Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

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Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Sam Hough » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:22 am

My Dad is building the bulk of the tank in the UK NW, I'm doing the elecs/tracks in SE and we promised the original buyer to share our build progress (or otherwise).

I've laid out the electronics to try and understand what connects to what.
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With the help of lots of labels I think it is sinking in. Batteries ordered.

I think I will add a switch to disable the smoke and firing unit. I can't quite picture how you reach switches when the tank is assembled though.

Still got 140 tracks to file down. Not sure the Dremel will survive to the end.

Really enjoying it.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Adrian Harris » Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:44 pm

A lot of Tigers have the switches accessible via one of the rear most engine grills, as they can be made to hinge up for access.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:17 pm

Get yourself a radio with plenty of channels! Then you can control such things remotely. Much more practical! The only thing you absolutely need to have on the model is the on/off button and you want that one very easily accessible for emergency cutoff.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Peter Silcock » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:48 am

Sam looks like a nice project. Obviously there are lots of alterations you can do to the basic kit - look through the Tiger section to get some great ideas. One thing I would check though is whether your kit came with the large collars supporting the out put shaft of the motors and attaching them to the sides of the tank. ( cant remember if the Early variant came with these) The first models did not have this improvement and it is fairly essential if you intend to do a lot of running. If missing contact Gill at Armortek who will help . Good luck with the build.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Sam Hough » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:56 am

Many thanks Peter,

I'll get my dad to check.

Also I'm watching the very helpful video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RzPtX2w7gQ

Some amazingly talented people building these tanks.

Cheers

Sam

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by John Fitzsimons » Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:38 pm

Good luck with the project. I have some spare parts from the early model. If anything missing let me know.
Just started another Tiger 1 myself. It will be made up of components from old and new kit types. I have almost all parts apart from wheels and suspension. These will be acquired later. I will put some details soon.
If interested in any parts used in my builds contact me at johnfitzsimons@msn.com for a price list.
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Sam Hough » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:25 pm

Thanks,

Yesterday my Dad confessed to losing a bit!

Cheers

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:13 pm

I see no family secrets here! :wink: Yes I have the motor mounts, thanks.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:26 pm

Workshop cleared, BSA out in the cold, so need to build a working table using the bike lift next. Sorting out all the nuts by writing on to the packets the sizes, etc.
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:28 pm

Help please, I want to post photos as the work progresses so some advice on best size of files and how to upload multiple files/photos please.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:30 pm

Nut sorting with a little help!
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Adrian Harris » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:32 pm

I usually use MS Paint to reduce the size to 1024x768 pixels.

You can upload several into each message but you have to do them individually and they appear in reverse order, so the first one you upload appears at the bottom of the list.

You also need to keep returning to the upload page as it defaults away from it once you have uploaded a file.

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Post by Sam Hough » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:27 am

There are "power tools" like https://imageresizer.codeplex.com/ that make it quicker to resize images to particular sizes.

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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:18 pm

Building the work bench using a hydraulic bike lift as a base.
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Re: Tiger 1 (Early Variant) 2004 #98 build

Post by Graham Hough » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:28 pm

Stage 1 - Basic Hull build. There were a few hole alignment issues but with a little adjustment it all went together well. Thanks to East Coast Armory for advice especially re the use of M4 csk skt to replace M4 hex to bolt the bottom plate to the upper hull. A couple of photos showing cutting of countersunk holes.
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