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Old 05-24-2005, 01:58 AM
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so I decided to start on the chassis today to see where that will lead me....


the parts are really showing their mold style age... lots of seams amd some flash to clean up- the leaf springs take a fair amount of effort and concentration... :angry:
there are few Aber improvements that I got into...


here is a pic of the real deal from the MK book


the kits parts -the lower suspension arm is getting some modifications the upper is how it comes in the kit. You can see when compared to the BW photo above that there is some room for improvement on the kits part.




here Ive added the Aber part and the reworked hub with a scratched nut /bolt on the end


here is a sequence that shows how I replaced the nut with one made from this template from Grief. You basically soften an end of a sprue at a candle and then push the soft plastic into the whitemetal mold to make a hex bolt head.


here the parts that make up the basic chassis frame are held together with rubber bands while it sets up


some other bits added
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Old 05-24-2005, 02:10 AM
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Just some shots comparing the ModelKasten track set and the Friulmodel set.


The MK are for the regular truck type of RSO that I hope to build one day. It includes a set of more accurate spoked drive wheels.





The Friulmodel ones
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:59 AM
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Hi James,

How many dimensions (sizes) of Hex head from Grief...are they all came with the screw & nut details in a mold...and where you got it?
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I think there are four sizes on this template (2 of each). They all have the bolt end.
I got the odd little tool by chance as it was at one of the local hobby shops a few years ago- the guy orders in Geif stuff every now and then-
It's a Mexican product I'm not sure of what else they may have in the line- you may be able to find more info here?
http://www.hobbymex.com/Merchant2/merchant...gory_Code=tools

http://www.hobbymex.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?
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Well today was full of ups and downs but it ended on a good note. During the afternoon - I took a lighter to the cab frame to reactivate some of the solder joints, (sometimes the iron just can't get hot enough, something about the flux or something makes it real hard to remelt the solder)- there was a slight misalighnment that was bugging me and I fixed it up- took a couple of hours though. And during this process of course the little access hatch that I had assembled with the Flex CA yesterday was all f@cked up so...
I decided to try tackling the the task of rebuilding it this time using solder. These parts are very small and difficult to deal with but I was able to wrestle it into a sweet little final product
I also scrathed some gaurd s for the front final drive (?) that are included with the Aber set -but looked wrong compared to reference pictures. I also wasw able to get the differentail into place- this kit i definetly not of the Tamiya "shake and bake" variety!

The first pic just shows I 've added the parts on the suspension that the 8 road wheels attach to.




when scrathing these guards for the drives I first tried metal but in the end opted for plastic strip
the one in the front on this pic is the Aber one- just didn't look right ..




here you can see the thing I'm talking about


(edit: since looking at them here in comparison to the photo- I ripped them off and will try again) :lol:
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next the access panel gets done




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Nice Brass work James, I'd only suggest launching those 2 dimensional brass wing nuts and replacing them with 3 dimensional items from Grandt Line etc.

Nice choice of subject by the way, the last time I saw someone model one was a few years ago.......sadly it was never finished due to: 5 Aber brass sets + aftermarket Pak 40 + dropped from great height = unsalvageable!

Keep us posted,Willy.
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Thanks Willy, I'll do my best. As for the wing nuts... I thought of that ,(replacing them with plastic ones),but I think these are more to scale really.

Here is a link to some ref pics
http://www.panzer-modell.de/referenz/in_de...0/rso_pak40.htm

hereis a link to someone elses build using Aber
http://tanxheaven.com/rso/rsopic.htm
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I meant to ask James, do you sand the brass before you apply the flux and solder? Do you have any dramas with the joins cracking?

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here is another one that is nicely done
http://www.ww2modelmaker.com/modelpages/GCrsopak40.htm



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I meant to ask James, do you sand the brass before you apply the flux and solder? Do you have any dramas with the joins cracking?
As for the sanding Willy- sometimes depending on the joint that is being made-sometimes there is not much surface to sand- but I usually try and remember to give the mating surfaces a little "tooth".
My joints seem to hold up pretty well- I think the problems come if not enogh flux or solder is used, or the biggest contibutor to weak bonds, lack of sufficient heat while soldering the parts together.

another nice one here
http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/clrso.htm


I found an article in the No. 2 of Armor Models bi-monthy magazine




and another
http://www.panzer-modell.de/berichte.../rsopak40.html
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