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Tamiya 1/48 Tiger 1 Early production

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Tamiya 1/48 Tiger 1 Early production
Posted by Beelzebub19 on Monday, March 13, 2017 6:24 PM

I am new to modeling and this tank is my first go at it. I'm just wondering if everything needs to be glued on or not? I'm mainly asking about the sprockets. I can't find in the manual if the says to glue everything. If anyone could help I would greatly appreciate it! Hopefully this turns out so I can do some more modeling!

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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:27 PM

I'm just finishing up my first tank and ran into the same problem. I didn't glue mine. It seemed to help me when it came time to put the treads on. It helped in aligning the treads. If you post this question in the Armour section of these Forums you'll get a lot of help. The members are very knowledgeable and ready to help with any problems.

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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:22 PM

First of all you are posting your question about armor in the introduction section.Be aware of the different headings,you'll get better answers if you post in the proper place,you will get better answers.

That being said welcome aboard.

About your question,yes in the end you want to glue your sprockets on,perhaps leave them loose initially so you could adjust the track if needed.

Is that the kit with the metal lower hull,it also has link and length tracks I believe.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:42 PM

Welcome aboard.

I tend to leave my drive sprockets and rear idler unglued, and somtimes the road wheels as well.

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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 2:48 PM
Welcome to the Forums.

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Posted by Beelzebub19 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 4:30 PM
Yes, it has the metal hull.
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Posted by Beelzebub19 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:00 PM

I didn't realize there were different sections. This is the first forum I've ever posted to let. Sorry about that. 

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:28 PM

This kit uses poly caps to attach the sprockets, so no glue is required. The instructions use pictographs which mean "don't glue" when mounting the sprockets and idlers. However, the road wheels need to be glued on (using CA as you will be gluing plastic to metal). 


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