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Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:05 pm
by Paul Wills
Hello from the flu ridden north,

I have been working on the turret mounted MG34. I tried to make all of it myself but I got lazy when I saw this link to FOA 1-6-kugelblende http://www.fieldofarmortanks.com/foa-ac ... ith-mg-34/ The turret mount is slightly different so I have modified it to suit my needs and its all in white metal and not resin. see what you think?
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I've also finished the Turret Insignia and number decals, so it just down to the camouflage olive stripe.
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Turret Insignia and number decals
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Turret Insignia and number decals
Paul. :wink:

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:19 pm
by Phil Woollard
Love that MG Paul, the decals are looking very neat stark and clinical, you have some weathering to do there!

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:39 am
by Simon Peck
Hello Paul,

I enjoy and follow your progress with interest. I’ve a mid (2010) I’ve been working on slooowly for years. It’ll be A31 of GD. At least that’s the plan. What paint are you using for the base coat? And where did you get the turret numbers from?

Best regards,

Simon

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:38 am
by Stephen White
Paul, looking great, decals mastered.

Simon, does this help?

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Stephen

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:23 am
by Simon Peck
Thanks for the link Stephen, I was just wondering whether this was an off the shelf colour or a home mix?

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:00 pm
by Paul Wills
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the positive reply's. I've loved doing this mg detail, but finding the Dragon Gurtsacks has been harder than finding the real things!! Seems the one sixth figure market is drying up!

Weathering: I will be watching Phil and Stephens threads with great interest over the coming weeks. Weathering is not something I am comfortable with as I never seem to get it right!

Hi Simon, glad to find anther GD unit member. I followed the prosess Stephen has given you the link to for my turret decal numbers. if you are struggling, or don't want to have a go yourself give me a shout and I will do you a sheet of numbers and will work something out. :D

The base coat paint: its a common misconception that all early tigers had Dunkelgelb, most 1943 tigers came strait from the factory with a base coat of sand (Grunbraun) as they would have original been planned to be sent to Tunisia, but they had been redirected to the eastern campaign. So following that research, I used a German paint which can be found here in spray cans http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/ww2-german ... product,45

Hope that helps, Paul.

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:03 pm
by Paul Wills
Hi all,

Well just before Christmas I treat myself to to anther added extra for the tiger interior. I know I said I wasn't buying anything else but I just couldn't resist. Its the full turret floor, motor, gunners pedals and a few other bits from FOA. I thought it was very reasonable even after the import tax was added.

The only down side is that it was made to fit their tiger turret, which is a later version. So I have to rework the legs and beam to fit in mine and to add to this some parts got damaged in the post.

Anyway, here it is
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I think it pretty good so far, I just have to work out a way to attach the leg that should be welded to the Commander's traverse gear frame.
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It has jumped me forward by about 3 months as I don't have to make the floor detail myself.

Paul. :wink:

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:20 pm
by simon_manning
lovely job, it reminds me how far behind my tigers are, prehistoric. keep going very nice, regards simon. p.s.filler caps in hand.

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:12 pm
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Cool!
This will generate lots of interest at shows!
/Chris

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:22 pm
by Uwe Gerstenmayer
Hi Paul,

amazing what you're doing :shock: 8) Realy nice details and a lot of work what you are putting in.

I'm wondering how you got the space cleaned for these load of detail. Have you shrunken all the modules and batteries ? :?: :lol: :lol:


Good to see your excellent work so keep the updates comming :wink:


Take care
cheers, Uwe

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:42 pm
by Paul Wills
Thanks for the views and the reply's guys, it is appreciated. 8)

Hello Uwe, I thought you had retired my friend :wink: :lol: everything has been moved in to the engine compartment or on the ammunition storage racks :shock: which is going to give me a headache when I want to put that detail in :lol:

Paul. :wink:

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:35 pm
by Paul Wills
Wow, has it been a year since I last posted. :shock:

The turret internal details are finished, I may add some more at a later date but its time to move on to something else.
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Electrical box for Phil
Paul. :wink:

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:36 pm
by Jeffrey Goff
Superb details Paul,
Regards Jeff

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:51 am
by simon_manning
a great sense of achievement paul, very nice indeed, best wishes to you and your crew for 2019, more posts please, regards simon.

Re: Tiger 1321 rebuild

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 pm
by John Fitzsimons
Looks great Paul. Hoping to get back to my tigers soon. Installing some new machines to workshop in Feb so looking forward to making some new parts. Possibly work on the 88.

Are the floor and supports resin? I started a floor for a tiger this evening. In my other Tiger I hid the electric modules under the floor. I have room for the hull ammo bins. My floor is brass and aluminium. I want to be able to stand the turret on the floor when out of the hull.