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Post subject: Oerlikon GDM-A Twin 35mmPosted: July 21st, 2016, 1:56 pm
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First attempt on redraw the orginal from Old Parts Sheets. Starting on shading first, based on photos of Turkish FAC mainly from navalanalyses.blogspot and various other sites. I have not checked its scaling yet.

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P.S Always forgot SB scale : it is 1 pix=1 foot?


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Post subject: Re: Oerlikon GDM-A Twin 35mmPosted: July 21st, 2016, 2:04 pm
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2 pixels = 1 foot ;)

Maybe know what the scale is before you redraw stuff. ;)

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Post subject: Re: Oerlikon GDM-A Twin 35mmPosted: July 21st, 2016, 2:16 pm
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Ok about the scale, what about the gun?


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Post subject: Re: Oerlikon GDM-A Twin 35mmPosted: July 21st, 2016, 6:37 pm
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Funny, the navalanalyses page on Turkish FACMs has some very good side views that show a much less straightforward cupola shape than in the old SB version.
Now maybe you accounted for that and dismissed the extra curves as not significant to scale.

In any case, if I may submit a counter-proposal:
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I modified a few other points in this version:
- Toned down the trapdoor outline so it doesn't stand out that much
- Removed most plate lines that I couldn't find on the pictures, just put the forward one back to account for the faceting

What I haven't done is look up the scaling, since I haven't found drawings to scale or with lengths for this mounting. The only input so far is the gun length, which you can use to roughly scale the cupola if you have the right visual cues and POV in pictures.

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Post subject: Re: Oerlikon GDM-A Twin 35mmPosted: July 22nd, 2016, 5:06 am
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I have exactly these photos. Your proposal seems good, will check it in afternoon.


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Post subject: Re: Oerlikon GDM-A Twin 35mmPosted: July 23rd, 2016, 5:35 am
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Last turret needs a small mod, but genereally is good.


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Post subject: Re: Oerlikon GDM-A Twin 35mmPosted: July 30th, 2016, 3:23 pm
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Check it, your proposal, citizen lambda, is very good and probably ready for Achive. Thanks a lot for help.

Two versions appeared to be built, early (as seen in some of Turkish FAC photos, with bare barrel) and the AHEAD modernisation.


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