John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

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John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:01 pm

I recently picked up another Late Tiger. It was built but in need of some TLC. Sorry I did'nt get pictures of before but could'nt wait to dismantle and strip old paint off.
It's a 2007 release. Here are some pictures of progress.


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I would like to build this as a command vehicle but trying to keep build costs down. I will have a go at the antennas but might fit the storage tube.
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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by phil fitzpatrick » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:45 pm

Hi John
Shame you didnt get the before pictours,but you are making it look
a new build already :)
Cheers
Phil

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:52 pm

Think lots of Gloss enamel. Domestic paint applied with a brush. Luckily not fully painted. Nitro moors would'nt strip it so i TORCHED IT. Eventually everything came up like new. No wear at all. Looks like tracks never touched the ground and electrics as new. It was a bargain.
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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:26 pm

Here is a better picture of the new floor. Allows easier layout of electrics. Also I intend to add some forward detail to my tigers such as gearbox housing and radio equipment so I need a forward floor. Also started cutting my revised alloy deck support which I hope to detail further soon.

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Made another floor for tiger 212 also.

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by Bob Gould » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:56 am

your normal superb build john. One thing i would like to point out in my experience: i have just had the false floor removed from my KT due to the huge logistics in getting at the torsion bars. i.e you have to remove everything just to make a small augustment on one torsion bar.

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:23 pm

Hi Bob, if you look closely at the fitted floor you can see holes wich allow access to the grub screws. Anyway I have very little time to actually drive the tanks so do not adjust too often. Slso the new roof supports are easily removeable to allow easy access.
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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:58 pm

Front hull supports in aluminium and brass.

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Time I posted an update on progress with this Tiger 1.

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:09 pm

Not a lot of text in last post. Sorry.
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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:10 am

I was thinking about making a new turret bin from brass but will use the kit bin for now. Rivets added and main bin assembled. I need to make some new bin lids.

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Armorpax track hangers. 2007 kit had no aftermarket parts.

The kit hatches were replaced with armorpax Radio operator and driver hatches. Nicely detailed parts. I have done some work on these to make the locks functional. Also replaced a few of the parts to strengthen.

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by Leon Benjamins » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:04 am

:shock: Nice work you´ve done there!
Why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:14 am

I added a set of detailed bumpstops available from Steve Winstone. Very nice work Steve. Sprocket wheel fitted also.

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by simon_manning » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:47 pm

those are a very nice extra to add john, regards simon.

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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:51 am

Zimmerit applied using milliput.

Base coat of RAL 7028


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Re: John's 2nd Late Tiger 1 2007 release

Post by John Fitzsimons » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:24 pm

I have been working on the detail parts to complete the exterior. Almost finished.

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