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1/35 Italeri Tiger I (World of Tanks)
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 4:19 PM

I bought this kit for my oldest son for Christmas. I know what it is, but I've never built this kit before. I am just wondering if there is anything I should look out for, or will this be a pretty straight forward build.

Looks like a good kit. Not sure what is up with all of these decals though. Looks like a generic sheet of decals to cover multiple subjects.

Regardless, it should be fun to build with my son. We've discussed a Tiger stripe print scheme. Siberian to be more precise. Dark grey with white stripes. Should be fun to try and make look like a real paint job and blend the idea of actual Siberian Tiger Stripes into the scheme. I think I'm going to need some Silly Putty lol.

 

Anyways... Anything I should be made aware of with this kit?

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Posted by Samurai on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 5:16 PM

   I ran into some trouble with the link and length tracks. Built it twice and found that it's better to paint the the tracks after it's assembled. There's a video on the italeri web site that's helpful. Also had a little trouble getting the hull peices to line up nicely, but it's not too bad. Goes together pretty well other than that.

   Not much for decals, could grab some aftermarket or use stencils.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 6:41 PM

Thanks! You've confirmed my initial suspicions about this kit. I've been watching some video builds on YouTube.  

The tracks don't worry me at all as I prefer this type anyways. 

The add-on zim looks a little troublesome however. LOL

thanks for the reply.  :)

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 10:42 PM

It's the late production version? I built the initial production version as a Tunisia Tiger and it assembled properly. I added, modified, and enhanced certain details, but the basic kit has no real problems. Nothing an intermediatly skilled modeler can not handle.

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 10:34 AM

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:00 PM

stikpusher

It's the late production version? I built the initial production version as a Tunisia Tiger and it assembled properly. I added, modified, and enhanced certain details, but the basic kit has no real problems. Nothing an intermediatly skilled modeler can not handle.

 

Excellent. My son should be able to make a good model out of it then, with my guidence. I thought that Zim looked a bit thick, but I've never dealt with add-on zim before and I didn't know if it was too thick or if that's the proper thickness... until now. I noticed that it looked difficult to use on those video builds. I will have to take special care with the turret zim application.

 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:07 PM

Rob Gronovius

 

I've only got the early version that I bought in the mid 90s. I had read back then that the zimmerit add on threw off the dimensions (it's very thick) and the turret was asymetrical like it should be. That didn't bother me and the kit built well. I was just never satisfied with my attempt at some sort of olive green Tunisian paint job, but that's on me.

 

 

Good thing  I asked then. The only experience I have with Italeri 1/35 armor was their Pz. I and the venerable M47. Neither of which I ever finished, but had a good amount of detail as I remember both of them fondly.  :)

I think I will try setting the wheels w/o glue and attaching the tracks to them for a alternate way of getting around the painting issues of building the entire lower hull before painting.

All of those dang wheels! (uhg)

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 9:15 PM

M. Brindos

 

I think I will try setting the wheels w/o glue and attaching the tracks to them for a alternate way of getting around the painting issues of building the entire lower hull before painting.

All of those dang wheels! (uhg)

 

 

Now there's an idea... I may have to try that on one of my Tigers that I have in the stash. If I do not want to do my heavy weather/dirt/mud method. Thanks for that!

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, December 29, 2016 1:26 AM

It's not my idea, but I'm sure you're more than welcome to use it LOL!!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, December 29, 2016 11:26 AM

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Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 30, 2016 8:21 AM

I would hope to see a WIP of you and your sons build.  This I'll definately follow.  With my new grandson it'll be in no time flat that I'll be building a Snap-Tite Kit with him very soon.  It's projects like these that have more meaning that a first prize ribbon on a kit from a club show.  

Bonding with your son and teaching him techniques like these will allow him to carry this over into things of use in everyday life!  I envy and am proud of you M.Brindos!  Good luck with the build!

Toshi

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 07, 2017 12:56 AM

The trick I mentioned about glueing the tracks to the wheels with the wheels loose worked better than expected.

We've got one side completed and it took more time to clean up all the wheels and track pieces then it did to glue it together lol.

I'll get pictures up as soon as I can. :)

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 07, 2017 2:32 PM

http://www.use.com/J83FO

The link above will take you to our progress.

One side done, one to go.

Thanks for looking.  :)

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, January 13, 2017 4:47 PM

That is a super method for dealing with the tracks. I tried something like that on my Maquette T-34/76 but it did not work out. In fact it almost urged me to toss that kit into a wall. I will give it another go with your version on my next indy link or link  & length tracked AFV build. Thanks for the tip!

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:24 AM

Like I said, not my idea, but it did work well for me. :)

I hope that when you get another chance, that it will work spledidly!

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, January 16, 2017 6:33 PM

Quick update. We managed to make all of the hinged pieces work and built up the upper hull, but Jr. cut out the wrong piece, so the front of the hull is missing the Zim. I noticed it after it was fully glued on and we're just going to roll with it. I didn't realize the kit comes with non Zim coated hull pieces and a full Fifel(sp?) air filter system (plus smoke generators and spare link mounts for the turret sides) The parts are not mentioned in the instructions.

Live and learn I guess. I'll be paying more attention from now on.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 16, 2017 10:39 PM

The non used parts are likely from a common sprue for use on the late and early production versions. 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, August 27, 2017 11:31 PM

Since my boy doesn't seem interested in this anymore...

I finished assembly. I just stuck all the cool parts on and I figured, "why not?" 

Now I'm ready for primer and paint! Yay!

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:49 AM

Looks like a Tiger. Although the smoke grenade launchers and the exhaust guards are for the mufflers are for the initial production type and not this later type. 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, August 28, 2017 8:08 AM

Meh. My son will like it and that's what counts. These were the parts he wanted to add, so I added them.

Now for the paint job he wanted... Siberian tiger stripes. It aught to be interesting. ;)

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 28, 2017 11:40 AM

Lol, all I know is that the steel-rimmed road wheels indicate a late model. 

Looks good, the tracks look perfect from what I can see. 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:48 PM

It's liberating to build kits for fun without regard to accuracy. Not saying that striving for perfection and high levels of accuracy isn't fun, to some, that is where the fun lies.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, August 28, 2017 2:55 PM

No worries Mike. That is what counts, is that your son is happy with it. Like Rob said, it is nice not to get all wrapped up in the details, and just build to have fun.

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, August 28, 2017 7:36 PM

Thanks guys. You do get a lot of extra parts in the box. It was fun picking out the options. But it only comes with the one type of road wheels.

The parts are otherwise included for early, late, and tropical.

Now that it's together, the real fun (for me) begins. :)

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Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 8:13 AM

M. Brindos
Since my boy doesn't seem interested in this anymore...


Just went through this on an Apache chopper with my newphew, not enough instant gratification I guess, but keep at him. Looking foward to the tiger stripes.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:07 PM

He did seem more enthusiastic about the included game codes than the model lol.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 2:14 PM

M. Brindos

He did seem more enthusiastic about the included game codes than the model lol.

 

I used to play WOT.  More interested in building models than playing on the computer these days.  Maybe when he is my age, he will feel the same.  I am 53, so don't hold your breath.  Big Smile

Looks like you are having fun, and that is what counts!  Looking forward to the paint scheme.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:17 AM

Thanks, D. I haven't played the game yet. I d/l'd it, but have never gotten around to playing.

Im more into the modeling aspect as well lol.

The paint scheme should be interesting and I'm looking forward to getting started this weekend. :)

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:35 PM

WoT is fun if you don't get too far into it. I played for about two years and finally got so frustrated by the idiots in the game that I couldn't take it anymore. I hate to judge, I wasn't that great a player but I didn't shoot players on my own side, sit around the base and do nothing etc. I finally got to the point that this game I was playing for entertainment was causing way too much stress. And isn't the point of game to have fun and relieve stress? Walking away felt so good. If you don't get that involved it should be fun though. 

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