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Advice on WWII Panther grab handles in 1/72nd
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:36 AM UTC
Would something like this work? They are HO scale (1:89).

https://www.factorydirecttrains.com/cal-scaletrainparts515hopilotgrabbar01212pk.aspx
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:05 PM UTC
Thank you very much.
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 12:29 AM UTC

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I would like to know what size brass wire should I use when making the grab handles for my WWII Panther D early in 1/72nd scale.
Thank you



Assume that the rod used for the real handles has a diameter somewhere between 15 - 25 millimetres.
Dividing with 72 gives 0.2 to 0.35 millimetres.
I think I would go for close to 0.2 with 0.25 millimetres as upper limit to allow some margin for paint thickness.

/Robin

Edit:
This image:

shows the side of the mantlet, supposed to be 100 mm thick and a grab handle on the drivers hatch.
Comparing the sizes makes me think the handle is 12 - 13 mm thick

Similar with this image:


The side armour of the turret is 45 mm thick and the handle on the rear top edge of the turret seems to be about 0.3 x the armour thickness which would mean about 12 mm (and 0.17 mm in 1/72)

/ smee
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 03:19 AM UTC
I would like to know what size brass wire should I use when making the grab handles for my WWII Panther D early in 1/72nd scale.
Thank you