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by John Fitzsimons
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:06 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1321 rebuild
Replies: 195
Views: 57444

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Are you planning on stripping all the paint off. I got paint stripper from a car paint supplier. 5 Litres for the price of a litre of nitromors. Contains the active ingredient, dichloromethane (also known as methylene chloride), no longer allowed in Nitromors.
by John Fitzsimons
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Magnifying glasses or lamp?
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: Magnifying glasses or lamp?

It took me two years to work out why I was no longer able to deal with small detail work. Glasses made all the difference. Modelling is the only thing I use them for. They can be good as a safety item while working on metal models. I got a steel splinter in my eye last year. Not very pleasant. I hav...
by John Fitzsimons
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build
Replies: 121
Views: 34488

Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Go way back through the Tiger 1 forum and you find this. All the instructions you need. The difficult part is removing the excess from the thick rear armour plate once the deck is lowered. Then you need also to lower the exhaust guards and armoured guards. Exhausts remain in same place. Also sink th...
by John Fitzsimons
Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build
Replies: 121
Views: 34488

Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

At this point, have you considered lowering the rear deck. Looks a lot better when done.
The newer kits had a seperate rear deck and this was not an issue.
by John Fitzsimons
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:25 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Mud guard rivets
Replies: 12
Views: 3442

Re: Mud guard rivets

No problem Peter. They are a great solution. I used them in various sizes on my panzer IV. Just for information.
by John Fitzsimons
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Mud guard rivets
Replies: 12
Views: 3442

Re: Mud guard rivets

But 131's hinges are held with screws not rivets. If you look underneath you see the nuts. No need for rivets on the hinges
by John Fitzsimons
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Mud guard rivets
Replies: 12
Views: 3442

Re: Mud guard rivets

As Simon says, Tiger 131 hinges used screws and nuts to secure. In my mudguards I use 10ba from EKP.

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by John Fitzsimons
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Knowledge Base Discussions
Topic: "Dremel" accessories
Replies: 14
Views: 4842

Re: "Dremel" accessories

the proxon grinder http://www.tbs-aachen.de/Proxxon/Micromot-tools/hand_tools_230_V/Proxxon_28481_Professional_drill/grinder_IBS/E_i2455_42128.htm is a nice bit of kit. I bought one after burning out 2 dremmels in one week. the other benefit is they are far quieter. Very smooth and worth every penny...
by John Fitzsimons
Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1321 rebuild
Replies: 195
Views: 57444

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Lucky I took them. Save you some bother. I have some of the brass ones. Not sure if all the same. Welcome to them.
by John Fitzsimons
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1321 rebuild
Replies: 195
Views: 57444

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Does this vehicle have the old suspension with brass and aluminium blocks. I picked up a load of these at the factory.(no idea why). If you need them let me know.
by John Fitzsimons
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Paint choice
Replies: 15
Views: 4357

Re: Paint choice

I oversprayed etch primer before letting it dry fully and got some cracking on the top coat. I got some rattle cans from Germany before. They supply restorers and re enactors. I use their dark yellow as a base. Very happy with it and it looks very close to 131. zibmilitaria.de Postage is a bit high ...
by John Fitzsimons
Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Hello from a new Armortek owner
Replies: 7
Views: 2752

Re: Hello from a new Armortek owner

Hi to all the new owners. Glad you are all having fun with your new Tigers. Just started another Tiger myself. Third Tiger 1. The new Armortek kits go together realy well. Very little adjustment required. Please post pictures on progress and get on the forum if any problems. Lots of builders here ha...
by John Fitzsimons
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: John's Early Tiger 1
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

John's Early Tiger 1

Third Tiger to start. I know I should finish the other 2 first but would like to get this off to a start as otherwise I will loose some parts. This is not a kit as such but rather some components I have gathered together. I have almost all important components other than Wheels and suspension. The ...
by John Fitzsimons
Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Panzer parts by John Fitzsimons
Replies: 37
Views: 25634

Re: Panzer parts by John Fitzsimons

Some components recently finished for one of my late tigers.


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by John Fitzsimons
Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build
Replies: 121
Views: 34488

Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Good luck with the project. I have some spare parts from the early model. If anything missing let me know. Just started another Tiger 1 myself. It will be made up of components from old and new kit types. I have almost all parts apart from wheels and suspension. These will be acquired later. I will ...