Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:15 pm

Thanks for the info Adrian. Their "contact us" page is saying that "email server is back up and running". Somebody here kindly gave me a gmail address for them but that did not help either. I don't have facebook.

I know somebody here made his own rifled insert as I came across that post some time ago. At the moment searching for that post.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Adrian Harris » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:34 pm

If memory serves, Stephen White did it for his Panzer III.

Found it:

https://www.armortek.co.uk/Forum3b/view ... 70&p=26209

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:59 am

You're a champion Adrian.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Ivano Costantini » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57 am

Hi Vince
I don't know if I understood, however, the outside diameter of the grooved tube 88 FOA and the 16mm (poor). This is what has come to me.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:06 pm

Thanks Ivano for that information.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:41 pm

Not doing anything exciting at the moment. Just painting the turret and mantlet components. So today I did something which takes me out of my comfort zone :- zimmeritt! I thought, let's see if I remember how to do it. I quickly realised that the shape of the mantlet did not help me at all. I quickly discarded my first attempt as it was rubbish. Second attempt looks a bit too rough but before I go for the third attempt I thought I would ask here and see what you guys think.
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Honest opinions are very welcome.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Brian Ostlind » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:48 pm

Vince the mangler is a difficult shape to apply zim. Yours doesn’t look bad. The vertical lines jump out a little bit and it looks heavy overall. If you do it again maybe just press the tool a bit harder and try to get it thinner.
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Ivano Costantini » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:00 pm

Hi Vince
where you have found the measurements for the hole of the step for the eyepiece.
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:58 pm

Hi Ivano

I used the second drawing on this page:
http://tiger1.info/EN/Telescope-holes.html
It does not give the actual diameters of the various step holes so I estimated the diameters. If you want I can measure them for you.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Ivano Costantini » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:12 am

Thanks, it would be great if you gave me the measurements. Ivano

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am

Buon giorno Ivano

Please find attached the measurements for the stepped hole insert for my late Tiger 1 mantlet (single eyepiece).
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I drilled and reamed 8mm the existing hole in the mantlet. Using an 8mm brass rod made the three stepped holes. Used an endmill or a slot drill to make them flat bottomed steps. Glued the brass insert in the 8mm hole of the mantlet.

As I said this is for a late Tiger 1 mantlet. Yours might be different with one less step and smaller diameter in the mantlet.

Hope this was useful to you.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:27 am

Thanks Brian. I think I will redo it. Today, hopefully, I will start removing the tile adhesive.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Ivano Costantini » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:25 pm

Thanks Vince ! Ivano

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Brian Ostlind » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:09 pm

Vince Cutajar wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:27 am
Thanks Brian. I think I will redo it. Today, hopefully, I will start removing the tile adhesive.

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How do you remove it?
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:23 pm

Brian, I use a blunt wood chisel to chip it off. Infact I just re-did attempt no.3. Still not really happy with it but I don't think I will be re-doing it again.

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