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!
[Feb, 5th 2016] We have a turret! Still need to finish few things but its looking good!
Today we took out the Panzer II “Luchs” for its first ride. Everything went well. Suspension, wheels, sprockets engine all worked. Test—- Passed! Now on to making it look like what its supposed to look like.
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!!!! 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
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