By Jerry Scutts

For the more matured motor vehicle modeller this e-book takes the reader to a degree of talent that a few humans purely dream of. step-by-step color pictures and transparent, particular language exhibit scratchbuilding and superdetailing thoughts which make gold award winners. cars lined contain 1/35 Hummel, SDKFZ Self propelled gun, Panther engine, supply medium tank, DUKW Amphibious car.

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Wheels are custom-moulded from a plastic original, other items shown here being scratch-built from plastic sheet. 3-mm and 2-mm. Non slip coating for flooring is obtainable from photoetch sets. Synthetic resin is used to make the tyres and copper wire in various thicknesses lends itself well to reproducing the electrical and hydraulic pipes and hoses in the prime mover. Chains sold for use with marine models in 15-cm width are used, as are perforated plastic strips. BUILDING THE CHASSIS The lower area of this massive road-going vehicle consists of an immensely strong chassis formed from a series of strong box sections with reinforced cross members.

The gun is further detailed by adding the recoil cylinders and a transverse axle from plastic rod set into pre-drilled holes. The protective metal sheet for the recoil The gun barrel was completely rebuilt from tubing. A view of the complete floor showing the central area where the engine and upper driving platform are located. mechanism is made from thin plastic sheet and the cylinder bolts are fashioned from plastic rod, small sections of which is also used for rivets. The cylinder head is built up from 1-mm plastic sheet, rounded and formed to follow the contours of the full size item, with plastic strip sections being added where appropriate.

3-mm angle iron strips. Soft metal sheet parts and plastic combine to make a new more convincing forward gun. Overall view of the interior with new components in situ. 35 Gun breech cylinder detail and barrel protection made from plastic strip. For the protective cover for the cylinder, a number of plastic discs are required. Drill round holes to take the barrel and its telescopic sight. radius arms made from plastic strip. Both control wheels are joined to the central axle and connected to the gun carriage.

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