FEHRMANN GRUPPE TIGER 05

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:15 am

Thanks team, if only it was a Taigen chassis. :'( :'(
Now the electronics. ;)
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Postby philipat » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:15 am

what makes the Taigen chassis so good?

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Postby capt midnight » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:45 am

I really love the dusty look, Herman. Any suggestions on how it was done?

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:00 am

capt midnight wrote:I really love the dusty look, Herman. Any suggestions on how it was done?

Bill


I used a MIG pigment Europe Earth over a diluted pva glue(to about the consistency of milk)
Dabbed the glue solution into the areas I needed to cover, then using the same brush, dabbed into the pigment bottle and on to the glue, repeat, repeat.
More glue needs more pigment to soak up the solution.
Once it’s all dry, I blew a very thin Deck Tan over the lot out of the airbrush.
Concentrated in areas of higher exposure but always kept the brush a long way off the surface.
The tan fills in the areas that the pigment is absent from to bring it all together.
Once I fit and test the electrical system
I can cover joints and fit the accessories.
Next week I hope.
Hope the method explanation helps !
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Postby Ad Lav » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:30 am

Smart work Herman :)
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:21 am

philipat wrote:what makes the Taigen chassis so good?


Torsion bar suspension, metal inserts,metal arms, a lot more robust and durable, plus the quick release system that is exceptional.
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Postby philipat » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:03 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:
philipat wrote:what makes the Taigen chassis so good?


Torsion bar suspension, metal inserts,metal arms, a lot more robust and durable, plus the quick release system that is exceptional.


Cool! I take it that you have one? I've been looking at getting the Taigen mid. Sounds like it would be a good choice.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:03 pm

No mate, I dont, but I sure wish I did.
In my humble opinion, Taigen are only bested by Tamiyas, but its so close in several areas the Taigen is better value & is more versatile.
Opinions aside, the late/mid Tiger is a great bit of gear.
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Postby Soeren » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:46 pm

You did a fantastic Job here. Your tracks look really nice as well. Nice Progression from start to finish. :thumbup:
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Postby capt midnight » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:09 pm

Thanks for the info, Herman. I think I'm going to give it a go for a dusty look on my Stug III Ausf A2.

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Postby philipat » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:35 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:No mate, I dont, but I sure wish I did.
In my humble opinion, Taigen are only bested by Tamiyas, but its so close in several areas the Taigen is better value & is more versatile.
Opinions aside, the late/mid Tiger is a great bit of gear.


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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:28 am

capt midnight wrote:Thanks for the info, Herman. I think I'm going to give it a go for a dusty look on my Stug III Ausf A2.

Bill


Happy to help Captain, just remember mine is dry mud and dust over all................not just dust ;)
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:27 pm

Soeren wrote:You did a fantastic Job here. Your tracks look really nice as well. Nice Progression from start to finish. :thumbup:


Thanks Mr Soeren, Im on hold just now for the electronics, but these should be in hand on the 4th of October.
I mistakenly thought it was ok for me to spend my own money on such things, but apparently, I had to fork out for dance costumes, end of year concert tickets, and the usual fees :/
I'll get there.
To finish its tow cable, seal the seams with pigment, helmets, other accessories & stowage-done.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:53 pm

Ad Lav wrote:Smart work Herman :)


Thanks Mr Lav, its nothing on Mr Reapers work, but close enough to get the feel of an F05 for this kid.
If ever a Taigen lower chassis pops up here at a reasonable price, I will happily swoop on it !
But for now, my AUD$25 H/L Tiger will do !!(thats about GBP 9 pence ,or USD17c plus tax for those with proper currency, or thats what it feels like :/ )

I had another look through my box of goodies that I got as throw - aways' and found a little board called an RC5HL :think:
These things are supposed to work in H/L and by that I assume Taigen systems to take out the toy effects and add the ability to interact with Tamiya I.R battle systems yes ??
How the hell do they fit into a system ?
It has a rainbow Din -cable with a 3 plug and 4 individual plugs on it...........and a socket for a 3 plug H/L type cable on it.
No way of mounting it, now way of telling what needs to go where.
How does it receive signals & how does it project shots ??
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Postby Soeren » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:51 pm

Hey Herman, you dust looks very nice and very convincing. Might try it line thus as well. Followed different much more laborious approaches on the previous tracks. Much of the tone variation was gone after even one run through the garden. Works well for static less so for self weathering rc tanks :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:59 pm

Thanks Mr Soeren, I have to say that using MIG pigments allow such a simple and effective outcome .
The white glue holds it on except of course on hard edges.
The deck tan over spray also helps to bring it together.
You should try it ;)
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Postby Markocaster » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:40 pm

Herman, as said the dusting looks great. Fantastic job


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Postby tankmad » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:57 pm

Looking good I done a f13 many moons ago I like something different.
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Postby SteelBird » Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:57 am

Sir, where did you get those spare track holders from and the spare tracks don't have pin?
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:04 pm

SteelBird wrote:Sir, where did you get those spare track holders from and the spare tracks don't have pin?


https://www.ozarmour.com.au/store/rc-ta ... k-kit.html

Im not sure where you are located, but this is the link to mine.
Certainly others have them.
I will try to find a picture of the correct location for them :thumbup:
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