Taigen Tiger 1 late production make over

This section is for builds that are not strictly Tamiya or Heng Long. For instance, replacing the electronics from a WSN or Matorro, or even a scratch-build.

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:52 am

Hey guys thought I would start this thread on my progress so far on my project. I got this Tiger wanting to have a really nice accurate model of the this tank. I just pitched the ELmod fusion board for it and a few weeks ago I got some added detail parts for it as well. I installed the barrel recoil but I don’t want the air soft unit. All I want is the flashing light and the coax machine gun. So I got to figure that part out later down the road. I did add the turret ring today but I need to clean it up a little more. My turret binds when I traverse it. Any way here is the first pic of many to come. ImageImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:39 am

Nice start. I've got a thread ongoing with a mid tiger detailed build. For late dont forget you've got to add the extra turret armour on the roof.

Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
User avatar
Von Mooflesaaa
Corporal
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Location: Boise ID

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:43 am

That was my next issue is there a add on part that I can purchase or does it have to be scratch built? I have read your thread and most impressive work BTW!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:45 am

Thanks boss. I've not seen one you can just buy. It looks like it has to be fabricated.


Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
User avatar
Von Mooflesaaa
Corporal
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Location: Boise ID

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:57 am

That’s what I was afraid of.....


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:31 am

Did you add all of the Zimmerit? I know that when you buy the late version Airsoft Turret, with the Barrel Recoil Feature, it has Zimmerit attached; but did you cover the hull as well? If so, well done.
If you only wanted a flashing light, then you've bought the wrong turret, I think. The IR version will give you an intense flashing light in the muzzle, plus barrel recoil. Airsoft (with no BBs loaded); zilch but the recoil and the bang.

Airsoft will still offer a red LED warning light, but that's hardly a desirable feature, as real Tiger didn't have one. :problem: It's there to warn that a BB's about to be dischaged. I guess, if you have concerns
about Airsoft because of kids and pets the warning light has a nominal practical value.
Personally, I like the Airsoft unit with barrel recoil- as it's more like the real thing, arguably, than the IR version. IR is for those who enjoy Tamiya-style battling in clubs. :|
For the present, it looks like a tank with amazing potential! V :thumbup: Very nice


Planning, and knowing what you want with a model, can save dollars down the line. Then again, playing it by ear- and improvising- can be fun too... :D
User avatar
43rdRecceReg
Captain
 
Posts: 4801
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:38 am
Location: North West Highlands, Scotland

Postby jarndice » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:03 am

I am certain that I have seen at least one dealer selling upgraded armour for the roof of a Tiger 1 late but I have no idea who or where it was. :think:
User avatar
jarndice
Major
 
Posts: 6117
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:27 am
Location: the mountains of hertfordshire

Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:21 am

jarndice wrote:I am certain that I have seen at least one dealer selling upgraded armour for the roof of a Tiger 1 late but I have no idea who or where it was. :think:


Some ideas here. There's an extra armour roof layer' at the bottom of the list, and might be of use. It's only 7 Euros (plus postage, of course)There are lots of other tasty extras as well. :thumbup:
http://www.ludwigs-hobby-seite.de/Tiger1zubehoer.html
Image
User avatar
43rdRecceReg
Captain
 
Posts: 4801
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:38 am
Location: North West Highlands, Scotland

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:36 pm

Awesome!! But how do you order it? I think it might be easier to go Mid production lol


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:37 pm

Does any body know where I can get this part? The site is in German and I have no idea how to order itImage


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby jarndice » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:52 pm

Don't you have a translate facility?
The process of ordering from Chris (Who by the way is a member of this Forum)is this,
You E-Mail him @
http://www.ludwigs-hobby-seite.de
telling him which kit/kits you are interested in and he will get back to you (In English)
User avatar
jarndice
Major
 
Posts: 6117
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:27 am
Location: the mountains of hertfordshire

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:17 pm

Awesome I just sent him a message Thank you!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:34 pm

Did you find the travel lock on ludwigs site, I must admit, that is a piece that I have neglected to add to my build.
User avatar
Von Mooflesaaa
Corporal
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Location: Boise ID

Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:42 pm

Also while you are at it, look for the east coast armory replacement MG for the turret, it slips in when the light bulb is, and the led will sit in it from behind, so you still get the red firing light through the MG. Highly recommend this little piece.
User avatar
Von Mooflesaaa
Corporal
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Location: Boise ID

Postby Trora » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:14 pm

You can find Christian Ludwig on Facebook too , so you can write him a Email or Pn

Do you want me translate you the Order for yor you so you can send it ?

Regards Ralf
Last edited by Trora on Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Trora
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 200
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:18 pm
Location: Viernheim Germany / Baton Rouge LA

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:17 pm

Thanks guys I’m placing my order now!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:58 pm

Good afternoon,
Too late to catch you now but Diorama Freak has an Ebay store where you can buy the basic metal piece then either use an ABER chain set or any plastic chain like the one on a Panther barrel lock to complete it.
regards,
Painless
Attachments
Closeup of the excellent cast metal barrel brace.  Looks like it should move but the only working point is the chain attachment..jpg
Closeup of the excellent cast metal barrel brace. Looks like it should move but the only working point is the chain attachment..jpg
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6655
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby DasPanzer » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:04 pm

Cool do you have the link to his store by chance?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:52 am

Good evening,
Here you go: https://www.ebay.com/usr/dioramaparts?_ ... 1543.l2754
regards,
Painless
User avatar
PainlessWolf
Lieutenant-Colonel
 
Posts: 6655
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:09 pm
Location: Front Range of Colorado

Postby DasPanzer » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:53 am

Awesome Thank you!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
DasPanzer
Lance Corporal
 
Posts: 140
Joined: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:00 pm

Next

Return to Other Builds

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: clyde66, Estnische and 11 guests

cron