PzKpwf II Luchs 1:25 Wak

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by josve, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. lriera

    lriera Member

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    Hi Johnny,

    For some days I thought that you had left the tanks for the planes, thankfully you continue here. :thumb: But I have nothing against the planes.
  2. josve

    josve Active Member

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    I build the tank at work,so it's nothing to worry about if I'm not posting in some days or weeks :) I have a lot of time off!


    Today I finished the roadwheels.
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    I had 3 more swingarms to make on the left side.I have reinforced the hollow tube construction with a 3mm wooden rod to be sure they can stand the handeling without breaking.....
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    I also made a part.....
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    I dont know what this part is, but it belongs to the rear part of the right mudguard.I guess it's some kind of tool,maybe a donkraft or something.
  3. lriera

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    Thank you Johnny, because I learn a lot with your build threats.
  4. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Got the swingarms done today!
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    I put the roadwheels loosely on
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    Some minor adjustments are needed,but I wait with that until the tracks are ready to go in :)

    Overview
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  5. josve

    josve Active Member

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    The rear wheels was a bit complicated construction containing a lot of parts.
    And since I know you all loves wheels,just as me!! I made a step by step report....

    First lets take a look at the drawing.Ans as we can see it's a lot of parts involved.
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    First step was to make the rear side.It was made of a 0,5mm bottom plate,a center hub, and two coned pieces coned each way.
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    The triangles was glued to the lower cone and the hub.

    Then I made the cone for the front side arrangement
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    Then I added the ring with the nuts to the rear side.
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    The cone was glued to the front side
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    And the nuts was added to the rear side
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    So came the time to add the supporters for the outer ring on the front side
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    All 6 supporters added
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    Then I had to put on the paperstrip and the ring to hold the coned front part in place
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    The outer part was added to get the distance from the rear ring correct for the dimesnsion on the outer coned part.
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    The coned outer ring is in place
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    A lot of tiny triangles was to be added to the outer coned sides
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    And when all triangles and nuts are added we have a wheel
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    I painted the part that will be in contact with the tracks with "polished steel" paint
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    The wheels put loosely on for an impression of how it will look.
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  6. josve

    josve Active Member

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    I made a few boxes today....

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  7. KCStephens

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    Beautiful work as usual! :thumb:
    I really like this model, I'll have to add it to my list.
  8. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Making some details here and there.

    First it's the antenna.
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    Then a stiffener for the mudguard
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    And last I did one of the headlights.
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  9. loadmat

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    Wonderful Work! I really appreciate the detail of WAK kits. I am converting a really old T-54 kit to a Turan 4 - I used paper towel and glue rubbed on to give the turret a cast texture. I Like the detail that you've done on the wheels - I am now inspired to start tackling those rascals on the Turan 4 - Thanks
  10. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks Loadmat!!

    The jack
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    Placed where it belongs
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    Two hooks on the rear mudguard
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    Another box on the front part of the left mudguard
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    And the arrangement for the spare tracklinks
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  11. Lex

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    Wonderful!! How did you make those hooks from paper?
  12. josve

    josve Active Member

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    I made them from copperwire :)
  13. cgutzmer

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    Looking awesome Johnny! Little details are making the build POP as usual :)
  14. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks Chris!!

    Some more details made tonight.

    The tow wire
    The wire is real o,5mm steel wire
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    Another box on the rear of the left mudguard
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    The showel
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    And some strips under the front mudguards
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  15. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Working on the detailing really takes some time...
    Here is what I got done last nightshift.

    Some of the tools and one of the visors
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    A bulbe on the "Hood"
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    Some tools on the opposite side
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    I got the last hinges at the rear end in place, and painted the holders for the wire
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    Overview
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  16. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    SUper - its that atention to detail that really makes your work shine!
  17. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks for your nice words Chris!!

    Had to take a break from details......and do some trackwork :)

    Here we see the diferent parts of the tracks.
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    I put together half a side and applied a combo of panzergrey and rust to the links.I will add some more polished metal on the pattern later.
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  18. josve

    josve Active Member

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    I had a really lazy shift last night.....

    I did a try to apply some polished metal on the tracks.
    Here you can see I have started. But I wonder if it's enough or does it look completely out of line?? My lousy color vision prevents me very effective in things like this where I just have to guess what I'm doing....

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  19. Jim Nunn

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    Johnny,

    Looks very good to me.

    Jim Nunn
  20. KCStephens

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    Johnny,
    I agree with everyone so far that your tracks look great.

    Just a quick question - What are you using to color them with? It looks like some type of powder - Could you please explain. Also, do you seal it in with a matte spray after it's applied?

    Thanks
    Kevin