My Tiger Tank Project

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Postby Jimster » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:25 am

Absolutely!

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Postby Jimster » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:46 am

I finished building and installing the Aber cleaning rods and clamps. It was a very tedious build but I like the way they look. I stained the wood with Walnut and blackened the brass tips with Casey’s Gun Blue. I used Grandt Line plastic wing nuts because the Aber versions looked pretty difficult.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:31 am

Jeez mate, for a short time in the hobby you’ve done a magnificent job on this.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:51 am

Well done!
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Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:46 pm

Good morning,
This tank is looking more and more detailed which equals the realism you wanted. Heaven and the Devil is in the details! ( The Aber wingnuts aren't bad once you get used to doing them )
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Postby Jimster » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:07 pm

Thanks, gentlemen. I wasn’t familiar with exactly how the Aber wing nuts attached. These parts are so tiny and difficult to position properly. On that note I’m having to be extra careful when carrying my tank around because of the added details but to me it’s totally worth the caution. I need to build a wooden carrier for it someday. I’ve seen some cool ideas online.

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Postby jarndice » Wed May 01, 2019 3:18 pm

I suspect you are using the "DIY" Aber Wing/Butterfly nuts 16111 ?
Aber also sell an (expensive) ready made set available as "Catalogue Number 16105".
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Postby Jimster » Wed May 01, 2019 3:38 pm

I think so. They’re in two pieces that somehow get glued together around the bolt. I’m not messing with that.

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Postby Jimster » Thu May 02, 2019 2:15 am

After a bit of “research” I’ve decided to improve my rear end. The easy part was painting the little round reflector red. I’ve also removed the molded on convoy light in preparation for adding the appropriate, early rectangular convoy light. I want it to be functional. If anybody knows of a vendor selling these please let me know. Scratch building one will be almost too difficult for my skill level.
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Postby Jimster » Thu May 02, 2019 3:30 am

I found exactly what I need at RCTank.de! Thank goodness!

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu May 02, 2019 10:48 am

Wardog wrote:I think forgebear do a convoy light,its rectangle but for a panther is it the same I don't no.

No good, that ones cylindrical.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Thu May 02, 2019 10:50 am

Jimster wrote:I found exactly what I need at RCTank.de! Thank goodness!

I'm gjad for you :thumbup:
And nice touch finishing off the other thread :thumbup:
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Postby Jimster » Sat May 11, 2019 6:59 pm

Here it is all lit up. I really like the way it looks and it adds some visual interest as well. One step closer to increased realism (I know I posted this photo elsewhere but it needs to be included in my build thread). Thanks for checking in.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat May 11, 2019 7:14 pm

Super cool Jim wow
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Postby Jimster » Thu May 16, 2019 5:51 pm

Project update. Last night I added two detail parts from east coast armory. The coax MG 34 machine gun that replaces the ugly red Airsoft warning light and the front hull blower. I’m also making progress in my Tamiya tank commander.
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Postby Jimster » Mon May 20, 2019 12:19 am

I guess my Tiger is pretty much completed. I know there’s other things that could be added or modified but I’m happy with my result. Thanks for following along and helping me out. ImageImageImage



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Postby PainlessWolf » Mon May 20, 2019 4:33 am

Jimbo!
Realism - Achieved! Excellent work equals splendid results, Doc. A Tiger to be proud of.
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Postby Jimster » Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:53 am

I upgraded my electronics by installing a Clark TK-40s board and I got a Flysky fs-i6s transmitter. I wanted to wait until I got everything hooked up correctly before I posted anything and tonight I succeeded with commendable help from maxmekker.
Connecting the Taigen airsoft turret with barrel recoil to the TK-40 is a big pain in the ass for electronics challenged people like me. The outstanding motor control and sound effects make all my frustrations worth it. I know there’s a ton of videos highlighting these awesome boards but when our weather breaks I’ll make and post a new video. Thanks for checking in!Image


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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:34 am

Fantastic progress! A future tank of the month for sure!!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:45 am

Anything with a TV remote that has more than 3 buttons scares the she-ite out of me.
I commend you on your continued determination to succeed Sir.

And anything the Mr Mekker supplies will surely be a treat. :thumbup:
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