1st generation rc king tiger

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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:10 pm

Hi 43rd The little cable tidies are from B&Q they have sticky pads in a pack but i use EMA plastic weld to fix them . Like my music, helps when trying to make up the dastardly PE parts etc . You have not missed much as its winter now , cycling is being wound down . Have time now to get the builds going.

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:25 pm

turret hangers and an unknown cutout on the turret zimmermet
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cutouts all lined up just a little adjustment to level
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tracks fitted
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forgot about this set of tracks perfect holes for track pin.
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put this in square cutout haven't a clue about it.
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track pins hold everything tight
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looks ok might check and get them all same width.
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They are little cutouts might have to remove moulded hangers and use on this build
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decided to drill tracks and fill ejector marks , this will give a better look on my other KT build. Was wrong found out that they are cutouts in the track

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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:26 am

More work on the hull, some PE for the tools.
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skirt plates for bolts
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bolts too big
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starting the tricky stuff shovel fitting
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fitted used a resistor lead for fixing
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pry bar holder
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pry bar fitting
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tool holders without the clasps
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looks ok with the tools on

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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:02 am

Simply brilliant. I appreciate your approach to all the bits on this build. You are indeed a very accomplished builder. :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:21 am

Yes indeed, one I'm following looking to emulate(oh god, now I sound like the Heng Long guy that writes the manual on the sound effects :/ :shifty: )your work.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:18 pm

Would you be able to do me a huge favour Mr Ronnie and give me a spacing measurement for your side mudguard mounts please.
Im about to get going on my ones and cant seem to find a definite measurement.
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:38 pm

Thanks for the praise C73 . Don't think i an that good , had a massive fail with the Aber shovel holder it has 4 parts . The voyager PE is a bit more user friendly it has 2 parts , both sides and the curved sections are one piece . My soldering kit is a bit primitive should invest in the miracle solder paste and soldering torch.
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i need an upgrade to do the little PE bits

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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:46 pm

Hi Herman thanks . Will give you sizes . On the new Tamiya i cut the bolt heads off the side skirts and drilled thro the hull. The Atak zimmermet has cut outs for the fixing plates . Will send both sets of positions are they are different . Better make a couple of drawings.

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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:51 pm

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Tow cable and cleaning rods . Found some small brass bolts just right for the screwed ends
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:52 pm

Just fantastic :clap:
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Postby Dark46 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:52 pm

Cant wait to see the finished tank as it looks great. It has bee a good read so far too. Great work
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Postby Eastern Front » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:14 pm

Looks great! have you decided on the theater paint (camouflage) yet?

Love the build!

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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:02 pm

Thanks Eastern . the zimmermet one will be in the east , painting will be my downfall. The new KT without the coating western side, going for a later version . Lots of camouflage options to choose from .

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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:36 pm

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Been away , sunny Andalusia cycling . Back to the wet and cold so better start on the KT .
Finished the hull sides . Wanted the tow cable to look used with a kink or two .
Found out i need a bigger dia of wire , 3mm instead of 2mm .
Will do for now can use the 2 mm tow cables on the Panther.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:36 pm

That all looks real authentic Mr 42
Sure is a well done transformation.
When you choose a camo scheme for it, try to find a unit that it may have represented & research those patterns.........that way at least you can get a picture on your head before the first blast of the airbrush!!
Great job :thumbup:
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Postby Guido Henn » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:20 pm

Hello,

I like this way of practicing the hobby, very fine works. :thumbup:

with regards,Guido :wave:
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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:55 pm

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Some tidying up on turret top , hatches , sighting block and the gas brackets. Need to find an easy way to make the vision blocks, can't find a cutting of perspex i put aside.

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:19 pm

Turret hangers part 2 Much easier now i have a system for the build
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all done and holes drilled for track rod holder.
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all fitted and now a few coats of primer
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looks ok a few ridges on the zimmermet to tidy up

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:24 pm

Decided to make a bucket, not keen on the Taigen one . better if it has a few bashes and dents.
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Had some thin copper and made it a little smaller
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added a ring of brass for some strength

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:52 pm

Glad the track hangers are done, was going to buy but metal hangers are scarce. They are out of stock or just plastic ones when searching for bits.
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a bashed bucket
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Metal tracks look better, had to drill central section on one type to fit the track rods
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Not far off painting now, might make side skirts out of thin brass sheet. The Trumpeter zimmermit has different fixing points compared to the Tamiya version.

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