Flak Stand for WWI Kanone - 3D printed

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Flak Stand for WWI Kanone - 3D printed

Post by EPOCH3 » 16 Nov 2016 19:05

Hi - many Flak guns of WWI were improvisations/modifications to exiting field guns. I recently did a German 77mm Fk 96 n/A and wanted a unique way to display it other than just sitting there on the shelf. I rather liked the crude frames and stands that were used in WWI to employ field guns in make-shift Flak duty and decided to do one. Please find attached a few picture of my small project. It took me about 3 hours to model this stand, Source material was limited to 2 poor photos I found on-line so it's not terribly accurate but the overall look comes close to what I wanted to achieve. I decided to keep it simple and to make it using only two pieces - a stand to allow rotation and everything else. The base will be a round platform of planked balsa wood.
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Re: Flak Stand for WWI Kanone - 3D printed

Post by EPOCH3 » 16 Nov 2016 19:10

Here is the CAD model -

Happy Modeling
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Re: Flak Stand for WWI Kanone - 3D printed

Post by EPOCH3 » 26 Dec 2016 16:21

I decided to make the stand with a toothed base ring which would show that a simple gear system was used on this piece to allow 360 traverse in azimuth. Picture data is scare so it's only an approximation. I also applied a primer coat of paint which makes it a bit easier to see.

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