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Bigkev

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« Reply #90 on: December 30, 2017, 05:29:49 PM »
Wow, that is magic!

Just love the Black/White V-2 on its trailer.

The diorama test looks good, but will you be needing an extension to the modelling room now?

Excellent work from the detail master, not just modelling but historical fact as well.

Nice, very nice..........
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« Reply #91 on: December 30, 2017, 09:26:58 PM »
The black and white scheme is shown in quite a lot of photos, it was used so that the trajectory of the rocket could be analysed. Tilt, roll, yaw and so on, I guess.
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« Reply #92 on: December 31, 2017, 01:07:51 PM »
Will we see it at the Jan meeting ??????

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« Reply #93 on: December 31, 2017, 01:17:22 PM »
Will we see it at the Jan meeting ??????
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2018, 07:53:51 AM »
What now, well there is still a generator to scratch built and then the control vehicle for the launch - this is a Trumpeter sd.Kfz. 7 with a resin add on from Azimut, followed by a control/headquarters trailer and then various other vehicles and trailers to carry troops and assist with the launch.
I am going to start with the control vehicle.
Feuerleitpanzerfahrzeug für V-2 Raketen auf Zugkraftwagen 8-ton
Zugkraftwagen 8t - Sonder Kraftfahrzeug – Special Motor vehicle (Sd.Kfz.7/3) half-tracked prime-mover, powered by the Maybach HL62TUK, was converted to control post vehicles for rocket launching units. The rear of the Feuerleitpanzer was mounted with an armoured superstructure to house the guidance and radio equipment and to protect the crew of 3 men from the blast and explosion. The vehicle also sometimes towed the mobile firing platform used to launch the rocket (Abschussplattform).
Here is the engine under construction.
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« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2018, 02:46:32 PM »
Hi Zak,
The next instalment in the V-2 story in 1/35th.
It just keeps getting better...........
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« Reply #96 on: January 02, 2018, 10:21:25 AM »
Chassis under assembly, a detailed kit.
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« Reply #97 on: January 02, 2018, 01:21:23 PM »
More chassis assembly, the detail is great but most of it will be hidden I fear.
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« Reply #98 on: January 02, 2018, 04:18:53 PM »
Impressive level of detail on that chassis!

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« Reply #99 on: January 03, 2018, 10:40:30 AM »
Lots of detail.
The track is individual links, 54 or so per side, and each link is composed of three parts.
Sorry about the quality of the photo - didn't look until I posted it.
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« Reply #100 on: January 04, 2018, 01:33:56 PM »
Tracks assembled.
This will now be left why I concentrate on the rear resin add on superstructure.
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« Reply #101 on: January 04, 2018, 02:16:13 PM »
I now need to built the Azimut add on, here are pictures of the box, instructions and all the resin bits.
The rear armoured section comes with a full interior,
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 02:18:11 PM by zak »
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« Reply #102 on: January 05, 2018, 10:15:14 AM »
There were some quite large lumps of resin attached to the parts, these were carefully removed with the small razor saw as shown, yes, I did wear a mask - an improvement I hear you say!
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« Reply #103 on: January 05, 2018, 07:32:45 PM »
Hi Dave,
Is that an improvement on your health and safety, or your aesthetic looks?
if its the latter, then I have to admit I agree................oooops should I have said that?
I expect a thick ear at next meeting.
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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #104 on: January 06, 2018, 08:52:56 AM »
I am saying NOTHING but the film "Silence of the lambs" comes to mind -- I think a cartoon is also in the back of my thoughts.