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German Armor GB 2019-2020

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  • Member since
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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:54 PM

Thanks Tiger. The barrel has some really nice rifling so I used a tiny amount of Rub n Buff to pop the detail.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:26 AM

Hi, Bish, I'n regards to your question, I really don't know much about Tiger I, I want info on exterior detail (zimerit, tools, hull,chassis, turrent detail). Also painting photos that I can use would be very helpful.

Thanks :)!

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  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, April 4, 2019 1:20 PM

GA, here is a site I found while building my first Tiger. It should have all the info you need.

   

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Friday, April 5, 2019 8:14 AM

Good work PJ!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 5, 2019 2:38 PM

Kentucky Colonel

Good work PJ!!

 

Thanks KC!!

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:02 PM

That is an impressive build PJ. The shell comparison to the man is a very nice touch.

 

I been puttering around painting the figure for the PzIV and hope to have this project done shortly and then start on either the Leopard I or the Tiger. 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 6:22 PM

Thanks AS!

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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:48 PM

Sailing_Dutchman

GA, here is a site I found while building my first Tiger. It should have all the info you need.

 

Hi Sailing Dutchman I can't see the website. You might have to add it to your post. :)

Well for any ideas: marking that are unusual or different. Also how is zimmerit for it? 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:55 PM

I knew I had forgotten something Oops ... http://tiger1.info/

   

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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:56 PM

Thanks! :)

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:39 PM

German Armour

Hi, Bish, I'n regards to your question, I really don't know much about Tiger I, I want info on exterior detail (zimerit, tools, hull,chassis, turrent detail). Also painting photos that I can use would be very helpful.

Thanks :)!

 

That site Dutchman gave you should help a lot. Tool layout on Tigers was prety standard, from what i recal it didn't change much as it may have on some others. Tiger Zimm was a pretty standard pattern as well, i add my own useing Miliput. For markings, personalley i think the best ones are the 505th's charging knight. BUt i am not familiar with 48th kits or what AM sets are around.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, April 11, 2019 1:47 PM

PJ, missed your final pics. That monster is a real beauty. You have really brought that to life, thanks for shareing that with us.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:30 PM

Bish

PJ, missed your final pics. That monster is a real beauty. You have really brought that to life, thanks for shareing that with us.

 

Thanks Bish.

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  • From: Athens, Greece
Posted by Zvezda1980 on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:29 PM

Kameraden

I observe this GB has no Anti-Aircraft protection. So I was thinking of reinforcing the division with this baby

 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:03 AM

Rambo
I was going to start on this GB next but I got something else that came up so its getting pushed back a few weeks. Also can I switch my build to Takom King Tiger?
 

It's been over a month so I'm guessing It's a no on changing builds?

Clint

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  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:15 AM

Sorry about that. I live in the coutry and my internet is not that stable, so I miss a few post here and there.

   

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:30 AM

Zvezda1980

Kameraden

I observe this GB has no Anti-Aircraft protection. So I was thinking of reinforcing the division with this baby 

Zvezda1980,

I’d better get back on the build of my 8-ton halftrack w/ flakvierling to provide you with backup!  Must keep those jabos away so everyone else in the GB can continue unmolested!

  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, May 5, 2019 5:32 PM

Panzerkampfwagen Tiger II *Königstiger*

 

Crew 5 men

Panzerfuhrer (Commander)

Richtschutze (Gunner)

Ladeschutze (Loader)

Funker (Radio operator)

Treiber (Driver)

 

Combat weight 69.8 tons

Armament 

1x 8.8cm KwK43

1x MG34 7.92mm turret co-axial

1x MG34 7.92mm radio operator

1x MG34 7.92mm stowed for use by the Commander

1x MP40 9mm stowed by Commander

1x Walter 27mm flare gun

 

Munitions

68rds. Stowed, 16rds. loose on turret platform

MG34 32 belts 150rds. each 5,850rds. total

MP40 6 magazines 32rds. each 192rds. total

Flare gun 24rds.

 

Engine and Transmission

1x Maybach HL 230 P30 gasoline, V-12cyl.

600-700 horsepower

Transmission Maybach OLVAR B401216

8 forward gears

4 reverse gears

 

Fuel capacity 

860ltr. in 6 tanks

 

Max speed 42Km/h

sustained speed 38Km/h

Cross country 15-20Km/h

 

Range

250Km road

145Km cross country

 

So after a bit of background what am I going to do with this kit?

Every kit I build I try to do something new, on this one I have a few

1. First kit from Takom that I will build

2. First kit with full interior

3. First time doing a cut away display

 

My idea for this is just to have it sitting on a clean mono-color base (probably black) with the turret off the hull and sitting next to it.

not sure how I'm going to display the turret, one idea is Meng has a maintenance hull stand or hanging from a hoist.

 

Another thing I have read about the Takom kit (and the Meng) is they sit to high in the rear since the tank they referenced had the engine removed. I'm not going to bother with lowering it for one I also plan on having the engine removed and sitting outside the tank as well. Even if I wasn't going to do that I wouldn't go about trying to lower the rear by as little as 1mm.

I'll be using Migs King Tiger book that has a lot of great color photos (inside and out) of the King Tiger at Ft. Knox. Also Ryton Publications new reissue of Schwere Panzer with tons of photos and details.

King Tiger 1

King Tiger 2

A few of the part trees, thier is a lot in this kit King Tiger 3

A lot of what I've been doing is going through my reference books and making notes in the instructions, looking over the parts and making sure that I know exactly where I'm going to cut before I made the first cut. I want to maximize viewing ability of the interior with out sacrificing pieces. As of right now the only thing I'm removing is the three ammo racks on the drivers side. A lot of time has also been spent in organizing parts I've been removing them cleaning them up and since their is so many, taping them down to a piece of paper next to the part number so I won't get any confused since a lot of parts look similar but are different part numbers. King Tiger 4

This is the bottom hull with the first cut in it and the interior sidewalls also with the cutaway on the drivers side

Clint

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 9:05 PM

Rambo: Nice looking Tiger!!! Love those Takom kits!!!

 

Zvezda and G: Those look awesome guys!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, May 10, 2019 7:28 PM

This is as far as I'm taking the lower hull for now before first round of painting. going to start working on sub assemblies that fit down over the top of this area King Tiger 5 It was a real PITA to get all them parts lined up just right a lot of dry fitting was needed to make sure they was all inline with each other

Clint

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 8:48 AM

WOW!  You guys are rockin' this GB!!  Great work.  I'm not worthy to post my build with you guys.  LOL!  Seriously, you guys are inspiring to say the least!  I'm learning stuff just from reading the post!  Thanks!

Here are a couple of pics from the Tiger I'm doing.  The Academy kit is very nice!  No fit issues at all.  The instructions are a bit weird, but we can overcome that.  It's a great build, and I'm working on what version to do and I'm thinking of adding some figures to it (other then the one commander that comes with the kit).  Still nervous about the zimmerit too!  LOL!

 

 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:01 AM
Off to a great start Eagle. Btw what is the year of that kit?

Clint

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    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:09 PM

Rambo
Off to a great start Eagle. Btw what is the year of that kit?
 

Thank you sir!  I just looked all over the box and instructions and I can not find a date at all! If there is one, it's in Korean and I have no clue.  Embarrassed  Can't be that old, it had the little sprue of PE for the grills.  LOL!

 

 

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:43 PM

Rambo
Off to a great start Eagle. Btw what is the year of that kit?
 

Late 90's, but no specfic year given on scalemates. based on a kit from the early 90's.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 1:56 PM

wow just too many to mention ALL stunning builds !!!

It must be my ADD kicking in that I signed up for this GB and I completely forgot!!

may need to change my entry cuz Im too far gone on the king tiger in another GB.

Nick.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Sunday, May 12, 2019 4:24 PM

ok the tracks on and painted.

Nick.

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, May 13, 2019 5:34 AM

Bish

 

 
Rambo
Off to a great start Eagle. Btw what is the year of that kit?
 

 

 

Late 90's, but no specfic year given on scalemates. based on a kit from the early 90's.

 

Thank you Bish.  That would make sense concidering it has the small PE sprue.....of course I have no idea when the first kits with PE came out.  LOL!

 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:35 AM

Nick, some really nice paint work on that, love how thats coming out.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Monday, May 13, 2019 4:14 PM

Bish many thanks here are the camo pics.

Nick.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:21 PM

Bobby & Nick: Great work there guys!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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