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Postby Jimster » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:58 am

Wow, Jarndice. I just finished modifying my ariel holder but after reading this I realize I need to up my game and make a better one from scratch. Thanks once again.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:36 pm

Does that allow you to use the full 360 rotation of the turret??
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Postby jarndice » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:43 pm

The spare aerial holder lies along the same part of the tank body as the moulded section,
The major differences are that it is elevated by about 2mm and instead of the leading edge of the tube being behind the aerial it starts approx 25mm in front of it and ends 5mm before the rear plate but as the holder is mounted on the outside of the aerial it is well clear of the turret as it turns.
It is not the most obvious part of a Tiger 1 but the photographs that show it make it clear it does not foul the turret and that it stands clear of the tank body.
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Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:53 pm

Do you happen to have any good pictures of this that you could post. I am not sure If I can complete the modification without destroying some of the work already done, it is now in a tricky place. Thanks for the heads up regarding the aerial tube.

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Postby Wildboar44 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:37 am

jarndice wrote:I have a confession to make :shh:
For years I have been nagging new members of the Forum about the need to remove the excess Spare Aerial Holder from their Heng Long/Taigen Tiger 1s,
Well the truth is that leaving the correct aerial holder in place is a mistake if you value accuracy,
The real Tiger 1s spare aerial holder was elevated above the engine decking not resting on it.
I make the two "Cup" holders from 2mm Plasti-card off cuts and pin vice the holes for them in the edge of the tank body,
I cut a length of 2mm brass tube to size and mount that in the holders and with the little cap from the end of a ball point pen and a lick of paint it looks much better than the awful mess that it replaces.


Dam jarndice........ why did I read this :crazy: you just know the voice's are going to tell me to add that to my ever growing list ! 8)
Have you any pictures of one you have done ?
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:16 pm

Wildboar44 wrote:
jarndice wrote:I have a confession to make :shh:
For years I have been nagging new members of the Forum about the need to remove the excess Spare Aerial Holder from their Heng Long/Taigen Tiger 1s,
Well the truth is that leaving the correct aerial holder in place is a mistake if you value accuracy,
The real Tiger 1s spare aerial holder was elevated above the engine decking not resting on it.
I make the two "Cup" holders from 2mm Plasti-card off cuts and pin vice the holes for them in the edge of the tank body,
I cut a length of 2mm brass tube to size and mount that in the holders and with the little cap from the end of a ball point pen and a lick of paint it looks much better than the awful mess that it replaces.


Dam jarndice........ why did I read this :crazy: you just know the voice's are going to tell me to add that to my ever growing list ! 8)
Have you any pictures of one you have done ?

As you get to know jarndice better, you will learn that he never posts photos. :'(
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Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:01 pm

Dang it. Lol

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Postby Wildboar44 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:53 pm

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Best I can offer on the aerial tube from my files
Early Tiger 1.jpg
Early 1943 Tiger 1

Tiger 131 Bov.jpg
close up of that tube
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Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:45 pm

Perfect thank you, that might be something I could actually work on and fix on my project.

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