Death Star Tower/ siloh thinghy's.

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  1. jedimaster

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    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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  2. jedimaster

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    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.
     
  3. Tsophika

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

    Craig

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  4. jedimaster

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

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  5. ralphee

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    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
     
  6. Nwerke

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    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!
     
  7. jedimaster

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    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.
     
  8. jedimaster

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    Definitely not the 312b Lee.
     
  9. dirtydave

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    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.

    Dave
     
  10. jedimaster

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    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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  11. jedimaster

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    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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  12. jedimaster

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    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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  13. PHArchivist

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    Happen to have more clear shots of the end caps to those tanks?
     
  14. Scott Graham

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    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!
     
  15. ozzyguanche

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    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?

    Regards

    Ozzy
     
  16. jedimaster

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    @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.
     
  17. jedimaster

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    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
     
  18. vaderdarth

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    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. :)
     
  19. Rats

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  20. jedimaster

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    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.
     
  21. jedimaster

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    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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  22. Rats

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  23. jedimaster

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    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.

    Simon.
     
  24. jedimaster

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    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....
     
  25. Rats

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

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    I was thinking that also. Not the 123 or white boss. Definitely not the aero chief either. Muzzas the truck man I'll ask him.... If I can drag him away from his new red Y.
     
  27. Nwerke

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    Waaah, where's miiiiiii-iiiiiiiiine?!? :lol
     
  28. jedimaster

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    Ok... Cut the hanomag part and trimmed the 1/16 Sherman cone. I need to I'd the frame underneath and the tank part on top. Also wish there were other pix of this so I knew how much to trim off the front.

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  29. jedimaster

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    Bumping this as an extra to go with the turbo laser. Anyone got any spare of these Sea Lab parts?

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  30. moffeaton

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    Originals? to borrow? I do
     
  31. jedimaster

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    Sweet Jay. Thanks mate. The sea lab I have access to is part built and that part is too fragile to force apart. I'll cast em up and send em back if that's ok?
     
  32. moffeaton

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    Yerp. Just wait a week and I can send it to you. (Wonderfest is nigh! Nigh I say!)
     
  33. jedimaster

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    I'm gonna try and make it next year..... See what all the fuss is about.:lol
     
  34. moffeaton

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    YES do!

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    You get your * there, you can crash in my room and save hotel $$!

    Unless of course, you fart a lot. I mean a LOT.
     
  35. dacrates

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    Not sure if you've solved the wheel hubs yet but I used the sets from the 'Moving on truck' the white (left) and the chrome which has the additional detail for the right, the nipples were from the same kit.. Seems a good match

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  36. jedimaster

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    Bumping this one to see if any more id's have come about.
     
  37. Alan3

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    Hi Simon.
    Nice to see you back. It's the only model I got off you that I haven't finished yet. More references please.
    Thanks
    Dave A
     
  38. jedimaster

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    Cheers Dave, I missed out on the turbo laser Run Wasilli did but would like to nail this.

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    Thanks. I should start a part map.
     
  39. moffeaton

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    Hope these help!

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  40. jedimaster

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    Cheers J....
     
  41. Tsophika

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    It's all Sealab, Panther G, AMT truck and 1/16 Sherman. At least until better reference turns up...

    Craig
     
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  42. moffeaton

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    It's all ball bearings nowadays :)
     
  43. jedimaster

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    Towers

    1) AMT Fruehauf Tanker Semi Trailer x 2
    2) AMT "Movin On"
    3) Aurora Sealab


    Crane
    1) Tamiya Hanomag
    2) Tamiya 1/16 Sherman
    3) Airfix 1/144 Saturn V
     
  44. moffeaton

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    IMG_7365.jpg

    Keep your head up, movin' on
    Hold your head up, movin' on
    Keep your head up, movin' on


    Who am I to disagree?

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    That's it!
     
  46. moffeaton

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    Research.

    Build.

    Share.

    Repeat!
     
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  48. moffeaton

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    Okay, so Ed Minto hipped me to using the 8 Rad (bam!) and confirmed my feeling on the 312B, and the turret is still "in play"... Ed thought it might be a Panzer II, but the 1/35th feels too large. The 8-Rad in 1/48 has a better "vibe" but is not correct either! I scratched the transition from Hanomag to Saturn dome. I'm sure it's a kit part, and now that I have committed to build it will make itself known to me, too late ;)

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  49. Scott Graham

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    I always wondered why the two hulls didn't line up to close perfectly. They've got that gap. Interesting mash up.

    Nice trailblazing on this. Love it.
     
  50. moffeaton

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    I'm not doing it alone, that's for sure! Hoping we ID the front bracing, so in the meantime I added some crap I made up on the back, and "off camera" around the tower.... All kit parts so far! The diamond plate disc is from one of the fire trucks. Serendipity, eh?

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