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Lorraine 37L by RMP towing PAK 40 by AFV Club (EngGB2017)

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Richard Foenander13/10/2017 10:47:01
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Impressive work Steve as usual with your fine research from references.

Bend my wire with pliers. To get a sharp bend I over bend and adjust it back to the 90 degree position or use double flat pliers and apply pressure...don't know any other way.



Steve Jones 1213/10/2017 14:09:09
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Simon - That one could be on the Christmas Listyes. Many thanks

Peter - Sorry mate. I just had to do itlaugh

Durk - Never heard of heating it first. Will give it a go. Many thanks

Joe - I will do. Many thanks for the link

Marcello - Glad you like it. The side panels have no detail at all so that will be the next challenge after the springsyes

Mike - That helps a great deal!. Many thanks. I will let you know how they go. Sometime next year the way things are goinglaugh

JR - I am lazy so I was hoping there was a tool out there that could do all the hard work for mecheeky. May be I will have to design oneface 20

Richard - Thanks for the advice. Research of a build is a big plus for meyes.

Durk13/10/2017 18:25:45
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Red hot Steve, than very quickly cool it in cold water. But make sure not to heat it too far into a puddle of molten brassface 20. For straightening, roll the brass wire between a steel ruler and cutting mat.


Richard Foenander14/10/2017 16:06:24
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4642 photos the same too Dirk.



Steve Jones 1215/10/2017 13:21:52
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Hi Everyone

Durk/Richard - Cheers guys. look forward to trying it out on the thicker wireyes

Bogie Update- Two done, four to goface 7

I don't like the repetitive nature of some areas of modelling so I am trying to do one bogie section each time I visit the bench along with something else to break up the monotony.

The side panels lack any detail at all. I have tried to look at as many photos and try and work out where the rivets should go. Also there is a weld line and two tow hooks to consider.(Why would you have tow hooks on the side of a vehicle?)


The only thing that I know for sure is the position of the bogie's so everything else will be guess work based on their position. Fortunately I can do all the rivets and seam lines with them in place.

The instructions were incorrect for where the seats went. I have removed them as I am not doing internal work. However beware if you want to keep the hatches open.

The side panels are the same each side so do not fit correctly due to the raised bogie fixers


There is an instruction on the destructions in Polish. I assume this is an instruction to remove them so they fit squarely to the base


The bottom hull went together well and only a little filling and sanding will be needed


Here are two sets of bogies in place along with the metal sprocket. The plastic one has a bad sink hole on it so glad I have the metal ones. As there is a lot of guess work on wheel positioning great care is being taken to make sure everything is level and square



Thanks for watching



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Edited By Steve Jones 12 on 15/10/2017 13:40:36

jimbo15/10/2017 17:43:53
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Hi Steve

That is one beautiful bogie and spring. Looks superb.


Fernando Nijhuis15/10/2017 17:48:46
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Hi Steve,

Totally agree with Jim, superb p

Good luck with the other four and the Polish instructions.thumbs up


Sjors Greut15/10/2017 19:22:42
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Nice work Steve!
Sorry to hear about your initial fitting problems...

On your latest reference photo, what is fitted on the end of the gun nozzle?


John Race15/10/2017 20:46:20
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Looks like a spiral smoke deflector from a chimney wink 2 Sjors.

Sorry Steve for breaking in , re those wire benders, I know some of us use pliers, but if I was going to do a lot then I would go for one . I've seen some goods ones on the net.

Build looking like one of your highly researched ones , so will be a winner.

If you want something boring to do try bricks.😱

John .

Si Benson15/10/2017 21:09:58
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Are you still milking this one Steve.....thought you’d of had it painted by nowwinkface 20

Only joking mate...I know how sometimes just a few mods can really eat the time awaydont know Looking clean and tidy so far....keep it coming beer


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