sturmtiger build at last

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by simon_manning » Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:27 pm

thank you all for posting, its always good to get feedback, this is the hatch nearly there, seemed to take a lot of messing around with, the plug needs some more attention to the shape, length, fixing etc, the main hatch had to be made thicker, more to scale, both sets of hatch hinges had to be remade, the weapon needed to be moved forward a bit on the hatch but i decided that meant a new hatch altogether so did'nt go there, all in all i enjoyed the part, interesting item and worth doing if very visible, regards simon.
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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by Per Sonnervik » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:05 am

Hi Simon,

I must have missed your update but your close defence weapon looks great, did you do all the machining yourself?
Perhaps some photos can help you do the last centre tube part as it looks like this in most cases (some variants of rubber sealing location):

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The last photo show the handle which is used to remove the tube from the inside to be able to operate the weapon. You have to open the breech first, of course.

One comment regarding the colour you used ( I hope you don´t mind); most of these weapons were painted a black-grey colour so white is perhaps not the best choice as this would be seen a long way. Most insides of German hatches were painted the same colour as the outside if the hatches exposed there inside to the enemy.

Hope it´s of some help.

Per

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:38 pm

as always its great to have your input, thats the information i needed, i will have another go at making the plug now, good to know your still out there taking note, regards simon.

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by simon_manning » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:08 pm

thanks all for the posts, another chapter in the strum build, the rotating hatch with butterfly doors that push up and open, the information on parts is very limited and photo's in short supply, this is the progress so far, on the real strum the hatch doors must have been sprung loaded to help in the opening, this is as far as i want to take this part bar a few tweaks, thanks for looking regards simon.
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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by Derek Attree » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:40 am

Hi Simon
Great details and an interesting build .
Keep it up

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by William Gardeniers » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:06 pm

A masterpiece Simon
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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by Stephen White » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:54 pm

Masterpiece is the right word. Simon, I always enjoy seeing the next revelation on your builds. Thanks for posting. As ever, it's only when you zoom in that you appreciate how much detail you've put into something like this hatch. The detail draws the eye into the model and creates the illusion of full scale. I love it. The mark of a great model (and modeller). Looking forward to seeing her complete next year. All the best. Stephen

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by simon_manning » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:35 pm

thanks very much all, its satisfying to get some feedback, the time factor is always an issue, how much before you need to move on, i sometimes think of the model steam loco builders and how clever they are, not to mention the stamina, all the best and look forward to seeing some of you in the spring., regards simon.

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Post by Paul Wills » Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:52 pm

Superb detail Simon, I always look forward to your posts and it is worth the wait. 8)

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by simon_manning » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:52 pm

seasons greetings and thanks to all for posting, the roof hatches have been interesting, a fair bit of alteration from the kit part but only in detail, i get the impression this tiger version gets overlooked due to the lack of information out there and that not many were built, the hatches are not totally correct, there was a sequence in closing which i did not realise till after, the big hatch was inserted first then the small hatch closed on to it , i cannot see any evidence of rubber seals fitted or water channels, the whole structure and design seem very crude, which i suppose is no surprise at this stage of the war, perhaps more will come to light, regards simon.
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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by Stephen White » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:35 pm

Lovely job Simon, as ever, it will be a unique model, top class. Thanks for sharing. Looks like you've cornered the market in hairspray? Looking forward to the season starting again and maybe seeing your model on show. Much as I love your King Tiger, it'll be good to see this one in the flesh. Happy New Year. Stephen

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:21 pm

Hi Simon
Another masterpiece on its way, I just love the way you paint your vehicles and the detail you add.
I have just bought "How to build the steel wheeled Tiger 1" by Angus Creighton and at the back there are 2 Sturmtiger builds , a early and a late version. I don't know how accurate these builds are but the book may be of use for things like the positioning of the tool stowages.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:44 pm

Love the quality of the build Simon and as I have said before the weathering is superb regards Phil.
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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by simon_manning » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:43 pm

many thanks for the input and encouragement, steve i ordered the book, the whole sturmtiger information available seems to be repeats of the same photo's and texts, it is an obscure vehicle even though its a tiger, i did read that all 18 production were slightly different in some way, even basic build details are hard to find, e.g. c-shackle stowage, tow ropes, track ropes, just a few things to mention.
its a very interesting project and i am glad i bought one, i wonder where the few kits that were produced are now, are any being built?
all for now regards simon.

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Re: sturmtiger build at last

Post by Paul Wills » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:41 pm

Hi Simon,

Its a master class in 1/6th model making, great detail, paintwork and weathering. anyone looking in will think you do it for a living.

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