The Eva Project, p2 1:1 scale Tiger1 turret


 

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37 - The turret was flipped-over to work on the bottom.

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38 - Weld-beads were added, and later extra ply to increase these plates to the correct thickness.

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39 - Angle-iron was welded to form the frame for the roof.

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41 - Iron in place and primed.

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42 - When lined, the walls will give me the correct 80mm thickness.

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107 - The roofs steel-frame, made from equal-angle iron.

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106 - Temporary struts to support the roof while it sets.

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105 - The top roof-plate shown upside down, with rebates to fit the steel frame into.

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108 - Gaps between are filled with ply and polystyrene.

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47 - Sections of ply were cut to form the discs for the later-style side-visors, with various sized openings.

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49 - From inside, I was amazed at the field of view from them !

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44 - The outer-housings for the lifting lugs and mantel-pivots.

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45 - There was a lot of tricky work here!

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56 - The steel tubes used for the front mantel pivots.

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57 - Note the recess above and below to house the splash-rails.

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58 - The bottom bar I later learned was much too thin, so was added too later.

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46 - The rear lifting-lug. All three are lined with steel so they should be able to be used to lift the turret, as originals were.

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62 - Brackets of thick aluminium for the rear turret bin.

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61 - After another hard weekend in the tent!

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51 - Escape-hatch hinge made from ply.

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52 - The escape-hatch locking handles are made from steel. I fitted a steel-cable so it will not crash when opening.

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54 - Trying-out the hatch for size!

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60 - View inside the walls and roof, which will later be lined with ply.

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66 - Pivot-hinge for mantel, inside loaders side.

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83 - Side-visor with weld-beads added.

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68 - First attempt at the rear of mantel. later this is scraped and re-built !