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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by John Fitzsimons » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:24 pm

Ouch. When I saw your thumb without my glasses I thought it was a really crappy animatronic figure.

The turret wrap is difficult to close. Tighten the bolts only gradually and careful not to strip. I had to file a lot off the section into which the gun sits to make it move freely.
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Bob Gould » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:42 pm

:lol: Duel purpose insulating tape; great for stemming blood flow, oh and ok for insulating stuff as well!

I had the turret complete, and like you had to do copious amount of filling.
But the gun didn’t elevate smoothly, it was grinding and was at a slight angle.
Others prolly wouldn’t notice but it annoyed me. So i stripped it down and noticed that one side had a slight twist in the wall at the front. The top lug that traps the gun elevation frame in place was not aligned to the bottom lug.
Now i have twisted it back with the tensioner the gun elevates perfectly. Just got to run a M4 bolt through to hold it in place.
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Bob Gould » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:59 am

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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:21 am

Hi Bob
Is that the extra Pin in the front that you used to line things up,
in your second picture?
That looks like a roll of black insulation tape on top of your deck
in the 1st picture,keeping the first aid equipment close at hand now :)
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Paul Morris » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:15 pm

Hi Bob.

Could be an idea to scuff up the metal where you are doing your zimm just to give it something to hold onto.
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:03 pm

Do'nt worry Paul. Already sent pm and mentioned your technique involving scuffing the metal.
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by William Gardeniers » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:09 pm

Hi John why don't you let us al know how to scuffing the metal.

Thanks William
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Paul Morris » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:15 pm

Hello William.

Its no great secret I have put it on the forum somewhere I always use an old modelling knife and simply cross hatch the suface to be zimmed or a coarse grade oxide paper will do the same job, just to give the milliput a key to get hold of.
Hope this helps mate if not just give mea shout always happy to help.
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:19 pm

I imagine this would help with all zimmerit applications and not just milliput.
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by William Gardeniers » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:36 pm

Thanks John and Paul

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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Paul Morris » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:54 pm

Ha ha don't worry about it, its no problem :roll:
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Bob Gould » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:27 pm

Phil. Yes that's one of the pin after filling with insta metal. I pinned 3 of the four lugs. The turret roof sits much neater now and the elevation is smooth. But more importantly the gun sits straight.
As for the tape, i need it a lot these day, cut my hand the other day. 3 stiches!!

Paul, John. Many thanks for the help and advice for Zimmerite'ing. Have ordered miliput x 10 then im going for it.

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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Bob Gould » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:23 pm

Applying Zimmerite (milliput) SUCKS!! :x


and there's so much of it to do!
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by John Fitzsimons » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:59 pm

Patience Bob. Takes lots. I like zimmerit. Prefer the yellow and grey though. Bit more coarse and better base color for painting. Probably cheaper also. Think happy thoughts.
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Re: No 012 - Bedroom Build

Post by Andrew P Walker » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:18 pm

Hi Bob,

Great blog - really helpful to a newbie like me - I have just recently embarked on my Late Tiger 1 (my first step up from 1/16th) and I have a similar issue re the turret wrap twisting away at the top of the turret front. I'm thinking I may have to try what you have done and "pin" through the top lug. Did you just drill and tap a standard thread? And did you go right through the turret front into the main part of the turret wrap?

Thanks

Andrew

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