Mk IV Top Tower Supply Tank & Sledge

Pete Low

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Hello everyone
I'm another refugee from Military Modelling but also a returning member I was converting a Emhar Mk IV into a supply tank with a supply sledge.
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This is just some of the wok I did.
Added springs to the vision port flaps, added 2 bolts above vision slits which would have reflector boxes on the the inside,Removed rivet under the Lewis gun.ballmounting, removed and added the right nuts & bolts ot the angle iron running along the lower edge.
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Made escape hatch for the drivers cab roof. added missing rivets to the side of the cab, replaced pistol port pivots with nut & studs and added stops.
Remade the rear lookout hatch . Added missing pistol port.
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The two sponsons (original one on the left) and converted it to the one on the right .Removed all suface details and boxed in the main gun, M/G apacher.
Lightly filled with Mr Surface 1000 and sanded, added pistol ports, viewing slots which are block, added new rivets to front & sides.
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Made up fuel tank and missing return flange and rivets.
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Used gluing jig to hold hull all nice and square .
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Made up stowage protector box .Fitted Takom tracks instead of vinyl one supplied in the kit.
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Made retaining pin for front tow eye also thined down lower half of tow eye. Made & added missing drivers floor pistol port, flated rivet heads on leading edge & side insteard of domed ones.Made & added envelope radiator filler and armour plate, also fitted rea convoy light wire.
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Made new M/G using brass 2.5, 2.0 mm tubing.
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On to the towing block or top tower. I used Balsa wood , white card and coper wire fof the large Bow shackle.and various plastic nuts and bolts.
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Primed the body and the tranks, all painted by hand using my Artex roller :smiling4:
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Base coat on and all paint as usual with the garden broom :thinking:
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Thank you for looking.
Pete :sleeping:
 

Pete Low

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HI
On to the supply sledge which is all scrtchbuild and was built yesterday so noe up to date. :smiling:

Parts used.
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End supports and end rails .
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Added side rails and centre supports.
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Made bracing spas, made rivets & fiitted inside & out, made front and rear tow eyes from copper wire ( rear tow eyes are for second sledge)
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Still got the towing mule to make which goes between the tank & sledge all connected with chains.

Thank you for looking.
Pete :thumb2:
 

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Hi Pete
Great to see you and glad to be able to continue to enjoy this build. Impressive scratching and attention to detail.
Jim
 

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Pete,
Really happy to see this build, I do enjoy your WW1 builds, loads of inspiration.
Cheers, MikeC.
 

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Hi Pete
Great to see you and glad to be able to continue to enjoy this build. Impressive scratching and attention to detail.
Jim
Hi Jim glad to see you and thank you, looks like there a few us on here which is great I had just got comfortable in the old site, shame it end the way it did :worried:, look forward to see more of your work :thumb2:
Pete.
 

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Pete,
Really happy to see this build, I do enjoy your WW1 builds, loads of inspiration.
Cheers, MikeC.
Hi Mike glad to see you made it too I will be keeping a eye on your work for sure :thumb2:, I did manage to finish the airship tug & the Mk V before I moved back here the pics are on the Mil Mod site if you want to see them before it goes :worried:.
Pete
 

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Hi small update.
Got the primer on, all my models are hand painted.
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I'v made the pics smaller :flushed: sorry did not realise they were that big.
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Thats pretty cool. Great scratch building.
Dont have to worry about the larger photos, makes it much easier to see whats going on.
 

Pete Low

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Thats pretty cool. Great scratch building.
Dont have to worry about the larger photos, makes it much easier to see whats going on.
Cheers Ian, I try my best, thamks for the info on the pic's didn't want start off on the wrong foot :relieved: I may make the pic's a tadd bigger then.
Pete.
 

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Hi Tony I have no idea what I've done wrong ??? :confused: I can only say sorry.
Pete.
Pete.
Tony was hinting that you are very good ! :thumb2:

The build is stunning , the sledge is quite a work of engineering. Good to see this on here.
John
 
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