PAPER PANZER BUILD

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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:59 am

Hello again. I wanted to start with a simple introduction to another build I plan on starting very soon.

It's a Jagdsturmtiger that I purchased from Mr Hugill here on the forum. It has a Tamiya Tiger I lower resin upper hull superstructure and am incredibly long gun with the pepperpot muzzle break.

I've added metal king tiger exhausts. It will have heavy duty barrel elevation and recoil. Should be fun designing some metal mechanisms for the elevation and recoil setup

I've just ordered some sprues from the AAF tank museum store so I can complete the engine deck and front hull.

Much work to do so it will test my skills for sure. ImageImageImageImageImage
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Postby tomhugill » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:34 pm

I can't wait to see your take on it, I think I'll be getting a heavy dose of sellers remorse very shortly

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Postby Soeren » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:49 pm

You need to put a huge concrete block to the back of this tank, like on construction cranes, otherwise it might take a sniff.

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Postby Ad Lav » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:56 pm

Love it. I was going to grab this but had too much going on.

Love the henntec wheels.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 am

Yes the wheels are just outstanding and I'm very happy to have it in my collection :thumbup: Unfortunately due to time constraints this build will progress slowly, but as long as parts arrive it will motivate me to spend time with it and do bits here and there.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:16 pm

So a nice weekend off and I have taken advantage of some time with the kids and my hobby

I received a nice package from Danville and most of the Tamiya sprues I need for this build.

So far the upper hull is just about dialed in and the gun elevation and recoil is ready for my servos and brackets. No traverse it's just too damn heavy.

I have decided to make the upper casemate detachable from the upper deck for easy access to the battery and electronics. Simple magnets and friction fit will do.

The rear engine hatch is fitted and I want to use the early air intake with dual hoses. I like the cobbled and reused 1946 look. What if??

So now I await some gearboxes and sprockets still undecided on tracks not sure of anyone still makes and aftermarket metal track for the Tamiya tiger I. Hmmmm

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Postby Ad Lav » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:37 pm

Weird looking machine but I love it :)
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:41 pm

Thanks Adam as this tank is a result of pure fantasy "the weird" is just the look in going for with this :crazy:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:02 am

Schumo idler wheel bushings installedImageImage
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:42 am

These are excellent little pieces by the way..... On the Schumo website they call them (Polymethoxylen) bearings for the idler wheel.

They are so simple and easy to install. Tom was kind enough to include them in the kit.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:30 pm

I've done a bit more work to this monster and ordered some more Tamiya sprues from the AAF tank museum store. Added a cupola from a Tamiya King Tiger, drilled out the gun mantlet to accept the IR flash and recoil connections.

I have on order an Aber cupola hatch. Aber metal debris screens, and some other detail bits from EBay.

I decided to keep the ammunition crane in tact. Thought it would add a bit of conversation to the piece. The rest of the crane I'm rebuilding so it won't be added until the very end.

The Tamiya tank commander is just to give a glimpse of some future detail.

Had to add a coat of primer and now I can start to sand and add the detail bits this week. (Much sanding and filling)

Transmissions should be here this weekImageImageImageImageImageImage
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:00 am

“Joe, that crazy neighbor is out in the street with his weird toys again”

Why don’t you try taigen steel late tracks me Rainford?
We all want to know if they fit and if not, what it takes to do so.
Be better than rare and expensive Tamiya ones, and I’m under the impression they don’t do late tracks anyway.
At least you will have plenty of access to spares as time goes on .
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Postby c.rainford73 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:08 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:“Joe, that crazy neighbor is out in the street with his weird toys again”

Why don’t you try taigen steel late tracks me Rainford?
We all want to know if they fit and if not, what it takes to do so.
Be better than rare and expensive Tamiya ones, and I’m under the impression they don’t do late tracks anyway.
At least you will have plenty of access to spares as time goes on .
Funny you mention that mr Bix, I'm strongly considering the exact same thing. Worst case if they don't work I have plenty of tanks to fit them in the future on Mr Forgebear's site it states they will fit the Tamiya tiger I and that way I can have the late version tracks
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