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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:15 pm
by Vince Cutajar
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.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:34 pm
by Adrian Harris
If memory serves, Stephen White did it for his Panzer III.

Found it:

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

Adrian.

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:59 am
by Vince Cutajar
You're a champion Adrian.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57 am
by Ivano Costantini
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.

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:06 pm
by Vince Cutajar
Thanks Ivano for that information.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:41 pm
by Vince Cutajar
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.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:48 pm
by Brian Ostlind
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.

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:00 pm
by Ivano Costantini
Hi Vince
where you have found the measurements for the hole of the step for the eyepiece.
Thanks! Ivano

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:58 pm
by Vince Cutajar
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.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:12 am
by Ivano Costantini
Thanks, it would be great if you gave me the measurements. Ivano

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:25 am
by Vince Cutajar
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.

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

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

Vince

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:25 pm
by Ivano Costantini
Thanks Vince ! Ivano

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:09 pm
by Brian Ostlind
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.

Vince
How do you remove it?

Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:23 pm
by Vince Cutajar
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.

Vince