The Eva Project, p4 1:1 scale Tiger1 turret


 

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115 - Inside “blank-canvas” of the interior walls are textured to simulate the curved-rolled-steel single plate.

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116 - View inside. A temporary "skirt" is screwed on to cover the lip of the shelve, that would in turn cover the turret-ball-race.

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117 - View inside. Small, shaped box "welded" into the roof will hold the loaders fixed episcope.

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120 - A large wooden round "table-top" sits below the turret. This will later be covered in thin-sheet-metal to form the turrets floor.

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121 - Roof is textured to represent "rolled-plate-steel", and large weld-beads added using glue.

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123 - View as standing on the roof. Please "totally - disregard" the old, initial attempt at the Kdr's. Cupola!

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124 - Two brackets on rear of the roof, for mounting the turret-bin.

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128 - Initial first aluminium casting, made from the master I made from wood, of the lower track-bracket with makers codes. I am having these cast, and will later add the short rod that would hold the track in place.

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129 - Two views of the barrel extension I had to add, so that the barrel cleared the mantel inside.

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131 - The inside and back of the mantel proved to be a very tricky area to construct!

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134 - The mantel-end-collar temporally in place.

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138 - The "mess" of the turret-workshop!

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139 - The TZF sight and MG "plugs" before installation into the mantel.

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143 - Note the makers "amp" and numbers code on top of the mantel.

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144 - Mantel with fibreglass covering, and sand added to give the rough-cast steel look.

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145 - The mantels fixed-sleeve is now primed. The old, inert 88 AP round. I would still like to obtain an old, inert 88 HE round…

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146 - The completed mantel with MG and scope-plugs in place.

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