GPM 313,13/2011, 60 cm KARL GERAT,

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by János1962, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. János1962

    János1962 Member

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    New year, new model and now I will build a bigger monster.
    The end of last year published GPM model is self propelled gun with 60 centimeter big gun it has been built for destroying.Every ammunition weight 2 tonnes.
    7 units were built, but only 6 was used in fights, between 1941-1945. They were fought against russian strongholds, in Brest-Litovsk and Szevasztopol, and then bombing of Warsaw, fought in Battle of Bulge, and the military operations against the Remagen bridgehead. Only 2 left now, the rest were scrapped after the war.

    The booklet is in A3 format , 30 page with parts, 4 page of skeleton, 29 page of description. The trucks have the same grey colour like the model. This is definitely a repainted and partly to be looking better, partly for technical reason.

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    Very detailed design, even the ignition key is included in the dashboard. The middle part under the gun, is elaborated in great detail, here is a mechanism, that is (while shooting) at lifting up the rollers to put the
    bottom plate to the ground.

    Let's see the building. I made the driver's position first.
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  2. János1962

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    The hull is assembled. It was very accurate.

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    Torsion springs

    Torsion springs are done and the arm system that lifted it.

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  4. Zathros

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    I don't know how I missed this one. Fantastic start! :)
  5. János1962

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    Thank you Zathros.

    I put on the the cladding elements.

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  6. snake7

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    Wow! Amazing model! Good luck!
  7. Zathros

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    Great pic of the Kettekradd. You did a nice job fabricating the cable spools and framing. That's a new one! That is an awesome piece of artillery! Another new one for me! :)
  8. János1962

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    Thank you Igor and Zathros.
    Swinging arms holders are done, and i glued them to their position.

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  9. Zathros

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    I looks like you bolted the pieces on, then put a lot of anti-corrosive paint on it! Great!! :)
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    Holy Cow what a beaut! I can't wait till it gets done!
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    Thanks! You need waiting - maybe- to end of year :mrgreen:

    Swinging arms and rollers are done.

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  12. Zathros

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    I feel much sorrow for the people of Warsaw, having been bombed with a beast like this. It goes to show how hard they fought that they had to use something like it. I cannot imagine being near that when it went off. The wheels looks excellent! I think you are not capable of less! :)
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    Rollers are done.

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  14. Zathros

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    They look like they work. They don't work do they? I think that would be too much too take. Also, where did you find bolts so small, and the sockets, to screw in those suspension components like that!:thumb:
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    With all the wonderful modeling that I have seen on these forums I am constantly astonished with the intricacy of models and the skills of those building them. I am also continually amazed that these beautiful models are made from paper.

    Bravo, my hat is off to you Janos1962.
  16. János1962

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    @ Zathros. The rollers can't work. The nipples and bolts are laser-cut products. But I now find the new thing, one Slovakian guy made it.
    http://papermodelers.sk/viewtopic.php?f=77&t=2698
    Sometime I want to test it.

    I finished the second rollers.

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