Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 15, 2016 21:01:17 GMT -5
Well, here again is an update to the winch....( I liked Wench better). Anyway one of the more interesting aspects of this build is, this winch will actually work. By that I mean, I COULD let out and then retrieve cable. Just a bi-product of the build.The other thing that I hope comes out in the pic's, is how simple things like a string of wire, or solder really brings out detail in the build.
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 16, 2016 18:39:29 GMT -5
First, thanks to ADT70hk, Ray, and dogfish for the very kind words.
So with any build, there are stages or steps. For me these form around sub-assembly's, i.e. the crane, interior, spade, and such. This weekend I worked diligently on the 40 ton winch, with some success. Now it's on to a sub-assembly I have been dreading.
So please remember this build is my "famous re-build" of the BergePanther. The original I built in the mid 1990's. Of the components I rescued and chose to reuse on this build included the 2.cm 151/20mm Cannon, which I really really liked. Of it's, (the 2.cm) components that I DID NOT like was the ammo. 20 plus years ago I lacked the skills to create the 151/20mm's ammo belts. Today I feel I am up to the challenge. (a quick note, some BergePanthers were armed with the clip feed 2.cm Flak cannon, which I am sure most of you are aware of. I chose to arm my version with the MG 151/20mm, a belt feed weapon, yes a subtle, but very important change).
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 18, 2016 0:52:47 GMT -5
Well the dementia has fully set in..........................
I started fairly easy and simple......Evergreen tubing, and Plasti-Struc rod. Top off the end with a Grandt line rivet. OKAY simple, well that didn't last a day. Now it's K and S aluminium tubing with Pasti-Struc rod. There will be a piece of solder running between so the rounds will hang naturally.... WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING>>>>>>>>>>
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 22, 2016 17:55:39 GMT -5
So this may not be the best location for this post, BUT it does relate to the Berge, so here we go...............................
One of the many reasons I loath IPMS mainly the Seattle chapter, is because they take themselves so gosh darn seriously, I mean the insufferable bores couldn't or wouldn't laugh to save their own lives........ Well that's just one man's opinion who been around competitive modeling for 30 plus years.....
Anyway, I have always believed a very favorable trait in people is the ability to laugh at one's self. TRY NOT to take life too seriously. After all we, (our own selves) can be the best source of laughter...you just have be willing to see the humor.
So with that, here is my ability to laugh at ME....and trust me I have been for years..LOL This picture show my latest winch as it's being created today, next to it is the winch I added 22 years ago to my bergePanther. Talk about GADDSSS ZUKES
Dierk, Thanks again for the kind the very words. Just know you are now an enabler...... encouraging my dementia.
More on the 20mm rounds to follow
Glad to have been of service - it's what friends are for
Sounds like the poeple in the Seattle area are decendants of people from my neck of the woods - they wouldn't know funny from a kick in the knee. Check out the German foreign secretary - you would not believe how many people around here have mouths like that...as if they've got hooks in the corners of their gobs with 2kg weights hanging off of them. Counting how many we can spot is our new past time to break up the boredom of food shopping
Post by panzerjager2 on Feb 23, 2016 21:55:42 GMT -5
So I totally forgot to run my yap....imagine that LOL
I did the gears ans some detail work, I think you can see the gears in this last shot. You probably note that some of the wheels are getting painted. I've got to do this in stages to bring out details. The winch itself won't be mounted until AFTER painting of the Berge. This will help facilitate detailing and weathering. I HOPE