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by Vince Cutajar
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 76050

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Started to slowly assemble all the bits and pieces to the hull roof. This is what I like best - assembling pre-prepared parts. It's slow going, but who's in a hurry?
Tiger 529.JPG
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by Vince Cutajar
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 1st Post, New Guy, Tampa Bay, Fla. USA area
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: 1st Post, New Guy, Tampa Bay, Fla. USA area

Welcome Tim to the group. I got a lot of help here during my build.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 21
Views: 658

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Nice. Pulled up my deckchair, umbrella and popcorn.

Is this a 2017 Armortek model?

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 76050

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Last night I couldn't sleep so went on John Grima's YouTube channel to see some of the videos. In one he did an alteration in the tow rope and barrel cleaning rod clamps which made me think. This morning I went to check about it and it was a good thing I did. The diameter of the tow rope wire is 5mm...
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Yves Panther A update
Replies: 136
Views: 24103

Re: Yves Panther A update

Congratulations on a very well presented Panther.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Novice Late Tiger Build.
Replies: 146
Views: 12574

Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

I checked the smoke fan on my model and as you say it is in circuit all the time. The fan does not work with the tank stationary. It only starts working when the tank starts moving. It must be a design feature.

Tell me how your treasure hunt for the shaft and handle goes.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Novice Late Tiger Build.
Replies: 146
Views: 12574

Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Hi Glen I haven't looked at the cupula as I haven't arrived to that stage yet but looking at the diagram on page 27 it seems that it does not tell one what screws to use. I also noticed that the "U" handle of the cupola is missing even though the two holes for it are present. Regarding the smoke uni...
by Vince Cutajar
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 76050

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks Mark for the info and the photo. You've given me something to think about. In a perfect world my hull roof plate would need remaking but at the moment I am thinking of just adding a strip of metal just behind the hull roof plate and in front of the engine hatch. That area is not very visible ...
by Vince Cutajar
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 76050

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Finished the grooves in the hull roof for the milliput weld seams. I left a lip in the edge of the plate in the hope that it will provide some protection to the milliput seams when handling the plate. Tiger 525.JPG Cleaned up the aluminium plate and was going to start applying the weld seams when I ...
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 76050

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks Phil. I have been looking at my own video and was wondering if I should slow the cam down a little.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Stu's Grant.
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Stu's Grant.

Looking forward to follow your build Stu.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 76050

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

An update on the recoil mechanism driven by a stepper motor Took a break from milling the grooves on the hull deck to try out the recoil triggered by the radio control system. I changed the A4988 driver module to a DRV8825 driver module and it was worth it as the stepper took a new life and became ...
by Vince Cutajar
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Novice Late Tiger Build.
Replies: 146
Views: 12574

Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Good progress Glen. Thanks for sharing.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A13 Cruiser detailing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: A13 Cruiser detailing.

Those hinges look just like the Tiger 1 turret upper spare track holders that I have.

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by Vince Cutajar
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 827
Views: 76050

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Finished the hatches. Well, nearly finished. I still need to apply the weld seams to the periscope guards but I thought that I would do them when doing the hull roof weld seams.
Hatch 28.JPG
Finished hatches
A big thumbs up to Dave's white metal parts and Mark's brass hinges.

Vince