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VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:43 pm

VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72
I started this by requesting a friend of mine to make me a hull and turret to start from.
As per my request he sent me both these items,
they were both hollow being made from sheet styrene.
So I began by removing items that I felt were either incorrect or not needed,
and filled the turret and hull with resin to make them easier to work with.

these are the items I removed from his parts

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this left me with this as my starting point

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as you can see I filled them with resin, and opened the rear of the turret more.

Now...here I have replaced the frontal armor,
the engine deck, added a Tiger II cupola, and started work on the gun.

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here I began building up the mantlet area with Milliput

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this is after several layers of Milliput, and starting the carving it to shape.

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Here you see the mantlet getting closer to the final shape

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Getting closer

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here I spliced loader's hatch into the roof, added a couple more items,
and started to mark out the details

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I neglected to mention that I also grinded away the tail end (sides) to my desires.

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here I gave the turret a coat of primer

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I am trying to stay as close as I can to this drawing of the E-79,
while staying true to the Panzer front concept.

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Here I began working on the front of the hull

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as you see I have played with the periscopes, and added a vent fan to the hull roof.

I decided the open the hatches for the Driver and radio operator.

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Here is the "lay out" for how I am doing the hull

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This is how the Turret looks on the hull

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here is an Over All view showing the the turret and gun in place.

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well that is where I am for now.
Please tell me what you think.
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:05 am

here I have done a couple more things

If you look closely at the front of the Hull Mount for the MG....
you can see it is bereft of detail.

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So using my Jeweler's Engraving Tool I carved it out

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I then drilled a hole for mounting the MG barrel, and a smaller one to represent the site aperture.

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From here I turned my attention to the rear end of the hull.
now more than one example I have seen of the E-79 shows no exhaust pipes.
I cannot accept this, so using these examples of a 1/35 model,
I decided to go the same route.

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here is my attempt.

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My hope is that once all assembled.....
it will look much better
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:04 pm

In my emails someone has mentioned that this looks like an E-10....
I could not agree more......
In my mind I see a "big" E-10, but with a turret.

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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:42 am

I have now worked out my "wheel spacing" for the running gear.
seeing as this was such a pain to do One (1) time.....
I will mold this and cast resin to make two sets.
Then I will have what I need for the Left and the Right sides.

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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:50 pm

the more I handled the turret,
the more the chances grew that I would somehow screw it up,
or drop it, or something.
so I molded it and cast it in resin to be used throughout the final building of the model.

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back to work :)
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:34 pm

OK......things are getting closer now :)

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I am so itching to finish this one :)
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:36 am

OK....I have taken a Long Break from this.....
I think I am finally getting back into the swing of things.
I sourced out the parts I needed, gathered them together
and finally got it to all fit together (for one side).....
This is how it looks

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This one side alone was an "All Day" project.....
so it's Break Time
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Captain Darling » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:22 am

As per your other scratch builds very well done!

Pity once it gets on the game table allied air support will knock it out in seconds :lol:
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:26 pm

Many Thanks.....
Just to get your attention....
here are the tracks molded and cast in resin.....
this is the "first pull" from the new mold.


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I will be back in a few min with some more pic's :)
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:34 pm

OK I still have a little ways to go....
But I think it will be done by the end of the Weekend :)
anyway I have taken the parts I have and test fitted them onto the hull.
I will then do a final inspection of the hull before molding :)

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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:22 am

OK except for the painting.... it is done
it has a few "quirks" I did not foresee.....
even though I "test fitted" the parts over and over again
but it is done.....
I will put it on ebay either later today, or tomorrow.
but here it is :)

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Please tell me what you think :)
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Re: VK 6600 E-79 in 1/72

Post by Alt Berliner » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:01 am

Well this is finally done......
it comes with a choice of two guns,
and can be built with either an MG34 or IR system.

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it is now on ebay
so if you are interested one you can find it there,
or you can contact me directly :)
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