1st generation rc king tiger

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi folks

Just received an old king tiger with clutch system, tried it out everything works.
Tx , instructions, all the spare parts track links and an unused set of IMPACT metal tracks.
Looking at trying to get a scale speed sorted out with the clutch system if possible. any ideas?
Will upgrade turret rotation as it will interfere with the servo and flash/mg cables

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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:28 am

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Made a start , front has a large frame for the gears so no need for beefing up. Moved over a Henntec for Idlers, and some AL for the sides . Only problem wheels are shot ( bearings and spacer for the outers) . Will try a brass spacer soldered onto the bronze ? bearing or is it just brass. May just buy new bearings and axles . Bearing fit needed for the press fit into wheels.

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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:30 pm

Will move this over to Tamiya builds from next post.Can't see a move button.

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:55 pm

There isn't one. Moving threads is a mods only function. However, I can move it for you, if you would like.
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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:41 pm

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Going for Atak Trumpeter zimmermit kit , only because it has the cutouts for skirts and track holders on turret. Think the Tamiya version only has a cutout where you glue in the plastic tracks onto the turret. Not too bad a fit , can sort out with putty. Trumpeter kit has slightly different cut on the front plate for the periscopes and at the rear where the shackles fit at the top of rear hull its slightly longer. Last tank a kit Taigen kit Tiger 1 used Tamiya Atak zimmermit it was ok , i think the Taigen was shorter than the Tamiya. Even when hull side is adjusted to scale from 3.5 mm to 5mm you still see a gap .

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:53 pm

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Zimmerit on, put some primer on to highlight the flaws. Don't like milliput (superfine) to blend in the angles and the missing parts. Atak mention that the stuff sometimes shrinks. Tried humbrol filler was a little better. You can buy Zimmerit tools for 1/35 will try and make a 1/16 version .

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:55 pm

You can get 1/16 zimmerit tools as well from one of the German suppliers.
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:06 am

Thanks , wish i knew that . Had a few goes with a kraft blade cut to width of run .
Will look at whats available.

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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:28 am

I'll try and find the supplier. I know I have seen them.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:20 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Are these the ones you're looking for?

http://www.hagen-miniatures.de/index.ph ... iew/45/108

Marco Peter posted this link in his Torro Panther G thread.
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Those are the ones I was thinking of. Just could not remember where I had seen them.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:57 pm

Thank you. Most generous of you
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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:34 pm

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Want to keep turret rotation , easy fix solder a 2 pin just lead onto motor and plug into 8 pin socket on the Elmod board
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Have some spare servos and will use plastic barrel just added a length of AL tube and have some bigger gears somewhere.
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Need this lot to enable recoil
Thanks for info on Zimmerit tools, now onto getting turret functional. Trying an offset recoil as i would like to retain original turret rotation.
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Just need to tidy up the elevation and perhaps a video if i can manage to post it.

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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:01 pm

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Fitting PE grills don't think they will fall off now. The Voyager Trumpeter PE grills are a tight fit. Have the modern Tamiya KT and the plastic moulding is exactly the same as this old version. With modern measuring aids i think thats why Tamiya and Trumpeter kits are slightly out.

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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:57 pm

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Fitted grab handles that look the part , why a blob of plastic for handles ? Started PE, better stay calm or it will not go well. Bad start, says form a wire circle and bend mesh around wire . I know its supposed to look real but why make it hard.

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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:55 am

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making hinges
Decided to beef up rear mudguard , the hinges are fragile . Tried some brass tube . The other rear will look better , know how to put together now.

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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:07 am

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Mudguards version 2 changed the hinge fixings , hinges look rough but recon they took some abuse in real life. Camera shows up the flaws but going to use the 20 foot rule. :)

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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:52 pm

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Ready for a test , fitted mudguards.

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Postby Soeren » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:06 pm

Nice updates Ronnie. The PE will definitely look the part once painted. And good choice on the Atak Zimmerit kit :thumbup:
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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:38 pm

Thanks Soeren The Atak Zimmerit is nice , don't like the Tamiya sticker version for my other KT, it will be a later version. Compared to the Atak the surface is almost smooth and no cutouts to position track hangers.

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:21 pm

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Started PE for cables, decided to solder a stub on each part . Bit of a nightmare at times, so don't want to loose any hangers. Leaving the rods with butterfly nuts to the end , no use trying to solder the wire ends . Paint should hold the pins and with any luck the cables fixings should work.Tried a Heng Long cable end for size , might cut a Tamiya cable for the ends looks much better.
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