Sd.Kfz. 9 Famo (Angraf 5/2005)

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  1. snake7

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    Finally, 2280 parts of tracks are cut out
    Frankly, I forced myself to cut it, one by one, and I had a little time do so, but eventually i finished it in a couple of month
    ... now the only thing left is to assemble the tracks... :D

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  2. Nemesis7485

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    Geez! I have nothing but admiration for your patience. Cutting that lot would have driven me insane.
  3. Art Decko

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    :-0

    I saved that photo of the 2,280 cut parts to my hard drive.

    I will use it for inspiration next time I'm feeling intimidated by some trivial card modeling challenge.
  4. snake7

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    hello
    i apologize for such a big brake with no updates
    the critical part in the assembling (IMHO tracks) and the heat that this summer brought to us, almost made me give up
    but now the heat is over and holidays are coming, so the muse is back!
    half a way of track assembling is done
    here is the conveyor process

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  5. snake7

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    pictures continue from the previous post

    the base of tracks is finished
    next - more challenging (last picture)

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    This is very good to see more progress on this one! I hate making tracks, this is quite impressive.
  7. snake7

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    thank you Jim

    a lot of time, a little progress
    120 right and 120 left side parts are done
    only left to assemble pads (right picture) and to put all parts together... and tracks will be done!

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  8. snake7

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    hi guys

    well... i did it. i finished the tracks!
    i almost gave up...
    my suggestion is that each side will take 50 links (in the instructions said 55) and the other 20 will be spare
    i felt that it was the hardest thing i did in my experience in card modeling, mainly because of a huge amount of repeating parts and boring assembling
    and here are the pictures

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  9. TRM

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    Really great work Igor! I commend your patience.
  10. snake7

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    Thank you TRM
  11. ekuth

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    jawdropjawdropjawdrop:-o:-ojawdropjawdrop

    Holy fracking crap.

    THAT is dedication. Insane dedication. I feel your pain somewhat with the greebling I'm doing on the Galactica, but NOTHING like this.

    Bejesus.
  12. snake7

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    :D

    wheels... wheels... more wheels... and some more
    i decided to assemble them in groups
    there are 3 groups: inside wheels, outside wheels and rear wheels
    the first group is inside wheels, twelve in a count
    the base of wheels assembled (first picture)
    now to the tricky part. there is a rubber ring to which 2 very thin rims must be glued, where the little one is 1 mm thick. to cut this rim is possible, but to work with it and glue it right - impossible.
    but thanks to the college method, from German forum, i did it very easy:
    we take the ring cut out from inside, and big rim cut out from outside and glue it on the edge of inside of ring. then we cut out the inside of big rim.
    the same is with the little rim that glued to inside of big rim and inside cut out. with no problem, we have two rims glued to the ring
    on the first picture of next post are 4 steps of the process

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    continue from previous post

    the wheels partially assembled and supporting cut out and glued to first wheel

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    Great job Igor! It still looks impossible (at least for my current skill level) to me but obviously not for you. Again, great job!
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    I am glad to see you still at it. Looking forward to your next post. Hope all is well with my friend:wave:, Rick
  16. mysteroid

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    Your patience is inspiring! :thumb:

    Great clean build.

    Steve
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    I forgot to ask in my last post, have you made it to the body yet, and have you encountered any problems yet. This seems to be where everyone stops!:cry: Your friend Rick
  18. snake7

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    Hello. No, i didn't made it to the body yet. i already know about some flaws that i will meet, like missing and mismatching parts, but i hope i will manage to overcome this

    i finished to assemble internal pairs of track wheels
    and attached them to chaises arms
    next almost same external and rear track wheels
    on the last picture is the summery of all i did until now

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    The detail your getting is super I hope you manage to beat the angraf mistakes to get it to look its best.
  20. papastumpy

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    I ordered this awhile back and was out of stock @ the time. Re-ordered last week, got it yesterdaybounce7. Man what a kit, and when I look at the kit and then at where you have built yours too, I am in awe:eek:. I do have a question, is there anywhere to get the directions in English, and I am not sure, but is the trailer in there some where too:confused:. Too anyone thinking of purchasing, this is the most detailed and build intensive vehicle I have seen so far in any paper kit. When you open that booklet and thumb the pages, you get numb at the number of sub assemblies and complexity of the vehicle. Look forward to your next posting. PS: Is it possible to give a better discription of the tire build up!:wave: Your friend, Rick