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Updated RK Ferdinand-- Mostly Done
« on: November 18, 2013, 01:32:10 pm »


A modernized Elefant/Ferdinand, WIP shot.

The visible additions
    Sloped Glacis Plate
    Reactive Armor
    Armored Side Skirts, with reactive armor
    Commander's remote gun station

The "Under the Skin" Additions
    3x CAT C15 ACERT Turbodiesel engines, rated at 595 hp each
    6x 6 round clips)
    Unobtanium-ceramic-vibranium composite armor

More to follow as I work on it.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2013, 01:07:37 pm by scooter »
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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 01:37:05 pm »
What ? You lean a piece of plastic card against the front and call the progress ?

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just kidding

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I used to work with a bloke named Debo. We have a physical job, and when he struggled with a lift I called him Debonium.... he was like steel, only much, much weaker.....

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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 01:46:32 pm »
What ? You lean a piece of plastic card against the front and call the progress ?

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just kidding

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This morning it was still inside the box :P  I also cut out the side skirts
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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 01:55:01 pm »
Is it getting a new gun?  Also, who's the intended user?  Some Middle Eastern army?

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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 02:00:22 pm »
Is it getting a new gun?  Also, who's the intended user?  Some Middle Eastern army?

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The intended user is the Republic of Tsingtao, for its army.  Haven't decided if I'm going to use the parts or scratch up a 128mm gun
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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 02:52:34 pm »
You could do a modified 13.5 cm since that was a German WWI caliber.  That would help to distinguish the narrative.



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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2013, 03:38:15 pm »
That's a mean looking cannon right there ! What did the original have ? Doesn't look overly big ( from the pic on the box ) but rather long ?

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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2013, 04:01:10 pm »
8.8 cm L/71 PaK 43, if memory serves.  Basically the same gun the King Tiger carried, in anti-tank form (though it predated the King Tiger).  Should be the same gun as the Nashorn and the Jagdpanther, too.

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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2013, 04:48:15 pm »






More for front glacis plate, and the armor skirts tacked on with the fighting section resting on top of the chassis.  The sides will be sloped into the skirts so incoming rounds will hopefully ricochet.
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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2013, 05:20:34 pm »
She's a big beast eh ? Looking good.

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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2013, 05:32:09 pm »
Wonderful !!!

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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2013, 12:53:57 pm »

The intended user is the Republic of Tsingtao, for its army.  Haven't decided if I'm going to use the parts or scratch up a 128mm gun

Ok, so how did a beer, and a nice one at that, suddenly become a republic?? Enquiring minds wish to be enlightened...
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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 01:49:43 pm »
Ching Dow !

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It's really just Heineken in a diferent label.....

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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2013, 03:25:38 pm »

The intended user is the Republic of Tsingtao, for its army.  Haven't decided if I'm going to use the parts or scratch up a 128mm gun

Ok, so how did a beer, and a nice one at that, suddenly become a republic?? Enquiring minds wish to be enlightened...

Its explained here.  But, in a nutshell, the Governor of the Imperial German Concession of Tsingtao saw the writing on the wall that the he was on his own when the 1st World War kicked off, and told Willy to sod off and declared independence and neutrality
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Re: Updated RK Ferdinand-- WIP
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 01:56:21 pm »
Home from work with a legitimate cold, I decided to get some more work done on Mr Ferdi...







The fighting section, with the ERA armor.  The small box on the roof is the new periscope and laser rangefinder/designator.  I decided to stay with the 8.8 cm cannon; with a modern tungsten sabot penetrator, it'd probably make for an even more effective anti-tank weapon. 








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