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Old 10-14-2011, 01:57 PM
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OH NO,not before Christmas

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Old 10-18-2011, 10:45 AM
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:48 AM
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I have been going through this thread (quite a challenge), and wanted to post something sensible, but I can only look at it in awe and be amazed about about so much detail and dedication.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:02 PM
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Dear friends,

a little later than promised, but here's the first post-Christmas update .

At first I added the big connecting plates which held together the hull and the casemate.

The large nuts were taken from the Verlinden interior.

Another feedpipe for the Bordsprech system.

The picture didn't turn out well, but presumably this bracket held a hose with which the recoil cylinder could be repressurized from a bottle of compressed gas, if necessary.

These two brackets...

... most likely held the gun barrel cleaning rods. The actual brush (wrapped in some fabric) was taken from Tamiya's Pz. IV OVM set. The scratch built box left to the brush contained spare prisms for the commander's cupola.

I don't know whether five or more single rods were put together, but when I looked at a historic photograph, the length seems to be okay.
The six bolts on the box got a little large, but it doesn't bother me too much...

After that, I built up two travel cases for the MP40s that were carried for close defense.

The purpose of the two brackets above the MP40 stowages is unknown to me; I guess ammo for the guns was stowed there somehow.

Soon the interior will be fully loaded; these are the actual bearings of the 8,8 cm ammo. They were taken out of the Jaguar interior kit.

Again the other side.

From above.

From behind.
This picture's really bad, sorry for that. But it does show how all the streneous work is paying off, even when the casemate will be glued in its place and hide many other details, one day.

Probably it's not for the worst after all!
In my forced break from modelling, I studied all my references again and again and even made some new discoveries in some areas. Unfortunately, this also impacts on the accuracy of my model. Especially the floor of the fighting compartment has some flaws and those - believe or not - do influence the layout of the pieces on the walls of the superstructure. I can't go into depth with all the details, please excuse me for this. I just want to suggest it to anybody who might be following this blog and using it to some degree as reference, that there are flaws - you absolutely need reference pictures and study them carefully to make an accurate representation of the interior! It doesn't make any sense trying to smooth them out in this state, though. Actually, it's not even possible. So I have to cheat a little more here and there. Some day there'll be Elefant #2, without any dirty little tricks

Cheers and see you soon,
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Tricks or not, it looks fabulous!


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Old 12-29-2011, 03:24 AM
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Awesome in-progress build and thank you for the updates.


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Joh, you know what I'm always saying, so I could just as well stop repeating myself. Wonderful build, man, congrats (again)
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:37 PM
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That is some very fine modelling you are showing!
Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:41 PM
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AMAZING just down right amazing

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...the model tank of the century!!...amazing!...how long are you doing this one?...another model being done in paralel?


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