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Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:38 pm
by rivetcounter
With the Panzeraufbau from the Panzerspähwagen re-assembled I wanted to make this more rigid especially where there are no brackets to bolt sections together so I decided to add strength the only way was to braze the Panzeraufbau sections this also helps with the weld lines
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Another feature I wanted to improve was the radius on the folds I wanted them to have sharp edges for this I applied some resin then sanded this down to give a smooth surface and my sharp edges , the I started to apply some weld lines using one of my usual techniques.
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I also added an alloy plate to the front this shows the increased armour on the front plate for the 5 series Sd.Kfz.222
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Then with a fresh coat of red oxide primer applied I started to add some missing detail such as the bullet guards and the water filler cap then added some bolt detail.
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More detail will be added as and when I have more spare time.

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:27 am
by possum
Really enjoying your added details, inspiring work. Looking great :handgestures-thumbup:

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:52 pm
by rivetcounter
It’s been awhile since I show any updated pictures of the build, recently I have been working on the headlamps and mounting brackets along with the width markers and Notek lamp with guard all these parts are self-made apart from the Armourpax Notek which I modified so I could install an LED,
The driver’s vision ports have been reshaped and the slits opened, I have added a shovel from Mike Stannard with my own front bracket.
The rear part has had hinges and detail added as in a later 5 Series vehicle.
The side stowage bins have been modified complete with hinges, catches and ne lids.
The drivers doors have had hinges added and stowage bins I just need to add new locking catches
Armourpax tetra extinguisher has been added along with the lower mudguard step

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Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:44 pm
by AndyR
Very impressive riv, nice work indeed.

Cheers
Andy

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:21 pm
by rivetcounter
Latest update on my Sd.Kfz.222 Panzerspähwagen, recently I have been working on a few time consuming updates one being completing the front mudguards this included the semaphore indicators and the stowage bins built into the front mudguards, all bolt and rivet details were added along with catches for the bins these are now complete and ready for me to move onto the next part for detailing. Image
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Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:26 pm
by rivetcounter
Another upgrade I have been working on is the doors or to be precise the internal detail of the doors, I have added the locking system and also the oxygen tube, the doors can be locked from both inside and outside.
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Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:40 pm
by AndyR
Impressive work.

Nice bit of inspiration - thanks :)

Cheers
Andy

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:06 pm
by possum
I'll second that. great skills with the brass metalwork & soldering.

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:07 pm
by rivetcounter
Thanks for your response chaps, its coming along slowly.

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:04 pm
by rivetcounter
Moving along on my Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 re-build, recently I have been working on the rear mudguards, rear stowage bins and lighting firstly the rear stowage bins were made from brass along with a mounting bracket for the rear Notek light this unit will have LED’s fitted when it’s completed I also made the rear light guard from round brass on the right rear mudguard there is also a round tail light this is from MM Panzer http://www.mmpanzer.estranky.sk/fotoalbum/sd-kfz-7-1/ I also had to make the mounting bracket and wire guard this guard is not as simple to make as one would think but after much trouble its complete, to scratch build these relatively simple parts took all the spare time I had over a week, whilst working on the rear mudguards I also added the bolt and rivet details along with a step for the right rear mudguard and added an Armorpax Tetra http://www.armorpax.net/wwii-german-parts next job will be making the registration plates and jack mounting brackets from scratch.
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Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:08 am
by [ICE]monkey
great detail as always

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:25 pm
by rivetcounter
Thanks for your comments, Ice.

My latest up-date on the Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 build, I have spent some time making the jack brackets and have also added the registration plates to the rear stowage boxes, the jack and Tetra come from Armorpax next job is installing bulbs into the Notek light then priming all the brass work.
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Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:49 pm
by rivetcounter
Recently I modified the spare wheel and also made the bracket that holds the wheel on the side of the Panzeraufbau this still needs to be primed and fitted
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Here are a few pictures of the Panzeraufbau and Fahrgestell re-united just for a few pictures the rear Notek is not fitted while I work on the lighting.
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Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:52 pm
by possum
Really enjoying this build, all these small details will make this model stand out from the rest.

Re: Armortek Leichter Panzerspähwagen Sd.Kfz.222 rebuild

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:27 am
by rivetcounter
Glad you like the build so far though recently I haven’t had the spare time I would have liked to work on the 222.