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by Tom Miller
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wearable armor
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Wearable armor

For the Armortek customer that has everything.
Armortek should start selling these things.
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by Tom Miller
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Hi Brian, Once I finished the KT I almost never run it. Therefore, my tracks have not "stretched" so that I can remove a link set. I assume you are not able to operate your KT yet so you have not experienced the tracks climbing off the sprocket. Until a link set can be removed and the tracks pulled ...
by Tom Miller
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Pak 43/41
Topic: Tom's Pak 43/41
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Tom's Pak 43/41

Just finished my Pak 43/41. Another covid project. Don't know what I am going to do all day now. My next kit is the Sherman in spring. Thank God the vaccine is on the way. IMG_2927.JPG IMG_2928.JPG IMG_2930.JPG IMG_2933.JPG IMG_2934.JPG IMG_2935.JPG IMG_2936.JPG IMG_2937.JPG IMG_2938.JPG IMG_2939.JP...
by Tom Miller
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 9 (FAMO)
Topic: Tom's FAMO Build
Replies: 48
Views: 7031

Re: Tom's FAMO Build

Just finished building my Pak 43/41 kit and took these pictures of my FAMO towing it. 10ft long altogether!
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by Tom Miller
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Bench Test Photo. '2019' King Tiger!
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Bench Test Photo. '2019' King Tiger!

Lots of photo's of how I layed out mine in my build blog tom's king tiger build 2019 hull 53
Tom
by Tom Miller
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 9 (FAMO)
Topic: No. 37
Replies: 97
Views: 9161

Re: Brian's Famo

Armortek calls them chassis rails. I do not recommend installing the motors later. It does require removing some parts and getting to some of the bolts was to say the least difficult. I only offered this info incase your motors are several months out. Better to move on to other assemblies and instal...
by Tom Miller
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 9 (FAMO)
Topic: No. 37
Replies: 97
Views: 9161

Re: Brian's Famo

Brian,
I was able to install my motors after the frames were joined. There are instructions in the option pack manual on how to do this. It is not easy but it can be done. If you can do it before joining the frames do it. If you do not want to wait just know it can be done.
Tom
by Tom Miller
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Hi Allan, I applied a coat of MIG tan for 3 tome camo over the entire model then applied a coat of MIG brown wash for German dark yellow diluted down some. Both coats were partially removed while still wet with a dry lint free rag. Final weathering streaks, rust etc were done with Bragdon weathering...
by Tom Miller
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Hello All, IT IS DONE. Finished painting and weathering the KT. Got all the option paks working too. Very impressive model. Only problem I am having is keeping the tracks on while making turns especially in reverse. The tracks climb off the sprocket when I turn. Works great in a straight line. The t...
by Tom Miller
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Hi Vince,
I am not a tank expert but my opinion is that on the prototype those rivets were actually bolts used to jack the vent up and down. Maybe some of the tank experts on the board can clarify further. I just build them, I can't explain them.
by Tom Miller
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Back with the turret report. Got it all together but not without some......adjustments. I had an issue with the right side of the turret. It was .140 higher than the left side. I managed to get the part in the mill and take off .140 from the bottom edge. Some more filing and fitting on several other...
by Tom Miller
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Hi Phil, I had the same problem with tensioning the tracks. I increased the angle a couple degrees too. Mostly to compensate for future sagging of the suspension. At present my tensioner is set at maximum and it is barely enough. If I take a track set out I can not rejoin the tracks. Works OK for no...
by Tom Miller
Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Hi Guys, A few pics of the latest progress. I have everything below the turret done, painted and weathered. Applied a few welds too. This is my first try at three color camo. Now it's on to the turret. The parts are big and heavy. Curious to see what the difficulties are with this part of the build....
by Tom Miller
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Sdkfz 9 (FAMO)
Topic: FAMO radio setup
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: FAMO radio setup

My FAMO has the same issues you are having. I had to max out the trim to get the wheels to be straight at the center position. As for right and left turning, you have it setup correctly. My FAMO does not like to turn. The tracks bind unless I make really wide turns. Seems like the slot in the tracks...
by Tom Miller
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: King Tiger
Topic: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53
Replies: 47
Views: 4915

Re: Tom's King Tiger Build 2019 Hull 53

Hi Phillip, The fires are just a few miles from me at this time. No evacuation order yet.... Smoke is so heavy you can hardly breath. Can't work in the shop because the smoke is so hazardous. The high winds have calmed down and that is helping get the fires under control. Had a scare the other night...