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    Dec 11, 2011, 4:00 AM - Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #1

    Ok, so I've got some surplus Freuhauf tanker bits. So as I'm doing the turbo laser I may as well put these to good use. Problem being there's about 3 parts I can't I'd as yet. The wheel rims on top seem to be f1 but it's not the tyrell or 312 or m23 so I'm stuck on that. Also between the two towers is some kind of pipework. Upper and lower. Looks like a bunch of sprues to me but it seems to have a curved bottom on the lower one if that makes any sense. Here's a few pix.

    Firstly this puc shows the rims on the top.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 4:08 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #2

    These aren't very clear.[IMG][/IMG]

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    I've cast up the sealab parts already that go around one side of each tower.. Any help on the rest would be good.

    Thanks simon.
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    Dec 11, 2011, 4:38 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #3

    I think I may be seeing Sealab in the centerwork there. Though I've been seeing Sealab everywhere since I got ahold of one.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 5:22 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #4

    Thanks Craig, makes sense I guess as it's covered in these.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 8:07 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #5

    Hmm, you sure those rims arent 312b Simon? Ill grab a kit out later if you dont get to, ill also check my Matra, got a feeling itll be a cigar body type F1 kit.

    lee
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    Dec 11, 2011, 9:12 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #6

    Hey, we could actually make a half-decent stab at those crane/gantries, now, too. Saturn V, Plastruct, and K123 Cabover...you're almost done!
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    Dec 11, 2011, 3:54 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #7

    Thanks Lee, yeah I'm waiting on the Honda f1 . Was kinda hoping it was that one.

    Martyn, I think I know what the chasis rail is connected to on the crane also


    Thanks ....simon.
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    Dec 11, 2011, 6:38 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #8

    Definitely not the 312b Lee.
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    Dec 11, 2011, 7:39 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #9

    Checked the Matra rims.They do look close,but I think the top lip may be to tall on the Matra rim.Lets see what Lee thinks.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 3:41 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #10

    Thanks Dave. This may give a clearer view of the gantry's?. I think Craig could be onto something with the sealab.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 3:48 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #11

    Anyway first thing to do is cut them down to the 5th Rib. From this.....

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    To this......

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    Dec 12, 2011, 5:04 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #12

    The base of the crane from pic 1. I'm pretty sure there's at least 3 hanomag donors and a 1/16 Sherman part as well.

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    Dec 12, 2011, 12:00 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #13

    Happen to have more clear shots of the end caps to those tanks?
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    Dec 12, 2011, 2:08 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #14

    Cool project. I've never seen (or maybe noticed) the small towers in some of the pics you're posting. Good job on ID'ing the parts!
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    Dec 12, 2011, 3:19 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #15

    I have never even noticed these things, Its always so refreshing to see something new, star wars related, that no one has attepted before or maybe like me never noticed before. Its things like this that will keep me interested for another 30 years.

    Great project Jediaster.

    PS: Love the Y wing in the background. Making progress on your other projects?

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    Dec 12, 2011, 5:34 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #16

    @Rob... Na man wish I could. There's not a lot a pix on these .

    @scot.... Thanks... Not something I was itching to build but born out of having leftover bits and doing something with them.

    @Ozzy ... Ya.....er..... Other projects. Hmmn.. Y wing almost done, waiting on aluminum armature for the shuttle, update next week. More stuff on it's way, gonna spend the next 12 months knocking it all on the head.

    Simon.
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    Dec 13, 2011, 8:32 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #17

    As I understand it there are two diffErent Tamiya 1/35 hanomags. I have the one used on the 5 ft falcon. Does anyone have the other kit? If so could you take a pic of the Hull/bottom of the tank please.

    Many thanks
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    Dec 13, 2011, 8:36 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #18

    Ozzy, i'm right there with ya. Until this thread was posted, I had totally missed these tanks.......always focused on the gun towers I suppose.
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    Dec 13, 2011, 8:39 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #19

    Is this the "other" kit Simon? http://www.studioscale.com/images/Ki...anomag/box.jpg
    If so, follow the link to a pic of the hull. (http://www.studioscale.com/images/Ki...mag/parts1.jpg)
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    Dec 13, 2011, 8:49 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #20

    Thanks John but that's not the one. I already have that one, it's used on the 5 fter. It's a close match to the top section of the crane.
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    Dec 13, 2011, 9:19 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #21

    This is the one I have. The holes match up to the one on the top of the crane. Looks similar.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 9:28 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #22

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    Dec 13, 2011, 9:45 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #23

    Na .... I have the 250 9 same body and def not the one. They all have the axles cast in. The hanomag has the holes for the axles. I'm thinking it's just a cut down version of the one I have. Thanks for looking John.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 9:48 AM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #24

    I've found another donor from the hanomag kit and the cone thinghy coming off the side is from the 1/16 Sherman. The rails are definitely not 123 though. The search goes on....
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    Dec 13, 2011, 10:31 PM - Re: Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's. #25

    Checked some wheels last night Simon, they're not from the Lotus F1 (RA273) nor the BT44. Could they be truck wheels?

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