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Old 05-26-2016, 03:30 AM
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Hi my friends, more updates on Dora. I’m working on the generator room and doing some changes and modifications to it. First the floor area was cut and replaced with new catwalks made with styrene strips and aluminum mesh…

The original part is removed

It looks like this Now

Using styrene strips 2.5 x 3.2mm I made the new catwalks


The new sides and the original one

The catwalks receive the 1/6 aluminum forming mesh and brass handrails from 1.5mm diameter brass rod.


For the rail support brackets I used left overs part 28, this are cut and placed on each side of every tube

Glued in place

And finally cut the bottom edge flat

It’s now finished

The bottom part of the room received styrene sides were the original catwalks used to be


It also received a styrene floor


All these interior space empty? Naaaa so I started to build a generator for it, I like to punish myself…so with the only picture I have of the generator room showing a glimpse of the big engine I started to build the large radiator
Using styrene, mesh from a strainer and pieces of abs H it started to take shape



Now using two resin panzer IV transmissions and parts from the scrap box I started the big engine
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:40 PM
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I made the crankcase with the two transmissions cut and glued together, then used square styrene forms to make the cylinder block and head and finally the rest of the details with the parts from the scrap box
It now looks like this




The engine received a fan and belt made from styrene and plastic bits



The generator is made with a cpvc coupling and more parts from the scrap box

Here I’m making sure all is coming together


Glued two support beams and the radiator in place

Mounted the engine and build the generator supports with styrene sheet

Added the fuel tank and it’s all looking like this



Still lots of details and modifications to add but is getting there.
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Hi my friends, work continues on Dora’s generator room. More details made in different areas
The kit mufflers are modified, the molded exhaust tubes are replaced with aluminum ones
And the silencers are separated.
The stock mufflers

After separating it the plastic end is cut and the holes for the new ones drilled

The new tubes in place

The pipes are made with 3mm soldering wire and plastic rings from styrene tubes

The engine exhaust pipes are made with the same soldering wire



The radiator houses are made again with the 3mm soldering wire with styrene strip clamps

More details like lifting eyelets, wires from the generator to the control panel, starter and alternator cables, Fuel lines, battery and fuel tank brackets etc. are made

Here a 1/35 dragon figure on the side so you can have an idea of the engine size


The upper structure of the generator is modified a little, first the side ladder plastic steps are replaced with wire ones, the ladder is missing two steps, to place the upper one you need to relocate the base For part O46 a little to the right for the step to fit
The base is removed and glued a little to the right

A piece of styrene .10 is glued to the base to compensate for the lost plastic

The part is relocated and the steps added


With the ladder completed I started to remove the reinforcement plastic from the roof area
To make space for the generator


I just leave a small section of the plastic on the middle to reinforce the parts, then sanded all smooth
A test fit and all is good

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Now I started working on the generator doors, this are single doors instead of dual folding doors, so
After marking the new areas I started cutting the plastic
The original doors

The new holes are marked and cut


Now it looks like this

With the new size of the door spaces, the thickness of the plastic wall was evident so I have to thin it down So that with the doors opened it look more to scale.
Here a comparison of the standard thickness and the sanded down one
The standard was more than 3mm, now its 1mm

A 1.5 styrene strip is glued around the edge of the wall to compensate for the sanded down thickness For it to fit properly

The new doors are made with .040 styrene sheet and measure 12 x 32mm

And the measurements of the doors area

The doors are installed, hinges are made with styrene rod cut into small pieces then glued together


A piece of .040 styrene 4 x 32mm is glued on the middle of each door opening




Using 1mm styrene sheet I made the sound insulation panels for each door


Here you can see the double doors with the styrene hinges and the locking handles also made with bits of styrene rod


And the inside locking detail

I’m in the paint process of the generator and making more hand rails and scratch details so stay tuned
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Still an amazing build But I've seen some other scratch-building in the background: will that be a Blitz-Bus, or something like that?
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Hi zsolt, thanks glad you like it, the bus in the back ground is the radio bus from azimut
I have started it some time ago but like the Berge panther it is on hold since I received
My dora. It is a multimedia kit with plastic, resin white metal and photo etched parts, very nice kit.

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