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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm FlaK 38 Prototype 170505
« Reply #105 on: May 06, 2017, 08:21:22 PM »
 I agree that in-scale barrels that are that small are inherently fragile, though I don't knonw how practical the inclusion of barrels in other materials is - perhap a blister of replacement barrels would be possible. I've tended to replace the barrels on any I've previously made with readily available brass or aluminium rod or tube, (art shops tend to carry them, as do Amazon & Ebay) which are far more robust at scale (or near scale) size.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm FlaK 38 Prototype 170505
« Reply #106 on: May 06, 2017, 08:56:46 PM »
A blister pack of metal / wire barrels and resin flash guards would probably work . But it depends how the  gun kit is made . Do the barrels fit together at the position by the gun shield or is each  gun -  one full piece . Lots of fun trying to drill out the end of 4 guns to add metal barrels . I can see a disaster waiting to happen . Of course Rubicon would end up selling more gun kits probably  ::)

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm FlaK 38 Prototype 170505
« Reply #107 on: May 07, 2017, 02:24:36 PM »

My (non technical) thought was to have the body of each gun in two parts with a hollow (when assembled forming a socket) that takes a length of the turned/ rod barrel to provide strength to the exposed part of the barrel. Scale plastic barrels would just need a stub piece for assembly.


It might be possible to make the plastic barrels a friction fit, making replacement easier.

Ripley makes a good point about the flash guards, an alternative would be to provide the socket (so no need to drill the body of the gun) and flashguards in plastic as spares on the sprue.

No idea of the feasibility, but the Crusader kit had a wire brush guard option, a first for this scale.

Technical issues are preventing me from posting a diagram.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2017, 02:51:45 PM by ultravanillasmurf »

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #108 on: June 22, 2017, 11:21:49 PM »
This is the latest batch of eDrawings for the FlaK 38...
now being mounted on an Opel Maultier!







Enjoy!
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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #109 on: June 23, 2017, 02:12:15 AM »
Nice.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #110 on: July 07, 2017, 01:41:53 PM »
The Maultier never carried the Flakfierling 38 it was to heavy for the Maultier.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #111 on: July 07, 2017, 04:45:42 PM »
It does look good but agree it is not correct.
For this reason, i used the single 20mm mount on the back of my Opel Blitz.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #112 on: July 07, 2017, 05:47:32 PM »
The Maultier never carried the Flakfierling 38 it was to heavy for the Maultier.

That's very true... sorry about the confusion.  But it did mounted on an Opel Blitz...

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #113 on: July 10, 2017, 06:53:00 AM »
We discussed this before.  It seems fairly certain that the Flakvierling was not mounted on the basic Opel Blitz, as it was too heavy.  The only photos purporting to show this combination (in Afrika Korps service) are apparently of a 4 1/2 ton truck, not an Opel. The Flakvierling doesn't seem to have been mounted on the Maultier either - all the photos show the single barrel version.  Of course, anything is possible given the Germans' need to improvise.  But it would be a very rare, non-standard vehicle.
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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #114 on: July 10, 2017, 07:44:00 AM »
If Rubicon also produces the 2 cm Flak 30 or the 3.7 cm Flak, then we can make the opel Blitz and maultier with the 2 cm and the 7/2 with the 3.7 cm.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - More eDrawings 170622
« Reply #115 on: July 13, 2017, 03:27:35 AM »
" Of course, anything is possible given the Germans' need to improvise."

Not really the Germans were limited by reality just like everybody else. The track system added to the Opel Blitz to make the Maultier was less robust that the original wheels which meat the Maultier couldn't carry as umch weight as the Blitz.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - 2cm FlaK 38 Gun Crew Sculpt 170824
« Reply #116 on: August 24, 2017, 06:28:31 PM »
Finally, some preliminary gun crew for the 2cm FlaK 38 done!









Enjoy!
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Re: German AA/AT Guns - FlaK 38 SdAh52 Trailer 171011
« Reply #117 on: October 11, 2017, 02:19:55 PM »
More work is done on the Flakvierling 38 project.


This is the SdAh 52 trailer with two build options: (1) Carriage Trailer for transporting the FlaK 38 or as an (2) Ammunition Trailer when the FlaK 38 was mounted on vehicles.





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Re: German AA/AT Guns - FlaK 38 SdAh52 Trailer 171011
« Reply #118 on: October 11, 2017, 05:03:09 PM »
Looks good.

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Re: German AA/AT Guns - FlaK 38 SdAh52 Trailer 171011
« Reply #119 on: October 11, 2017, 08:13:58 PM »
Very nice