Panzer kaput! Tamiya Tiger 1 restoration.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:15 pm

Aha! Thought that was an odd slip from someone clearly knowledgeable. Thanks again. Off to buy velcro.

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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:48 pm

:D Very good work, clean, precise, one word, Bravo :thumbup:
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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:53 pm

also existed on the turret !!!
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Postby AGKPeiper » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:18 pm

Thanks Jofaur, praise from the master.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:00 am

Well it was never going to look great at this point but I'm almost finished with the turret swap.
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I now discover that the HL driver and radio op' hatches will not fit without my butchering either them or the deck.
I shall have to buy some Taigen metal jobs as they look a straight forward fit.

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Postby Jofaur86 » Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:09 pm

:) this should get better :thumbup:
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Postby AGKPeiper » Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:08 am

Those look to be the ones I have on my Forgebear shopping list. Those and a decent pair of headlights.
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Postby jarndice » Fri Oct 08, 2021 12:19 pm

Do be careful what you order because there are a number of different versions of the hatches on sale,
Some have a multitude of parts to make the hinge, The pictured item is exactly correct,
If you are fitting periscopes to the hatches I would do it before gluing the hatches in place. :thumbup:
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Postby AGKPeiper » Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:35 pm

Thank you jarndice for the heads up.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:03 pm

It's been a few days but I'm back to the task.
Deck progressing. This is definitely the most arduous part of the operation. No glamour whatsoever.
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Metal headlight prep. Shortly before the mount decided to detach itself while being drilled through.
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Better process on the other side.
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Success!
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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:17 pm

Finally.
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Yup, need to add some cable on the deck going to them. Damn this "hobby".

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Postby jarndice » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:30 pm

A measured length of solder will bend to a most authentic shape simulating the trunking carrying the headlight wiring, Just about all of us have done this on a Tiger 1 and it really does look "RIGHT" :thumbup:
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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:10 pm

Nice, I've more solder than I hope to ever need.

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