The Eva Project, p4 1:1 scale Tiger1 turret
115 - Inside “blank-canvas” of the interior walls are textured to simulate the curved-rolled-steel single plate.
116 - View inside. A temporary "skirt" is screwed on to cover the lip of the shelve, that would in turn cover the turret-ball-race.
117 - View inside. Small, shaped box "welded" into the roof will hold the loaders fixed episcope.
120 - A large wooden round "table-top" sits below the turret. This will later be covered in thin-sheet-metal to form the turrets floor.
121 - Roof is textured to represent "rolled-plate-steel", and large weld-beads added using glue.
123 - View as standing on the roof. Please "totally - disregard" the old, initial attempt at the Kdr's. Cupola!
124 - Two brackets on rear of the roof, for mounting the turret-bin.
128 - Initial first aluminium casting, made from the master I made from wood, of the lower track-bracket with makers codes. I am having these cast, and will later add the short rod that would hold the track in place.
129 - Two views of the barrel extension I had to add, so that the barrel cleared the mantel inside.
131 - The inside and back of the mantel proved to be a very tricky area to construct!
134 - The mantel-end-collar temporally in place.
138 - The "mess" of the turret-workshop!
139 - The TZF sight and MG "plugs" before installation into the mantel.
143 - Note the makers "amp" and numbers code on top of the mantel.
144 - Mantel with fibreglass covering, and sand added to give the rough-cast steel look.
145 - The mantels fixed-sleeve is now primed. The old, inert 88 AP round. I would still like to obtain an old, inert 88 HE round…
146 - The completed mantel with MG and scope-plugs in place.