Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by martin pitcairn » Sun May 24, 2020 10:18 pm

Guys,
you are aware that theses buckets are available in some garden centres, The Range and in Hobbycraft stores for between 79p and £1.50. They are just small Nick nacks. This has been posted several times before, but not for a couple of years.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:17 pm

Still waiting for my bucket. :evil:
The first one I ordered from China never materialized. To be honest after a couple of days I got a refund and then a message from the seller that due to current situation he could not post it to my address.
So found another one closer to me (Italy) and ordered that. At the moment it is in transit so keeping my fingers crossed.

In the meantime I thought I would do something else. I wanted to find an open gurtsack for Mark Lawsons excellent MG34 cupola mount. The only one I could find was from FOA. In the photos it looks very nice but I am finding it to be too expensive especially after I add the delivery costs. Apart from that there is no guarantee that it will fit my MG mount. So, found the size of a real gurtsack on the internet and drew one that should fit my mount.
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Someday I will 3d print it with liquid resin printer.

Vince

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by martin pitcairn » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:23 pm

Vince,
I have a few in my garage I will happily send you 1. send me your address if you want it.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:25 am

My Ebay bucket is still in Italy either at Milan airport or Rome airport. :evil:

Having said that, yesterday, I received a bucket Martin sent me from the UK. This morning went to the workshop to hang the bucket from somewhere at the back of the Tiger.
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Haven't decided which place is best yet. At first it looked to be too big for a 1/6th scale but I measured it and compared it with full size metal galvanized buckets I have here and it is spot on for scale. What can I say? I'm a happy bunny. Thanks Martin.

Have to be careful the wife does not nick it from the tank.

Vince

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Marco Peter » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:35 am

So next step: experiment wish washes etc. to tone the camo down and unify the colors, and add some weathering? :mrgreen:
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by mark j. radick » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:35 pm

What Marco wrote ! that tank is begging for a wash and some weathering :lol:

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:23 pm

Marco and Mark

Maybe someday in the future if I pluck up enough courage. For now, I'm happy as it is.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Marco Peter » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:25 pm

Just try a small part and you'll be convinced. And hooked. :mrgreen:
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