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E-50 ausf B

Post by Alt Berliner » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:58 pm

E-50 ausf B

I am taking a short break on the E-79 to avoid "burn out".
So in the meantime I am working on my E-50 ausf B.
I needed a Upper Hull to start with.....
So Molded an Upper hull from MC and when I had a cast of that ,
I detailed it out by hanging the engine deck for mine,
removing the fenders, and opening the hatches.

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I then wanted to replicate this engine deck

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so I started by cutting out the engine deck, then the roof where the turret ring is.
I moved the turret ring forward, and started modifying the engine deck.
I made the cuts to the front vents, added strip styrene, and added sheet styrene to the back.
once this was all detailed, I glued it all together.

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I then turned my attention to making the turret
I took a cast of my Teufels Amboss turret sand away the details and the sides to get the general shape.
Once this started to take shape I laid it on the upper hull to see how it looked.

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I then began adding the details

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I then turned my attention to the choice of guns for it

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after this I decided to give the turret a coat of primer to bring out any flaws before molding.

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I decided that if I keep handling the "master part" of the turret, as I worked on the rest of the tank......
the chances grew each day that I could screw it up.
So I molded and cast the turret, this will stand up to the constant handling better than the master would.

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now... the upper hull is also quite a fragile thing as well.....
so I decided to mate it up to a lower hull and make it solid.
first I built a box around the spot where the Driver and Radio Operator go,
then I plated over the turret ring.
glued in the rear plate, and glued them all together.
once that dried I cut a hole in the bottom and poured in resin.
This makes the whole thing "solid" and it can then stand up to the constant handling.

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now the rear end needed some details

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as well as the front

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with this all done, I started on the tracks

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I am still working out many of the finer details
but here is where I am for now.
Once the Pin is pulled......Mr. Grenade is not your friend.

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Re: E-50 ausf B

Post by Alt Berliner » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:25 pm

have been working so hard on this.......
here is how the tracks have come out.

the top set (left side) are assembled,
the bottom set (right side)are not yet assembled.

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here is how they look on the tank with the drive sprocket, idler sprocket and the "inner" wheel hubs.
i did this in two shades of resin so you can see the different parts.

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I decided from the beginning that the front hatches would be open hatches,
So I made that area in the hull as an open space

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I molded the plate with the hatch openings, and cast it.
here it is without the hatches

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here it is with the hatches

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here it is with a fig

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I made it quite deep to allow different figs

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now....for the front....
there are two different "schools of thought" as to weather or not there should be a bow / hull MG
so I added the parts for the model builder to exercise his options
here it is as a plain hull

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here it is with the ball mount in place.

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That's where I am for now.
Once the Pin is pulled......Mr. Grenade is not your friend.

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Re: E-50 ausf B

Post by Alt Berliner » Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:28 pm

OK....this is "finally" done...
it is currently in the Paint Booth
Once the painting is done I will post the finished model


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Boy this took a while :)
Once the Pin is pulled......Mr. Grenade is not your friend.

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