1st generation rc king tiger

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Postby desmo16 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:10 pm

Hello, just fantastic I can not wait to see it finished.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:19 pm

Big fan of this build. Really cool copper bucket may I add. So much nicer than the chunky taigen version.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:35 pm

Really nice and that bucket is a fantastic touch !
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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:59 pm

Found some bearings (iglidur® polymer plain bearings) to fix the wobble on the sprockets. Easy fix by glueing in, can't use a normal bearing as it covers the grub screw . Drill out from 10mm to 11mm and cut to size , one bearing fixes 2 sides.
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No more rusty bearing on main drive.

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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:07 am

Bought a little kit, ZVEZDA king tiger. Going to check the camo looks ok . Waiting for mr surfacer and will try to cast some little hatch hooks and the driver /radio hatch catches. Machine gun mount in hull, M/G ring thinking about a metal one as it will be thiner and vision blocks next.
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not much paint wasted if its wrong

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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:10 pm

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mould made and MG ball
Chugging along, lifting hooks the small ones done , ball mount for MG and noticed that the deck has 2 plates so a groove cut and filled for weld.
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little hooks made
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2 plates now

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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:28 pm

Added little bold or is it an oiling nipple?
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and glued a magnet inside to secure.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:53 am

Nice touches. I also put magnets in my sprocket hub to retain the cap.
Those lifting hooks tend to be fragile so
I’ve left them off mine being a roughy
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:53 am

Nice touches. I also put magnets in my sprocket hub to retain the cap.
Those lifting hooks tend to be fragile so
I’ve left them off mine being a roughy
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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:49 am

Hi Herman Good call about the magnets, was going to see if a few coats of paint would take up the slack for a snug fit. The lifting hooks are flexible, used Gorilla epoxy and as its thin they have some give so thats a lucky find. Third attempt worked, tried AK putty and EpoPuty without success .

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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:51 pm

Made the hatch catches they look ok. Couple of attempts to get the position , glad i have a small KT for checking.
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just need to remove the flash
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fitted and moveable
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Other side think the lifting hooks are slightly out

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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:52 pm

Back to the mechanics . Trying to fix the wobble on the outer wheels. Glued a piece of 11/32 tube to inner face, glued a 9/32 tube inside to support the metal tube reducing the wobble.
Will see if works , gluing the tube in pushes against the bush. Think this will make it harder for dirt to work its way into bush/bearings.
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New bearings are hard to find for the older KTs
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Job done and hope it works.

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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 pm

Fixing the other outer wheels and some paint .
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fixing this
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one side done
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Wheels at all angles
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Both sides done and got rid of the philips m/screws
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test run to check if any wheels were rubbing
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time to think about camo
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I better start thinking about a better airbrush and decals or masks.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:51 pm

Im sure the paintwork will be fine and dandy :thumbup:
I too am not looking forward to the turret numbering, over Zimmerit, a big call to get right.
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Postby Lo_Thar » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:56 pm

Impressive engine inside. Lol

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Will play it safely. Going for the 501 in France tank 332, The painting section shows one with Zimmermit, would be good if the 501 has masking sets. Wonder if i can scan and make a mask set, the other half has a fancy cutting machine / printer.
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332 looks like it has zimmermit, the decal sheet is a start
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Now i need to look up any info, click on pic to see zimmermit

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:04 pm

Hi Lo Needs a big motor only way to turn is by dragging the nondrive track round. :(

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:41 pm

Hi Wardog Funny you should mention , found a Dewalt 10.8 impact driver less battery while out cycling last year. Don't know if its brushless or not , looked quite new. Think the Elmod boards support brushless, just need to strip the drill down and find out.;)

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:50 pm

Time to tart up the jack , made handle as it was missing. May as well try to use up the Aber PE.
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will add the Aber bits and proper lifting handles

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:13 pm

Hi Wardog You might have kickstarted another hop up for the KT. :D

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