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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Mon May 11, 2020 5:26 pm

The mantlet efforts so far. At this stage I still can’t see if a casting will work
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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri May 22, 2020 1:09 pm

any updates? :wave:
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri May 22, 2020 6:22 pm

Some but not much progress. The upper has arrived and my cast has now been sent to my dad to make a printed version. Which may be available for purchase once the bugs are ironed out. The upper is undergoing a rework to get it to a point I’m happy with but the mudguards and side skirts will be a complete scratch design and build once the materials come. I will stick a photo up of where it’s at a little later

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri May 22, 2020 8:59 pm

So the work so far. Is pretty much as stated before.

This is the photo with the upper offered up. The white bits are strips of plasticard which had to be added to make everything to the same height but the skirts and mudguards will later be fixed to these.
As you can see I will need to make the engine hatch and a few bits and pieces
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Postby Estnische » Fri May 22, 2020 9:35 pm

That hull looks really nice now that it is painted. I can see plenty of grinding and filling to get mine that good.
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Fri May 22, 2020 9:43 pm

I haven’t done anything other than prime it to see where the blemishes are and it’s a good cast from Ludwig not many blemishes at all.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 am

Hull looks outstanding :wave:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 23, 2020 9:48 am

Oh gosh, that hull looks awesome. Is that how it comes for the 85 euros? With hatches?
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 1:23 pm

Yeah that’s how it comes. It does have hatches metal. May be able to make them so they open. There’s not much trimming to do on them but if you use the split transmission cover the will be a little modifications need doing to get the fit. As you can see in the photo I chose to raise the whole thing by 2mm rather than hack 2mm off the front. As I’m putting skirts on it will hide that little mr meaner

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 23, 2020 2:11 pm

Cool, cheers :thumbup: I guess I'll just have to order one when I work out how you do that, no basket to put items in :(
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 2:48 pm

No you have to email you order to the website email address

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 23, 2020 3:14 pm

Thank you, I managed to work it out and am now awaiting a reply :thumbup:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 23, 2020 3:16 pm

I'm guessing you've now tried the Heng Long turret for fit? What did you think of their match?
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 4:41 pm

Turrets at my dads at the moment having the mantlet printed. But looking at it the fit will be fine. I have tried a turret ring and that’s a good fit so should be ok and it looks like it’s a good fit for the hl hull bus as I said some modifications are required if using split transmission cover. But as they don’t come with any mud guards or anything those small mods needed will be easy to cover up with a little filler and plasticard.

Over all it’s a good fit for Heng long. I have had to cut a little off the back plate with the cast being thicker than hl uppers but other than that it’s just cosmetic mods to suit what is planned for it

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 5:03 pm

This is the last update I got for the mantlet progress. There are some more alterations to be made but as you can see it’s getting there. I am told that once it’s ready and bang on my dad may print to order should anyone want one but I’m not sure on his price yet
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 5:19 pm

This is a photo mainly for gunner showing the turret rings fit and the hatches but will help anyone thinking of buying this upper and a photo of it when I got it
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 8:25 pm

So after a day of hunting the red October or rather the blemish this is where we have arrived. Not to bad
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat May 23, 2020 8:41 pm

Fantastic, thank you.

Well, my first one will be on its way after the weekend :D

And thank you Mr Kaczor for letting us know about this hull :thumbup:
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 pm

I did have to check the back on this because it didn’t look right for an early version. It turns out it’s not the problem we have then is. Do I reshape the back to make it like what I’m used to seeing or do I cover it up by sticking a shelf to if for all the extra stuff they had in the desert. Or do I build it in when I add the skirts and mud guards. But then all of the a1 I have seen photos of all have the stamp for 1 particular factory. Yet when I scroll through endless black and white photos of a select few early a1 in the desert. I don’t see any with the stamp

So. Do I leave as it is as I cannot confirm it would not be different from another cast steel plant. After all the mato top carries the stamp but is completely wrong after that

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 9:25 pm

Or are we all trying to build a1s using photos of surviving a1 tanks that are in fact grizzlies made to look like an a1

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