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After a long absence from modeling, I have started backdating a 1/72 Five Star Models 26cm railway gun to a WWl version of Bruno.

I have started by adding the one of the two undercarriage mounts for placing the gun on a stationary mount.  I had to modify the length of the crank shaft as I had made it too long.  You can see the before after effort in the photos.

Secondly, I have added the camouflage net supports on the gun's counterweight.  Again, my first attempt had both sides being identical.  On second review of photos of the actual railway gun I realized they were asymmetrical.

Next up is scratch building the second stationary mount and reconstructing the operator platforms and railings.  The kit's are too over scale and incorrect for the WWl version.

 



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Cracking stuff!

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Amazing work.

 



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Great work! Please keep us posted!



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Thank you gentlemen!  Your words are appreciated.

I have commenced working on the crew platforms and supports.  Here are several photos of the Bruno as it stands now.  The two ovals are for the elevating crank staff  I need to obtain the proper thickness of rod for the railings.

 



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I have this kit as well, and it's conversion to a WW1 version is still on my 'to do'-list, so I am following your progress with great interest. Keep up the good work!



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Thank you Arie,  It's a good kit to work with.

I have added more details to the kit.

Central pedestal mounting brackets for fixing the railgun on a ground mounted emplacement.  Next I will be creating the pedestal itself

Hand rails for the front and rear trucks.  These were made from brass rod.  You can see how oversized the kit parts are.

Additional internal bracing details to the main carriage.

Thinned down the over scale ladders provided with the kit. 



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You have a good eye for detail! Please keep us posted!

With kind regards,

-Arie



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More work detailing the railgun.  I have finished the two trucks.  Added loads of rivets and break lines.  I've also added the circular emplacement pedestal under the carriage mounts.

The kit is missing the circular elevation gear.  I made one out of plastic and fine solder.  It will be attached to the barrel.

Comments welcome.

 



-- Edited by rkpost on Monday 23rd of October 2017 04:31:39 AM

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Have you given any thought to the companion munitions car?



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Major

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Thanks.  I'd like to add the support cars, but I have no idea of any kits available.



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I very much doubt that there are kits available of the support cars, but seeing how well you upgrade the kit, scratchbuilding an ammo car shouldn´t be a problem for you... smile

With kind regards,

-Arie.



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Major

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Thanks!  Of course now I have to start looking for plans or similar kits that I can modify.

I appreciate your support on this project.

 



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I have finished the construction of the 1/72 Five Star Bruno 28cm German railgun.  A few minor details to add, but calling this one done.  Next up will be painting and weathering.



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To think that this is 1/72 scale. Very detailed work...



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Beautiful work!



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Beautiful!Great job on the added details!! Any ideas on the paint scheme?



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