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by Vince Cutajar
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

I chickened out and ordered Milliput instead of Apoxie Sculpt. While I wait for it to arrive I will do some minor details.

Pannier gusset fixed to pannier.
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Made some filler fillets for the interlocking plates.
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by Vince Cutajar
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks Christoffer for reminding me. I actually finished them this morning and it did not take as long as I anticipated. A couple of quick questions. I need to equip myself for the weld seams, which means I have never done this before. I checked a couple of places here for Milliput with no success. ...
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thanks Adrian for the encouraging comments. I have been looking at the books I have at other parts of the tank where bolts are involved. It seems during that time washers were not common except for washers with lock tabs. In the meantime, started work on fixing the pannier gusset to the pannier floo...
by Vince Cutajar
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Panther
Topic: Mick's Panther A
Replies: 258
Views: 55675

Re: Mick's Panther A

Very nice model Michael. I hope I can get my Tiger to look as good as yours.

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by Vince Cutajar
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Fitted the upper part of the hull so that I can fine tune the alignment of both the rear plate and the front sloping plate. Bolted the 6 battery tray pillars to the floor. Tiger 050.JPG Also bolted the floor access panels. Tiger 051.JPG Tiger 052.JPG As can be seen, I used washers with the round acc...
by Vince Cutajar
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Take Two As it did not take long to fix the counterbores I had some time to spare and did the assembly of the lower hull. Assembled the suspension bars to the side plates. Tested again all the holes for the swing arms and then masked the brass bushes. Also loosely fitted the two brackets which will...
by Vince Cutajar
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

This is the spacing I have now on both sides between the swing arms and the hull.
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The shoulder of the shaft just touching the brass bush.

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by Vince Cutajar
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Yesterday I finally started the final assembly of the lower hull but ran into a problem. I decided to fit the O rings also when bolting the suspension bar to the side of the hull. Just by chance I thought I would try one of the assembled swing arms in the various holes to see how they fit. One side ...
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thank you Stephen for coming to my rescue. So, it is as I suspected. I have the book "Germany's Tiger Tanks" from those two authors but I could not find that page. Is that snapshot from some other book? The kit mudguards are beautifully made and it is a pity not to use them. I will have to investiga...
by Vince Cutajar
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

This week it was planned to do the final assembly of the lower hull but a couple of days ago Steve Winstone told me that he was sending me the convoy light. So I put the assembly on hold as, if there are any holes to be drilled for the convoy light, it is better to do them whilst the rear plate is s...
by Vince Cutajar
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

As I need the pillars for the battery tray to be tapped as opposed to having a through hole I made a new set from stainless.
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Battery tray pillars
I was also thinking about the interior colour of the tank. Is RAL 1001 good?

Vince
by Vince Cutajar
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Disassembled everything for the last time. Drilled holes for bump stops, shock absorber mounts and track deflector assembly. Plugged the unused holes.
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by Vince Cutajar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Also today I assembled the axles. Tiger 030.JPG I then sanded flat the JB Weld I had used to plug the unused holes in the floor plate. Trial fit with the countersunk screws was successful. Tiger 031.JPG I was so happy about it. It felt like I'm on a roll. Turned the hull right way up and that's when...
by Vince Cutajar
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

The saga of the pannier gussets It started last week. I collected the laser cut pannier gussets and the rectangular access panel last week. I brought them to the workshop and put the pannier gussets to one side as at that time I was more interested in the access panel. A couple of days later I had ...
by Vince Cutajar
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1132
Views: 138925

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Thank you Christoffer for your thoughts and comments. Food for thought. Also, the way the swing arms are oriented on a Tiger, the torsional load on the threads acts to tighten them - they won't fall apart. I already suspected what you said, but when I see everybody cross-pinning the swing arms, I st...