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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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