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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:55 am
by Kent Wiik
Hi Vince,

Here is a drawing showing the handle layout and other things about the cupola.
Hope it is of any use for you.

Kind regards
Kent

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:36 am
by Vince Cutajar
Thanks Kent. That's a great diagram. I can now work out the height of armoured periscope guard relative to other cupula components. I can also work out the angle of the back of the guard.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:32 am
by Vince Cutajar
Repositioned the hatch arm U handle. Also made a hatch stop. Marked the periscope guards to be cut to give them that sloping look at the back.
Tiger 570.JPG
Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:03 pm
by Vince Cutajar
Still working on the cupola periscope guards but not much to show at this stage. Today I wanted to do something different so did a 3D CAD drawing of the turret ventilator. I am still relatively new at this CAD thingy so it was good to brush up the little I have learnt.
Turret Ventilator Components.jpg
Turret Ventilator 2.jpg
Turret Ventilator Assembled 1.jpg
It is made up from two parts which would be joined together. As I don't have the dimensions of the real thing, everything was eyeballed. On days like this I wish I had a 3D printer to print it and see how it looks.

I would like to add the two tubes in the cupola for the commander's rain cover. I am not certain what size I should make them. Has anybody else done these additions? I think they should have an O.D. of 6mm or 5mm for 1/6 scale but not sure which.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:27 pm
by Vince Cutajar
Finished the seven periscope armoured guards. Couldn't wait to get them etch primed. As soon as you touch them they start rusting. Blame the hot and humid weather here.
Tiger 571.JPG
Used a tilting vice
Tiger 572.JPG
Etch primed
Also added a backplate to each guard. On the front facing guard added another hatch stop.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:02 am
by Robert E Morey
Looking good Vince. I'm enjoying your progress. My periscope covers rusted quickly as well. Got primer on them as quick as possible.
Best regards,
Bob

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:05 am
by Mike Kasputis
Looks good Vince, I have added the rain cover tubes and I used .125" brass tube.

Image

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:41 am
by Vince Cutajar
Thanks for the comments Bob and Mike.

Mike, following what you said regarding the tubes, I have decided to use 4mm tubes.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:34 pm
by Vince Cutajar
During the last couple of weeks I have been on and off experimenting with painting the tools and today I decided to stop playing with them.
Tiger 573.JPG
Not 100% happy with them but they will have to do as is.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:13 pm
by Christoffer Ahlfors
Looking very nice, Vince, but you can throw away that pry bar. I don't know if it belongs on anything, but definitely not on a tiger. If you look at the 6th scale icons stuff, there is a pry bar for a Sturmtiger that looks right. I don't know if they had the same length, though.
Your model holds a very high standard and you want the pry bar to be correct.

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:25 pm
by Vince Cutajar
Thanks for the comments Christoffer.

That pry bar is a 6th scale icons item and is advertised for a Tiger 1. I will have to check about it. Still, on a late Tiger it will be hidden under the mantlet.

Again, thanks for that observation.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:33 pm
by mark lawson
a pry bar was indeed standard equipment on a Tiger along with all other tanks after all it was far more valuable to the crew than a spade think jammed tracks, removal of wheels etc though I'm not sure if the Tiger had a flat section or was completely round.

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:32 am
by Vince Cutajar
I'm sure the late Mike Stannard made it that way for a good reason.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:45 am
by Kent Wiik
Hi Vince,

Those tools of your is not 6th scale icons ones but Armorpax.
https://www.armorpax.net/wwii-german-parts

In my eyes I would only say ok to the axe and hammer handle, spade blade and the wirecutter.
The rest is not what they looked like IRL.
Mike got them pretty right (exept for his wirecutter).
http://www.fieldofarmortanks.com/tiger-i-and-ii/

But hey, thats me.... 8)

Kind regards
Kent

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:03 am
by Vince Cutajar
Hi Kent

Thanks for your contribution.

Yes the tools are Armorpax tools which came with the kit but the pry bar I got from 6th scale icons as it was not part of the kit.
http://www.fieldofarmortanks.com/6si-tt ... -as-a-kit/

So what do you think of the pry bar? Are there any photos of the real one?

Thanks
Vince