1st generation rc king tiger

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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:38 am

Time for some paint. Now i can fix all the brass chips with Mr Metal Primer . Tried xf-60 dark yellow on the zimmermit , looks too bright. Another light coat of xf-57 buff on top, the deck and turret roof just have buff over hull red. Missed the breather tube and the tube for the aerial ,fixed now.
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Buff over dark yellow
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Just done outer wheels very light coat
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Deck buff over hull red
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Parts for the breather tube
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Soldered up
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Aerial tube and breather tube fitted

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 pm

Great effect using the deck tan. I did that with mine too because im a heavy washer , it seems to have remained light after the wash was completed.
Super job
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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:08 am

Thanks Herman . The yellow looked very bright on the Zim, so tried buff on upper surfaces. Redone the Zim with 50-50 yellow and buff. Painting is a nightmare compared to the build. First proper go at painting, need to up my game with the airbrush. Fine lines to mark off the camo were hit and miss, could be not mixing paint and thinner properly at times. Couple of fixes, Mg mount and chain for the aerial tube. Better start reading up about weathering etc.
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Cover and chain for the tube
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This was a pain to drill and fix together
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Rear , forgot chain for starter
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Tried not to clutter up the paintwork
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Rather bright hope it tones down
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Hatch need a clean up before inside is painted

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:46 am

Started to tone down the camo, a few coats of thinned down grey then a couple of very thin coats of buff misted over. Looks slightly better now.
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Starting to dull down.

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:51 am

This toning down is a long processes, using the pic to see if i can see any improvement , no flash just daylight.
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A few more passes with the airbrush needed

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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:45 pm

:)
Looks great
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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:24 am

Tools and tow cables on , still looks sort of clean . Anther couple of dustings and black in all the nooks and crannies
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Tools need a dusting
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Next up the dreaded butterfly nuts
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:36 am

Nice work. Your all over it
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Postby Soeren » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:12 pm

You did a great job here and the filters worked nicely.
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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:40 pm

Thanks Herman and Soeren . Run out of paint so its time to fix some bust cables . Bought some computer cable with 10 way connectors , hope the ribbon cable is better than some of the junk thin wire stuff. Will do a proper rewire, just 3 plugs to pull if i want to take everything apart
Going to split the tank into 3 sections, lower hull to upper hull , lower hull to turret base as the turret ring is a 4 part assembly and turret base to upper turret .
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Lower hull tidied up no loose cables now
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Making up long cables , why do they make them short.
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Need to buy more coloured ribbon cable, nice and long now
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One plug for mg ,flash and servos.
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Socket for turret base to mg ,flash and servos
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Both servos on a 7 pin connector
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:43 pm

Beautiful work Ronnie. I really like your attention to detail and the filter has done a nice job. :thumbup:
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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:42 pm

Trying out AK burnishing fluid on some brass and KT impact track links . Result
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Silver Impact track links turned black and some Panther track pins .Tracks are still drying.

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Postby Eastern Front » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:32 am

Ronnie,

Looking good...

On the tracks, I have seen plenty of German tracks..what I do to emulate them is paint them a light gray primer then I use a light brown paint, use a sponge to stipple the brown on.. seems to resemble real tracks better... here are some real examples.. Notice the King Tiger tracks are actually red oxide here, you do red oxide but then I would stipple them with gray..

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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:34 pm

Thanks Eastern Front
Have tried AK on them , they are good to go now .A few hours and turns from black to a dirty grey with a hint of green colour. Will do your tip in reverse as the burnishing fluid won't work over paint , a few dabs of red oxide next.
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Once its dry looks ok , red oxide dabs next.

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Postby Eastern Front » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:20 am

Ronnie,

I agree those tracks look really good!!

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Postby Jimster » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:16 am

It’s all looking fantastic. Very inspirational modeling and thanks for sharing the process with good photos.

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:43 pm

Some great wee mods in there, Ronnie! I really like the way you toned the bright colours down, especially. Now the KT looks subtle and seasoned. :)
I really must try your technique, on one of my overly vivid- looking models :thumbup: Cheers.
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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:26 pm

Fixing a couple of bits , Mg for turret a brass tube ,red led and a fibre optic in the tube. Don't like the barrel moving about , fitted 2 springs to stop movement
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Mg
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2 springs to balance gun

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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:21 pm

Almost done treated Impact tracks with AK metal burnishing added both mgs , glued ball for mg and made the aerial . Need some masks for turret no etc just thinking about what unit.
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Takes about a day to dry naturally
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2track links to show how they look after treatment
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Fitted looks good.
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Side view
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Might get a better mg
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Made the aerial , base a resistor wire wound round a thin rc aircraft control wire.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:59 am

Very nice job Mr R42
Some very delicate and well executed detail work, you should be very proud :thumbup:
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