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 Post subject: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:44 am 
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Here is my latest test build of a Pzkpfw VII Lowe. Still needs some refinement, but it is almost done. Thanks to my Dad who let me borrow two pieces from the gun mantlet of his Maus, and the muzzle brake from his E-100!


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:43 am 
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Nice job designing! That gun is insanely long.


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:10 am 
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The Lowe was planned to have a 150 mm weapon!


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:05 pm 
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Holy crap! That's huge :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:21 am 
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From some research I did: had this vehicle been produced, it would have been the best tank in WWII.
weight of 90 tons, top speed of 25 mph (by my estimations, this engine could have given the 56 ton tiger tank a top speed of 37 mph), armed with a dual purpose 150 mm howitzer/Anti-tank gun, and 8 inches of armor on the front plate.


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:38 am 
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Final Test build done! One more adjustment to the forward turret, and it is done!


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:18 am 
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Nice! What scale is that?

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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:45 am 
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It is in 1:48. I have always built tanks in 1:48. I will be submitting in the finished model soon!


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 5:30 pm 
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Just wondering what is the status of the model? Looking forward to seeing it.


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:29 am 
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The model is finished. I have sent it in. Now, I am waiting for their feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:52 am 
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One thing I noticed: I'd prefer to see the 'inside' treads, since there is so much 'outlap' (overlap) beyond the wheel edges. Simple matter of doubling over the tread pattern.
Sorry for the lateness of my comment, but I only just now caught this thread.


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:43 pm 
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I saw this done on a model of a french tank. It looked really cool. Working on redesigning the turret.


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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:08 pm 
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Is the finished model colored, or have a texture. It would be more appealing if it looks more like it did as a prototype of operational model.

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 Post subject: Re: My own Lowe design!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:29 pm 
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This tank was nothing more than a paper panzer. It never made it off of the drawing board.


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