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Elefant 1/15 (RC)
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Well i'm back after a month of inactivity. That was mainly due to having robotics every day from 3PM to 6PM and even 8PM some nights. I have had the chassis of this for around 3 weeks so it has had progressive work on it over that time.
About this creation
so about this build, it was a very interesting build because I wanted to incorporate some complex mechanisms into this before applying them on my churchill or T28. The main mechanism that I tested in this is a system that uses 2 adders to compare the RPMS from the rear drive sprockets to the engine's idling motor, therefore it creates a realistic idling sound when the tank accelerates. I also built the casemate with a interior for it. The main drawback of the whole tank is that there is only 6 axles holding up 8 Lbs of lego and... well that leads to quite a few problems with the suspension arms bowing and it becoming tracked often. Though with the suspension it mimics the original tank as close as possible. The Elefant has a interesting suspension, the roadwheels are configured in pairs but the way they are sprung is the cool part. The way the springs work on my Elefant is that one spring allows the bogie to compress on one side of it and the other is located on the frame and that one allows the axle that the bogie to compresses on one side to pivot the opposite direction ( therefore making it independent and it allows for floatation) The elefant was a tank destroyer based on the Tiger P (Porsche) ,after the Tiger P was rejected in favor for the Tiger H. Majority of the Tiger P's were converted into tank destroyers. The Tiger P was a complex machine , it consisted 2 V-12 engines that drove electric generators that sent power to the electric motors on the final drives. The tank suffered from numerous failures and breakdowns due to it being so complex. After the war there are only 2 Elefants that remain in restored condition. Those vehicles were used for reference for the interior (even though there isn't much interior left that isn't rusted or removed. This thursday will be receiving around 1000 parts for my birthday ( if the BL orders arrive on time) those parts will be used to construct a Churchill and later on a T28 superheavy tank. so enjoy this build.


More pics of the internals and suspension here













the gun traverse lock









hatches





the red lever enables the lights





The engine hatches ( i used 2 v-6's instead of 2 V-12's because i didn't have enough parts







rear hatch for casemate




the interior full with 24 shells and whatever else i could fit









SNOT work, probably my best so far





the suspension



Comments

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  March 9, 2014
Quoting Loek Marcus By the way: is there any chance of a Jagdtiger? Upgrading from Ferdi to Jagdtiger soon in WoT, I'd like to see it because in my eyes, you're the best tank builder around!
Yeah there will be one but I'm not sure when because I have planned the order if the builds up until summer.
  March 9, 2014
By the way: is there any chance of a Jagdtiger? Upgrading from Ferdi to Jagdtiger soon in WoT, I'd like to see it because in my eyes, you're the best tank builder around!
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  March 1, 2014
Great model of a neglected tank. I love the details and how your suspension works. Good work!
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  February 26, 2014
Quoting Jerry Temple Never knew much about the Elefant except that it's AWESOME!!! Until now, I always thought the Tiger (P) meant the prototype Tiger...Great build. By T28, do you mean the Russian medium or the US superheavy/TD?
I plan to do both but first the T28 superheavy tank
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  February 26, 2014
Never knew much about the Elefant except that it's AWESOME!!! Until now, I always thought the Tiger (P) meant the prototype Tiger...Great build. By T28, do you mean the Russian medium or the US superheavy/TD?
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  February 23, 2014
Quoting The Krish It's just beautiful. Perfect shaping and very nice details. Maybe you could hide the runing and tension gear. And for the gun you could use a steel rod or something to avoid the bending. I hope you keep up with your high professionnel models. Ps: Why didn't you build it in 1/20 scale. I mean it would be perfect for Technic figures. Pps: I can't wait for your Jagdtiger
I prefer to build superheavys at 1/20 and regular vehicles at 1/15 due to the limited size of tracks and road wheels.
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  February 23, 2014
It's just beautiful. Perfect shaping and very nice details. Maybe you could hide the runing and tension gear. And for the gun you could use a steel rod or something to avoid the bending. I hope you keep up with your high professionnel models. Ps: Why didn't you build it in 1/20 scale. I mean it would be perfect for Technic figures. Pps: I can't wait for your Jagdtiger
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  February 23, 2014
well well, now that you have badly warped your axles, you think you hit the lego weight limit? good thing churchill has a ton more axles...
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  February 23, 2014
wonderful, visually perfect. super job.
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  February 22, 2014
I added a video
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  February 22, 2014
Awesome, nice details and suspension. Excellent MOC !!!
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  February 22, 2014
Purty! :) And I am absolutely salivating at the prospect of seeing your T28 and Churchill. Keep up the good work!
  February 22, 2014
designing, email has been sent
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  February 22, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 ___WOT___ very good, hey when you make your churchill, you could make a churchill I, then modify it to a church III, then further mod it to a church VII... also i have a business venture in mind that could really use your expertise, email me at ssisk95@yahoo.com for more info, i think youll really like the idea im proposing...
I'm planning to build a churchill crab and then a churchill bridgelayer and by the business venture do you mean you want help designing something or are you wanting to buy stuff from me ( I'm willing to help with the first one but I won't be selling any of my models)
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  February 22, 2014
very good, hey when you make your churchill, you could make a churchill I, then modify it to a church III, then further mod it to a church VII... also i have a business venture in mind that could really use your expertise, email me at ssisk95@yahoo.com for more info, i think youll really like the idea im proposing...
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  February 22, 2014
Great model. Excellent subject choice.
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  February 22, 2014
Fantastic job! Love that big hatch on the back! You really captured this huge behemoth perfectly. Excellent
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  February 22, 2014
This is very cool, I love every bit of it, especially the interior an doors.
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  February 22, 2014
Quoting Gabor Pauler Classic, epic work to recreate realistically an obsolete machine even its own time. It even have the interior... One thing I do not understand: if the gun is not working, why did you try to build it tubular? Rounded bricks with an internal technic axle girder would not bow so badly by gravitation.
I didn't have many options for the muzzle break because I messed around with a couple designs but one was round but was too long and the other was this one. I was also rushed for time and I wanted to get this build up on Mocpages.
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  February 22, 2014
Quoting Alex Sonny This is absolutely glorious. The mighty Elefant tank destroyer, built perfectly. I dan't even describe how accurate this is, mainly because of all the features - the dual engines, the suspension, the rear hatch, all perfect. I also admire the angles on the front and the studs to represent rivets. You just have to fix the drooping gun somehow, I suggest you add a piece of tough (but thin enough) wire inside the gun. And perhaps find a way to strenghten the suspension ;) Still Perfect tho, can't wait for a video!
I wish I could strengthen tr barrel but its already full of parts
  February 22, 2014
Absolutely your best work yet! I have almost got the Ferdinand/Elefant on world of tanks and cannot wait. Is is almost perfect. The only things I would refine are the muzzle brake and the ammunition hatch. The hatch could do with some exterior details. A rounded plate, a fake locking mech or handle, ect. That shield around the gun mounting, I don't think I can call it a gun mantlet on a Tank Destroyer, is a little small as well. Sometimes, if you don't have one part that fits, it is better to build your own, but this is minor. The muzzle brake looks a little unconvincing. I can see you wanted to recreate the gap in the sides. While experimenting at length for this, the only option that looks good is the gap in those lego technic differentials, but they are dark grey and it is such a big result I can only see myself putting it on a howitzer. I would recommend you skip the holes, and try for a rounded, wider than the barrel muzzle brake that looks more accurate in profile view. Other than that, I am awed. The shells in the casement and the hatches, engines, and especially the brick lettering are highly impressive, well done!
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  February 22, 2014
This is amazing. For me, your best tank yet. It took me absolutely no time to realise what it was. Great job! P.S. this is my favorite WoT TD I think, but I haven't unlocked the Jagdpanzer E100...
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  February 22, 2014
This is absolutely glorious. The mighty Elefant tank destroyer, built perfectly. I dan't even describe how accurate this is, mainly because of all the features - the dual engines, the suspension, the rear hatch, all perfect. I also admire the angles on the front and the studs to represent rivets. You just have to fix the drooping gun somehow, I suggest you add a piece of tough (but thin enough) wire inside the gun. And perhaps find a way to strenghten the suspension ;) Still Perfect tho, can't wait for a video!
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  February 22, 2014
Classic, epic work to recreate realistically an obsolete machine even its own time. It even have the interior... One thing I do not understand: if the gun is not working, why did you try to build it tubular? Rounded bricks with an internal technic axle girder would not bow so badly by gravitation.
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  February 22, 2014
Amazing! All the functions are incredible!! And I agree, your SNOT work on the lettering was very good!! I WANT ONE...
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  February 22, 2014
MONSTER!! Epic work! especially like the interior, good snot work too
 
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