1/16 Flak 36 88mm

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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:21 am

Hi Guys, thought i would share a new model i have been working on for a wee while, its another of my long standing models which has been sitting there screaming out to be finished design and built.
The detaching axles are still to come and will have a steering and suspension setup so they can be towed well offroad behind truck or halftrack.

So far I am working on a servo arrangement so that it can be moved with transmitter and if possible will try to make space for an IR emitter above the barrel

The first prototype is printing now, so within the next few weeks in and around all the other builds we are working on, it may start to come together.

The barrel will be metal and the moving parts will be set on bushes or bearings to help with smooth movement and long durable life.

Hope you enjoy the initial CAD pictures and I will start teasing with pictures as and when parts come off the printers. I think there is a good 200hrs of printing on this, so it may take a while!
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Postby tomhugill » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:25 am

Absolutely stunning! Looking forward to seeing it printed

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:31 am

Another great looking model Will, look forward to more updates :thumbup:

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:23 am

Looks like you have done it again. Great work.
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:57 am

Hello
The last few months I have been working on finally finishing off some other models which also include the mighty Flak 36 88mm
So this model is fitted with servo traverse and if used with 360 servo could turn all the way around. The next steps are making a elevation unit and recoil servo aswell, so watch this space :)
Built to be 1/16 scale although as usual allowances are made to strengthen otherwise weak points based on materials used and also to incorporate working features.
This will be a great addition to when I finally get on and make a famo.
The axles will start printing this weekend which will bolt on and secure to the flak 36 chassis, which will feature working leaf sprung suspension and steering hubs.
Hope you enjoy the pictures of the first rough print prototype. 200hrs print time in this one alone, so not sure how much will be when I make the higher resolution model!!!!

The barrel is full length metal tube all the way to the breech, so it reinforces the model greatly.

Pictures show comparison against 1/18 Merit version(its a nice model, but wrong size!)
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I will get more pictures with other artillery and model pieces i have done to give a sense of scale :)
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Postby jarndice » Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:35 pm

Oh for goodness sake I have managed to live in harmony with my lady since 1973 but this could be trouble and I shall certainly be avoiding my Bank Manager for a few months :thumbdown:
Still a man has to have his priorities :thumbup:
A brilliant rendition of a an essential piece of WW2 militaria :thumbup:
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:02 pm

Bang goes another chunk of my pension, when this comes up for sale. I have to have one. :thumbup: :clap: I have 2 of the Merits which sit on mini dioramas, one european, one desert. It would be great to replace one, if not both of them with the real McCoy.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:48 pm

Will you be posting an "exploded view" (bad puns always intended) to give us an idea of the assembly required? I certainly will drool for one of these when it's ready.

(About five years ago, I built the Merit Flak 88, a kit and results I thoroughly enjoyed even if it nearly drove me bananas.)
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:58 pm

Its a beast of an artillery piece with many parts
But may do a kit so it's part assembly as I think some will enjoy.
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Postby jarndice » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:05 pm

I dislike assumptions but assuming the Famo and the 88 will be sold by you will they be available as a matching pair as well as individually ?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:16 pm

I'll take two :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:09 pm

I tried so hard for so long to get a Merit kit and after building it I was disappointed by it’s small size. I was hoping to make it work but no chance unless used as a background model. In 1/16 scale there’s not much room for “background” models.
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:59 pm

jarndice wrote:I dislike assumptions but assuming the Famo and the 88 will be sold by you will they be available as a matching pair as well as individually ?


That's the plan, it's the same on the 251 as I would make them with as few a part possible so can keep them interchangeable.
The base for the vehicle mount would be different but otherwise should work.

The famo is end if year project, but we will get there. Need to learn from the 251 first
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:02 pm

Jimster wrote:I tried so hard for so long to get a Merit kit and after building it I was disappointed by it’s small size. I was hoping to make it work but no chance unless used as a background model. In 1/16 scale there’s not much room for “background” models.

Same here Jim.
I have 2x 1/18, but they are too small. So with this I decided to correct that issue and then also go a little further to try make it rc :)
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:07 am

Excellent work once again team WCP :clap: with this and your planned Famo it will surely be an impressive beast :thumbup:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:44 pm

Model Builder 4 wrote:Excellent work once again team WCP :clap: with this and your planned Famo it will surely be an impressive beast :thumbup:

Cheers,Lee.

It all pales into insignificance compared to a 4x4 off road versatile 1 1/4 ton light utility truck :D ;)
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:25 pm

:haha: Indeed Mick :thumbup:

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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:46 am

Haha
Mick do you want me to mount one of the Flak36 in the back of the 1/4 ton utility truck? Hahahhahaha
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:54 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

Well, I know you're mad enough to try it :P
But I'm ok with how it's going as is thanks ;)
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:04 pm

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Its big, i still need to get some details added to it, but this is exciting. Glad i finally got round to this beast
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