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PostSubject: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 21, 2012 10:33 pm

This would be so much a build post, but more of an update progress. Main because I forgot and was lazy to take picture along the way. Embarassed

First thing I did was got organized!
The kit comes with a lot of little screws, washers, etc..
I remember reading on another forum about a guy who used a bunch of zip-lock bags. I thought that was good, but I think there is a better way.
So when I was in Canadian Tire last week I pick up a cheap organizer case and labeled each section by the part # for the manual.

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The manual is very easy to follow and was having no problems until I had to mount the traverse motor bracket to the support plate.
The hole by the edge needs to be center align for the traverse to work. The problem is the 4 mounting hole are off centered.
I just re-drilled some new holes and used a spot for safe measure. Problem solved. Very Happy

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After that I whipped right though the turret part.

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I'm not liking the way the back loading hatch is put together. The hinge system is flimsy and wants to keep popping open and sag.
Going to try to reinforce it or glue it shut.


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The inside of the turret upside down.

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Next is the installing of the road wheels and suspension. Have read this is the most difficult and problematic part. No

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 21, 2012 10:52 pm

Way cool! Now Jordan's KV-2 has something to fight.
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeMon Oct 22, 2012 6:20 am

If my (historical) transmission doesn't explode when I hit a bump, the diesel engine blow oil all over the place, or the severely undertrained driver get caught up in a herd of cows.. i MIGHT have a chance! Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeTue Oct 23, 2012 11:43 pm

Strato50 wrote:
If my (historical) transmission doesn't explode when I hit a bump, the diesel engine blow oil all over the place, or the severely undertrained driver get caught up in a herd of cows.. i MIGHT have a chance! Razz

Historical the Elefant was just as mechanical challenge. The biggest battle between this two would be the maintenance crews and the tanks. No

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeWed Oct 24, 2012 12:04 am

Here is more done.


One thing that is cool with this kit is that it has a built in track adjuster for the idler.

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The road wheals and the suspension arms. The wheels a lone have 6 parts, for total of 12 wheels. Neutral

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One side done with the road wheels and idler installed.

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The inside of the hull where the suspension arm is attached. The locking pin (I think that's what it called ? ) up against the inner hull wall is a pain in the a$$ to get on.

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Also here is a building tip for you. When pushing a piece together don't be holding an open tube of super glue between the fingers of the hand that's pushing. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeWed Oct 24, 2012 5:18 pm

I so want to battle this tank. Give it 9 hits and 10% sensitivity.
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeWed Oct 24, 2012 10:32 pm

looking good Stince
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeWed Oct 24, 2012 11:44 pm

Thanks guys! If I get enought time in I should havethe basic structure ready for the November meet for a looky see. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeThu Oct 25, 2012 8:49 am

Looks like it could fire right across the battle field , no one will be safe Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeThu Oct 25, 2012 9:35 pm

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Looks like it could fire right across the battle field , no one will be safe Shocked

Yeah, if all things were true to scale, an Elefant, KT or Jagdpanther should be able to take just about anything else out at around 135 feet away (1/16 scale for 2.000 metres)

However, we are limited by IR capabilities and the field would need to expand, a lot Wink Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeFri Oct 26, 2012 7:45 am

I've been working on some 2" wire guided missles...








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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2012 2:04 am

Well, the suspension was being a pain in the butt, so I decided to take the easy lazy way out.

Introducing the Pan-Elefant III! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2012 2:20 am

that looks cool
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2012 4:11 pm

I agree that looks great
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2012 4:12 pm

Strato50 wrote:
I've been working on some 2" wire guided missles...


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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2012 11:35 pm

Here is the basic Hooben kit put together.

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For my first kit, the build didn't take to long to do, a couple hours a night. It was a pretty easy build, the only issues where the misaligned holes in the turret plate and the suspension arms, both were easily fixed. I can see the draw to Tamiya's, building is part of the fun. Maybe one day I'll take a crack at one.

I still have some detail work, zimmerit, paint and weathering. And the all important electronics to get this beast moving! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Oct 28, 2012 11:38 pm

WOW it looks cool i want one now, pretty awesome looking beast
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeMon Oct 29, 2012 12:02 am

Makes me want a Tiger Porsche prototype... oh these darned addicting tanks ><

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeMon Oct 29, 2012 2:37 am

Hey Strato i like those too it's something different than what other people have
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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Nov 04, 2012 9:01 pm

Now that I have the tank built, I need to add the zimmerit to make it a true Elefant.

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Question So here is my dilemma, do I buy the Atak Model 1/16 Zimmerit for Elefant or do I use putty and do my own. Question


Atak Model 1/16 Zimmerit for Elefant Tank

Pros - Is faster and easier, they're pre-made piece that glue in to place.

Cons - Cost for the kit is more than double of the putty. The zimmerit looks to machine made and not natural looking, remember it was put on my hand.

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The Putty Method

Pros - Has a more natural and unique look and weathers better. More cost efficient.

Cons - Time! (with the end of the battle season, I'll have lot's of.)

When I did my Tiger it took about 6 hours, but I did learn how to go faster near the end. I was also using white Squadron Putty which dries in 20 - 30 minutes. If a use putty this time around I will use Milliput, it takes 3 - 4 hours to harden

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So I ask you guys what would you do and what will look better? scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeMon Nov 05, 2012 8:42 pm

I'm not sure, either.

I have seen the kit stuff and it looks quite good.

If you can make it from Miliput, thats great too. My problem is that I if I made mine out of Mitiput, I would always see the bits i wasn't happy with, but thats just me.

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeWed Nov 07, 2012 3:43 pm

You have the knack to make it look reallistic ,do it with putty.
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From Nov. 11, 2012 Can Am meet;

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2012 6:36 pm

It looks so nake it!!! Shocked Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Enter the Elefant   Enter the Elefant Icon_minitimeSun Nov 25, 2012 6:40 pm

Stince wrote:
It looks so nake it!!! Shocked Embarassed

I am sure that will change Wink

IMHO, it is an ideal AFV to run over Indy or Captain America with Wink Twisted Evil Laughing

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