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Post by Dale jordan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:46 am

Today I've test fitted the rear deck casting all's good so far . I added a deck spacer in-between the front castings to fill the gap back up to the deck level , then I'll make a new alloy hatch which will bring it back up to the correct height ..


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Post by Dale jordan » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:49 am

Today I've test fitted the rear deck casting all's good so far . I added a deck spacer in-between the front castings to fill the gap back up to the deck level , then I'll make a new alloy hatch which will bring it back up to the correct height ..


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Also a bit of work up front . Dale

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Re: Dales mid tiger 1

Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:39 pm

Hi Dale,
So good to see your posts again. Your tiger is looking great, I will follow your build closely as a reference for my late TIger. I shill use your Sherman build for a reference for my Sherman. The 1:1 Jeep and trailer look like a great restoration and I'm sure are a real kick to drive!
Thanks for the years of inspiration.
Best regards,
Bob

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Post by sean kerambrun » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:21 am

Hi Dale,

Hope you are well? A long time since I have spoken to you. Great to see you are still working on your tanks :)

Cheers

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Post by Dale jordan » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:52 pm

Today I added a new front alloy bulkhead to replace the steel one this is level with my deck shelf . Dale


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Post by Dale jordan » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:37 am

I made up a new engine hatch today out of alloy and moved things around a bit .. can some one tell me if when they removed the fifeil cleaner , hood and replaced it with the cover , was the rectangle hole left open or did it have mesh our any thing else over it ? seam like a good spot to drop a grenade into the engine compartment Dale


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Post by Dale jordan » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:02 am

Well the holiday season is over here in Port Macquarie so no more working seven days a week . Back onto my tiger .. The hull is button up , all the fake welds are done . The tracks are all together , working on idlers and sprockets at the moment , next will be the suspension .. Dale

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Post by Dale jordan » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:52 am

Here's another update . Lots done in the last week or so , all the fake welds are done. I've installed the drive cases to the hull , added detail to the front fillets of the hull , set up the idlers and sprockets , etch primed the lower hull . I'm now test fitting the rear transom parts and started detailing them as I go . Plus fitted Steve winston lovely jack . All the road wheels are wet and dry sanded ready to prime , everything else is going well . Dale



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Re: Dales mid tiger 1

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:14 pm

Looking very nice, Dale!
Both good looking third party details and well done mods by yourself. I can see the engine hatch, recessed engine deck bolts, milled forward turret frame and there are probably things I did not spot... :D
This is going to be a very nice looking tiger.

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/Chris
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Re: Dales mid tiger 1

Post by simon_manning » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:47 pm

your an old hand at this now dale and could build the tiger in the dark, nice to watch the quality progress, you can't beat having a tiger project, regards simon.

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Post by Ragnar Arntsen » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:50 pm

Hi Dale
Great build, Great welds and an good eye on details. I spotted on place that is easy to improve, and that is the armour plate in the center on the rear deck next to the snorkel intake . That somewhat triangular plate with 3 wholes ( in the kit it is just raised a little and is milled on the top surface). Place the ce0114 in your milling machine and take off as much as possible,almost level with the cast surface. On my plate I hade to take away 1,26 m/m. and make an 3m/m plate in the same shape and use countersunk cap head as fastner as the real thing had hexagon . I think this plate was used for easy axsess to the ignition adjustment. In my picture ref.this plate has very rough edges.
Pic of my mod. is soon coming on my topic.
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Re: Dales mid tiger 1

Post by Dale jordan » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:21 pm

Thanks everyone for your comments this is a real nice kit . Ragnar yes please give us the info on that mod ... Dale

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Post by Ragnar Arntsen » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:26 pm

Hi Dale
I have just posted some update on the rear deck
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Post by John Fitzsimons » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:07 am

Very neat work. Love the improvements.
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Re: Dales mid tiger 1

Post by Dale jordan » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:33 pm

I had big day on Friday on my day off , working all day setting up the suspension all went well just need to etch prime all the drop arms then onto the wheels ... Dale




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