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2019 King Tiger

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2019 King Tiger

Post by Armortek » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:35 pm

Production is now in full swing on the King Tiger.

Photographs below show some of the hull sides going through the first operation as well as the front armour plate - also going through its first operation. Those plates are 25mm (1" thick). The cutout that you can see is clearance for the gearheads of the enlarged motors (same speed, but lots more torque).
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Hull Sides (king Tiger)
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Serial number 1 gets engraved.
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Front armour plates
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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Kevin Hunter » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:12 am

Those plates are 25mm (1" thick)
I think I got a hernia just looking at the photo...……. :D

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Gerhard Michel » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:40 am

Just funny, but not everyone is excited to get his tank model in original thickness of its armor plates. In past a fellow of mine wrote a programm for his CNC milling machine to thin out the thick plates of his King Tiger at the inner side. He told me that he so could spare over 10 kilograms!
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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by John Clarke » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:25 pm

I can understand the concept of thinning frames on the trucks and even thinning solid lumps like hatches, but to thin the Armour is sacrilege. :)

Isn't that the reason why were so endeared to Armortek concept of modeling 8) and not some plastic version of the same model? :cry:

Where else can you get a serious work out, apply correct lifting practices and techniques while enjoying the hobby we all love. :D

Anyway, removing 10% in weight of a KT only reduces it's scrap value :lol:
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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Conrad Sharp » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:31 pm

Totally agree, that's one of the main selling points I always tell my friends - Scale thickness Armour! If you are going to hollow it out to save weight then you may as well re-design the whole kit for that reason.

I think its bad enough Armortek have had to make cut-outs for the new motors! :D

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Phil Young » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:18 pm

Don’t panic! I think the new motor/gearboxes are heavier than the previous ones.... so should make up for the loss of Ali easily!
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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by David Brady » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:48 pm

Hi,
The heavier the better in my opinion....more steel please.

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Gerhard Michel » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:53 pm

With only one AT model till today I am not at all the specialist for these models, but my fellow seemed to have some wearout at his models according to rough operating conditions, and he thought that a lower weight could help to minimize wearing out of the drive train. Meanwhile he has other trouble, because he sold all his models and changed to tanks in 1/1 scale....... :twisted:
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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Fabian Bekkers » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:46 pm

Wowie looks super

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Armortek » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:44 am

Been a while since our King Tiger update, so here are some pictures of the Production Validation Build. Still a way to go, but it is coming together nicely.
After 3 heavy tanks in a row (Chieftain, KT & JD, think it may be time for something lighter :wink: )
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Nice thick scale armour !
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To aid with construction, where possible, holes are now slotted.
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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Stephen White » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:09 pm

A Matilda II would be lighter.....

But failing that, CVR(T) fits the bill. Just no more trucks please or we’ll lose the armour in Armortek.

I’m ducking now....

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Tim Carr » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:42 pm

That KT is super cool. Would a cast Sherman be lighter?

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by John-Heaps » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:19 pm

If the something lighter is a CVRT Scorpion i am having one :D
Thanks for the update pics.

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Mark Heaps » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:29 pm

John-Heaps wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:19 pm
If the something lighter is a CVRT Scorpion i am having one :D
Thanks for the update pics.

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Going by experience, John would also have to ask Monique to send a spare set of tracks with the Scorpion kit. He had a 1/6th scale Action Man Scorpion as a kid and wore out the tracks within a couple of weeks :lol:
Our father used a stapler to join the breaks in the plastic tracks until they could not be kept going any longer.

And John should know better :shock: , it is not CVRT but CVR(T) :P

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Re: 2019 King Tiger

Post by Steve Lewington » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:23 pm

Good evening gents
I'm with you stephen and John.
A cvrt scimitar would be fantastic
I have already put order in with Monique should it go into production :lol: :lol:
Have a great fingers crossed evening.
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