The Eva Project, p3 1:1 scale Tiger1 turret
65 - Initial construction of the mantel.
69 - Jiggy, in her black-panzer-uniform, checks-out the view from the comfort of the mantel !
71 - The discs and braces used inside the barrel.
72 - I went to all this work so that the sections of barrel will not droop, and later a simulated rifled-core could be added to the 88.
73 - Many hours of hard-work here!
75 - The barrel-sections on the lawn. Right hand side is the front tapered section.
77 - Barrel was built hollow, so I could later, somehow, simulate a rifled-core.
78 - Initial attempt at the muzzle-brake. This later proved to be incorrect!
80 - Covering over my mistake !
81 - Locking-collar of barrel in place.
85 - Some of the basic components for the loaders-hatch.
109 - The day of the big shift ! The now very heavy turret is moved onto a trailer and wheeled into the new shed…at last!
92 - An old model Tiger to show those interested what the tank looks like.
94 - At last I can view my work from a distance!
95 - The turret is placed onto 4x old-rusty 200 Ltr. Drums, as they did in the field for maintenance during the war.
96 - The large bolts are cast in bronze, and locking-plates made from aluminium.
97 - At home in the shed. The turntable, lower-left will later be used to form the replacement cupola.
98 - First mantel-rings in place.
100 - The white polystyrene mantel still awaits a covering of fibreglass.
102 - Inside the mantel-sleeve, rollers are later added to simulate the barrel-recoil.
104 - The mantel-collar before installation.