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Srcatch build all brass T-34

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:00 am
by walter
Long time ago I came across an East German hobby magazine that included a Russian T-34 model tank plan.
The plan was quite simplified for a wooden build model.
At the time that model plan was not very appealing,till years later when I had access to a lot of brass,that the idea came to build that tank with some modifications all in brass.
And so it started.
The first parts I made were the tracks. for the links I used 10x3mm flat steel. I had to make 4 jigs to machine and drill each of the 122 links. For the driving teeth i used 6mm dia. brass and filed the teeth to shape.
The traction part of the link had 2mm square brass rod centrally soft soldered on.
At the finish I had all the links zinc galvanized.
All the parts of the tank body were cut to shape from 1mm sheet brass and soft soldered together.
By that time I felt a bit adventurous and thought the tank should have reel bullet firing gun.
The gun barrel came from a 4mm caliber air rifle,it was to be fired manually through the commanders hatch and for loading the gun I made a hatch in the right side of the turret.
The tank was to be a static model and I made no provisions to have it radio controlled.
The gun could be raised and lowered by a screw at the top of the turret and for turning the turret I could insert a cranking handle at bottom of the right hand fuel tank.
Here are some pictures.

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:04 am
by walter
Spade

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:05 am
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Other side

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:06 am
by walter
Toolbox

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:07 am
by walter
Other side

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:09 am
by walter
Idler wheel

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:11 am
by walter
Driving wheel

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:12 am
by walter
Other view

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:13 am
by walter
Road wheel

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:16 am
by walter
Another view

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:19 am
by walter
Track

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:20 am
by walter
Track

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:22 am
by walter
Turret

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:24 am
by walter
Turret under side

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:25 am
by walter
Turret gear

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:26 am
by walter
The other side

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:28 am
by walter
Gears mounted

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:29 am
by walter
Gun with mounting brackets

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:30 am
by walter
Fully assembled

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:31 am
by walter
Another view