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165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:21 AM GMT+7
Very nice brake boost module. Do not know how you formed that???

That is a uniquely shaped differential. Cannot begin to imagine the gear layout inside that housing.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 06:41 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike!

This project is a kind of "Sharpening the Scratchbuild Saw" in preparation for the coming Scratch Builders Campaign.

Last week while surfing the net I came across some pictures from a Hanomag SS-100 restoration.It proved to be a very good find...

I also looked-unfortunately in vain- for a German website, where- many moons ago-I found an extensive photo report of Hanomag SS-100 clutch change.Wish I bookmarked it then...

Just finished the steering mechanism:

165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 05:32 AM GMT+7
Very nice Angel. What did you use for reference?
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 07:56 AM GMT+7
Some progress since yesterday:




ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 07:58 PM GMT+7
Started Takom's Hanomag SS-100 last weekend-it will tow a Flakvierling 38(150+ Campaign build)
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=259371&ord=&page=6

My intention was to have a plain OOB build.

It all changed when I saw the big-and I mean biiig- engine.


It was crying for some detailing.


Then I found some nice pics from a Hanomag restoration, that gave me enough material for frame detailing.
Servo Bremse( brake boost) scratchbuilt:


Mounted with braking lines to rear axle:


I scratchbuilt the foot brake valve yesterday and will post pictures soon.

ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:13 PM GMT+7
Scratch Builders Campaign request submitted!
Now we wait...
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 12:29 PM GMT+7
Slogging is a very accurate choice of words Nick.

Thanks Angel.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Mike,
Get well soon.
I'll submit the request.

Stickframe
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Hey Mike - sorry to hear about what sounds like a nasty flu/cold! You've been slogging through this for a while now - hope you're feeling better soon!

As for the campaign, no worries - I can't start for a while anyway -lol...not exclusively scratchbuilding right now, but I'm building another tedious T-55...the Aber and styrene add ons just deserve one more build!

Get well soon -
Nick

165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
I do apologize (for the second time) regarding the possible scratch built campagin proposal but according to the Doctors I went from having the Flu straight into having a severe case of what they termed the common cold. While getting better on both those fronts I now have some sort of inner ear infection that is causing me to have vertigo which is seriously throwing my balance and eyesight off. I have had only about three days of somewhat smooth sailing since Thanksgiving. (In which I worked on my 1/32nd scale Lysander.) Other than that there has been no modeling and little or no posting during that time.

I wonder Angel if you might care to post the request for the scratch built campaign in my stead?


Mike

p.s. To Tim Martin - you have not heard from me for all the same reasons listed above. Hope your wife is doing well.
okdoky
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 02:01 PM GMT+7
Hi there folks

I have to say I had lost all interest in forums when Photobucket did the dirty on everyone and left all the fabulous work of my favourite builders' works unsupported and photo less !

I will be meeting up with my IT savvy pall this weekend and hopefully get my laptop tweeked to some alternative photo hosting site !

I need you guys egging me on to build my stalled Scratch build projects and most want to finish my Lightweight Landrover and a UBRE (Unit Bulk Refueling Equipment) pod to put on the back of the fantastic KFS Bedford MK ! ,,,,,,,,,,,,, Both builds will be in 1/24 scale !

I am still in awe of all you guys with the multiple skill sets and know I still have such a long way to go to get to the standards of you guys !

I will get myself sorted and therefore please count me in on the campaign !

All the best guys

Nige
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:05 AM GMT+7
I am in as well, just usually lurk the site so if there is anything specific I need to do let me know. Thanks for putting this together.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 05:04 AM GMT+7
As I say for me to file the paperwork - had planned to do that last Sunday but plans changed. Started builds tentatively approved so OK to start any build you have in mind.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
So there are 12 confirmed participants.
What's next?

stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 09:37 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Svetoslav, that truck is amazing! But smoking those enormous cigarettes is dangerous for the crew!


O.K.
Then I`ll change the subject.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 04:38 PM GMT+7
Been working of late on a couple of M26 MLRS rocket pods as loads for my LHS trucks and CROPS containerized flatracks, Here are the first results. Of course the kit I bought only had two pods so for the time being I had to multiply them using Photoshop.



F.Y.I. - It took considerably longer to place all those many decals than it did to construct the pods themselves! However it became immediately clear that the decals make the model.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys - good to have you aboard!
k_mero4
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 05:39 AM GMT+7
I'm in too.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7
One more interested!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 04:40 PM GMT+7
No - make that ten!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
Nine onboard so far!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:09 AM GMT+7
Attn: Scratch Builders


Gentlemen

I am proposing a scratch builders campaign - any subject, any scale, any era, any medium.

The model does not have to be totally scratch built. Only a significant portion or a single significant feature needs be scratched to qualify. Started builds allowed. (a chance to finish some of those shelf queens!)

Also if editorial management allows - models being built for other campaigns/contests would be allowed AND for those finishing three or more builds a special ribbon in addition to the primary ribbon.

Would you perhaps be interested?

Best Regards
Michael Koenig
165thspc

(Please feel free to forward on to anyone else you think might also be interested.)

Mike
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 03:44 AM GMT+7
Blackwater; Beautiful work and compared to my building history a seven year delay is perfectly understandable. (Have a towed 88 I just finished that I probably started 20 years ago!)
BLACKWATER
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 03:41 AM GMT+7
Here are some of my productions seven years ago, for a number of reasons I have not done them yet.








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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
Svetoslav, that truck is amazing! But smoking those enormous cigarettes is dangerous for the crew!