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M-12 155mm Gun Motor Carriage "The bridge"


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Hi MD. Welcome to the GB. Great to have you here with what looks like a fascinating project. I'm looking forward to following your progress. 

Kind regards, 

Stix

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On 13/03/2022 at 21:35, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Welcome aboard with an Artillery offshoot of our subject matter. Ive thought about these as I like things that can reach out and go boom. 

"1 shot, 10 holes open up, storm troops go in"  😎

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Gentlemen!

 

The countdown is on...

Lots of great people coming together here in the GB-it's going to be a lot of fun!
As usual at the beginning an overview of the kit and the other materials used.

AFV tracks T51 are still on the way... 🙂

 

MD ☮️

 

 

 

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A good reason to clean up the workbench 😁

 

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A manageable number of parts 😅

 

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Neatly worked and without any flash

 

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Nice details

 

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The most important additions are included in the PE set

 

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References

 

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The book also contains good information about the M40

 

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Figures are as always a must 🙂

 

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Attention! M12 are on the way 😎

 

See you soon!

 

 

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11 hours ago, Bertie Psmith said:

I imagine the gunners learned to loath those great big steps at the back. Up and down. Up and down. Thighs like a horse's neck.

I agree with you there.
The first version had a hydraulic flap, but it was too susceptible to malfunctions 👎
Therefore, back to the roots and swing the crank.
The soldiers probably had not only thick thighs but also arms 💪
In addition, a loud bang on the ears-155mm make a lot of noise-what more could you want? 😁

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1 hour ago, THEscaleSHOW said:

The soldiers probably had not only thick thighs but also arms 💪

 

My dad was a gunner in WWII but only on 20mm and 40mm. Nevertheless, in his old photos the weedy little bloke I knew looked like a Victorian circus strongman; biceps like cannonballs!

 

He was pretty deaf too! 

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1 hour ago, Bertie Psmith said:

 

My dad was a gunner in WWII but only on 20mm and 40mm. Nevertheless, in his old photos the weedy little bloke I knew looked like a Victorian circus strongman; biceps like cannonballs!

 

He was pretty deaf too! 

With this bean strong arms were not enough 😁

 

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Hello folks 🥳

 

The ride on the cannonball has begun!

 

Today the first pictures of the construction of the M12, deviating from the construction plan, I first dedicated myself to the housing.
My initial euphoria about the good quality of the kit was somewhat curbed because some of the large components were warped and I only managed to get a right angle with great effort and brute force.
As many of you know from experience, what was initially thought to be an easy ride turns into a journey into the unknown that becomes more and more difficult every day.
On top of that, as you look at the references, you discover more and more incorrect details that can't stay that way 🧐
But you grow with the tasks 😅


Have fun!
MD

 

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Let's get started!

 

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small clamps for small problems...

 

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big clamps for big problems 😁

 

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many things have to be fitted by grinding

 

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is this correct 🤔

 

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no!

 

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the thickness of the material has been corrected...

 

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rebuild the details...

 

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better 🙃

 

By the way, the air filters from the kit are also crap, that's my next task 😎

 

See you!

 

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Hi MD. Great to see you are making some progress but annoying that a lot of your work has been spent going corrections. I'm sure you'll be able to knock it into shape. :fight:

Kind regards, 

Stix

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Hello cake friends 😁

 

Yes, it tasted good, even if the upcoming work has spoiled my appetite a little 😜
For all those who build a Miniart or Takom kit, today's topic may be unimportant, but for Academy it is a quasi-heavyweight shortcoming.
Ok, let's get down to business:
According to research, the bogies of the M12 were extremely stressed due to its high weight. It was my job to show this, because the angles of the arms in the kit had nothing to do with reality.
The pictures speak for themselves.

 

Have fun!
MD

 

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Some Chain Saw Massacre 💀

 

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Bend more flat and glue again

 

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Grind the seat for the new holder

 

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new holder

 

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done

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very stable and after mounting the wheels there is not much left to see of it 🤓

 

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Many kits have bogies with through axles.
This can be very annoying when painting later on and is time-consuming (especially the early wheels with openings).
That's why I split the axles, paint the wheels separately and simply clip them in later.

 

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Here you can hopefully see the different heights and loads. The original kit part comes to the front...

 

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See you!

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18 hours ago, THEscaleSHOW said:

That's why I split the axles, paint the wheels separately and simply clip them in later.

 

That is an excellent idea. Thanks for that.

 

I built an M31 ARVlast year. It was lifting a Dingo scout car with the crane. I too had to lower the suspension to indicate the weight. It was a Takom kit and the multi-part bogies allowed me to do much surgery lowering the three bogies in sequence and also making the rear wheel of each bogie slightly lower than the front one. I was very proud of that work but then I lost sight of most it in a very muddy diorama!

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