M4A4 Sherman VC Firefly, Halinski 1:25

snake7

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Bogey mounts. Simple details, but there are a lot of bolts to glue. The other side of them i already did in the beginning of hull assemble.







Also, drawings aren't clear about how to glue it on main body (bad choice of grey drawings color).
I figured out eventually: first you must glue part 239, then on top of it folded part 239a and then 239b. It must be very precise and straight, because this is the base for suspension. The order can be seen below in pictures







 

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So, it was a busy period last month, so time for modeling was reduced.
Nevertheless i continued to build in small portions.
As i mentioned before, i moved on to bogies.
The designer went nuts here and designed them with almost every detail as in real thing.

A lot of work done, a little to show
Started from suspension wheel arms



Conveyor method is very useful here.
First of all is cutting all the parts



Then start to assemble every detail repeatedly. So here is the unfinished process by far


















Stay tuned for more :)
 
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If I woke up to all those links, I'd roll over and go back to sleep. Excellent job
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Thanks mijob, Boris and Zathros

I continued with wheel arms.
This are rubbing plates on which suspension levers seat and move.







And last are connecting hubs.
They join two arms together and eventually we got 12 pairs of wheel arms one for each wheel.

Arms finished and i want just to mention that you need to pay attention for left and right side. Each part is given as one number but there is a difference between left and right along all the assembling.