Panzer kaput! Tamiya Tiger 1 restoration.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:07 pm

Recently helping my wife with her late fathers shed full of tools and various projects I was heard to exclaim "thats a Tiger turret!".
Sure enough, following some digging I now have most of the exterior from a Tamiya Tiger 1.
As the images will show I have quite a bit of work to do.
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I've found most of the missing external parts and have begun the work as can be seen from the unpainted areas.
Look out for me elsewhere on the forum as I have some questions.
Cheers all.

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Postby Jofaur86 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:00 pm

??? ah yes? it is much more complete than indicated on your other post ?? indeed there is the essential, mechanical part, engines, raising etreful barrel, turret rotation, it just lacks the electronic part, it is second-hand , or adapt another? Taigen for example, but the barrel recoil system is only compatible with Tamiya. Personally, I would take out the engines, to remove rust (fine bodywork sandpaper) possibly painting, checking the pinion assembly, lubrication, and live tests with a battery, make a wooden support, for the tests, so that the tank does not rest on its tracks, other members of the forum will certainly have other advice :thumbup:
gift, assembly instructions Tiger I, with reference to the various parts required :wave:
https://www.fechtner-modellbau.de/media ... 2/4029.pdf

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Postby EAO » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:30 pm

AGKP,

It's always amazed me where some people find their RC tanks! :wtf: I guess some guys are just lucky! :crazy: Sorry about your Wife's late Father, perhaps a nice rebuild in his honor?

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Postby AGKPeiper » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:43 pm

Thank you guys.
The plan is to get the Panzer marching again.
I shall change little of the work my father in law did but will be building this to echo my requirements in an actual Tiger, preferring the Panther anyway.
So, no zimmerit as it burns and many crews didn't like it.
The most powerful cannon I can fit.
Light and fast.
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Postby AGKPeiper » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:07 am

Minimal progress on this but I shall keep the log moving.
Once payday arrives I shall buy the donor vehicle or parts from forgebear.
All I've been able to do so far is remove the track covers and seperate them ready for some extra realism and maybe some damage.
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While doing this another possibly difficult task has come to the forefront of my thoughts. I need to match the existing paint.

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Postby DzNile4L » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:47 am

Looks like a part of the fearful air filter on the turret bin
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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:12 pm

I thought that didn't belong there. It appeared to have been used to form the base of a makeshift aerial.

Limited progress.
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Postby NAB » Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:43 pm

Why don't you get it repaired then give it a dark yellow base coat and some new camo?

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:20 pm

“[F]earful aircleaner”: oh, sometimes the spelling helps create the most marvelous puns! :haha:
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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:31 pm

NAB wrote:Why don't you get it repaired then give it a dark yellow base coat and some new camo?

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I'm finishing this for my late father in law and thats his paint job so it must stay. Not to mention the high level of natural weathering I'd lose.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:55 am

Ok so I'm giving up on matching the paint colours and the panzer is now being washed ready for paint.
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I've found dunkelgelb for the base and am pondering the camouflage pattern and technique.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:51 pm

A simple two colour camouflage scheme is the plan.
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Camo putty or blu-tac, which is best in your opinion and why please?

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Postby Jofaur86 » Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:23 pm

Hello,
why not keep it in the original colors, if you wish to keep the spirit of Madame's dad ?? Personally the US Army green, does not seem very suitable for a Tiger I? but remains only my opinion. link to the colors used by the German army at that time
https://agtom.eu/en/content/25-pojazdy- ... ie-z-ii-ws
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-LEmNR ... p=drivesdk

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Postby AGKPeiper » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:48 pm

The problem with the original colours is matching them Jofaur.
Yuck, didn't spot that being septic paint, I shall pick an alternative.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:19 pm

The price of these paints seems crazy to me btw.

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Postby NAB » Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:27 pm

I normally use tamiya spray cans

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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:33 am

Same price, smaller can but thanks for the steer.
We may have discovered the original paints used, bringing this part of the saga to an end finally.
Just to clarify, I'm probably a tad ocd and combining that with a helping of colour blindness makes for some butt hurt when colour matching.

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Postby Jofaur86 » Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:31 am

:D for info, sorry if in French?
http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/panzer ... ction/good day

the main colors or tints used by the Germans during the Second World War: were
Le gris Panzer, ou Ral1021 Dunkelgrau.
Le vert kaki, ou Ral6003 Olivgrün.
Le brun foncé, ou Ral8017 Rotbraun.
Le jaune foncé, ou Ral7028 Dunkelgelb.

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Postby AGKPeiper » Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:52 pm

I may have the actual paint used on this tank by my father in law Jofaur but thanks always.

It occurs to me that mounting the HL gearboxes may be greatly assisted by using the carcasses of the original Tamiya items as bases.

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