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Building the Bergepanzer 2 from Takom
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 08:47 AM UTC
Hi!
Very interesting and helpful build. However, you painted the anti slip surfaces anthracite, at least it looks that way. These are always painted in the camouflage scheme. Sometimes they look a bit dusty in colour because they catch dirt and dust better than the steel surfaces, even after the dirt was being washed down from the vehicle.

Andreas
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 04:43 AM UTC
Working on the camo.



There's still a lot of little stuff to do.
Regards
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 02:56 AM UTC

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Great build Donald!
I really love your detailed step-by-step informations.

Just one question ... can the crane arm be positioned in different positions or do we have to glue it in a fixed position?

Good luck with the painting.
Cheers
Walter


To answer your question, Yes & No.
The Crane can be rotated left to right quite easily, as for the position of the Boom it may be raised or lowered.
The problem comes from the Cables, if you have the Hook in the lifting position you use a different hook up to attach the end of the cable to the boom. One is straight for the lifting position the other as angled to have the Hook Block on the end of the Boom.
Unless you can figure how to tighten up the cable when raising the Hook or Boom I would say it's best to select a position and stick with it.



I hope this helps.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
Great build Donald!
I really love your detailed step-by-step informations.

Just one question ... can the crane arm be positioned in different positions or do we have to glue it in a fixed position?

Good luck with the painting.
Cheers
Walter
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 06:37 PM UTC
Great and quick job! Congratulations.
Now I need to get one
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 07:35 AM UTC
Ready for Painting.


Base Coat Painted


Once this cures it's on to the camo.
Regards
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:52 AM UTC
Here's the completed Boom.


Here's it on the Hull.


Now for a lot of painting.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:44 AM UTC
Here's how the Cable goes.

The Hook and end of the Block need to be drilled out with an #48 Drill bit at the pin will not fit.

I.m not quite shure if I have the small part that locks the pin for the Hook exactly right, it looks sorta like what Pics. I could find on the net.

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC

I forgot to take Pics. of assembling the Block it's not to hard and what you do with it depends upon how you are going to display the completed model. I'm doing it in the Travel / Rest configuration .

I used the string from the kit for the Boom Cable most of it can't be seen except for where it goes over the blocks, it runs inside the Boom.
There are two different ends to attach the Cable to the Boom. which one you use depends upon how you place the Hook Block.

I painted a portion of the inside of the Boom with NATO Green as some of it may be visible through the side openings.
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:18 AM UTC
The completed unit.

The Pullies , you need 2 of them.

Next I assembled the sides and Bottom, be careful here as there should be a slight lip where they join together, I didn't get it quite right there.

Don't forget the Pully in the end.
I then spread the sides slightly and fitted in the twin units.
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:12 AM UTC
Here's how I did the Crane, it didn't come out quite like I wanted , but not too bad.

First off there's a pivot point where the twin Hydrolic lifts for the Boom mount. One side of the center is 5mm , and the other is 5.5mm be shure the 5.5mm side is down.

If you put the 5.5mm side in the verticle it looks like this.

Not Right.
With the 5mm side in the vertical it looks like this.

The instructions don't mention this.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:51 AM UTC
The Tow Bars just snap right in.

I'll remove them for painting, when I get to that step.


That finishes the sub assemblies for the Hull, I'll be working on the Crane next that looks really complicated.

Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 12:43 AM UTC
Just a little more finished.
Here are the two Tow Cables, I used some Steel Cable from my parts box. Just had to drill the ends slightly. Bent them to shape and glued the ends on. For me Copper color cable just doesn't work.

I made the total length to be 147mm. from one assembled end to the other. Will know if that is correct when they are permanently installed.
Here are the Tow Bar storage holders. The instructions would have you assemble them on the hull, it's easier this way.

Then mount them on the Hull.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 04:12 AM UTC

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...or you buy the new HobbyBoss Leopard C2 Mexas. There‘s a nice detailed powerpack in the kit, but no openings in the tank hull to see it....

Michael


This I Like any pictures?



http://leopardclub.ca/reviews/HobbyBoss/C2-MEXAS/

No pics, but you can see the powerpack in the instructions
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:10 PM UTC
Not sure if you are interested but I have about 400 photos of the Leopard C1 ARV (Canadian). Free for all to use. Photos include exterior and interior. Many of the pictures are from the example owned by The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and others are taken during my service years in Germany. It is in full working order and is actually used by the museum for towing and lifting of other vehicles.

https://s661.photobucket.com/user/8Hussar/library?page=1

Cheers
Don Allen
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC
I'm a little early today.
Here's the Engine Lifting Beam / Unit Whatever you call it.
There's a spot that needs filling, and a push pin that needs to be removed or you can't get the sides together.

Be careful when removing from the Sprue I almost cut the mount off, it's a little tricky on the end of the piece.


Here's where it mounts on the rear deck. I'll glue it down after painting.


Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 09:22 PM UTC

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...or you buy the new HobbyBoss Leopard C2 Mexas. There‘s a nice detailed powerpack in the kit, but no openings in the tank hull to see it....


Michael



This I Like any pictures?
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 03:23 AM UTC
...or you buy the new HobbyBoss Leopard C2 Mexas. There‘s a nice detailed powerpack in the kit, but no openings in the tank hull to see it....


Michael
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 03:03 AM UTC
Pics 83 & 84 are of the Leopard Powerpack cradle...

Perfect Scale Modelbau make the powerpack, cradle & Leo1 engine compartment...
PSM Leo Powerpack
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 03:02 AM UTC
The rear tripod is the support for a spare engine
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC
Just a little more added today.
The Commanders Hatch resting on its supports , It's not glued yet, and fits either way.

The rear deck

The Fixture , not shure what it's fore is temporally fitted to rear deck. I think it looks like something to use when pulling an engine.

More small stuff added.


Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC
Just a little scratching today.
I have a Pic. from Prime Portal showing some kind of support under the edge of the Pully mounted on the front hull, this is not in the kit unless I missed it.
Anyway I scratched one for each side, probably not really accurate but better than none.


Here's the Pic.


Also note there's a support that goes under the bottom of the pully I had this in wrong and it has been corrected.
That's it for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 05:32 AM UTC
There could be a problem with the Smoke units on the upper left side if you'r not careful .The Instructions don't show it but they should vary in pitch Right to Left.

Here's a pic. from Prime Portal showing this.



Finished for now
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 05:25 AM UTC
I have a little more done.
On both sides of the rear Hull you should drill out slightly the mount holes for the rear flaps.

Otherwise they don't fit quite right.

Some of the Tools overlap so be careful on which order you install them.

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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 02:17 PM UTC
Great job with those tracks. And thanks for the documented progress and advice.