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by John Heath
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Does size matter?
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Does size matter?

by John Heath
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armorteks next model
Replies: 287
Views: 44296

Re: Armorteks next model

Will make a very impressive model I’m sure.

I’m still hoping for a Ferret. Nice little easy to to transport model. 👍🏻
by John Heath
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Mike Stannard and other blow out
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Mike Stannard and other blow out

Hi Martin

Payment sent for the 88mm Rifle Plug.

John
by John Heath
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: Mike Stannard and other blow out
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Mike Stannard and other blow out

Hi

PM’d you the other day re: the 88 mm Rifle Plug fits Tigers and Flak 88 but haven’t had a reply. Did you get my PM?

John
by John Heath
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

Sorted out the battery wiring and fitted a battery isolator. Used 10awg silicone wire and XT150 connectors. Higher rating than the tank needs but I’d rather have something with some excess capacity. Although a much thicker wire it’s more flexible and easier to run. The XT150 connecters at a 150A con...
by John Heath
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

The Speakers Decided to,build my own speakers for the Tiger. Found some plastic enclosures that were the biggest that would fit in the available space. Also found some car speakers that would work with the stock sound module and would fit in the enclosures. They are three way speakers which isn’t re...
by John Heath
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

The micro lathe comes in handy for little jobs like making the tube crosspieces for the battery holder. When I bought it I had the control board upgraded from the Chinese one to an American made one. Not given me a single problem in ten years. Have a bigger lathe but that doesn’t get used as much. h...
by John Heath
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

Built the tray for mounting the batteries, smoker and electronics. Had built a battery box already but decided to get rid of it favour of one long tray that would hold everything. Used a piece of 3mm thick aluminium 600mm by 200mm fastened in place with 8 brass standoffs. Battery holder has sides ma...
by John Heath
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

Dirtied up the hull sides and under the panniers with a mottled grubby look before I fit the wheels and tracks.

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by John Heath
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

Tyre scuffing machine. With lots of tyres to remove the moulding line from and make them look used didn’t fancy doing it by hand so came up with the pilar drill method. Found an RC tyre and wheel exactly the right diameter to hold the Tiger tyre. Fitted a bolt through and mounted the whole thing in ...
by John Heath
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

Made up a stand for the tank using mdf and steel furniture feet. The feet are very srurdy with a welded top with four bolts on each one, Glued some carpet tile to the top. Simple but effective stand. 🙂 https://i.postimg.cc/9MZcYDYp/EACC9-BBD-22-E1-4-C39-842-C-685843-F2-F810.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/...
by John Heath
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

Paint Colours Came across a bit of research done at a university in I think Belgium where they had used spectroscopy to analyse original German WWII paint chips and worked out the formula for mixing Tamiya acrylic paints to be a very close match. I think it’s down to a research scientist with an in...
by John Heath
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Early Tiger 1 No: 214
Replies: 29
Views: 6738

Re: Early Tiger 1 No: 214

Well it’s been quite awhile since I last did anything on the Tiger. Retiring and redoing the “new” house has kept me a bit busy. 🙂 But it’s time to get going on it again. Set the suspension angle to just over 30 degrees and torqued the bolts to 15 nm. Not quite sure of the strength of the bolts so a...
by John Heath
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 428
Views: 42140

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Think this is the same area.

John

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