PANTHERTURM BUNKER

Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:55 am

Mr Reaper has a project going on that left a spare Panther turret kicking around ..............

I suggested I could build him a Pantherturm strongpoint out of it.
Wont take long, and it should make a cool extra at the club battlefield.
Going to use a surplus RX18 to give it life.

Used a tupperware container with a compression lid.(sorry dear :{ )
Cut a hole in the lid, and carved it out to take the slew ring and just enough room for the rotation motor set.
Bunged some grey primer on it to simulate concrete, and and screwed it to a wooden base I had.

Tonight im working on getting the turret a bit better, doing welds, texturing the armour etc.
Ive used a spare metal muzzle brake on it, and made a couple of handles.
I know most of these were 'A' model turrets, but this is to-hand and its going to do.
Still trying to get the spent shells for the outside, but I will wait patiently for those.

A basic landscape, some barbed wire posts, a bit of dirt & rocks, doneski.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:08 pm

That is a wonderful idea Mr Herman. Looking forward to seeing it when completed
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:10 pm

Some quick pics
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:21 pm

Big fan of this project Mr Herman like the additional armour plates on the roof
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Postby capt midnight » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:47 pm

I've had one of those laying around since my Pantiger to Jadgtiger project. Guess I'll have to do one now.

After the chainblocks, of course.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:54 pm

Got a bit of the base done.
Used polystyrene I had , outside with a bread knife having a fat time, look around to see the yard looking like an Alaskan blizzard ! :problem:
Took ages to clean up.

Made the entrance area out of cut round dowel white glued to cardboard backing.

I'm off out to the boonies for a week so no more progress.
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Postby Reaper332 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:20 am

Looks fantastic mate .... :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:57 pm

Could drop the turret and make it a V1 launcher !!!
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:05 pm

It was suggested that I build a launching ramp for our battlefield, but I declined when I discovered the full size ramp was 48 metres long.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:39 pm

That's only 3m in our scale !
Keep in mind Mr Reapers system
Is an improved 1946 version that uses a different booster to assist with the launch off a much shorter run :)
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:09 pm

Got a bit of the landscape covered today.
Used a camping towel wetted down, and used a very wet cover of white PVA glue over the entire base.
Layed the towel onto the glue and arranged it.
Once it drys I will cover it in glue and sift dirt, rocks and what have you over it.

Really want to add barbed wire but not sure how to make it.
Any ideas on that greatfully appreciated .
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:33 pm

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Have a look at this.
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Postby Jussek » Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:23 pm

this 'real' barbed wire i did myself for my first diorama ever... and it claimed real blood... my blood! :haha: these little spikes really do their nasty work ;D

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but as i moved to do the Panzodrom's looooong meters and meters of entanglements i has to think twice, because the prior method is time consuming... and dangerous too @)

so I ended with this idea that you can see at the 1st page from my Panzodrom thread

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the barbed wire this time will not be made from real wire, like in the Wiederstandsnest (i will post the making of this position later), it will be impossible to do all these meters and meters of wires! So I used this:

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cut from an old piece of a mosquito net, we use this to prevent these little buggers to enter on our houses, installing them on the
windows and doors, I suppose you use something similar and will get my point

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Postby OdysseySlipways » Sat May 06, 2017 5:14 am

oh, i so want to pick your brain!

the dragon's teeth, are they scaled from real ones or just something you made on the fly?

and those steel things (i'll know the name when i hear it - i think...) with the steel beams mounted together (seen in your last pic beyond the dragon's teeth) do you have plans/scale drawings of them? they would look good on the 1:6 battle field too

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Postby Aussie » Sat May 06, 2017 9:02 am

Great work Herman , looking good.
O.S. , pretty sure there called hedge hogs,

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Postby Jussek » Sat May 06, 2017 1:30 pm

OdysseySlipways wrote:oh, i so want to pick your brain!

the dragon's teeth, are they scaled from real ones or just something you made on the fly?

and those steel things (i'll know the name when i hear it - i think...) with the steel beams mounted together (seen in your last pic beyond the dragon's teeth) do you have plans/scale drawings of them? they would look good on the 1:6 battle field too


I don't want to hijack Herman thread!! please take a look on the Panzodrom thread:

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in the first page you will see the drawings and disassembled components of the Czech hedgehogs.

the dragon teeth are made in 1/16 scale too. The real ones could vary a bit in size and shape, usually from 90 to 120cm in height.


@Herman, how is going this project mate?

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun May 07, 2017 7:14 am

Doesn't worry me Mr Jussek, as long as the info gets out there, I dont care :thumbup: :thumbup:

Project is now back on, have grassed the landscape and added the barbed wire posts.
Bunged a quick cam job on the turret, based on descriptions from the net.
Will add a camo net of some sorts, and dust it all in.
Thanks to Mr Jussek I have taken up the challenge to make the barbed wire, realised I need to be on crack to cope, and with that revelation, spiked my thumb big time!!
Have oldest daughter making barbs as well :/
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:08 pm

Herman has this hobby now entered the bloodletting stage.....
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Postby Jussek » Mon May 08, 2017 6:04 pm

LOL!! :haha: :haha:

welcome to the perforated fingers club!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri May 12, 2017 12:02 pm

God help me, have made a section of wire that contains 75 barbs.
Fitted to the posts it seems this is only 1/5th of what I need :O
Assuming I go and really get jiggy with an entanglement, I could need 600 odd barbs on over 4 meters of wire!
I painted the section I fitted & im happy with it, but it's like riding uphill on a bike...........
If you look up, you'll give up :problem:
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