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Old 10-12-2016, 09:42 AM
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Old 10-20-2016, 07:00 AM
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Hi to all again, here we are with a new update, soldering all the hand rails and ladders and other modifications took longer than expected but here it is. The engine compartment is finished and painted.

The engine is painted and covered to paint around it












The control panel is done using styrene bits and various decals for the gauges, the opening is measured and the various hole sizes done with a punch




Two strips are glued to the sides to make deep for the hand wheel


The control panel installed


Now the rear coupler is modified so the pipes that run on the sides can pass through it

The plastic is cut on both sides of the rear of the coupling


The hole is smoothed and sanded to shape




With the correct shape done a strip of styrene is added as a flange




Both sides are done

It looks like this installed, the pipes now pass through it




The side platforms are now modified, the detail under it is corrected and the hand rails made

Top and bottom of the platforms


All the details from the bottom are sanded off
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:59 PM
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The new parts are cut to the correct size from styrene sheet




Both sides are done, now the hand rails are added


This are now finished


This is where the side platforms goes, the strange shaped bars are supposed to be large wrenches
Not sure what this are used for maybe assembly tools. So I removed the plastic where the end of the wrench goes






Now I used a panzer IV wrench from the tool set to make the heads for the new wrenches
The form is traced to styrene sheet


Now it looks like this


Now the looking pieces are made with styrene disk and a piece of rod




Finished, this is done on the other side also


Both sides’ ladders are made again from 1.5 brass rod, note the difference between the original and new one


The access to the top is also made bigger as the original is too small


Now it is bigger, the doors are also made bigger to match the new size of the access



I made the doors with a part of the original catwalk from the generator


The plastic is cut to size and sanded down to the correct thickness


The doors for both sides are done, it also received details from styrene and wire handles




The finished platform now looks like this

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Old 02-08-2017, 10:00 PM
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The elevators received new handrails from 1.5 brass made to the correct shape


Note that the shape is different on the elevators handrails


There is a support that goes in the middle of the loading platform body, it is missing on the kit
So after measuring and making the diagram I started to construct it
From styrene sheet and strips for flanges


The measurements are drawn on the styrene


The holes are cut open


The finished part with all the flange and reinforcements


The part is glued in place, big piece to be missing from the kit, right?


Have lots more of work done but this update is already too long so more soon and thanks for watching
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Nice update

It's great to see your work and attention to details.
I'll have to visit again and watch you work on this project!
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Wow! Lots of scratch.
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:49 AM
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Charley how are you, hope to see you soon
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Hi Andrey, still much to do, more soon
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For such a big model and at the price you would think the details would be better. Nice job at detailing the kit up.

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