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by davidwilkins
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi Mark, Many thanks for your kind words. Sorry I have completely missed your build blog. I have just finished viewing your tiger build a truly outstanding model, your all round skills are of the highest standards. The weatheringthat you have done is absolutely amazing it's the one of the jobs that ...
by davidwilkins
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi Vince, I wish I was able to catch mine, however I was lucky that I had not yet thread locked the studs in place. I have finally painted and fitted the engine hatch and the side skirts and it's starting to look like a tiger tank. I have used my new new airbrush for these jobs and I am generally pl...
by davidwilkins
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard
Replies: 450
Views: 51495

Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Hi Phil,

Great build, thanks for taking the time to show how you go about to start a build I have already picked a few tips that will help when I start my panther A build.

Cheers,

David
by davidwilkins
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, Finally got my original airbrush working so I have painted some of the small parts on the rear of the tank, it now looks to be taking shape. I just need to finish some weld simulations on the engine hatch and then that is ready for painting. Unfortunately I did have a mishap with one of the ...
by davidwilkins
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Phil, Thanks for your kind words, I have been mega impressed with your Bergepanther build a truly outstanding model and the only one in the world. Not a great deal to report as my airbrush still does not work so I have invested in a new one which arrived yesterday. This airbrush has the added advant...
by davidwilkins
Thu May 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, It's been a while since my last update but I am finally getting back to my tiger build although it did not get off to a good start as I have lost a small bag parts, very frustrating and then half way painting some parts my airbrush started playing up. Now that we are having some better weath...
by davidwilkins
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1125
Views: 137855

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Vince, This is what I like about armortek kits there is no right or wrong way about how anyone does there modifications it's what ever works for the builders so long as you enjoy the project. Unfortunately my tiger build has come to a standstill probably for another two or three months as I have ...
by davidwilkins
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1125
Views: 137855

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Vince, You are doing a brilliant job with your tiger build, as regards my method of cutting the slots in the main plates of the tiger tank I machined these out before I made the final assembly. However I did rebate the rear hull sides after the hull was built using a hand held router although gre...
by davidwilkins
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD
Replies: 681
Views: 73710

Re: Brian's 2017 NO. 10 LATE TIGER 1 BUILD

Hi Brian, Very impressive build you have there. I have just been looking at photos of the worn gears and noticed that the large gear has cut deeply into only the front section of hull side this would suggest to me that there is something wrong with the alignment of this gear in the gear caseing or t...
by davidwilkins
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All, I have decided to resume work on the Feifel filters particularly over the main engine hatch. After fitting all of the original parts from the kit together and then looking at as many photos that I could of tiger 131 I decided where I was going make the changes. The main changes were to the h...
by davidwilkins
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: The Phoenix - Tiger 131 #12
Replies: 55
Views: 12587

Re: The Phoenix - Tiger 131 #12

Hi Adrian,

Just been catching up on this remarkable rebuild. It just shows what is achievable with patience, determination and outstanding skills. Well done.

Regards

David
by davidwilkins
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi All,

I have finally finished my rear mudguards so I have moved onto other areas of the rear of the tank. All of the changes to these part are just guess work from photos but overall I am pleased with the results.

Regards

David
by davidwilkins
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017
Replies: 1125
Views: 137855

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Hi Vince,

Very nice work on the zimmerit I have been watching this with great interest particularly as I will be applying it to my Panther A although that is a few years away at the rate that I am building my tiger.

David
by davidwilkins
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Tiger 131 In South Wales
Replies: 187
Views: 50188

Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Hi Vince, Thanks for your comments. As regards the cut outs on the main mudguards I used my milling machine. All cut outs were done before I bent the panel and I used a proxxon 3mm cutter, having DRO on the milling machine made it very easy to do providing that I got my math's right. Once I had my c...
by davidwilkins
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Tiger 1
Topic: Rear mudguards from 6th Scale Icons
Replies: 29
Views: 6372

Re: Rear mudguards from 6th Scale Icons

Very nice job Vince.

David