Taigen late war Tiger 1 build

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Postby Topper » Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:48 am

Good morning
Just a few photographs of a late war Tiger 1 build I started yesterday.
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Frank
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:03 pm

Solid start Mr Topper :thumbup:
Dont forget to remove the unneeded aerial tube from the left/drivers side ;)
You will also need to add a turret ring armoured band that protects the gap between turret and hull, its a late version indicator.

Do you have a specific machine in mind or are you freestylin it :think: !!
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Postby Topper » Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:26 pm

Thanks Herman
Where can I get a turret ring armoured band from? or do I need to make it?no specific machine in mind, the rest of the parts are in the post.

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Postby jarndice » Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:12 pm

Hi, A good idea simply because most people settle for what Heng Long/Taigen/Torro offer which is the Tiger 1 Early,
Might I take this opportunity of pointing out some of the external differences between the early and late, do remember that the modelling world has added a 3rd variant---The MID which was a combination of the two caused by forward workshops using what they had as a replacement instead of the actual spare part,
This certainly occurred but the term was never adopted by the German armed forces,
I shall use February 1944 as the starting point because this was when Steel wheels were first introduced also in the same month as Herman said the Turret guard was added and the main gun barrel travel lock was discontinued,The 20 tonne Jack replaced the smaller version and the Snow shovel across the front of the Tank is removed,
The pistol port is discontinued and the track tool box on the rear panel is removed as is the Feifal Air cleaner system,
"C" clamps are added to the rear panel and the single headlight is reinstalled, A new Turret with a new design Cupola is fitted, THere is a lot more but that should do for now. :haha: :haha:
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Postby Topper » Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:39 pm

Thats great thanks!!!
Do you know where I can get a turret armoured band from?

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Postby DasPanzer » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:21 pm

East coast armory has them. Here’s the link. They have tons of upgrade parts too

http://eastcoastarmory.com/sherman_16.htm

Nice start btw. Scroll down about half way


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Postby jarndice » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:30 pm

Topper wrote:Thats great thanks!!!
Do you know where I can get a turret armoured band from?

The item was a long piece of metal in a straight line in front of the turret and trailing back on each side on the floor of the Tank body which acts as a stop to incoming AP that would otherwise jam the turret gear,(In the trade known as a Shot trap)(This was how Tiger 1 131 was captured)
Very simple to make yourself and I do not know if there is such a thing on the market probably because there will not be a any profit in it :thumbdown:
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Postby DasPanzer » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:36 pm

jarndice wrote:
Topper wrote:Thats great thanks!!!
Do you know where I can get a turret armoured band from?

The item was a long piece of metal in a straight line in front of the turret and trailing back on each side on the floor of the Tank body which acts as a stop to incoming AP that would otherwise jam the turret gear,(In the trade known as a Shot trap)(This was how Tiger 1 131 was captured)
Very simple to make yourself and I do not know if there is such a thing on the market probably because there will not be a any profit in it :thumbdown:
See my last post lol east coast armory has them


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Postby jarndice » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:42 pm

DasPanzer wrote:
jarndice wrote:
Topper wrote:Thats great thanks!!!
Do you know where I can get a turret armoured band from?

The item was a long piece of metal in a straight line in front of the turret and trailing back on each side on the floor of the Tank body which acts as a stop to incoming AP that would otherwise jam the turret gear,(In the trade known as a Shot trap)(This was how Tiger 1 131 was captured)
Very simple to make yourself and I do not know if there is such a thing on the market probably because there will not be a any profit in it :thumbdown:
See my last post lol east coast armory has them


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Good man sir :thumbup: :thumbup: Although I dread to think what the postage charges well be :thumbdown:
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Postby DasPanzer » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:44 pm

Yeah that’s the only down side lol!!


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Postby DasPanzer » Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:46 pm

Topper if you look at my thread of my Late production tiger I use a lot of the parts from east coast armory. Also don’t forget about the extra armor on the turret roof


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Postby Topper » Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:24 pm

Hi
Thanks for all the help!!!! My aim is for a basic late war Tiger, something I can modify as time goes by. DasPanzer really nice work, your attention to detail is amazing.

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Postby Jofaur86 » Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:56 pm

:D hello, post on this excellent Forum, some advice to improve a Tiger I, and make it compliant at the time
viewtopic.php?f=118&t=11459

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Postby Topper » Sat Jul 03, 2021 8:36 am

Good morning Birger
Thank you for the link, what a valuable resource , your hard work will help countless people like me!!!
Thanks again
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Postby Jofaur86 » Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:15 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Solid start Mr Topper :thumbup:
Dont forget to remove the unneeded aerial tube from the left/drivers side ;)
You will also need to add a turret ring armoured band that protects the gap between turret and hull, its a late version indicator.

Do you have a specific machine in mind or are you freestylin it :think: !!


unless I'm mistaken? Herman talks about this piece, this one was cut from a sheet of ABS,( reed)
11C0ECC4-70D0-4231-BD7E-9EE54FE549A9.jpeg

I don't think it's all done? so a bit of manual work, also remove that ugly set of molded edge, and replace with metal :thumbup: Good day.

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Postby jarndice » Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:25 am

Jofaur86 wrote:Hello,
For infos :D
http://www.alanhamby.com/tiger.html

An excellent source as is anything Tiger 1 from David Byrden :thumbup:
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Postby Topper » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:04 pm

Morning
Some of the part arrived this morning, just waiting for the electronics , how do I remove the cupola? I looked inside the turret and there aren't any screws holding it but its really stuck on,
All the best and thanks for all the help!!!
Frank
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Postby jarndice » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:15 pm

Topper wrote:Morning
Some of the part arrived this morning, just waiting for the electronics , how do I remove the cupola? I looked inside the turret and there aren't any screws holding it but its really stuck on,
All the best and thanks for all the help!!!
Frank

Place the blade of a screwdriver/penknife through the viewing slit of the cupola and gently I SAID GENTLY !!! Lift the blade,
Remove the blade and place it in the opposite viewing slit and again GENTLY LIFT the blade,
You should hear the crack of the glue failing,
Lift the cupola off and note the locating hole for the placing of the replacement cupola.
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Postby Topper » Wed Jul 07, 2021 12:32 pm

Thanks jarndice
I would have never of though of that, can you tell me how the MG42 is attached please?

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