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by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Heaven. 1944.

Pz4 is my second favourite after the Tiger 1. I guess it's from my childhood days when I used to do Airfix models and used to play with them until they broke. Then I would try to convince my father to buy me a new one. He was more into airplanes and ships.

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by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Heaven. 1944.
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Heaven. 1944.

What's that one with number 898? Pz3 or Pz4?

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by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Yes Brian you are right. They were OK with the weight of the hull only but then I added the batteries, electronics, engine deck, hull roof and turret. Plus I left it sitting on it's suspension on purpose so that the torsion bars will settle in. For sure one side can afford to have a track link remov...
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Panther
Topic: Panther 112
Replies: 44
Views: 7175

Re: Panther 112

Brian that Panther is a big distraction.

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by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Ta-da. Cupola finally finished! Took some photos with Mark's excellent MG cradle. All it needs now is an MG34 but one from Armortek is winging it's way to me. In their latest newsletter they had some for sale.
Tiger 579.JPG
Hatch closed
Tiger 580.JPG
Hatch fully open and held by stop
Tiger 581.JPG
Hatch held ajar with other stop
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by Vince Cutajar
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

This morning went to the workshop to paint the cupola and whilst I was there decided to fit the tools before they get lost or damaged. As I was there I realised that it's been weeks since I drove it. I guess I am more into building than driving. So gave it a quick run to see if all is good. https://...
by Vince Cutajar
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Engine hatch vent
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Engine hatch vent

Mark, did some more digging and found a photo of the vent with the knob missing. There was a caption under the photo which was saying that inside the vent cap was a valve that was closed using a control knob. This would normally be left closed to allow the Feifel air cleaners to provide filtered cle...
by Vince Cutajar
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Engine hatch vent
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Engine hatch vent

This is a quote from a book which is talking about the vent of a late Tiger 1.

"With the wading requirement dropped, the tightening lug for the forged cap was eliminated"

So I guess that lug was used for tightening the vent cap.

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by Vince Cutajar
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Glued in place the MG ring. I am using two-part epoxy. Used it also for the periscope guards. Tiger 576.JPG After 24 hours removed the clamp and added the weld seams. Tiger 577.JPG Now to wait for the Milliput to dry and paint the seams. Before that I packed the periscopes with kitchen cling film to...
by Vince Cutajar
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

That's good to hear Mark. Guess that's why I couldn't find any photos with the 40mm hatch. Makes my decision simpler I guess.

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by Vince Cutajar
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

The loader's hatch dilemma Whilst working on the cupola, in those periods where I'm either waiting for the paint to dry or waiting for the glue to cure, I have been getting myself in a tangle with the loader's hatch. I won't be using the kit supplied item the main reason being that I want to have t...
by Vince Cutajar
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 156
Views: 36885

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

David, how did you weather the tow cables and track rope?

My latest crazy idea is to give them a dark grey wash.

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by Vince Cutajar
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Still working in the comfort of the kitchen. :oops: Got till Monday.

Glued in the periscope covers and thought it would be a good idea to apply some weld seems now before fitting the MG ring.
Tiger 575.JPG
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by Vince Cutajar
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 915
Views: 89227

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Tom

Yes, it's been a long time.

Jump in do some detailing. Many things can be done with just a Dremel, pillar drill, needle files and emery paper. I forgot, a pinch of imagination and lots of patience. I have seen some awesome things done here with just these tools.

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: wanted bolts for kt road wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: wanted bolts for kt road wheels

Are these any good for you?

https://www.westfieldfasteners.co.uk/Bo ... nless.html

Or go on ebay and search for M2.5 x 30

Vince