My away-from-home-build for almost an year.
Have been working on it on and off, when away for some reason(4 small size sprues leaving a lot of space for tools and glue in the sturdy box of Plusmodel’s Pavesi P.100).
The kit is a small gem, typical for AFV Club, with lots of tiny- and I mean really tiny- and tiniest parts.Funny thing is- I did not loose a single from the tiny or tiniest parts, messed up only with medium sized ones…
First I built the Flak Sw 36 OOB:
Had to make replacement for a clamp, I lost in a hotel room in Plovdiv:
Coming home I decided I need to pay more attention to this build and started looking for refferencies. Found a great vid on YT:
Wonderful restoration job by these gentlemen and very informative.
I was able to pick and add some details like wiring:
Missing rivets, divider between amper- and voltmeter on instrument panel and rope hooks on both fenders:
Further search led to the discovery of how the Flak Sw. 36 looked like in transport mode:
I was especially curious what the 2 clamps, mounted on the frame were designed to hold. Pictures from the splendid ASPMH museum in La Wantzenau/France gave me the answer:
Vertical elevation gear was dismantled, cut, trimmed and after adding some minor detail the gear shaft was run through the clamps and the entire elevation gear was glued together again:
The rigid strut that fixed the projector to the frame in transport mode also underwent some modifications. A clamp was soldered and added to the frame, it holds the strut when stowed:
I need to finish the strut and reduce the height of the butterfly nuts on both clamps holding the vertical elevation gear.
And decide whether I build a German, or a Bulgarian Flakscheinwerfer.
So far my search for the vehicle type used to tow the projector in Royal Bulgarian Army has been futile.
I intend to build the generator for Flak Sw.36 too.
More to come soon,