LeFh 18/40 1:16 DrafModel
When Draf published his other cannon I just had to build it.Since my first model from Draf was IMHO 100% perfectly designed, I just had to make the next model from Rafal as well!
This time the LeFh 18/40 (leichte Feldhaubitze 18/40) kal.105mm
|I will start with the wheels.Here is the drawing.
||And the parts for ONE wheel ready.....157 parts just for the rim and spokes...
||First out are the spokes.Each spoke contains 9 parts.
||First I assembled the inner structure.
|The inner structure is quite fragile....
||Then I started to put the 3 covers on.
||Here are the parts for the front part of the spoke.
||The part is cutted out and I will shape it half tubed.
|When the two front parts are in place,the tube that will cover the rest of the spoke is shaped.
||And the spoke is done....11 to go....
|| With all 12 spokes done it was time to put things together.
The spokes are placed into slots in the ring.
||Then the other ring is placed.
|Then it was the inside cover
||The inside cover is on.
||Some parts was to be placed around the root of the spokes.
||The holes for the spokes are cut.
|All parts glued in place
||With the center plate in place all got painted and the inner part of the wheel is done..
||Continuing with making the outer part of the tyre.
First the inside of the rim.
||When the inside was on....and it fitted 100% I'm amazed that I didn't have to trim that part,but I glued it butt to butt!!
I made the first section of the tyre.
|View from rear side
||I make one section at the time since I think it's easier to have the roadside of the tyre aligned with it's proper segment....did that make any sence?.
||Here is the road part of the tyre.Two smaller strips on each end and one bigger in the middle.
||When the roadside was done it was time to start cutting letters.
|Top down view
||The letters make a really good 3d effect on the tyreside.
||With all letters in place,the tyre was painted again with a new color I got mixed today,and it's finished on this side..
||I start with the lower part.
||Then two rings are placed on top of the base.
||A coned part goes down in the hole.
|And some arrangement on top of it
||The base for the adjustment screw.
||The screw in place....soryy for the blurried pic!.
||And the rear side is another step closer to complete.