King Tiger Build

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Post by Chang » Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:48 am

A very impressive KT Simon, even with so many KTs already shown in this forum, yours is still outstanding. :shock:
After the initial test driving, have you adjusted the left front mud guard shape? I have done so, otherwise the left track will keep on hitting it.
Thanks for sharing these photos.
L Chang

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Post by chris fry » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:18 pm

hello Simon,

just echoing the other comments, very nice, are we going to see her at the open day!!,

cheers, chris.

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Post by Edward Earp, Jr. » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:44 am

Hello Simon ! I'm a rookie at this tank building business. Your photos and absoutely outstanding work just knocks me out !!! Man I gotta long way to go !!! Working on the wheels of my KT I found out right off that I had to make changes with the M2.5x30mm bolts......I kept stripping the threads ! You provided the answer to that problem ! Please tell me what bolts you are using to hold down the deck plates ? Something else. What's the best way to get Mikes jack mounted at the back of my KT?
Your photos as is said, are worth a thousand words !!!!
Thank you for your time and trouble. Ed Earp, Jr. KT # 50

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Post by simon_manning » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:05 pm

thank you all very much, i am pleased you like the build, chang the front mudgaurds are a bit tight to the tracks so you have to make the best of them as they are,, hi edward i have let the top deck just sit in place with no fixings, the weight of the turret holds it in situ for the amount i'm going to run the tank, also steve winston sells the jack brackets for the kingtiger at the correct angle. once again thanks for the encouragement, simon manning.

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Re: King Tiger Build

Post by simon_manning » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:14 pm

This is a project my friend has made for me for my king tiger turret. fastening clips for the shells to complete plus shell decals/ paintwork etc to follow. The shells are made from brass and aluminium and all the racks fold to scale as on the original. i am very pleased with the result.
regards Simon Manning
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Re: King Tiger Build

Post by Brian Ostlind » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:20 am

This thread will be a great reference for future KT builders.

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Re: King Tiger Build

Post by Andy Robinson » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:42 am

Hi simon good morning to you I hope you’re well I just wanted to say thank you for your help and advice on painting my new king tiger
When she arrives in January and for making myself and my brother feel very welcome as did every one from Armourtek we had a fantastic day so thanks once again Simon Andrew Robinson

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