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Old 09-04-2018, 06:28 PM
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:20 PM
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Hi my friends, detail and correction work continues, the bases for the generator room are cut
And moved closer to the edge of the main platform to allow a little more space for the front
Catwalk of the generator and a reinforcement for that area

Here the photo of the reinforcement


Using .90 styrene sheet the pieces are constructed




Now the bases that holds the generator room are cut and moved, this are glued 7mm
From the edge of the main platform








the elevators are next. The elevators Rails on Dora have hinges that allows the rails to separate so that the elevator platform can be Detached and Swing and move so it can be aligned with the ammo cars if the gun is on a curve.

Here the elevator rail are assembled and ready to be cut


First the details are removed




The cut is made at 126mm from the bottom of the rail




The four rails are cut, now the hinges are constructed


Here the original hinges can be seen, also what I think is a lifting eye above the
Hinges






Here are the measurements for the hinges parts
First the bases are constructed from 1.5mm styrene sheet


You need to cut 16 10mm x 6mm rectangles of 1.5 styrene sheet


Next I marked a line at 6mm on each piece


A diagonal cut is made from the corner at the 4mm half
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:24 PM
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4 pieces are glued to each rail


The styrene pieces are glued flush to the flat side of the rail


This are the measurements for the hinges pieces made again from
1.5 styrene sheet


You need 24 3mm x 7mm pieces for the 4 rails


One of the ends of each piece is sanded round


2 pieces are glued to each side of the short rail


Next this are sanded at an angle to look like this




one piece is glued to each side of the long rail to form the hinge
pivot area


The hinge pin is made with a .80 brass rod


Now the lift eye is made with the 1.5mm styrene sheet


4 pieces measuring 10mm x 12mm are cut


Now I marked 5mm on the 12mm side and 2mm on the 10mm side
And draw a line from point to point


After the cut it looks like this


The edge is then sanded round


A 9/64 hole is drilled on each and the piece is glued in place




Here you can see the movement of the hinge to the outside to allow the
Elevator to disengage and be aligned with the ammo car


More drawings with all the measurements
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Old 09-10-2018, 06:25 PM
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The final modification to the elevators rails is the end looking bar, this holds
The two rails in place, when removed it allows the rails to be opened to disengage
the elevator platform.

16mm are cut from the bottom of Each rail



This is the rail locking bar hook, it’s on the end of the rail


Here are the measurements for it


The four pieces are made and glued 10mm from the bottom edge of the rail






Finally the bars are constructed using a 56mm long x 1.75mm dia. styrene rod
With one .40 x 4mm dia. styrene disk at each end




Here a couple of photos showing the finished rails









On this photos you can see the elevator disengaged form the rail
And being aligned with the ammo car


On this photo the elevator is aligned with the elevator rail and the men
Are placing the looking bar in place before moving the elevator up


Many details missing from the kit and many simplifications
That’s it for now, working on the elevator platforms for one last
Modification.

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Old 09-21-2018, 02:52 AM
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Hi,
This is still an awesome build! Though Planetarmor folks disappeared I really hope that you keep posting the progress as I'd like to see your finished Dora.
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Thanks zsolt! Yes it feels lonely here, but dont worry it will be posted to the end.

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Old 10-27-2018, 06:55 AM
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Hi to all, more work on the elevators area on Dora has being done. This time the elevator motors are fixed.
First the pulleys are made, here are the half’s of the pulleys in and out sides




I started by removing the molded wheel on both halves


Here you can see the removed area, the inside must be completely flat for the replacement wheel to work


After removing the molded wheels I sanded all the molded on bolts on both sides


Here are the measurements for the new wheels, 8 disks of .80 x 15.5mm in diameter
And 4 .80 x 12.3mm disks


You just glue one of the smaller disks between two of the bigger disks to form a wheel




Side view of one of the new wheels


The shaft for the wheels is made with a piece of 1.7 x 14.1mm long styrene tube


To keep the right distance between the wheels I made 6 spacers with a 4mm diameter rod
.60mm wide




Here is the sequence of the parts, after making the .60 dia hole on each halve the rod is push through, a spacer first then a wheel another spacer etc.


The wheels in place




With that step done I removed the original hook on each pulley




The new hook is made with 1.6mm styrene sheet, the hook is 14mm long x 8.8mm wide


Here the drawing says 18mm long but I changed it to 14mm after checking the measurements


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Comparison of the new and original hooks


The front part of the hook is sanded to an angle to make the hook look like this




After gluing the new hooks in place I used verlinden resin bolts to detail the sides of the pulleys




The last touch is the hook lock made with a .30 x 1.60 styrene strip 10mm long, when the strip is glued in place the excess is cut to fit
Here the finished pulley






Now I moved to the motor base, the base is cut so the pulley cables can pass through
It, the square hole is marked and cut 18mm from the sides and 3mm front and back


The hole is marked and cut




The motors are next, I started by cutting the center base on each motor






The area to be removed is marked using masking tape as a guide the area between the
Tapes is to be removed


It should look like this




Now the center of the motor is marked to make the hole for the pulleys shaft


A 4mm hole is made just in this side of the motor


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Old 10-27-2018, 06:57 AM
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The motor pulleys are constructed using 3 flat washers, 12.8mm x 5.6mm inside
A piece of 5.5mm x 13mm styrene tube and a piece of 4mm x 70mm long tube
This will be cut to the correct size when the pulleys are glued in place




The 3 washers are glued to the 5.6mm tube equally spaced




This is how it will be when the tube is passed through the motor


The tube with the washers goes in and the 4mm tube is pushed into the motor and through the washer’s tube


It should look like this


Side view


The motor and motor base ready to install




The cables will be installed when all the parts and the elevators are in place

Hope you like it more work coming soon

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Old 11-12-2018, 03:30 AM
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Wow Abdin,

There is a lot of work there. Intricate detail to the max on a huge gun.

Outstanding effort.

Keep up the good work .

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