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Post by Dale jordan » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:08 pm

I started my 2010 Mid Tiger 1 kit number 019 this week . For a change I'm building the turret first , here are some photos . I've added a 3mm x10 mm shelf inside the turret rap . Milled two slots in the front inside plate for the roof tungs that are bolt to the turret roof front edge ... Dale


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In this last photo I ended up with about a 1.2mm gap all the way around the turret roof this was the best i could get it to fit !! how did the other mid tiger owners go with their gap??

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Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:13 am

Dale,
Nice to see you back at on another Tiger! These additions are excellent and a good idea for any builder, not just Tigers. Great to see you back,
Kind regards,
Bob

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Post by Dale jordan » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:36 am

Thanks Bob. This kit is going to be great to build after my early tiger . Just finished my spring loaded lifting lug , quick release latch ..Dale


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Post by yves mouton » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:52 am

Hi Dale,

Thats also a good idea to secure the turret roof,
i used magnets to secure the roof.
I see that you are using a spring on the back of the turret wrap,
gives that no problem to pul back the turret lug if you put the
stowage bin on? I wil post you a picture of the turret roof.
regards Yves

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Post by Brian Leach » Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:10 pm

Dale,

That is a very nice looking, clever way of securing the roof

Good work

and thanks for sharing!

Brian
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Post by Dale jordan » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:45 pm

Thanks Yves and Brian . I did this on my early tiger it works well , there's enough room when the turret bin is on to pull back the spring on the quick release ...Dale

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Post by Dale jordan » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:17 am

My Last day of my holiday today . So I had one more go in the shed .. Here are some photos of the wipers on the front bulkhead ..Dale

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Post by Luca Fossa » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:48 pm

Dale jordan wrote: In this last photo I ended up with about a 1.2mm gap all the way around the turret roof this was the best i could get it to fit !! how did the other mid tiger owners go with their gap??
...Filled with a false weld, as in the real on the rest.

Great and very nice work Dale, as always.

Cya all

Luca

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Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:17 pm

Very nice looking and nifty idea! :D

My gap was much smaller - ranging from zero to 1 mm. The instructions call for attaching the mounting sockets to the roof first and then pulling tight from the sides. Done this way, the turret wall is in fact pulled tight around the roof.

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Post by Steven Day » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:29 pm

Nice work Dale, I would never of thought of securing the turret roof like that.

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Post by Paul Morris » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:51 pm

And the crickets looking good as well :lol:
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Post by Paul Butler » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:52 pm

Hi Dale,
Just a quick question, I have yet to start on my 5 year old mid tiger turret I ask would in your'e valued opinion, think whether it may be wise to upgrade from the cast turret to the formed one? Following the build with great interest!
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Post by Tim Bowman » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:05 am

Looking good Dale(as always). Very nice.

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Post by Dale jordan » Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:08 am

Good to here from you Paul ... I found the cast turret was fine . Just hat to belt sand the outside square and move the vison ports . \The good thing about the cast turret was that it had a machined shelf for the roof to sit in . I would cut out a new alloy roof for it !! as the kit one rusts to much and the loaders hatch needed moving forward .. Paul after five years have you pick a start date ? Dale

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:57 am

Hi Paul, 5 years! Cheers Phil
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