Sov's Tiger Build

This section is to 'show and tell' about any customizing or re-vamping you have done (or are doing) to a Heng Long tank.

Postby SovereignZuul » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:36 am

Been practicing that fine control on this. Better on a low cost model than my expensive tank after-all. I'll check that out Wibbly, thanks! :D

This suit is 1:100th scale. The internal skeleton is fully modeled and pose-able, crazy how models have gotten now! There is a whole outer skin of armor plates that attach to this. It carries a 120mm "machine gun." 8O
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfgPt1730Ls
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:58 am

Sov,
Looks like real metal now, not plastic. Great job!
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Postby Merlin707 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:12 am

That's really impressive Sov, loving the realistic metal effects.

Just out of interest what anime is the suit taken from?
Just watched the little clip but it doesn't say.
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Postby SovereignZuul » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:21 am

Gundam Igloo? I've never actually seen any show with this Zaku in it. Only watched Gundam Wing on U.S. cable tv when I was a kid. I might give it a try.
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Postby Abe Froman » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:38 pm

SovereignZuul wrote:Painless. If anything they are still not over enough. :)

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Doing detail parts today, random batch, no drive just what I felt like.

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The hooks from Derek. Wow, if the Tamiya Tiger is as nice as these pieces I can't believe what I started with. Still, as nice as they are, not without flaws I needed to correct...

The hook had way to much sway inside the standard fit mount for it, seen on the right hook. I narrowed if a tiny bit to remove this "play" so the hook is always straight (left).

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Stylish...

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..and functional! (That's one of my big potential headaches solved nicely! Thanks again Derek!)

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The Voyager Brass gun cleaner/tow cable mount had a problem. It was cut in a way that all five "holes" were the same size! This is not the case, as the tow cable is significantly larger in diameter than the cleaning rods. Took some careful work but I fixed this issue so the tow cable fits, before it was not even close. I want to make some new cleaning rods as well, the old ones don't satisfy me anymore. Going to make them our of wood this time, maybe reuse some of the older brass pieces.

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Off to play WoT tonight, thanks for stopping in. 8)


SOV, how might I be able to contact Derek to get some of those hooks?

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Postby SovereignZuul » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:11 pm

Hey guys, sorry Winter was rough and I haven't been modeling. Just cleaning my bench so I can get back to work with updates again in the future. My space is in the basement, as you've seen and it's very cold down there during winter, so hobbies were on hold.

Abe, this is Derek: https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/ ... ile&u=3953

I don't know if he as anymore of those, they could have been spares.

This is his excellent tank, you've prob seen: https://www.rctankwarfare.co.uk/forums/ ... php?t=9711
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:59 am

Did this masterpiece ever get completed?? 8O
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Postby rolling-thunder » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:57 pm

Over a year later I've found this thread & read it a couple of times & have the same question? Did you ever finish this Tank?
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Postby Bahrien » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:22 am

Love ur job... very2 nice...

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Postby SovereignZuul » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:50 am

Oh boy, been a long time since I popped in to say hi and check on people's builds. Sorry, never made it much farther on this project. It's unreal I started this five years ago!

Been doing lots of other projects over the years, but I feel like I'll be getting back to this one to bring it to the edge. I've a real itch to complete it.

My hobby bench has been covered in a mess, unusable for a long time. I've taken to cleaning and sorting everything and I'm almost back to an empty table. Hope I can shake the rust off asap.
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Postby BarryC » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:01 am

SovereignZuul wrote:Oh boy, been a long time since I popped in to say hi and check on people's builds. Sorry, never made it much farther on this project. It's unreal I started this five years ago!

Been doing lots of other projects over the years, but I feel like I'll be getting back to this one to bring it to the edge. I've a real itch to complete it.

My hobby bench has been covered in a mess, unusable for a long time. I've taken to cleaning and sorting everything and I'm almost back to an empty table. Hope I can shake the rust off asap.


You've got to finish it! You level of detail is simply phenomenal and truly inspirational! :thumbup: :thumbup:

I have a static Tamiya Tiger I and your work will be a guide post once I start it. :clap: :clap:
I might have missed it; who's scale hardware do you use?

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Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:43 am

Sov!
Welcome back, Doc! I've been building Tigers while you were gone using your build as a guide among others. You need to finish it to show how it is done. ;o)
regards and Hello Again!
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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:53 am

Yes please take the time to finish this one ( when you can) it's spectacular
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Postby nexusys » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:47 am

c.rainford73 wrote:Yes please take the time to finish this one ( when you can) it's spectacular


This guy must be one of em aliens, hey Carl?..... ;D

details details details!
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Postby jarndice » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:06 am

SOV for years you and "Tanks for the Memory" were the backbone of Tiger builds on the Forum and I know I am not alone in saying I learnt most of what I now put into practice from both of your offerings, so yes you have to complete this particular tour de force, PLEASE :clap:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:20 pm

Yes much like Barry the details are out of this world
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Postby Tiggr » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:05 pm

Superb quality photos too.
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Postby Soeren » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:42 pm

Gosh, and another tiger build to review. Stop posting ever new amazing builds ;).
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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:43 pm

Soeren wrote:Gosh, and another tiger build to review. Stop posting ever new amazing builds ;).
I agree there are some very incredible builds going on right now in this forum
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Postby SovereignZuul » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:07 pm

Holy cow, what a response, lol. Glad to see so many cheering for me, I'm quite excited to see everyone's progress since I last looked around.

Two springs ago I fulfilled a dream and switched to building a 1:1 scale WW2 vehicle that I've been having fun with. Bet some of you in the UK will recognize what it is. Different skill set than building a model though. :haha:
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Been painting some mini figures for a board game too. Really excited to gather my model bits and get the Tiger back out again. Covered in dust, gotta clean it all first, lol. You guys are certainly amazing inspiration to get it going!
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