HL-TIGER I, Basics, Failures and how to remove them.

Fixes and mods for the HL Tiger 1

Postby birger » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:54 am

Foreword:

Since I own my Tiger I, I did many modifications to this model. Why? Because there are so many failures coming with this model, there is plenty to do for changing it into a real good model.

I also figured out, that many people have the same problems with their Tigers without knowing the failures or even not knowing how to correct them.

One day, I made a deal with another German forum member. He sent me his Tiger. I corrected most of the failures and created a series of articles about each failure and how to remove it with simple work.

To find all the single articles, I created an index where I could list all the failures and link them with the single articles.

After discussing these possibilities in this forum, I decided to do the same for you guys.

This will be the mother of the articles, so please stick it somewhere.

To follow the articles, just push the links under the appropriate headline.

In the end, there will be a list of 32 steps to follow.

I cannot do the entire article at once, so they will appear step by step.

Well, let’s start.

What are we talking about?

We talk about an early HL-Tiger I as shown in the following pictures:

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Basics

How to open and remove the Tiger tracks
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11460

How to open the Tiger
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11461

How to remove the wheels
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11462

How to increase spring tension
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11463

How to remove the idler wheel
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11464

How to remove the drive wheels
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11465

How to remove / change gears
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11466

How to remove and open the turret
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11467



Chassis failures

Missing tow bar
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11468

Replace frontal "spare tracks"
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11469

Missing transmission reinforcement plates
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11470

2. Notek-rear light
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11471

Wheels
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11472

Missing lifting jack mount
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11473

Tow shackles
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11474


Hull failures

Side mudguards
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11475

Front plate
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11476

Headlights
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11477

Ventilation
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11478

Antenna tube
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11479

Antenna position
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11480

Fire-extinguisher
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11481

Tank periscopes
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11482


Turret failures

Gun mantlet and barrel length
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11483

Barrel position
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11484

Pistol hatch
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11485

Observation slits
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11486

Lifting points
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11487

Turret center point
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11488

Smoke discharger
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11489

Commander’s cupola
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11490

"Rommel" storage box
http://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11491


If you have a HL-Tiger 1 and did all the modifications, you will not have a scale model.

But after all this modifications, you have a model that really looks like a Tiger.

There are so many other technical things to do on the Tiger, even by adding accessories, it would be too much to show everything.

That´s why I limited this one to the above points.

Greetings

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Postby Dietrich » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:23 pm

Hi birger,
Thank You very much for taking the time to add these articles to the Forum resources. :thumbup:
They must have taken you an awfully long time to photograph and to prepare and it is very generous of you to share in this way.
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Postby tanks_for_the_memory » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:35 pm

Let me add to the applause for Birger!

Great examples of how to mod the HL Tiger 1 - but a triumph of presentation as well...
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Postby Wildboar44 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:46 pm

Now that is a very good A-Z guide , thanks for posting . The jack block mountings are superb !
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Postby jarndice » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:45 am

Oh well another trip to Staples for more paper for the printer, this is what I call a long over due addition to the best Forum out there. Thank you. shaun
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Postby Eegoor » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:22 pm

Thank you for the fantastic and very in depth procedure on correcting the HL mistakes. I can't wait to get started on mine.

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Postby LarryE519 » Sun May 11, 2014 2:19 am

Thanks for posting 8)
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Postby Augustus1967 » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:06 am

Yes Sir!

Please allow me to add my Thanks for your Excellent series on HL's Tiger 1.
It cleared up a Lot of question for me.
Will definitely be using your Articles to update my Tigers.

Regards,

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Postby birger » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:03 am

You´re welcome.

Greetings

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Postby Rangie81 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:05 am

Just wanted to say thak you, for great thread. Can be a bit daunting knowing where to start.
I now feel like I have months (years) worth of work lined up for my new HL - which is exactly what I wanted.

Thank you
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Postby birger » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:43 pm

Any time.

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Postby PaPaGrizz » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:11 pm

Wow Birger!

Thank you for all the information, time and effort you put into this. Image

With my new Tiger on the way, I see I have a lot of work to do!

Here's to you Brother
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Postby anglosaxon » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:47 pm

Very interesting and easy to follow thanks

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Postby Albert » Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 am

Fantastic post. Thank you very much for your obvious care and effort in putting this together.

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Postby RenoirLV » Fri May 10, 2019 10:25 am

Luckily HL take notice too. Many of these faults are not present on later editions. That said, there is still a lot to do.

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