Tamiya Tiger 131

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Postby Ad Lav » Sat May 11, 2019 6:28 pm

Wasn’t supposed to be buying anymore tanks! ;D

However, a mate was practically giving this Tiger away so I decided to make a Tiger 131 replica after visiting the Tank museum in Bovington for Tiger Day.

How it arrived, in a very sorry state, missing all electrics and gearboxes etc.

Bonus feature - metal tracks, we think Schumo or impact early items.

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Struck a deal with a mate and swapped some parts so I should have some gearboxes, full electrics and all the bits to finish this beauty, including the elusive K sprue.

Watch this space.


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Postby Ad Lav » Sat May 11, 2019 6:29 pm

Just spent the last hour washing all the dirt and grime off and then, using oven cleaner, removed what paint and weathering was left.

Some nice parts coming from Axels modellbau soon.
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Postby Ludwig von wigbearer » Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 pm

Well done Adam :thumbup:

regards john :wave:

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Postby Zapper » Sat May 11, 2019 8:43 pm

I'm no expert but thats no Sherman.

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Postby jarndice » Sat May 11, 2019 8:51 pm

When I think about it you are quite right indeed it is nothing like any allied armour of WW2 which might explain why it is titled as a "TAMIYA" Tiger 131 !!!

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Postby Ad Lav » Sat May 11, 2019 10:17 pm

Lol :)

Zapper is taking the pee as I have five Sherman’s ;)
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Postby essexbill » Wed May 15, 2019 6:33 am

Firstly did you enjoy Tiger day as I am thinking of going to the September one?
Secondly please keep posting the progress you are making on this build.

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Postby Siobhan_delphi » Wed May 15, 2019 3:23 pm

Ad Lav wrote:Wasn’t supposed to be buying anymore tanks! ;D

However, a mate was practically giving this Tiger away so I decided to make a Tiger 131 replica after visiting the Tank museum in Bovington for Tiger Day.

How it arrived, in a very sorry state, missing all electrics and gearboxes etc.

Bonus feature - metal tracks, we think Schumo or impact early items.

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Struck a deal with a mate and swapped some parts so I should have some gearboxes, full electrics and all the bits to finish this beauty, including the elusive K sprue.

Watch this space.


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Looking forward to this! Where did you find a k sprue?

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed May 15, 2019 6:21 pm

Tiger day was brilliant, great day at and managed to get right next to the tiger and Panzer 3 starting and leaving the hall.

Parts arrived tonight for the build, awaiting K sprue and extra parts later this week too.

K sprue came from a mate.

I have it in good authority that Axels is making a 131 upgrade package :)
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Postby essexbill » Wed May 15, 2019 6:48 pm

Looking on here lots of people have done Oddballs Sherman, I never thought about Tiger 131 but on Sunday at the Grantham meet one guy arrived with a Taigen Tiger.He was new to modelling in general but had put a lot of effort into his and it looked very good.

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Postby panzerjosef » Wed May 15, 2019 9:15 pm

Hello Adam. Bet the Tiger takes out your Shermans. :D

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Postby Ad Lav » Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 pm

:)

It’s slightly outnumbered - 5-1 ;)
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Postby midlife306 » Thu May 16, 2019 12:38 am

Ad Lav wrote::)

It’s slightly outnumbered - 5-1 ;)


Sounds about even to me, I’ll get my coat


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Postby Ad Lav » Sat May 18, 2019 7:27 pm

Some lovely Schumo and aber parts arrived from Axels this week, followed today by some electric parts and K sprue parts from my friend Ken in Australia.

Schumo idler support

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Schumo Hexagonal screw set

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Impact metal elevation arm.

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Schumo barrel and muzzle brake

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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sat May 18, 2019 9:56 pm

Some very nice upgrades you've got there Adam 8) should be another cracking build mate :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun May 19, 2019 8:42 am

Thanks Lee. Lots more to do :)
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Postby Ad Lav » Sat May 25, 2019 7:01 pm

Massive thank you to Roy (43rdrec) for the gearbox standoffs for the Tiger!

Arrived in today’s post and I promptly got them fitted and have just wired everything up to test :)

Tamiya KV1 speaker installed as it’s cheaper and smaller and looks/sounds better!

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun May 26, 2019 8:15 pm

Many thanks, Adam :wave:
Really glad you're able to get the project back on track, so to speak... :D
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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:40 pm

Schumo barrel and muzzle brake fitted.

Flash unit now in.

Missing the hull machine gun dome - anyone help out there??

And rear mud flaps??

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Postby Jimster » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:52 pm

I have extra rear mud flaps for free but shipping would be horrible from here in the USA.

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