Przemek Przybulewski First issue, well maybe not issue but small riddle. Launcher tubes have small guides on each tube, but Trumpeter provided also some PE parts to replace them. It is even provided in manual to remove plastic guides and replace with PE.
Problem is that access to the tubes is not easy and it will be really hard to remove them properly. On the other hand, one side of launcher looks good with plastic guides but other is nasty. You will have to decide which way go. There is no good solution - both will leave with some imperfections.
9. August 2017, 12:10
Bart Goesaert I'm in and good luck with the experiment. Hope it will work out as you think.
17. August 2017, 11:16
Przemek Przybulewski Thank you Bart. Me too. As of now I have all tubes prepared. Now I will cut some smaller in diamater tubes, glue them inside and cut another tubes (smaller by 2 sizes) as a join parts. All of this is needed as tubes are too big to fit into reinforced plates. So I thought that I will drill smaller holes, fit smaller tubes and then join properly all the launcher parts. Something like last picture/drawing.
I will have to use biggest tubes for launcher, medium just to decrease the diameter and small to join all together.
Alexander G. This thing must weight a ton! Fantastic work, i might do something similar on my "Smerch" because the kit parts have the same "elegant" solution for the launchers with two halves resulting in a beautiful seam across the whole thing and the guiding rods (times 12)....
9. September 2017, 08:40
Przemek Przybulewski Thank you Alexander. I have to say its heavy, even very heavy. It might look better but I still wonder if frame of the vehicle will support such big amount of additional weight.
9. September 2017, 17:48
Alexander G. looks like it was worth the effort! Now you have smooth barrels with some nice PE detail...i like it!