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ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 08:51 PM UTC
Simply astonishing,Nick!

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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:32 AM UTC
Fantastic work there Nick. As you say planning the work is a mental challenge sometimes, but worth it in the end.

We should call this thread "Evergreen Dreams"... and you guys need to buy shares in the company to recoup some of your outlay!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
You know...with all these great images of trucks...and lots of great scratch work too....I have a few WIP pics to show.

This was going to be my first Scratch campaign project...not anymore - but, it has inspired the second to be built for the campaign. This version is not military or armor - but, is quite powerful nonetheless - an off road race truck, which is typically in the 700 to 800 hp range and nearly unstoppable.

This model began life as a nice Revell Chevy truck. First step, cut the cab down:



then, enlarge the fender openings:



add and subtract more styrene:



yeah....beautiful WIP eh???.... not my best body work..then, on to the interior for a bit:



Of course...I had only one seat in the parts box, so, I scratch built the other - I think I prefer mine - haha...

Then, on to the chassis - early:



and later on:



As this is mostly scratch - lots of varied pieces need to come together, like steerable spindles:



and convincing suspension:





To get all the travel these trucks do, the rear end is a swing arm four link set up w/shocks and coilovers -in real life these can get more than 24" of travel. Sadly, mine is static and was hard enough to build as is....



And up front opposing A-symmetrical A arms - you can see the spindle right up front. Getting all the geometry to work is a good mental test....!!!! plus making the variety of materials to work...so - yes, the good fun of scratch work!

I'll post again when it's farther along -thanks for checking it out -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:09 PM UTC
This thread is just amazing. The amount of talent in this thread alone speaks volumes.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 09:46 PM UTC
Thanks Mike,Peter!

I've done a bit more work on the Maultier:


I'm still in test-fitting phase.

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 01:56 AM UTC
Great work there Angel. The engine bay is excellent. I love the oil can in the bracket. Nice attention to detail.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 08:29 PM UTC
All your additions make the engine look nicely snug in there. Very nice.

Your scratch built fenders made me think. Why don't the tool manufactures offer us a small scale English Wheel to help form such things? I wonder if that would be practical at this small size?
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 06:27 PM UTC
Thanks Nick,Mike!

I'm warming up for the Scratch Builder Campaign

My new subject is Ford V3000 S/SSM Maultier(ICM).
I'm converting it into Bulgarian WWII vehicle:


Detailing the engine:

Engine compartment,

Bonnet/hood:

Suspension:

Mid-production fenders(will need putty there):


I plan to build later this year another Ford Maultier, but with Einheitsfahrerhaus.
Such vehicles were also delivered in 1943-1944 to Bulgarian Royal Army.

165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
Ditto

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 02:05 AM UTC
Hi Angel -

Very nice work indeed - really a treat to see!

Cheers

Nick
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 09:30 PM UTC
Few more details added:
-Drain plugs,
-Drain cocks
-Supports


A big Thank you goes to Mike for pointing what I omitted!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 02:41 PM UTC
Thanks Peter!
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:58 PM UTC
Sensational work as always Angel. I love this thread.... long time lurker, first time poster....
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
Hanomag SS100 finished


With 2,0 cm Flakvierling 38(Campaign 150+) in tow


ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:58 PM UTC
Yes, Mike.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
Angel, Is the electric winch an addition to the Hanomag?
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC

Seilwinde(winch) ready:



Test fit:

165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 05:21 PM UTC
The cone shaped piece with the grooves was the question mark in my mind.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:54 AM UTC
My "drawing" for the brake booster:

From left to right
0,5 mm sheet circle*5 mm
2 mm long 4.8 mm tube
0.3 mm sheet circle*6 mm
1,5 mm long 3 mm rod, filed to conical shape, grooves were made using triangular diamond file
3,5 mm long 1.5 mm rod
Liberal amount of Mr.Surfacer 500 to form the "dome".

165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
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: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:41 PM UTC
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:

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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:32 PM UTC
Very nice Angel. What did you use for reference?
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:56 AM UTC
Some progress since yesterday:




ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:58 PM UTC
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 - 02:13 PM UTC
Scratch Builders Campaign request submitted!
Now we wait...