Slowly making the turret look more like a turret! We had to make our own bearings to accommodate the gun mantle…round stock and D.O.M. pipe fo the pieces and kept a .002″ tolerance! Swivels like a champ! Added the gunners side vision port and two of the four lifting hooks. The last photo shows how you have to talk dirty to pipe to make it do what you want. More to come…stay tuned!

Turret, look a turret!

 [Feb, 5th 2016] We have a turret! Still need to finish few things but its looking good!

Look a Luchs!

[Jan 15th, 2016] It’s starting to look super..structure ! Wont be long and a turret will be sitting in that small wierd angled hole…wait…I mean that big round hole!! Also a small piece of the up comming Pz IV build. This is commanders vision port ( minus the glass) with controls to open and close the armor bocks on the out side of the coupola. With a little effort and buckets of elbw grease we will be able to make these operable again!


Luchs – details!

Steel for the rest of the panzer II luchs was delivered today. All pre cut by CNC plasma. So now it is like a big model kit. All we need to do is put it together. It will be easy. Ha!


Luchs build!

Luchs build. Screens made and mounted. Rear deck is pretty well done. Needs hinges and tow cable holding clips. Fighting compartment is drawn and ready to be cut. Picking color. I like the color we started with but it’s too glossy. Here are some other choices of RAL 7028

Luchs updates yet again !!

The armor caps for the rear lid are done and the engine deck is just about complete. The screens need frames to be finished and hinges for the doors are almot done.

Hallelujah! We have Luchs Wheels!

Hallelujah!!!! On the way home with rubber on the PzKpfw II Luchs wheels. Making these wheels have been such an adventure I am sobbing with happiness