Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Casting project update: 12 ton medium tank turret
Work continues, slowly but surely. Here is the basis for the first turret, done in aluminium by my brother Peter. I'm now working on the track assembly again, redoing the hinges; the metal wire hinges started to fall off as I'd used polystyreme cement to glue them on. I should have used something stronger, but epoxy glues are really too messy for multiple small parts in my opinion. This time around, I'm using 0.5mm plastic rod. I'm also adding all the rivets, and when thats done, the track assembly should be ready for my first attempt at making a mold. There is the second turret (and a second hull) planned too, but there is no hurry to get them done. Peter is making the second turret and says I should have it by August 23rd.