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MUNITIONS/SPARES TIGER.

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Postby eddiesolo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:18 am

I had a look and found nothing regarding a recovery Tiger, the Bergetiger is a one off and not really a recovery vehicle, although is disputed as its crane was not designed for towing another tank.

The Germans were excellent at tank recovery of their P-III and P-IV's and others except for their heavy armour battalions, hence many Tigers and Tiger II's ended up abandoned.

So, I decided to come up with a Tiger version, not a recovery vehicle as such but a combined, munitions carrier-like the P-III and Hummel and a spares carrier, spare tracks, wheels, tools etc. The idea is that this would follow the main heavies and provide oil, fuel, ammo and parts when a main maintenance area was not viable.

I made a armoured top hull, the main ammo would be stored inside the main hull like the P-III. The turret will be gone and a cover made. I scratched made some parts and had a go at weld seams-not the best but once painted and weatherd they will do. I added some stowage boxes inside and a sight with twin periscopes. This will sit on the top of the main hull just behind the driver and gunners hatches...well, that is the theory :D

I also made a compressor from old inhaler parts that will go inside.

This is what I have done so far and this took me four days, dodgy eyes and very cramping hands made it longer than expected.

I hope this pictures are working as I am no longer on photobucket.

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Si:)

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:29 am

Very nice to far Very very interesting to see this. I will be following this one closely
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Postby eddiesolo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:32 am

YEAH! The pics worked.

Hopefully, when I get the other bits it will start to come together...that's the plan.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:49 am

Love it. And the welds work for me, but best of all, love your inhaler generator, reminds me of how things like space ships used to be made for films out of old household items, very clever.

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Postby eddiesolo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:26 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Love it. And the welds work for me, but best of all, love your inhaler generator, reminds me of how things like space ships used to be made for films out of old household items, very clever.

Mick.


Thanks Mick, glad the welds look okay and the generator was a great bit of fun to do and ended up looking better than I expected :D

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Mr Solo, this hobby is all about what makes you happy, if you're happy with it, that's all that counts :thumbup:

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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:04 pm

Wonderful work
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Postby eddiesolo » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:12 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:Wonderful work


Thank you.

I have added some first aid crosses to a couple of the storage boxes and weathered the inside of the top hull, in fact it maybe over weathered as it is looking mighty grimy in there :D

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:28 am

c.rainford73 wrote:Wonderful work

Yes, you're doing a grand job.

As for weathering, is there such a thing as 'over weathered'?

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Postby eddiesolo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:06 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
c.rainford73 wrote:Wonderful work

Yes, you're doing a grand job.

As for weathering, is there such a thing as 'over weathered'?

Mick.


Cheers Mick, I must admit I love a dirty and rusty tank :D

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Postby eddiesolo » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:08 pm

I have now the top hull section, so it will be fingers, toes and everything else I can cross time that the calculations I made are correct and it will fit :S

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Postby eddiesolo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:05 pm

Bit of an update on this.

The interior is 905 finished with just a few bits and bobs.

Started on then other parts, some faffing and extra plates to add to get the rear of the top hull to mate up properly, but is taking shape slowly.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:11 pm

Excellent :thumbup:

Think I'd wash off the dried blood stains on the second to last picture before the CSI lot turn up, unless it's the blonde. . . .

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:27 pm

Eddie it's quite a lovely job you've done there. Somewhat resembles an elephant casemate from the front

The details inside are incredibly well done.

Like the hatch you designed too
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Postby eddiesolo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:00 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Excellent :thumbup:

Think I'd wash off the dried blood stains on the second to last picture before the CSI lot turn up, unless it's the blonde. . . .

;) Mick.


LOL, it is supposed to be severe chipping...told I may have gone slightly over the top :D

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Postby eddiesolo » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:01 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:Eddie it's quite a lovely job you've done there. Somewhat resembles an elephant casemate from the front

The details inside are incredibly well done.

Like the hatch you designed too


Thank you, done the front hatches inside and sprayed the lower hull this evening...getting there.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:27 pm

eddiesolo wrote:
Son of a gun-ner wrote:Excellent :thumbup:

Think I'd wash off the dried blood stains on the second to last picture before the CSI lot turn up, unless it's the blonde. . . .

;) Mick.


LOL, it is supposed to be severe chipping...told I may have gone slightly over the top :D

Only pulling your leg Mr Solo. I'm enjoying your build :thumbup:

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Postby Jake79 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:33 pm

Enyoing this one too, weathering looks spot on in the last pic, maybe a little heavy handed on the right side, still looks great tho. :thumbup:
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Postby Jake79 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:34 pm

Enyoing this one too! chipping maybe a little heavy handed on the right side, still looks great tho. Weathering looks spot on in the last pic :thumbup:
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