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Landkreuzer P-1000 Ratte
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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2016 - 06:03 PM UTC
Been a busy week, but I do love to see guns in them openings!

The barrels were scaled from the few known dimensions available on t'web, but will look a bit chunkier under a coat of paint. Images of the real thing (in that coastal battery) show the same effect due to perspective - side-on or slightly turned away the guns look skinny, but from the front they look huge.

Can't wait to see how you build the mounts!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 07:31 PM UTC
Brother,

I love the way this is shaping up! That turret and Barrel set looks fantastic. Dnn't be so hard on yourself for taking your time...God only knows we all have a regular life outside of the craft! And if you're like me, sometimes the concept you're working towards feels foreign and you just can't get the feeling to do anything, much less put chaos into order!

Keep up the great work!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 06:15 PM UTC
Great to see the project coming into life again.

The barrels look underscale, but that might be because they are on a massive turret.

Looking forward to see more.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 05:59 PM UTC
Heheh...thanks Nicolas. Bench is cleared...just waiting for this weekend.

I imagine interest will pop up when I actually do some work.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 02:54 PM UTC
No other comments?
Come on guys, give this man your support! THee used to be people crawling all over this thread! I say it is in our best interest that Mike keeps his mojo, so let's cheer him up!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 02:33 PM UTC
Hey Mike,

I'm glad there finally is some progress on this beast! Keep it uP! The barrels indeed look marvellous! Can't wait to see how it all goes together now...
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Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 01:52 AM UTC
Dayum...been a long time!

The Ratte has been kicked in the backside and started up again!



I would like to thank Tom C (barkingdigger) for his scaling of the barrels and his friend Alan for doing the turning and creating the barrels. Truly these two have got the excitement back into this for me.

So, what's next?

I need to build the mounts for the barrels. These will be made out of wood (sturdier) with the face (covered in thin styrene). Once I've firmed up the angles and curves, the mounts will be mounted to the turret. From there I'll be doing all the ventilation ducts and the like, the rear door, railings, ladders, and the Radar und KDO40 Turm Heimdall from PPP.

Turret is on the bench!

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:41 AM UTC
Publishers Homepage:
http://www.pietsch-verlag.de/index.php?aktion=ausgabe&saktion=detail&darst=d&az=&mp=&ump=1001.18&sa=RSA&saktion_begin=&lk=&bestnr=&autornr=&sustr=&grp=7&datsatz=80&detail=03925&sort=1001.18&saktion1=&id=xw99900Z5G8ervENHd9SBoCOD20160829043922&navid=1
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:48 AM UTC
Hi Mike, thanks for the link to MBK, I will be ordering this book in the next few days. The people who put out this book, are also the one's that put out the Walter Spielberger books! This should be pretty interesting.
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:18 AM UTC
Holy Crap Mike! This is coming along just so awesomely!

Sorry, I haven't chimed in in awhile!

Mike, aka Doc
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:16 AM UTC
The MINUTE I saw that range finder/radar turret I thought of your giant build!
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:05 AM UTC
HH, the link takes me to the homepage of MBK; which book do you refer to?

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 11:02 PM UTC
Hi Mike,
maybe this new book:
http://www.modellbau-koenig.de/Sprache/en/Englisch.htm
will give new ideas for the Ratte Project.
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 07:49 PM UTC
A bit of an update on the barrels. My local POC is too tied up with other things (these will be money-makers for this person I believe) to continue on the barrels. Bummed, but it is what it is.

I reached back out to a gentleman that did CAD work for the barrels that was submitted to Shapeways. It was rather costly (to me) so I was hoping the local POC could help. Anyhow, I'm sort of able to go through Shapeways now. I contacted this gentleman about "re-igniting" the Shapeway's file... only to be told to hang tight...there may be some turned barrels in the very near future.

That's where I'm at. If the turned barrels come through? HolySheepShitBatman!! If not, Shapeways. I'm not "physically" stopped from building this...just mentally. The barrels will break that mental block. And, heck, PPP's radar?!? Oh yeah.

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:06 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

It will look awesome on the Ratte!

Looking forward to the next update.

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 06:28 AM UTC
As if timing couldn't be better, we get this!!

Yes, it is going on top of the Ratte.

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 01:55 PM UTC

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Hey Nicolas,

Thanks for checking up on me.

A lot of other things going on at the moment.

Still trying to work something with the barrels. My POC for these is really busy, so I'm at their whim.

I can't do anymore to the turret until I have those (for fear of breaking a lot of small details. The lower hull? Well...yes I could...once I clear the bench of two (much, much) smaller campaign builds and my M108.

I have not quit this, just taken a break from it.

Mike



Hey Mike,
thanks alot for answering. Your build sure stands out of the crowd, and it would be a shame if it never saw completion... Good luck with everyhting and hope to see some updates soonish
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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2016 - 11:41 AM UTC
Good to hear, Mike.

Looking forward to see more when you get the mojo back for this massive build.
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 09:06 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

Glad to hear that you haven't called quits on this MONSTER of a project. I will drop in from time to time to see what's happening.

Good luck with the other projects - keep us posted on those as well.

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 09:00 PM UTC
Hey Nicolas,

Thanks for checking up on me.

A lot of other things going on at the moment.

Still trying to work something with the barrels. My POC for these is really busy, so I'm at their whim.

I can't do anymore to the turret until I have those (for fear of breaking a lot of small details. The lower hull? Well...yes I could...once I clear the bench of two (much, much) smaller campaign builds and my M108.

I have not quit this, just taken a break from it.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 07:38 PM UTC
Hey Mike,

any progress on that beast? I've been itching to see its completion...




Quoted Text

LOL Steve!! I contacted him earlier today once I saw that.

Hope to find out the cost....figure I'll get 2-4 of them depending.

Thanks for keeping me in mind!!

Mike

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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 08:34 AM UTC
LOL Steve!! I contacted him earlier today once I saw that.

Hope to find out the cost....figure I'll get 2-4 of them depending.

Thanks for keeping me in mind!!

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 07:24 AM UTC
Hungarian 44M Buzogányvető & X-7 Rotkappchen
Prototyping successful! Now off to casting smile emoticon




This guy on FB

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008702265845&fref=nf
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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 07:43 AM UTC
Heh, the only picture that turned out half decent.

The barrel end (breech) sits inside the "ball."



Mike
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Posted: Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 06:57 AM UTC
Sounds good, Mike. I think you made a good choice on the barrel.

Looking forward to see more