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Are you going to depict the one and only that landed on the grass airstrip? 🙂
@Lukasz you mean Flight IF102?
Following of course! Il-62's are very well remembered here in Poland, rather as infamous ones...
Na da schaue ich aber gerne zu. 😉
Soll Honeckers Är Forss Won werden, nicht Unglücksrabe IF102. ?
Aber erstmal wieder voll Arbeiten. Dann kann es losgehen. Habe kurz vor Corona wieder angefangen. Aber Sets kaufen geht ja dann wenigstens schon mal. ?
Dein Vogel (dein Link) ist fantastisch geworden. Bin mal gespannt, ob ich nach 30 Jahren Pause irgendwann auch mal zu der Qualität komme.
No, no... I will build DDR-SEI Erich Honeckers Airplane.
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Do you have seven lives like a cat?
I don't know how much you've already built, but I'm afraid that you won't be able to realise all the project ideas otherwise. 😉
That's the point. Those are just ideas. Non of them is build. I just started short before Corona again, after nearly 30 years. Those are just 'would be nice to have or to build".
I already deleted Ideas. My last builds are from 1990s. And there it was Knight Rider, Airwolf and so on...
I have written a lot in my profile. ??
So I am pretty sure I am not building every Project. ?
For me it's the other way round, more projects finished than ideas entered. But I have to admit that I also have more ideas in my head.
But yes, we live in golden times with nice kits and more nice accessories. And the 3D printer are not yet printing a painted and weathered model 😉
Wait and see what the future holds for us.
I am just collecting ideas for not using too much paper and pencils. Here is a safe place not to loose the pages with ideas. And when I am recovered and back at work I will see which idea will become real.
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Ah ha... I just acquired one. Let me see how you tackle it...
Olivier, I just collecting Ideas in one place. I actually don't know which and if, when I will build them. So don't wait too long.
I think photo etch is well worth for ground vehicles imo, because you can see it all usually, not being hidden on the inside. 🙂
Hopefully Zvezda can make the Soviet Antarctic belted expedition vehicle in 1:35 soon. The one with the flat front and all the windows.
I like to use different PE-sets to choose from. For me PE is a Must Have everywhere. Or very good 3d printed sets.
Oh wow. I had no idea they made a kit of that in 1/35!!
How important is accuracy to you?
I have the Hobby Boss one in 1:72 scale, and there are some serious issues with mine, just a friendly warning if you are into accuracy.
I can't account for the accuracy with this kit in 1:35, but somehow I suspect there might be issues.
Afaik there exists no public drawings for this cannon. There is however a German book on the subject with a lot of photos, which I have researched to try fix my kit in particular. I also started making drawings so I have a good idea what this particular railway cannon looks like.
A small mountain to climb.
I am actually overthinking the Feasibility ?
I have one of these beasts part built. So far I've done the four rail trucks, some of the two halves of the main body, the track bed, parts of the barrel and the control cabin. Check out my album for details. As far as accuracy goes, one glaring error is that the four rail trucks should actually be eight rail trucks! However, unless you are planning to scratchbuild a curved track bed, it's not too bad an issue as the part where the gap between trucks should be is hidden by other parts. Some say the barrel is too long. I have the book which Treehugger mentions above: Gerhard Taube's "Deutsche Eisenbahn Geschutze", published by Motor buch Verlag spezial. Looking at the photo on the cover, I'm not sure the barrel is too long! It's well worth getting a copy. Lots of useful pictures! It's just a pity you can't buy the paint by the litre, though!
Tech details without Barrel
Length over buffer: 47.30 metres (1/35 = 1.3514 metres)
Width: 7.10 metres (1/35 = 20.2857 centimetres)
Height: 11.60 metres (1/35 = 33.1429 centimetres)
Length of Barrel: 32.48 metres (1/35 = 92.80 centimetres)
5 axles each bogie
A few drawings are also available on the Internet, just search "Schwerer Gustav", sadly without Size specifications. Maybe for historical accuracy I will contact the federal archive of Germany.
Or asking Krupp ?
92cm barrel in 1/35! I think we're gonna need a bigger spray booth.
Michael, paints by litres, larger spray booth... ?
But we find a way... Everyone by his own 🙂
I looked but I found zero accurate drawings of the railway cannon. 🙂 One of the drawings, some kind of re-trace or maybe some concept drawing is apparently from the German book on the subject.
The book only seem to have one stated dimension which makes sense, which is the 30 000 millimeter (30m) distance between the two hinge points at the front from the big carriage and the two hinges at the back. This dimension is the only thing that I could rely on when making my drawing. I sort of burned out when I had to look into milling my own cannon barrel in aluminium, ignoring the option for going scratch building the barrel in plastic or wood or something else.
Feel free to check out my album:
German WW2 80cm Railway gun "Dora", with corrections | Album by Treehugger (1:72)
I manage to print out the drawing I made with Gimp I think it was. I learned that, I cannot use my own printer for printing accurate dimensions, because my printer adds some kind of wrong offset. It talked to a printing shop that did a test for me, and apparently one can go to a print shop to get a proper drawing with a drawing having dimensions that you can read off using a ruler. 🙂
The hinge points I was referring to above is seen here at the center of the drawing. Basically the distance between the sets of bottom carriages at front and back.
Please get back to us if you get to acquire some decent drawings. 🙂 Scratch building such a cannon should be somewhat trivial, except for the round barrel and the many plastic details, but those one could probably use from the kit. I even ordered an additional set from HobbyBoss, beacause the many hand wheels on the drawings, aren't included in the kit on the insides. So at least, I have all the hand wheels I need, even though ofc the wheels aren't easily seen all the places on the inside.
Edit: My intuition tells me that drawings of these are kept secret, to avoid other countries building a similar cannon.
I will ask Krupp if they have something in their archives ?
The main thing is that it will be a neatly built model!
Yes. I would though consider looking at maybe doing some simple fixes if those are possible. Typical issues is iirc (but maybe not relevant to your kit, don't know), length of barrel (fixable) and the height of the various large parts, how they stack.
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