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Building the 128mm. Flak 40 from Hobby Boss
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 05:01 AM UTC
I'm starting a big gun , hope you-all like it.


I start with the out-rigger supports .
You need to run the anchors from the inside through the bottoms as they have some flash on the holes.

Like so.

Do the same for the upper parts of the arms.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 05:08 AM UTC
Cleaned and ready for assembly.

The upper part of the anchor stakes are glued to the arms as showm.

Here the anchor stakes are in the travel position .

Here's a pic. I found on the net, do a search of Flak 40 and you can see more.
47jw66
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 07:06 AM UTC
Donald,
Here you go with another interesting build. Just got this kit so will follow along as you discover all of the issues and tell (show) me how to fix them.
John
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC
Cool! Will be following this build with great interest.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 05:34 AM UTC
Today I have the Gun and carriage bases.

View from the other side.

Now two views in travel mode.


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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC

The hatches in the Gun part don't fit, you should trim the left one to get them closed.

Like this.


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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 05:45 AM UTC




Next I'll be working on the Gun Barrel . I have a metal gun to get fitted.
I think a lot of you'll be very interested in that.

I'm finished for now.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. Following you with interest
BootsDMS
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 09:47 AM UTC
Well done Donald; whilst I won't be building this model I like your style - instructive, informative and very helpful and clear.

Keep it up.

Brian
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 02:50 PM UTC
Great work Donald, I will be following with much interest. I am serious about getting this kit myself. Looking forward to your next post. Best regards........Dale
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 08:28 PM UTC
https://rs.n1info.com/Picture/231120/jpeg/shutterstock_1085829791.jpg
one of those guns in Belgrade military museum.
happy modelling!
BootsDMS
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:20 PM UTC
Marko,

I think the picture is of a Flak 36 - 105mm not the 128mm of the Flak 40.

More than happy to be proved wrong - I'm no artillery expert.

Brian
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 07:20 AM UTC
Well on to the Gun Barrel.
I will be trying to use one of the gun barrels from Abers Zwilling set, hope it works.

The kit barrel and Abers side by side.
The Aber one is a little longer, it's desighned for the Takom twin

Started the Breach Block, it needs a little filler on some of the seams.

It's a little complicated on the end, unfortunatly most of this can't be seen once the end cover is installed.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
Like so.





That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC
Nice build so far. Cool subject too, might build this kit myself one day.
dhines
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:12 AM UTC
Great update, the more I see you build, the more I want to buy one. The Aber barrel looks like it will be a great improvement on the kit one. Best regards......Dale
iguanac
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 11:12 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Marko,

I think the picture is of a Flak 36 - 105mm not the 128mm of the Flak 40.

More than happy to be proved wrong - I'm no artillery expert.

Brian


You are absolutely right!My first impression was the big gun that is not 88!, I apologize!
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 12:22 AM UTC
I have the Aber barrel kit nice kit. Went into my 12.8 cm Flakzwilling 40 really easily. I ended up purchasing two sets of barrels because I have the Flak 40 from Amusing that came with the FuMG 39D and I am planning on purchasing this kit. Just as a FYI if anyone does not want to purchase two barrels when you only need one there is this:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/timos-model-world-tmw00094-128cm-flak-40-metal-barrel--1269694

You can find it on ebay. Plus you get a laser cut real wood ammo crate.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-35-Scale-German-12-8cm-FLAK-40-Metal-Barrel-for-HobbyBoss-84545-Model-Kits/153833415417?hash=item23d12fa2f9:g:7kgAAOSwrsdeR577




OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 07:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I have the Aber barrel kit nice kit. Went into my 12.8 cm Flakzwilling 40 really easily. I ended up purchasing two sets of barrels because I have the Flak 40 from Amusing that came with the FuMG 39D and I am planning on purchasing this kit. Just as a FYI if anyone does not want to purchase two barrels when you only need one there is this:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/timos-model-world-tmw00094-128cm-flak-40-metal-barrel--1269694

You can find it on ebay. Plus you get a laser cut real wood ammo crate.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-35-Scale-German-12-8cm-FLAK-40-Metal-Barrel-for-HobbyBoss-84545-Model-Kits/153833415417?hash=item23d12fa2f9:g:7kgAAOSwrsdeR577



Man I shure could have used them, oh-well.
Donald

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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 07:36 AM UTC
Now to continue on with what I have.
I removed the slide from the kit gun barrel.


The metal gun barrel worked good for sanding the cut as shown.

For installing the metal barrel to the breach block first drill out the mounting hole to fit, then I placed the breach on a hard surface with a piece under the notch in the barrel This keeps the notches lined up as they should be.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 07:47 AM UTC
Place the slide as shown and block up the breach to level.
Then tack in place.




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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 - 07:52 AM UTC
I'm not shure how long it's supose to be ?
but here are the other sizes.




To be continued.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 05:28 AM UTC
Hey Guys, I think I either screwed this all up or Hobby Boss did.
The arm that holds the loading tray angles to the rear, there's no room to move its base forward to change the angle.
Any answers out there ?





HELP!
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 07:40 AM UTC
Hi there,
Another source for a single barrel is Bold Division, https://www.bolddivision.de/. He was willing to sell me the barrel only, for his product # 35024.
Hope this is of some use.
Alan
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 07:46 AM UTC
In my opinion it should be straight, although this is a Flakzwilling:



Also mine from Takom is straight: