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Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:28 pm
by Ad Lav
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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Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:29 pm
by Ad Lav
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.

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:31 pm
by Ludwig von wigbearer
Well done Adam :thumbup:

regards john :wave:

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:43 pm
by Zapper
I'm no expert but thats no Sherman.

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 8:51 pm
by jarndice
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 !!!

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:17 pm
by Ad Lav
Lol :)

Zapper is taking the pee as I have five Sherman’s ;)

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:33 am
by essexbill
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.

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:23 pm
by Siobhan_delphi
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?

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:21 pm
by Ad Lav
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 :)

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:48 pm
by essexbill
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.

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:15 pm
by panzerjosef
Hello Adam. Bet the Tiger takes out your Shermans. :D

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:17 pm
by Ad Lav
:)

It’s slightly outnumbered - 5-1 ;)

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:38 am
by midlife306
Ad Lav wrote::)

It’s slightly outnumbered - 5-1 ;)


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


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Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:27 pm
by Ad Lav
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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Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:56 pm
by Model Builder 4
Some very nice upgrades you've got there Adam 8) should be another cracking build mate :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:42 am
by Ad Lav
Thanks Lee. Lots more to do :)

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:01 pm
by Ad Lav
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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Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 8:15 pm
by 43rdRecceReg
Many thanks, Adam :wave:
Really glad you're able to get the project back on track, so to speak... :D
Roy.

Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:40 pm
by Ad Lav
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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Re: Tamiya Tiger 131

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:52 pm
by Jimster
I have extra rear mud flaps for free but shipping would be horrible from here in the USA.