Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:35 am

Not that many jobs left to do now other than tidying the electrics and the engine grills to fit when they arrive, also the hull floor to chequer plate. I've had a slight electronic issue which is now all sorted, I hope! Oh and the pcb cooling fans for the radiators have given up the ghost so better quality examples are on order (no big deal).
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Pealing back the strapping on the jack block prior to cutting.
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I needed to shorten the clamp as the block now sits a little lower.
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The jack block issue sorted, just removed a few mm so now the mantlet clears as it's rotated, you still don't want to have the barrel depressed to much though or it may still catch.
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I dont want to over do the weathering so thats about it as I feel it looks just fine.
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Nice to get that cupola all finished, I can't bring my self to weather the pristine mg 34, maybe it will represent a new or refurbished example from the armoury.
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The turret interior all done. That cupola latch/handle all works just like the 1/1.
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Stephen White » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:47 am

Enjoying this build Phil, it’s not often you seen something new on Tiger builds and this one is interesting. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into sharing your work.

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Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:51 am

I didn't have the courage to do that to my jack block.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:03 pm

I have had a very busy day, more to follow tomorrow.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:50 am

More interior detail.
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The casings prepped ready for the new pcb fans
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just about all the motion control now lives below the hull floor.
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After removing the turret, the rear deck and the main deck this floor simply lifts out so that you have easy access to the motion control
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The 88mm rnds are just to illustrate where they would go
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These last photos to show just how tight everything is in there, it all need a lot of planning, I'm still not sure how the elevation cable is going to run yet.
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I know we went into the panniers saga for the four smaller batteries but this configuration works far better and we have proved it's possible to get that turret and basket and all the electrics in there as well
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Post by John Clarke » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:18 am

Super work Phil, appreciating the detail and honesty you've putting in, I sometimes wonder how you can let go of the commissioned piece of art work when you have put your heart and soul into it.

That's not to say the actual owner doesn't appreciate the hard work you've put, so from that point of view the wonderment continues on.
I hope there's a little plate with a Phil Woollard signature on the model, in a secret place for future custodians to "Purr" over.

It would certainly "ad" value :lol: even more value if you end up like poor Yorick :shock: (Heavens forbid. There's another masterpiece to build :wink: ).

From a maintenance view the planning has to be meticulous. Most machines designers rarely consider the poor chap with sausage fingers trying to reach and repair parts, (Dare I say sagging suspensions). There should be a warning to all, "put the model on blocks", support a bit of weight when not in use. Especially when the model is "fully loaded".

Nice to see a sort of Gauguin verse Van Gogh dance off in progress, pushing the boundary's, Although I do have a bias towards full R/C, I'll have keep my "ear" to the ground on this one. :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:58 pm

John I think when are building for others although you enjoy it immensely you dont have that personal bond with the vehicle, and the fact that you have to get your arse in gear it becomes work!
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The wiring below the floors, about as tidy as I can get it in the restricted available space. Every thing is labelled and I mean labelled!
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The new and improved fans with plugs for easy change out.
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Phil this is a bucket that I had in stock.
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When you guys fit a bucket make sure it is to scale and fixed as they do not "swing" in scale!
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The new improved fan sets
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Subtle weathering to the floors.
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Post by John Clarke » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:40 pm

I can't believe that. But I can believe there's nothing worse than an old swinging rusty bucket.
By the way, have you previously worked in a sardine factory? :lol:
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:58 pm

Some day, I must get one of those obligatory buckets to hang somewhere.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:59 pm

Buckets Vince, they can look so good but they can make a superb model tank look absolutely pants, mainly due to the swing as the model runs around. I cringe when I see drivers of model tanks charging about with transmission suicidal turns and change of direction manouvers, and a swinging bucket or a crew member lent right back in his turret cupola! For our hobbies sake let's keep it real or as close as we can. 8)
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:33 pm

Phil Woollard wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:59 pm
For our hobbies sake let's keep it real or as close as we can. 8)
I'll second that! :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:30 pm

A little help please guys, we are using the new sound module and the last generation motion control module, I want to install an led for the hull mg, which out put gives you mg flash on the new sound module ? When I put an led into any of the sound module spare rc outlets and toggle select mg sound ( no 4) it's either solid on or off with no mg rapid flash. :shock:

Been conducting more running trials today and all is well, photos tomorrow.
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Must be nearly finished as im filling the stowage lockers with goodies like grenades and clothing and helmets.
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Post by John Clarke » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:25 pm

Hi Phil

Boxing clever :)

I've not had much to do with the Benidini V2 yet, but I think the flash is programmable, In the instructions that's on line, it says "permanent, momentary or flashing mode adjustable". You may need to hook up to the lap top.

Come back TB5 all is forgiven. :lol:

Just wired up the machine gun co axe flash on the Cent with a 2mm fibre optic to a trusty TB5. I've left a 1mm or so of the 2mm fibre optic over hanging the muzzle, like Tamiya do. The illumination is so much better.

The Cent looks great and sounds great. 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:07 pm

I think your right John, ah well it was so easy before! If anyone does find a way please let us all know! 8)
The late tiger 1 out in the autumn sun shine 8)
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:15 pm

Thanks for an exceptionally interesting and informative build log! I know how much time it takes to write something half decent, but you have gone far beyond that. Thank you so much! :D

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