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Old 09-20-2012, 08:30 AM
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At this point I have decided to build the floor from scratch, as its kit thickness was 2 mm, opposed to 2.8 and 1.4 mm. Note the way the plates interlock.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:33 AM
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This is how the new escape hatch looks like
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:39 AM
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Moving on to the side armor. Upper part is 5.15 mm thick, while the lower is 2.85 mm.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:16 AM
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That does look like precise German work! It is very nice so far, congrats! I'll be following this one with interest.

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Thank you for the kind words, hope you'll enjoy the next installments!
The rectangular weld marks on the rear armor plate are specific only to Versuchs-Fahrgestell Nr. 1 (the one with the simulated turret), and are not present on the next 8 hulls that were completed, so they MUST be filled. These plates were used to plug the holes for the built-in flamethrowers that were abandoned early in the project.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:53 PM
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Frontal armor in scale thickness. The roof has received a similar treatment.
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More corrective surgery, this time the turret ring. In 1:35th scale it has a diameter of almost 9 cm...
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A little detail work...
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Thank you for showing all the rework you're doing. I'm learning lots.
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I'm glad that you find it useful!
I'll have to tweak some more on the upper hull, so... moving on to the turret.
A little smaller than a M4A4, and, at 55 tons in real life, significantly heavier. The soviets needed no less than 6 Famo's to pull this thing off the carcass of V2 to marry it to the V1 hull after the war...
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