Mike's 2019 King Tiger build hull #20

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Mike's 2019 King Tiger build hull #20

Post by Mike Gormley » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:03 pm

King Tiger kit hull #20 arrived in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in Februrary and due to moving from Connecticut to Pa I have
not had a lot of time to work on it or post about the build so here goes.

The lower hull went together without any filing or other problems
King Tiger lower hull.jpg
The upper hull pieces went together with just a little filing where the upper sides fit to the glaces plate

King Tiger with upper hull added.jpg
Next was the rear deck assembly
The picture shows the rear deck minus the engine hatch which is now fitted to the rear deck updated picture of the rear deck to follow soon
King Tiger rear deck assembly.jpg
Middle and front deck assembly went together next including turret ring
King Tiger midddle and front deck assembly.jpg
Now I am working on the resilient wheels and here is the first one I assembled
sorry the picture is a bit blurry

King Tiger resilient road wheel.jpg
I have assembled 12 resilient wheels so far only 24 more to go
More pictures to follow as the build progresses and my move is completed

Mike

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Re: Mike's 2019 King Tiger build hull #20

Post by Mike Gormley » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:40 pm

I left out as can be seen in the picture with the upper hull pieces fitted that I augmented my hydraulic lift cart by making the platform longer and wider with plywood to accommodate the King Tiger better.

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Re: Mike's 2019 King Tiger build hull #20

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:37 pm

Yes, they are too long for just about any manual hydraulic lift table. Nice!
A little too much is about right...

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