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Old 02-05-2007, 03:29 PM
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Step 1: Starting the build

Hi Guys,

thanks for all your comments and I haven't even started yet

Dave, the cat's name is Charlie and he is 8 months old. Your cat looks really cool, that's a nice two color scheme

I started the build today with some minor details. First the two "Kettenspanner" on english probably something like "Track tension bolt":



And then I built the drive sprockets and added the missing bolt heads on the inside:



more to come...

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Old 02-05-2007, 04:00 PM
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Hi,

Nice start, keep it up as I have a few half tracks I want to build as well and I am a great fan of your work.

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Old 02-05-2007, 04:50 PM
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Off to a great start already! Who makes the bolt heads you used on the sprocket?
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The bolts are kick arse.
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Nice start Ambjoern!

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Great Start Ambjoern

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Old 02-07-2007, 04:49 PM
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Talking Step 2: Roadwheels completed

Hi Guys,

thank for all your wishes, comments etc. I appreaciate it!

The bolts I used for the sprocket are from Calibre and those are the .65mm bolts.

I completed the track wheels today and did a test fit:


While working on the tracks I had a short look into the DML and the Aber instruction sheet about the front axle and suspension. The DML parts looks very clumsy compared to the real thing, almost like blocks of plastic:


The aber instructions tells you to rework the steering parts and enhance them with PE:


The problem is that the result does not look like the real thing in any way. Well, there is nothing I can do against it, my brain just switched into scratch-building mode...

I will rework the whole thing I guess... I started with the suspension:


Decided to use plastic to save some weight and maybe even have a workable suspension...


Added the outer clasps, again using calibre bolts:


And here is the completed suspension:


more to come...

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Old 02-07-2007, 10:19 PM
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Oh man ,

and in plastic no less. Ambjoern I will be watching closely, as I have a 250/5 also. The suspensions are so visible.

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