His & Hers Late (now mid) & Early Tiger Builds

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 Aussie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:27 am

If you mean the aerial tube holder , as there isn't two aerials on the model , then you only need to remove the Port side holder.

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Postby rolling-thunder » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:46 am

Will01Capri wrote:Ok so no looking at buying the first of many upgrade parts finally.
I was going to get alot of stuff from Tank Army but yes after more searching alot of UK suppliers.


I'm in the UK & my go to suppliers are www.forgebeartanks.com & http://www.welshdragonmodels.co.uk/ & occasionally Tankzone. If I can't get when I need there i'll use https://heng-long-panzer.de/en/ or https://www.rctank.de/?lang=eng
I'm currently building a late period Tiger so i'm following your builds with interest.
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:23 pm

Bit more done.
Extra aerial tube cut off from left side.

Also making rear road wheels look more.like proper 2 piece wheel.
Used battery drill holding wheel rim and then flat file to grind a groove to make it look better

https://flic.kr/p/Z9qSWQ
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:26 pm

Also cut the front mudguards to make them look better and trial fitted fire extinguisher
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:26 pm

Looking good Will
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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:55 pm

Bit more work.
Special metals primer hand brushed on all metal parts.
Also have plastic primer in the post, so just trying to track down dunkelgelb beige paint to use as base layer. But then hand brush the camouflage, so need to be careful with compatible paints etc.

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Postby jarndice » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:04 pm

German Armour of WW2 used Red Oxide primer,
If you go to your local car accessory store you can find a large rattle can of "Simoniz" or similar Red Oxide for about £5, It is a cheap and very effective primer,
AND it is good for 2 Tanks.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:18 pm

Will you are really making some great progress and the Tiger is looking very nice. Like those coil overs BTW
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Postby rolling-thunder » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:29 pm

I've been using this paint http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/army-paint ... duct,18691 it gives a very nice coverage. I'd have given you my local supplier but I bought all the paint they had so it's time to remind them to order in a new batch, I still have a can & three Tanks to paint.
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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:51 pm

Thanks guys.
Hadn't noticed but I got grey primer so.have now.just ordered red oxide aswell.

Links to military paint is.cool so I will get some of that also.
I have milliput on order aswell for welding beads but still need get more.details.

That Tiger looks good with late wheels.

On another note I have corrected partly the turret bins to have a better angle and have glued them back up. Got a bit of model filler still to apply.

The coilovers are a great kit, can't wait to fit to the Alfa and get it back on the road.
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Postby walter » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:34 pm

I did convert a early HL tank into a late version. The road wheels came from forgebear, but they need a 4mm hole drilled through the middle to fit HL . The metal tracks sprocket idler and suspension arms came from Tankarmy. They sell the arms with 4mm bolts. I also made a simple track tentioner. If you are interested I can post some pictures.
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Postby rolling-thunder » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:12 pm

walter wrote:I did convert a early HL tank into a late version. The road wheels came from forgebear, but they need a 4mm hole drilled through the middle to fit HL . The metal tracks sprocket idler and suspension arms came from Tankarmy. They sell the arms with 4mm bolts. I also made a simple track tentioner. If you are interested I can post some pictures.
Cheers Walter

The wheels I got from Forgebeartanks had two sets of axles, one for HL & one set for Taigen.
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:14 pm

walter wrote:I did convert a early HL tank into a late version. The road wheels came from forgebear, but they need a 4mm hole drilled through the middle to fit HL . The metal tracks sprocket idler and suspension arms came from Tankarmy. They sell the arms with 4mm bolts. I also made a simple track tentioner. If you are interested I can post some pictures.
Cheers Walter



pictures always help, please post for inspiration.
I was thinking i could make something up using thick flat washer and some bar and make some sort of eccentric up with locking adjuster inside chassis.
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Postby walter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:34 am

Here are some pictures showing conversion from early to a late Tiger 1
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I drilled 4mm hole right through the road wheel and slightly countersunk it to accommodate the bolt head.
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Postby walter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:43 am

walter wrote:Here are some pictures showing conversion from early to a late Tiger 1
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To fit the idler wheel I drilled a 12.5 mm hole about 7 mm deep.
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Postby walter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:47 am

walter wrote:
walter wrote:Here are some pictures showing conversion from early to a late Tiger 1
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A simple track tensioner
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Postby walter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:00 pm

walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:Here are some pictures showing conversion from early to a late Tiger 1
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The main axle has a 5 mm offset arm with a 5 mm socked head bolt with a M 4 mm threaded end that screws into the offset arm. The idler wheel needs to have a 5 mm hole drilled through its back part.
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Postby walter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:15 pm

walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:Here are some pictures showing conversion from early to a late Tiger 1
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Here is a photo of the metal suspension arms that clearly shows they screw not in at right angle. They all needed to be re worked.
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Postby walter » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:20 pm

walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:Here are some pictures showing conversion from early to a late Tiger 1

I hope these pictures will be of some help.
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Postby walter » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:42 am

walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:
walter wrote:Here are some pictures showing conversion from early to a late Tiger 1
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Complete view of the track tensioner. To do this tensioner you need to have access to a lathe,milling machine and drilling machine.
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