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Old 08-01-2007, 02:21 PM
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My Dora

Hi

This is my build of the 1/35 Dora railrgun.

I will be trying to correct the most obvious errors that I notice. As the available reference is limited there has been room for creativity.
There is no way I can say if a steel plate is to be 0,5 mm or 1,00 mm thick.

I’m not the fastest model builder in the world, so don’t expect daily/weekly updates. I will probably also be having a lot of breaks as I without doubt will be tire and bored in periods.

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Old 08-01-2007, 08:43 PM
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Looks very good for starters. Hope you finish it inside a year.

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Old 08-02-2007, 02:08 AM
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That is something I will never build Too much of... everything... Put measuring stick to pic to show the size. Coin isn't enough, I guess

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Old 08-02-2007, 02:37 AM
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Maybe I should explain what I have done regarding the above pictures.

This is step 18 in the instructions. The Instructions tells you to put this part at the back of the Dora, this in fact is the front part.

There are locating holes made for these parts buy unfortunately they are positioned at the middle of the model and not at the top, where it is supposed to be.

The outer shape of the parts has been remade to adapt to the shape of the sides, and according to pictures of the real thing.

I don't thing the interior is 100% correct, as I don't have any complete reference. The holes in the plates inside has been made so they resemble pictures on the step 20 parts.
There is a picture of a person standing on a latter inside step 18, so there definitely are a way through.

Bolts: Step 18 consist of 2 identical structures. These 2 structures must have been bolted together some kind of way, and this is my guess.

I will put a back plate on when I have painted it, in a few years

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:00 AM
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Looks good Clavs,

Please keep us updated.

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:47 AM
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The support arms.

You have to make 2 parts into 1, unfortunately there will be a lot of filling and sanding. Therefore I have cut out the supports and replaced them with plastic strips.

Bonus is that the supports inside are more correct as they are not supposed to have the same with as the sides.

The support on top have received new bolts, and has been shortened, as they appear to long.

Update: The support arms are wrong as they are not suppsed to be strait. Will get back to this in the next 10 years or so
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Welcome to PA. That's one helluva monster project you chose to start with Good luck with it and looking forward to see more of it.

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Clavs,

Wow, your extra detailing is amazing. I've been building mine as per the instructions.

You mentioned that the modified part is supposed to fit at the front, but the front part has a sloped part what goes into the 2 vertical slots where screws are attached. I have test fitted this monster and the part is well hidden after assembly.

There has been some rumblings in other posts that the locating holes for this particular part is incorrect, but i had no problem whatsoever with mine. Just make sure when the inside bulkheads (Parts L3 / L4) are correct, and this can be easily done by making sure the 2 holes for the screw on the main body corresponds with the vertical slots on the inside bulkheads.

I do agree that this part doesn't look right as there simply isn't enough space for a person to access the walkways in between.

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As I have one of these this thread is of great interest. Hope you can keep adding updates as you go along. I wonder if with your modifications and progress shots, you could include reference images that relate to the real thing?
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Nice progress Clavs

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