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Pvt Mutt 03-20-2011 02:29 PM

I like my new hobby but I just can't believe i'll ever get into it this deep.:eek:

Sure enjoy watching though
Tony lee:)

Fledermaus 03-20-2011 08:04 PM

Kuklinski and tony, thanks guys.

tony the kit is very nice out of the box, it just some areas that need to be
corrected, for me thats the fun part...:D :rolleyes:

Fledermaus 03-20-2011 08:06 PM

HI! More updates on the front gun…
The remaining links are constructed

Front link, it measures 12.5mm long x .040”
With a .040” disk and a piece of wire I made a pin to connect the front link to the gun bead, here the front link is installed in place
Next the center link is constructed, it measures 12.8mm long x .040”
I forgot to add the two adjusting nuts so I had to cut it in 3 parts to add the verlinden resin nuts
Now it looks like this
The rear link is now constructed, I used a piece of PH left over to make the upper part, the metal part measures 4.4mm long each side x 1.8mm wide. The styrene rod measures 2.5mm long x .040. I placed a piece of wire in the center of the metal part so it has a strong bond with the styrene rod
Here the rear link is in place and is then connected to the center one, it all is workable now

Now I moved to the sight base, a piece of rod 9.5mm long x .060 is used and bent to shape

Fledermaus 03-20-2011 08:07 PM

Here it is in its place, now only the sight base reinforcement and the gun sight mount remain to finish the gun
The barrel is dry fitted for test, it moves like the real one…..yes!

Almost finished the gun, the last parts are being assembled, more soon..

Thanks again!

KuKŁiNsKi 03-21-2011 04:02 AM

i don't like it... it has more details than real gun :D

Fledermaus 06-30-2011 05:55 PM

Finally got the time to continue working on the boat, the front gun is finally completed, some of the parts of the linkage where modified in length so I went back in the post and corrected it, the new numbers are in red to make it easy to identify. This is how I think the gun was from the few photos I found….
The outer ring got the rivets detail from Archers set
Also the gun basket received rivets from Archer and a styrene door plus some other details
The ring for the gun mount is constructed with a piece of styrene measuring 3.5mm width by 111mm
The mount for the gun is removed from the original part as is the long back cushion, this are then
Glued to the new ring
Two pieces of styrene measuring 3.5mm width by 14mm long are glued to the sides, then the lower
Parts are added, finally 3 triangles that works as reinforcements are glued to each side, this are now
The bases for the lower support tube for the gun frame
This is how it looks finished and in place
I moved to the gun balance spring, it was made with fine cooper wire and plastic
Here the parts that hold the spring are installed,
Finally the spring is glued in place
The square on the bottom of the gun cage is removed and sanded so it has a better fit when glued to the lower frame tube

Fledermaus 06-30-2011 05:55 PM
The cross member tube was made with .060 tube in the form of a V, it was then glued to the bases on the ring and to the gun cage. This is the only picture I found of this area so what I did is mi guess
Of How it should look
The last parts are two more tubes that runs from the sides of the cage to the cross tube on the bottom
This are angled so it fits in place, this are also .060 tube
The gun sight is glued and the reinforcement L shaped tube is glued to the sight holding arm
Here are some views of the finished gun and ring
And the whole assembly mounted on the deck

Well with the front gun modifications finally finished I’m moving to the construction of the boat bridge
With many PH details and scratch work to do. So stay tuned and thanks for watching!

KuKŁiNsKi 06-30-2011 08:08 PM

craaazy :D

gibbs 07-01-2011 01:40 AM

:eek::eek::eek: amazing!

Ropi 07-01-2011 08:16 AM

"and it may fire"
so basicly you needed something on your garden lake to fend off the birds?

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