Tiger 131 In South Wales

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Steen Vøler
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Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Post by Steen Vøler » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:52 pm

Tiger 131
You can clearly see the cut off part
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Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Post by Steen Vøler » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:56 pm

Another angle
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Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Post by davidwilkins » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:25 pm

Vince, Steen,

Many thanks for the observation and photos, I had completely missed that cut out on the mantlet.

Today's work has been on the turret front plate cutting the ends to the right angles to match the sides of the turret. Also I was having a problem with the top edge of this plate as it did not look right when looking at photos of how the turret front plate joins the turret roof, I do remember a discussion on the forum about this joint but failed to find it again.

So after looking at as many photos as I couldI decided to remove 2mm off the top edge and add a 5mm plate and then angle it down to the turret roof I think this will look a bit more like what am seeing in the photos.

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Re: Tiger 131 In South Wales

Post by davidwilkins » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:46 pm

Hi All,

It's been a while since my last update because of a unexpected trip to A and E the Tuesday before the model show at Bovington which I was planning on visiting but instead I spent the next two recovering, this getting old can be a real pain at times.

On the weekend it was time to say goodbye to my Centurion tank, it was a sad moment for me as I had a huge amount of pleasure in building this model but it was time to let her go and it was nice to know that she has gone to a good home.

Anyway back to the tiger build. I have been working on getting weld groves cut out and deciding on how to fit the turret roof one of the changes I have decided is fit new thicker smoke discharge brackets and have them permanently fitted to the turret sides rather than to the turret roof. The turret roof will now be cut around these brackets to allow the roof to be removed hopefully by the time the weld simulation is in place it will not be noticeable.

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David
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