1/16 Flak 36 88mm

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Postby Jimster » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:13 pm

Slow down, Will! I’m running low on shelf space.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:20 pm

The merit kit has a surprising array for poseable features, and now I am seeing even more on yours, Willi. This is remarkable and promises to be great fun. I now see that I will need to get even more books, too, to try to figure out what all the appurtenances (what a word!) do.
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Postby jarndice » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:24 pm

I have nothing to add except I am saving every last penny to contribute towards Kath and Wills retirement fund.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:36 am

Will01Capri wrote:Haha
Mick do you want me to mount one of the Flak36 in the back of the 1/4 ton utility truck? Hahahhahaha

Oh wow, it fits, it fits. . . .
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Postby Shootermcgraw » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:41 pm

Hello Mr. Capri,
I was so glad to see someone had this model on display or even better building it! I just so happen to get a chance to take one close up photo of this beast of weaponry and its info. plaque at the WWII National museum in New Orleans. If you are interested I can send you the photos just PM me.... Im just sorry I didn't take more pics of it while there......it was roped off so people couldn't get around it for close up of its mechanics..... Shame
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:52 pm

Shootermcgraw wrote:Hello Mr. Capri,
I was so glad to see someone had this model on display or even better building it! I just so happen to get a chance to take one close up photo of this beast of weaponry and its info. plaque at the WWII National museum in New Orleans. If you are interested I can send you the photos just PM me.... Im just sorry I didn't take more pics of it while there......it was roped off so people couldn't get around it for close up of its mechanics..... Shame

Photos would be great, I will pm my email across.
Very much appreciated
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:41 pm

Looks superb Will. You said earlier "make space for an IR emitter above the barrel". If it's a hollow metal tube could this not fit inside? There might still just about be room for a flash led?

Anyway, please make one for me.

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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:28 pm

General Jumbo01 wrote:Looks superb Will. You said earlier "make space for an IR emitter above the barrel". If it's a hollow metal tube could this not fit inside? There might still just about be room for a flash led?

Anyway, please make one for me.

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The tube above the barrel which I think is the recoil damper. It is hollow and the front end piece can be modified for the ir tranmsitter. Be fun watching someone hide the wiring, but all possible.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:33 pm

"Slow down, Will! I’m running low on shelf space." That's actually not a problem, Jimster. Decades ago, at the university, I hogged those wonderfully uniform-sized copy paper boxes. Then I would put the ever-growing collection of 1/16 farm toys in these boxes in the basement, piling them up to the floor joists, angling the top box so it would fit between the 2x12s. :crazy: There is always a way, even to fit over 2000 1/16 farm toys into a 900 sq. foot basement, with room for washer, dryer, and workbench. :D Now, alas, the boxes are gone, used for hauling the farm toys away to make money for charity :thumbup: Of course, the farm toys are creeping back in at a much, much slower pace... But I miss those boxes.

For you, Will, this means I have room for.... Well, you get the idea.
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Postby jarndice » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:26 pm

I am trying to work out why I would take a Tank out of its Taigen/Torro/Heng Long/Tamiya box, fit it out to my specification then paint and weather it before putting it into another box and stacking it in the Garage with all my other Tanks,
All my Tanks go on display and if we have to place the fridge/freezer/oven/washing machine/dryer/dishwasher into the garage to accommodate my Tanks in the house then so be it :thumbup:
I will happily take my meals at the workbench although I would expect a trifle of resistance from SWMBO :lolno:
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:13 pm

Ah, jarndice, you have exactly explained the problem with my addiction. It is always painful to pack away an AFV after I spend a great deal of time working on it in various ways. :( I tend to "rotate my stock" as they say in the grocery store business. The compensation --though inadequate--it that periodically I get to rediscover an "old friend." :)
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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:38 pm

Herr Dr. Professor wrote:Ah, jarndice, you have exactly explained the problem with my addiction. It is always painful to pack away an AFV after I spend a great deal of time working on it in various ways. :( I tend to "rotate my stock" as they say in the grocery store business. The compensation --though inadequate--it that periodically I get to rediscover an "old friend." :)


Hahahhahaa
I have to say we have got used to just losing more of the house to the models, but we are at critical mass!
We are going to build a garage so the workshop can move outside. Some models I have built and then we have sold and I have decided not to make another yet. I already have many models just sitting in pieces in boxes waiting to be made after prototype printing. It's crazy but we are overrun with plastic haha

God knows what we will do when we start printing more 1/6
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Sun Mar 28, 2021 8:55 pm

Thirty-three years ago when I first met my now late wife, she saw my two-room apartment, the living room set up as my bedroom and the bedroom full of 1/16 farm toys on shelves and the floor. She left looking quite sickly. :sick: (It turns out that she was sick, but not from seeing my bad addiction. :) ) So now that I am a widower and have the basement full, an 800 square foot train layout, and shelves UPSTAIRS displaying farm toys and AFVs, I can really test the ladies' tolerance. :D Did I mention that I am alone now? :think:
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:08 pm

"Be fun watching someone hide the wiring, but all possible". Yes Will, l had considered that but then realised that you will be embedding all the required wiring in the printing process ;)

Well, someone has to do it!! :/
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:52 am

Some pictures of it outside in garden
Small update the recoil system works, just got to sort the elevation setup next
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There have been ALOT of changes of parts on this one. Now i have the fun part of blowing it to pieces(no just taking it apart and cleaning every single part ready for clean assembly and paint!
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:15 pm

Looks great. Can't wait!
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:14 am

The tyres arrived yesterday and i just had to get them trial fitted.
I am also glad to report the steering works brilliantly and doesn't bind, so we are almost good to go.
I thought i would also do a quick shot with it in tow behind the 251, this 88 is a BIG beast!
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Postby jarndice » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:22 am

So my shopping list to date is-----------
Famo
251
88
Big Lottery Win :thumbup:
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Postby jarndice » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:24 am

So my shopping list to date is-----------
Famo
251
88
Big Lottery Win
Marriage Councilling :thumbup:
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:45 am

jarndice wrote:So my shopping list to date is-----------
Famo
251
88
Big Lottery Win
Marriage Councilling :thumbup:


haha
i am thinking your list needs to be
1) 88
2) 251
3) famo
4) never going to happen hahahahahaha
5) councilling sounds expensive................... cheaper options available :D

joking aside i need to get these things moving as i am waiting on parts to arrive for far too long!
some parts i haven't been able to find in the UK, i have ordered several times and for whatever reasons they don't arrive. i am now on my 3rd order of drive flanges which are needed for the sprockets. If this next lot don't arrive i am going to change design of parts and have some parts custom made with local machinist, which is probably going to cost a fortune. probably all stuck on that ever given ship that was holding stuff up in the suiz canal!
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