LeFH 18/40 1:16 DrafModel

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  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Hello guys!!

    After half an hours rest....it's time to start the next big project!
    Since my first model from Draf was IMHO 100% perfectly designed, I just had to make the next model from Rafal as well!
    This time the LeFh 18/40 (leichte Feldhaubitze 18/40) kal.105mm

    The Kit
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    I will start with the wheels.
    Here is the drawing.
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    And the parts for ONE wheel ready.....157 parts just for the rim and spokes..
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    First out are the spokes.Each spoke contains 9 parts.
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    First I assembled the inner structure.
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    Then I started to put the 3 covers on.
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    Here are the parts for the front part of the spoke
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    The part is cutted out and I will shape it half tubed
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    When the two front parts are in place,the tube that will cover the rest of the spoke is shaped
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    And the spoke is done....11 to go...
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  2. Soaring

    Soaring Guest

    Excellent job so far! What are you using for the inner structure?
  3. josve

    josve Active Member

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    The inner structure is made of 0,5mm laserkutted karton.
  4. lriera

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    Johnny its very good for us that you only rest half an hour, but please take care, I want see you building a lot more models :thumb:

    Greetings
  5. josve

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    With all 12 spokes done it was time to put things together.

    The spokes are placed into slots in the ring
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    Then the other ring is placed
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    Then it was the inside cover
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    Some parts was to be placed around the root of the spokes.
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    All parts glued in place
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    With the center plate in place all got painted and the inner part of the wheel is done.
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  6. josve

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    Continuing with making the outer part of the tyre.
    First the inside of the rim.
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    When the inside was on....and it fitted 100% I'm amazed that I didn't have to trim that part,but I glued it butt to butt!!
    I made the first section of the tyre
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    I make one section at the time since I think it's easier to have the roadside of the tyre aligned with it's proper segment....did that make any sence?
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    Here is the road part of the tyre.Two smaller strips on each end and one bigger in the middle
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    When the roadside was done it was time to strt cutting letters
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    They make a really good 3d effect on the tyreside
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    With all letters in place,the tyre was painted again with a new color I got mixed today,and it's finished on this side.
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    Next will be the brake system.
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  7. Soaring

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    My gosh man! Doesn't making those tiny letters hurt? More importantly, how are you doing it!
  8. josve

    josve Active Member

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    LOL making the letters doesn't hurt at all! I just use the knife to cut them :)
  9. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Brakes.

    The drawing
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    I start with the lower part.
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    Then two rings are placed on top of the base.
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    A coned part goes down in the hole.
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    And some arrangement on top of it
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    The base for the adjustment screw
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    The screw in place....soryy for the blurried pic!
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    And the rear side is another step closer to complete :)
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    Now I'm off work for 4 weeks...going to skiathos Greece in two weeks time!!
    See you all when I'm back!
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  10. Soaring

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    Gasp! No!!!! Don't leave! WE must see more of your work! If not, at least bring your supplies with you :)

    ON another note, great job,have a safe trip, and have fun!
  11. Jim Nunn

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    Johnny,

    Have a safe trip and enjoy your vacation. We all look forward to seeing the next installment.

    Jim Nunn
  12. josve

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    The frame that supports the wheels and the barrelslide arrangement.Vacations are now over , and the work on the LeFh continues!!

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    I started with building the inner structure of 0,5mm laserparts. And with the usual DrafModel presicion every piece was 100% fit.
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    Then there was to put on the skin and add some perifer parts here and there to complete the main part of the frame.
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    Added the rest of the skins,and the part is almost ready to be painted.
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  13. josve

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    The part is done.

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  14. cgutzmer

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    Outstanding work as always Johnny!
  15. josve

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    Thanks Chris!!

    I made the two supporters for the front lower arrangement that will hold some showels and other stuff.

    The drawing
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    Finished parts
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    Just to show where they belong I put together the parts on the right side and the drawing
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  16. josve

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    Continuing with the adjustment construction ( man who knows all the names for theese parts??)
    It's the frame where the barrel will be added later....

    First a couple of drawings.
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    Parts are glued to 0,5mm karton. Each part will be laminated out of 3 parts X 0,5mm.
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    Parts ready for assemble.
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    Here I have glued the parts together and the main frame is ready to come together.
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    Next parts was the vertical adjustment gear.
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    Inserted to the casing
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    And some metalwork
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    And some unnamed parts
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  17. josve

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    Now I was to make the gears and wheel for the horizontal movement adjustment gears.

    First a couple of drawings.
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    Parts for the lower gearbox
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    Assembled
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    And inserted together with the adjustment wheel
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    Next was the outside gearbox for the vertival adjustment.
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    Part done and mounted
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  18. josve

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    An Idea came floating along when I was making adjustment wheels.
    O-Rings!! Comes in a lot of different sizes.
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    After mounting rest of the gear transmissions the part was done.
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  19. josve

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    SOOOOO the build continues after a "little" break :)

    Continued with making the legs.

    The drawing of the inner skeleton
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    The parts and the finished skeleton
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    Rolling and shaping such long and coned cylinders isn't always the easyest thing to do...but with some patience and careful shaping its not that bad to make.
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    Parts to be cut out, and the finished tubes
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    The end plate
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    Not very difficult to make this part.Just a few metal parts missing.
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    To be continued :)
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  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    I have never built one of these so I don't know about the perfection, partly because it is hidden by the perfection you have shown in building it!! Superb!! I just realized the scale, tremendous! :)
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