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I finished the earlier builds with the sentence: "Now I am waiting for more kits that has been on their way from England over a month."

 

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Delivery took only tree and a half month from England to Sweden.  For some reason they had been returned it instead of delivered. But in the end I got my kits.

 

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Back to the initial plans of my earlier builds The plan was to build one Röchling and one Krupp armoured tank. Plans have increased and as the five kits will be different to each other I need to keep the models apart and follow my notes for each one.

 

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The chassis has been prepared in the way I started with the last builds and the hulls are going through some modifications. I will need more rivets from Archer for these.

 

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 First one on the way. #561, A 2'nd lot tank. Female front that was converted to a male. The grills on the hull top has been reduced to 9 from the original 45. It became a bit boring in the end.

Door hinges has been reduced to two instead of three. The same goes for the side flaps. I have started to convert the opening for the gun as well. 

 

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The second one is #562. The same modifications has to be made as on 561. The difference is that this is a true male so it doesn't have the large openings for MG's in the front,

 

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I'm starting to regret this project. I am cutting add on armour for three tanks an it is getting boring.



-- Edited by Orso on Thursday 14th of January 2021 02:22:41 AM



-- Edited by Orso on Thursday 14th of January 2021 02:24:41 AM

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The work in the factory is proceeding.

 



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Very nice work, Orso



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Orso, if you have more photos, would you mind if I collected them up and turned it into an article for Landships: "Building Emhar's A7V"?



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The first batch that I built is here: baecklund.eu/scalemodels/72/a7v.html And the ones I'm doing now is being photographed during the build.
One thing that I noticed now when I'm trying to make the socle mount version is that the MG hatches on the front seems to be placed to high on the Emhar kit.

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The Emhar kit has the "Buck mount" gun but my five models will have the later "Socle mount" so I've started on the gun shields.

I am using a plastic tube for this.



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Things are going slowly forward.  #525 as got splash protection covers for the machine guns. I have learned that the foot steps are placed wrong on the Emhar kit so I need to fix this.
Looking at pictures I have found another problem that I am unsure if I should try to fix.  The MG hatches on the front are placed to high on the kit. I could try to fix this as it is only two models that will have these but doing so the covers for the towing hooks need replacing and so would all the rivets for the MG mounts, and tad I have to do on all five models and also on the rear so that they will be the same as the front. But on the other hand some of them has to have shackles instead of the towing hooks so the covers have to be fixed on them anyway. Well waiting for my rivets from Archer to arrive will give me some time to think this over.



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504_01.JPGTime for a rather long boring post. I thought that I would present the individuals that I'm modelling.

First we have #504.  It is one from the first batch with multi plate Krupp armour. 

504_02.JPG504 had 45 vent slots in the hull and six in the hatch.

 

525_02.JPG#525 is a "true" male from the second batch.

525_03.JPG45 vents in the roof but only three in the hatch.

 

 540_01.JPG#540 is a odd one. It is from the first batch with single plate armour from Röchling but the front is a two part like the ones from Krupp. It has the MG opening of the converted female front but only on the left side and it is mounted higher. 

540_02.JPG45 vents in the roof and three in the hatch.

 

561_03.JPG#561 Is a vehicle rom the second batch. It is a converted female.

561_04.JPGOnly nine vent slots in the roof and three in the hatch.

 

562_02.JPG#562 is a true male from the second batch.

562_03.JPGNine slots in the roof and three in the hatch.

Now it is time to work on the gun mounts.



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I'm in awe of the amount of detail & thus time, you're applying & taking.

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a7v_19.JPGSadly I'm not taking enough time to read my own notes for the build. I messed up and put the add on armour on the "turret" on the wrong tank. 540 didn't have it so I had to cut the "turret" loose on 525 and 540 and swap them.



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