Steves shilka

Discussion in 'Bob's Modern tracked Armour GB: Jan - June 2017' started by Steve Brodie, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Steve Brodie

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    Started on the cannons the other night, i had purchased the RB brass barrel se,but when looking at real vehicle photos and the Meng instructions it dawned on me that the brass set are not accurate for the variant i am building, plus the 'gas extractor pipes' (?) are not bulky enough !!. One thing i would suggest if anyone else contemplates building this kit is to attach the rubber hose to part H44 before attaching H44 to the gun cannon as its a very,very tight fit, trying to get the hose on and then the other hose attached to the actual cannon. Also ensure part D24 is fitted before part C47. besides that all going well.

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    Their are call outs for painting the system, but again looking at references, Shilka's from the middle East have the gun System painted in the same colour as the tank, so that what i will be doing to mine;

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    Finally got the four barrels together to finish off the cannon system (front) :). Not an easy thing at all, trying to line up 2 pivot point on each side when the top and bottom cannons which are only held together by a swing arm, creating a swinging 'mess' and then you have to glue on the back plate at the same time. :mad: Best way was to glue the rear and sides together, leave the Tamiya cement to set for a few secionds the gently prise open and attach the pivot points, still took quite a few deep breaths and some cursing to get both side lined up and the pivot arm to stay put :(:mad:. Even now i am not convinced its all together properly. Think i will pick an attitude for the system and glue the pivot points, after all its not a toy !! :D

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    Have been watching, great work so far Steve;).............Jim:)
     
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    This really is coming along a treat Steve, looking forward to the next update;)
     
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    After spending 3 days at RIAT Airshow (http://www.scale-models.co.uk/threads/royal-international-airshow-2017.28647/) and a couple of days getting my photos down to a reasonable size, i got back to the Shilka, sprues starting to look a lot more managable. Didnt bother installing the ammo bins, as its going to built shut up. Glued the cannon assembly into one position, test mounted on the hull and spins nice and smoothly, no snagging anywhere !!
    Note - the scratch marks have been sanded smooth, so wont show when painted

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    Looking good Steve. And great work on the gun system it doe's look fiddly.
     

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