A sparewheel mount.

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Airfix provides a simplified but quite correct cruciform mount for the Flak 18. These are the three main parts. But for the Bunkerknacker mount a few changes have to be made.

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I started filling the hollow mount using some plastic card leftovers.

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Then filled and sanded smooth.

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Added some extra detail.

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After some considerations I decided the Airfix folding legs were too thin to convert into Bunkerknacker legs, so I scratched some new ones.

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The legs fixed with glue and a lot of detail added.

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A test run. The wheels are temporarily fixed with blobs of bluetac.

Now on with the gun cradle.
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Posted by JurgenH on 31 Aug 2022, 20:07

Hello
Believe me, I appreciate your work. I also built a bunker buster years ago. I used the hasegawa carriages back then.
Nonetheless, I admire your work. They put a lot of effort and enthusiasm into their work. I'll keep watching your work, maybe I can help with a bug in detail before it's too late.
This is real model building.
greeting
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Posted by MABO on 17 Sep 2022, 08:52

This is a new benchmark in your work!
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Posted by Peter on 22 Sep 2022, 20:47

This is art, as allways! ;-) :thumbup:
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