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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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SpeedyJ
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Bangkok, Thailand / ไทย
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 10:44 PM UTC
Hello Tomasz. That is some serious good modeling you show there. Sorry I didn't reply much earlier, just noticed your post right now.
Love the work you do with the G10. The Mercedes is just a lovely kit from Zvezda and the conversion fits like a shoe. I got loads of reference from the Eisenbahn Archives, options, options.... Feel free to post more of your progress in this thread, very welcome and appreciated.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 02:21 AM UTC
Little progress on the SSyms. Weekends are more productive. Busy with my work leaves a minor concentration span over the rest of the week.
Worked on some cross beams and details. All dry fit, but very promising. Fit is a click and ok! Very nice work from Sabre Model.
Some pictures...


The sides need two strips to shove under cross sections on both sides. Fit is very good. Gives that extra detail and provides a sturdy build up of the deck.


Buffer sides need these, all still dry fit. You have to remove some plastic at this stage, easy and well described in the manual. Top Job sabre Models.



Perfect fit.

Thats all for now building the SSyms from Sabre Models, more to come later this week.

In real life we are busy with the new factory.
Made a nice picture of my brother. His head is boiling with ideas. It took a long time to get to the starting point where we are right now.




Proud of my brother, he did it again!
Lots of work for the coming months.
A New Future in Recycling Business for Thailand.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 02:25 AM UTC
Looks like you'll may even have some space to display your builds if need be

H.P.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 - 03:07 AM UTC
LOL. We did not inform our staff on the very big Altar that goes with the location. Too much space wasted, million laughs from our contractor. So the best and most save option, my models stay at home.



Robert Jan
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2019 - 08:52 PM UTC
The story continues.

To finish the basic structure of the underside of the SSyms, getting it all square is not so difficult.
Make sure seems are scraped off and dry fit the parts before glueing.

Parts for the underside, in this case the U shaped profiles are glued at the ends. On top of the picture you see the cross sections that will help to get it all square.

Cross section dry fitted over the U shaped profiles. Now it's easy to glue them. All is square and pushed to the underside. Fit is just outstanding if you do it this way.

Before glueing the cross section you have to take care of the knock outs and sand them down, so they won't interfere with the sides later in the build.
Next I took care of both fronts of the SSyms and glued the parts to the underside.

Parts you need.

Glued in place. Same goes for the other end.
To continue with sides of the SSyms, some decisions have to be made. Left and right, inside and outside.
Details on the inside that need to be removed are clearly shown in the manual. I drilled out the location points for the brake system handles and wheel, plus put some parts in place.



Then it was time to dry fit the sides. To show where the holes were actually drilled I put some 0.5mm rods.



All dry fitted. Still need to sand the side parts of course.

Position of the wheel.

From left to right: Position of Air release cable - Brake handles. Will come with better descriptions later on.

Put some weight on.

Thats all for now.
More to come later on this weekend.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
Alanroy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 07:07 AM UTC
Good afternoon,
I've noticed that this thread has gone kind of dormant. I've been following, but not commenting. But now I have a question.
I've just received the Thunder Model SSyl wagon. What brand of tracks would best suit it, Dragon or Trumpeter? Or is there another option?
Best regards,
Alan
Alanroy
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 09:29 AM UTC
Never mind, looks like Sabre are the best choice. Or maybe MiniArt.