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King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:15 pm

having not seen a porsche turret build on here i will post mine, i have a vehicle in mind ,the photo of three kingtigers on a firing range, mailly le camp i think, the tank closest to the camera which seems to have a good camo and something to go on, and with the dreaded zim, regards simon.
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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by Steve Norris » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:30 pm

Hi Simon.
Great to see that your next project will be a king tiger, i am realy looking forward to what you do with this build. Just started my own Henshel turret KT so i should have plenty of inspiration following your build.
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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:04 pm

thanks steve for the praise, please post your build, they are always top notch posts and supremo building, regards simon.

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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:45 pm

i know we have seen this stage of build before, but the fit of this kit is superb, the rear hull plate is already angled at the top edge, so no adjustment there, having built one before some filing was required, this one just falls together, i am looking forward to the zimmerit and the challenge of scale detail, anything of interest i will post, but we have seen most of the basic stuff on earlier builds, regards simon.
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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:14 pm

slowly working away on the build. also fitted the aerial on the jagdpanther, made some alterations on the air vents to square the corners off and round the profile,fitted mike stannards grills, welds and cast numbers to add, regards simon.
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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by Steve Norris » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:47 pm

Hi Simon.
Good steady progress being made there.
Funny you should show your grills as these are the parts I am working on myself at the moment, I am making them myself so when finished I will post some pics (if I can get them to look anywhere near as good as Mikes examples I will be very pleased).
Keep up the good work
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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:53 pm

thanks steve, i did make my own on the jagdpanther both fan and heater grills,the mesh i used was slightly finer and seemed to look o.k., i had these two already so used them, regards simon.

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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by Tim Bowman » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:48 pm

Hi Simon

Good to see some new photos. Watching your's and Steve's builds with very much interest. Always enjoyable and educational. :)

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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by yves mouton » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:18 pm

Hello Simon,

I will follow this KT build,
do you still have the place to set this KT on your display ? :roll:
ps: the jagdpanther looks very beautiful, nice paintwork Simon.
best regards Yves

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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:21 pm

nice to hear from you yves and tim, yes yves i am running out of space, once this ones finished i will have a move around but the speed i'm going thats a while away, thanks for posting, regards simon.

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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:12 pm

not much to report on my build at the moment, just a few photos of progress, early stages of zimmerit application, i reworked the armortek exhaust kit parts to this stage using files and mr dremmel, the zim paste is wall tile adhesive with added pva glue, the mike stannard application tools are a must, makes the job much easier, all the best simon manning.
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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by Per Sonnervik » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:31 am

Hello Simon,

I must say it looks very good and you must´ve worked hard at the exhaust pipe base as this is different to Armortek´s - could you show us how you did it?

I hope you´ll bring this Tiger II finished to Open day for all of us to enjoy.

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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by Paul Morris » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:41 am

Hi Simon.

Another classic build from you on the way I think, love the exhausts like Per said . . . looking forward to more.
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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by simon_manning » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:38 pm

nice to hear from you both, per its hard to describe without pictures but basically i cut a groove to act as the flange that bolts to the tank and worked backwards away from it, shaping with hand files and the dremmel, there is enough metal on the kit part to do this, i made the extra oval flanges from sheet alloy, what gave me the idea was freddies post and pictures of his exhaust, i printed them off and had a go, not as good as yours or accurate but a representation, if confused, i will see you at the open day, the tiger will not be with me, i am on a go slow due to house repairs etc, many thanks simon.

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Re: King Tiger Porsche Turret Build

Post by Steve Norris » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:10 am

Hi Simon.
Great looking exhausts. You have got me thinking about reshaping mine now as i only rounded the edges off.
Regards
Steve

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