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John Moorcroft
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Detailing

Post by John Moorcroft » Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:38 pm

Hi everyone

I have recently purchased a king tiger 2019 model and I'm looking for some information

I'm having difficultly in knowing the specific materials to recreate certain effects such as the zimmerit replication and the welding effects and how to apply each of these details

And what paint makes are good to use as I'm having difficulty in finding the right stuff also would I need to invest in a paint Airbrush compresser

I have phoned bovington they have given me 3 ral paint numbers 7028 6003 and 8017 for the king tiger they havnt included though the information for the red oxide though

However I'm looking for more information than what the instructions in the manual say

Is there anything I should know in specifically what tools to get and specifically anything you can tell me I have purchased quite a few varieties of tools recently mainly the ones set out by the manual in box

I just would like as much as you can tell me I just don't want to make any mistakes I will follow the instructions you give if it helps but I just need to be more prepared

I hope that you guys can help thanks :)

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Marco Peter
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Re: Detailing

Post by Marco Peter » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:05 pm

First of all: Welcome!

You're lucky: This forum is THE place!

You will find all the answers if you do what we all do/did: read each and every post on this forum haha!
HUGE amount of knowledge, detailed answers to ALL the questions you asked.

Happy reading!
'Konan', my Tiger 1 Mid!
'Gunther', my Panther G!

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Re: Detailing

Post by John Moorcroft » Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:24 pm

Sorry Marco Peter your answer was not helpful :(

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Re: Detailing

Post by Chris Hall » Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:16 pm

John -

If you look at the front page of the Forum you’ll see a section called Knowledge Base. The answers to most of your questions will be there. You should also read all the topics in the King Tiger section. Finally, the instruction manual will have a list of all the basic tools you’ll need - but I stress the basic !

But don’t be afraid to experiment, and determine your own way of doing things ! That’s a large slice of the fun, and is how we all started. There are no right or wrong answers (well, there are a few, but they’re obvious, health and safety ones 😉).

Good luck, and enjoy your new toy,

Chris
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Morris Quad, 25-pdr & 2 x limbers (45RA, Korea 1951)
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Re: Detailing

Post by RITSUO TSUJIMOTO » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:31 am

When I started working on my first Armortek (Tiger 1)
I felt the same as John.
But as Marco says
"Please take the time to read the forums first."
Huge pioneer achievement reports,
Exchange of words and hints that I do not understand.
I am tired of my low level.
But.
Now, I build what I want to do from what I can do.
As Chris Hall says
"There is no right or wrong answer"
Everything you can do is everything.
I think the pleasure to increase what I can do is the future pleasure.
The destination is long.

By the way, painting gained the first experience value with Pak43 / 41!

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