The Eva Project, p3 1:1 scale Tiger1 turret


 

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65 - Initial construction of the mantel.

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69 - Jiggy, in her black-panzer-uniform, checks-out the view from the comfort of the mantel !

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71 - The discs and braces used inside the barrel.

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72 - I went to all this work so that the sections of barrel will not droop, and later a simulated rifled-core could be added to the 88.

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73 - Many hours of hard-work here!

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75 - The barrel-sections on the lawn. Right hand side is the front tapered section.

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77 - Barrel was built hollow, so I could later, somehow, simulate a rifled-core.

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78 - Initial attempt at the muzzle-brake. This later proved to be incorrect!

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80 - Covering over my mistake !

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81 - Locking-collar of barrel in place.

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85 - Some of the basic components for the loaders-hatch.

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109 - The day of the big shift ! The now very heavy turret is moved onto a trailer and wheeled into the new shed…at last!

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92 - An old model Tiger to show those interested what the tank looks like.

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94 - At last I can view my work from a distance!

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95 - The turret is placed onto 4x old-rusty 200 Ltr. Drums, as they did in the field for maintenance during the war.

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96 - The large bolts are cast in bronze, and locking-plates made from aluminium.

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97 - At home in the shed. The turntable, lower-left will later be used to form the replacement cupola.

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98 - First mantel-rings in place.

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100 - The white polystyrene mantel still awaits a covering of fibreglass.

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102 - Inside the mantel-sleeve, rollers are later added to simulate the barrel-recoil.

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104 - The mantel-collar before installation.