Early Tiger I - Taigen Build

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Postby orntar » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:13 pm

jarndice wrote:Orntar I just received the Quick Release System which consists of four 5mmx3mm neo-dymion magnets and four 3mmx3mm neo-dymion magnets and a sheet of illustrated instructions in German :haha: priced at 9.95 Euros plus postage.
I just went to my goto supplier of magnets---
http://www.first4magnets.com
to find out what they charged for them,
They don't sell them in fours the smallest amount is a pack of twenty five,
5x3 X pack of 25= £5.18
3x3 X pack of 25= £4.02
Total 50 neo-dymion magnets £9.20,
Like a fool I was expecting a completed pair of arms.
So I now find myself doing what I could have done years ago and for a lot less money.
This is one product I most certainly will not be recommending :thumbdown:


That's too bad. I assumed you would get more than that as well. I bought 200x 4mmx1mm for $8 US. :O

Thanks for the warning for the rest of us.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:34 pm

Thanks for the link - it was magnets or Velcro but magnets are tidier. What a range too!
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Postby jarndice » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:49 pm

Glad to be of help,
I would suggest that whenever possible you purchase the Countersunk versions simply because my experience has shown that Glue is not upto the mark when it comes to using Magnets with a 5 Kg + lifting strength.
"Velcro" does have a place in my Tanks but more as a floor mat in the Hull to retain Smokers/Receivers/Speakers/Motherboards etc.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:04 pm

Velcro is widely used in racing /trucks for fixing things like mfu / receivers and works well, as does double sided number plate tape but glue, it depends what you use. As I've said before on this forum, ShoeGoo is the easiest and one of the strongest out there. In racing we use it for lexan shells and repairs. It's like a rubber based glue that adheres to anything, doesn't crack and waterproofs too.

That magnet outlet is wonderful - 20 million magnets in stock! Just bought 40 so 199999960 left ;)
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Postby orntar » Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:54 pm

Any one seen these? They look pretty good, however not totally accurate. Better than urethane tubing.
https://www.taigentanks.com/taigen-part ... /tag120011

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I think they just came out. I will be ordering a set soon.

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Postby jarndice » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:09 pm

Before you spend money on those tubes you need to remember that the Tubes on the Tiger ! were actually as seen from the outside 12 sided metal mesh Tubes,
"ABER" sell-----------
"Brass Photo Etch, 16 031 Tiger 1 Ausf E Feifal Air Cleaners"
Available from
http://www.forgebeartanks.com
The title is deceptive,
They actually wrap around the Tube and you can glue or solder along the join,
I recommend you put a pencil or any firm fitting rod such as a Ball point pen in the rubber tube and then tightly wrap the "ABER" Photo Etch around the tube then glue or solder along the join,
I do not use the end pieces,
Finish by painting the assembly in matte black and you have an authentic 12 sided set of metal mesh Feifal Air Cleaner Tubes,
It is one of the easiest Photo Etch exercises you will ever do.
Cost about £17/$19.
Recommended.

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Postby orntar » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:25 pm

I knew about the aber set. I just can't justify spending over $30 (cheapest I can find shipped to the US) for a set. I think these taigen look good.

I tried 3d printing some, and they were too rigid. I don't think they would work.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:53 pm

Go to a place that sells electrical hardware for houses. Ask for a length of gfibre glass conduit that is used to protect the thermometer on ovens
It looks to be the same stuff .
I can send you 4 bits if you like.
I will dig it out and post a picture asap
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Postby orntar » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:46 am

Got my motherboard back today with some new lights as well. Hooray!

It all appears to be working now. Erik came through.

Finally onto painting!

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Postby Jimster » Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:59 am

Glad to hear that! Erik has always made things right for me as well.

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Postby orntar » Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:40 am

Isn't great when your tank is all only color finally?
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Postby Jimster » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:22 am

Nice smooth paint job.

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Postby jarndice » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:52 pm

I really like the authenticity of the primer,
It is almost universal in our niche of scale model building whereas such devotion to detail is quite uncommon in aeromodelling where the prototype base colour is almost always lemon yellow due to the use of etching primer but this same lemon yellow is almost never seen in the scaled down builds.

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Postby orntar » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:33 am

Got a little buddy for my Tiger today!
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This thing is hilarious!

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Postby Jimster » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:45 am

Little Tiger cub.

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:07 pm

More like a "Mini Me" :D
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Postby orntar » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:41 am

Jimster wrote:Little Tiger cub.

Son of a gun-ner wrote:More like a "Mini Me" :D

lol

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Don't talk to me or my son ever again!

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:54 pm

Just need a King Tiger for a family unit :thumbup:
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Postby PainlessWolf » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:39 pm

Good Afternoon!
The Tiger is coming along super nicely! The lil' Chibi-Tanks are fun. ;0) They are starting pop up everywhere along with ships and aircraft in the same vein.
regards and following along,
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Postby orntar » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:49 pm

Thanks.

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Base coat and initial highlight done.
Planning camo and division number.

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