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by davidwilkins
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Vince, Steen, Many thanks for the observation and photos, I had completely missed that cut out on the mantlet. Today's work has been on the turret front plate cutting the ends to the right angles to match the sides of the turret. Also I was having a problem with the top edge of this plate as it did ...
by davidwilkins
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, I have decided to make a start on the turret so the first thing I have done is to mark out the areas where I am going cut out some groves for the weld simulations, also to remove some material to try and improve the shape of the parts. It's nice to be back in my comfort zone again. Regards D...
by davidwilkins
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 932
Views: 96322

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Vince,

I have had a quick look at some of the turret details last night and I think the turret ventilator on the late tigers is different to the early tigers. However I will keep your offer in mind when I get closer to this part of the build.

Cheers

David
by davidwilkins
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Mark, Robert and Simon, Many thanks for your kind words much appreciated. I have been struggling to get myself back into this tank building hobby but when those tracks went on it gave me a big lift in confidence, there is still some work to do on the hull but I can now start tinkering with the turre...
by davidwilkins
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 932
Views: 96322

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Vince,

Stunning work, the weld detail just finishes it off. Well done.

David
by davidwilkins
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, I have taken some inspiration from Mark J. Radick tiger build (hope you don't mind) with regards to the spare track links on the front plate of tiger131, I have cut out some holes in the track horns. I found doing the top row quite easy to do but the lower row were quite difficult to cut out...
by davidwilkins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Tiger Ausf E “F01” Gruppe Fehrmann

Hi Alastair, There are a lot of different ways to do the weld simulations my preferred method was to mill a groove/trench in each plate to the required width before assembly, each trench would be about 1mm to 1.5mm deep. I got a lot information on weld measurements from David Brydon tiger info websi...
by davidwilkins
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, I have to be honest I have stolen a few ideas from other people's builds as I could not think of any other ways to do these jobs, l hope you don't mind. I could not get a tidy finish to handles on tools that are clipped onto the deck of the tiger so I made some new wooden ones like I have se...
by davidwilkins
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Vince, I used a dark earth wash from AK interactive. I applied a heavy coat waited a bit and then wiped the excess off then left it for 24 hours then sealed it with Matt varnish. It looks like you are thinking the same if you like what you see give it a go. Mark, Thanks for your comments much apprec...
by davidwilkins
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, I painted some markings on the side of the tank and tried to weather the towing cables on the hull roof also doing the same to the cables on the side of the tank. After looking at photos of the towing cables I decided to cut off about 15mm cable crimp by the cable eye as the crimp looked far...
by davidwilkins
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Vince, The photos make it look better than it really is, I am a bit disappointed with the dark colour RAL7008 as it has not gone very unevenly and the over spray to light colour RAL8000 is to wide. When tried to give a sharper line between the two colours it made the uneven finish of the dark colour...
by davidwilkins
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, After delaying painting the como to my tiger tank I finally plucked up the courage to give it a go. I have to be honest I am not that pleased with it! I have watched quite a few videos and have done a lot reading up on the subject but it still comes down to taking the plunge. I have now gone...
by davidwilkins
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 323
Views: 21213

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Phil, very very impressive work again thanks for taking the time giving regular updates.

Cheers

David
by davidwilkins
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Daniel, Thanks for your advice and information much appreciated.

Cheers

David
by davidwilkins
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 167
Views: 39038

Re: paint sealer

Hi All, I have been looking for some citadel purtiy seal to seal the paint on my tiger tank but since found out that this is no longer available. There is a new product out called citadel munitorum varnish does anyone know if this suitable to seal the base coat ?. Any advise would be gratefully appr...