Post by scratchmod on Nov 23, 2011 19:44:13 GMT -5
Hi all, yep another wreck. I have been wanting to build a wrecked KV for some time now but could never find enough good ref pics on these vehicles. You can fins pics of knocked out KV's but not blown apart pics. One of the things that held me back was the lack of interior ref material...but for what I have planned...there won't be much left of it. Well now I have over a dozen of them and can now finally build one.
I will be using a Trumpeter KV I kit for this project since I have one in the stash which I got for $15 at the last big show. This kit has separate hull sides that are glued onto the hull tub, and is perfect for what I have in mind.
The following ref pic is just one of the pics I will use as a guide for my KV. This should be a very quick build since most of the parts won't be used....or should I say glued to the actual vehicle ;D ;D
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Pics will follow ...
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Post by scratchmod on Nov 23, 2011 20:11:14 GMT -5
Good to have you along T.
I've start cutting up the kit a bit. The hull is a tub as per norm...but there are two outside walls that you have to glue on the outside. Well I started cutting out the tub walls and these will be then glued onto the separate side parts. It will make sense once the pics are up. I am using the ref pics for this so the sides are the way I will be making them.
Post by scratchmod on Nov 23, 2011 23:37:56 GMT -5
So now to keep the inpatient young man happy...here are some chop chop piccies.
The first two pics are of the chopped off sides and you can see how the inner wall rests in the outer kit wall piece.
S after cleaning up the parts the two were joined and the return roller bolts marked and I've started adding NBW's to one side. The other side will have one or two return rollers missing so the holes still need to be drilled.
The turret roof got the ax as well. Roof removed and the turret shell sanded. The turret floor, not in pic, has had the ejector pin holes filled and will be sanded later.
Not to bad for a few hours work. Oh yes, I also cleaned up the running gear and wheels so those are ready to go.
Oh yeah...Steve!! Was thinking about what you asked! The riffling or the flowering?? Plastic or metal barrel?
RIffling....Plastic....I would give acetone, Mr. surfacer or anything that would soften it up pretty good before the barrel was "flowered" then take a stiff bristled tubing brush that fits in the hole. Pull out slowly twisting as you pull, one shot deal. I suppose a rolled up piece of heavy grit sand paper or some glued to a Q-tip would do the trick just as well.
A metal one would be tougher...thought you had a lathe?? either way, I would probably try a tap and die set. Something with a high thread count, then a light sanding inside after. This one I would practice on some tubing stock 1st.
Sorry for the hi-jack Rob...Steve through it out there
Rob looks like an awesome project and off to a great start as well, I'll be watching this one.
Steve for the flowered barrel showing the rifiling two things come to mind, one if you could find a small enough gear or a straight fluted dremel burr you could push it through the barrel before tearing it open that may cut the grooves in for you.
Or after you have torn the barrel open soften up the plastic with some solvent and them run a fine saw blade down the length to get the grooves in or maybe a PE Zimm tool.
Ohohooho, revenge of rusty funs! Rob, prepare your hard disk for torture, upload of 800 mb is started, hehehhee. Now you know my situation about your picture, LOL. For half time: bronetehnika.narod.ru/kv2/kv2.html Cheers
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Rob I just don't understand how you can manage all those fantastic projects Respect my friend ! Sometimes I start walking on the edge of madness building just one kit ! You succeed in building several scratchbuild projects at the same time, incredible ! Good luck with this stunner and have fun, count me in for the ride !
Missed this one sorry Rob - not gonna say anything - I don't need to!!!
Steve - ref: Your banana'ed barrel - this i what I would do: Using the thickest aluminium, lead or pewter foil I would simply mark the rifling on the sheet (approx 8 x 8cm) using a razor saw or similar (as for wood grain). Laminate this by layering on another sheet - so you end up with smooth one side and 'rifled' the other. Make up a styrene stub (approx 1 - 2cm long) and slightly narrower than the original barrel fitted into the mantlet. Wrap your sheet around the stub at the mantlet end and CA in place. Then cut/tear mangle the end to your design and cut off any excess - that's what I'd do!!!!
Hope that helps?
Sry for hijack Rob - bet Steve won't see this!!!!
If yer think yer one in a million, chances are, YOU AIN'T!
Post by scratchmod on Nov 24, 2011 19:24:05 GMT -5
Been thinking about this, over turkey dinner, and came up with an easy way. Actually Steve it's what you like working....stretched sprue. Glue the lengths onto the two kit barrel halves and apply liquid cement...next day you can cut it up....or rather peel the banana.
Thanks for the comments guys.
Tony it does happen that tanks will come apart like this. In Iraq I saw what was left of a M109 ...could only make it out by the wheels and what was left of the lower hull.