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Old 11-12-2017, 05:03 PM   #106
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Wow, fantastic job.
You have a game park, I see a british truck, a parachute in a tree, a kubelwagen and a bunker entrance.
Congratulation and thanks.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:42 AM   #107
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Its feels like living a dream that I had as a child, finding a room full of militaria. All I need now, is a Tiger prowling about.
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Old 11-13-2017, 04:19 AM   #108
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Having your son stand in the turret gives a new perspective on the scale of your work. Kudos. BTW. The tracks will be a bugger to fabricate, won't they?
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:36 AM   #109
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Super update! Unbelievable the progress you have made on this project!
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:31 PM   #110
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I am glad that you all like it. The tracks will have to be cast steel if they are going to put up with the forces involved. Those and the springs will be the only bought components and I need to start getting some quotes soon.

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Old 11-13-2017, 01:27 PM   #111
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I believe you can find repro track links in the market. There was a thread about that not long ago.

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Old 11-13-2017, 02:51 PM   #112
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Well just fantastic, I want to go to your house after work & play soldiers, well done
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:20 AM   #113
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http://www.milweb.net/webvert/69710
or do it yourself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JfcQxwWHJY
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:10 PM   #114
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There doesn't really seem much to show you because I have been fabricating and machining lots of components ready to install into the hull. It all takes loads of time for what seems very little result. Firstly sorry for the quality of the pictures the light wasn't very good tonight. As you can see from the pictures ,the main hull has been welded together and over the next week I will attempt to weld the various components in place. I hope by tomorrow night to have rolled the front of the hull but its a major job with my very limited equipment so it may take more than one attempt but we will see.

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Old 12-09-2017, 12:21 PM   #115
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These are the inner and outer bearing houses for retaining the radius arms into the hull side and the plates with the holes in are strengthening ribs. First job tomorrow, before rolling the front, is to get the 4 front housings in place and accurately in line. Not an easy job by hand, these housings would have been machined on a special machine so that everything lined up perfectly but I don't have such a machine so fingers crossed.

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Old 12-09-2017, 12:21 PM   #116
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Gott im Himmel!!!

Well done..Bravo! Seems to be moving along nicely. Do you have torsion bars for the suspension ? At this rate, your tank will be ready for summer. Keep up the great work mate!
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Old 12-09-2017, 12:29 PM   #117
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Evening Steve,

I am glad that you approve.

The A,B,C and F models don't have torsion bars they have sprung radius arms but strangely the D and E models did. Although the torsion bars are one less thing to worry about, the leaf springs will cost me. The picture shows the inner and outer bearing houses and strengthening ribs in the drivers area of an original and thats what I am aiming to replicate.

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Old 12-09-2017, 01:16 PM   #118
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Well, well, well, this is not about a Panzer II turret. It is about a complete Pazner II!!!

A lot of work done, and a lot to do. Best wishes and Marry Christmas

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Old 12-10-2017, 05:44 AM   #119
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Maybe get some old leaf springs from trucks and adapt those or at least use the material?
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:42 AM   #120
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This is absolutely fantastic stuff Jon

I recommend you for the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross for outstanding project commitment,I'm sure it will be approved Mate


You know you'll be getting all sorts of requests for others when this one is finished don't you?

Cheers

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