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Bigkev

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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #75 on: December 18, 2017, 03:48:14 PM »
That's a big boy!

It will be a star feature on a club display that's for sure. V. Well Done....
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« Reply #76 on: December 18, 2017, 04:26:06 PM »
Very impressive.  How tall is it?

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« Reply #77 on: December 18, 2017, 04:54:58 PM »
19 inches, 48cm for those who have been metricated.
Thanks for the comments.
I will have the first models at the January meeting probably?
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« Reply #78 on: December 19, 2017, 05:50:40 AM »
I can't wait to see them up close.
Very impressive!
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« Reply #79 on: December 20, 2017, 01:17:54 PM »
Meanwhile .....................
While the undercoat cures.

I made a start on the Azimut Oxygen Bowser, this is a resin kit.
A-Stoff Betriebstoffanhanger Liquid Oxygen Bowser
The Betriebstoffanhanger Liquid Oxygen towed bowser was used at the railhead and at the firing sites. It was normally towed by a heavy tractor such as the Hanomag SS-100. The A-Stoff mobile trailer frame was heavily reinforced to withstand the weight of hundreds of gallons of liquid oxygen.
As you can see the detail on the parts is great but quite a lot of cleaning up was required.
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« Reply #80 on: December 20, 2017, 05:50:33 PM »
Hi Zak,
Think it will look good once all cleaned up. This project is very interesting for me, I have learnt a lot about the V-2 and its associated equipment.
Congratulations on the build so far.
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« Reply #81 on: December 21, 2017, 01:23:34 PM »
Some assembly after cleaning up the parts.
Just remember that this carries liquid oxygen and had to be pretty robust, oxygen is a gas and turns to liquid at -1830C. So they would lose a lot by evaporation and so on. Photos show the supply tubes coated with ice. Sometimes the rockets appear white where the oxygen tanks were located.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2017, 01:27:47 PM by zak »
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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #82 on: December 21, 2017, 04:35:47 PM »
It certainly does look good cleaned up!
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« Reply #83 on: December 22, 2017, 09:21:50 AM »
More work on the resin bits.
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« Reply #84 on: December 22, 2017, 01:23:02 PM »
While things set, dry, cure I am trying to find out more about the vehicles and equipment used to launch the V2.
I am searching for information about portable pumps and generators.
I think I will end up scratch building these eventually.
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« Reply #85 on: December 24, 2017, 08:10:20 AM »
Painting and final assembly.
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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #86 on: December 24, 2017, 10:51:38 AM »
Looks good, some fine detail on the valve wheels.

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« Reply #87 on: December 30, 2017, 09:34:46 AM »
Scratch built fuel bowser painted awaiting weathering.
I also added the box onto a chassis from the spares box to make a pump for transferring the fuel into the rocket and meillerwagen.
I am still not sure if this fuel trailer was actually used, it is a Luftwaffe vehicle and as I said earlier the only photos that show it are the ones after the war. I suppose I could model this particular photograph.
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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #88 on: December 30, 2017, 10:44:37 AM »
Excellent work as always -- the amount you have done in 2 months would take me about 3 years and it would only be about a 10th as good as yours.

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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #89 on: December 30, 2017, 12:51:00 PM »
The first scene/diorama is almost there, it is rather difficult to photograph the whole thing, here are a few tasters for you.
Diorama two is also getting there.
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