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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.