Novice Late Tiger Build.

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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Wed May 29, 2019 8:21 pm

I'm not sure this weathering is my thing.....It seems a lot of work for little gain.
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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Phil Woollard » Wed May 29, 2019 9:21 pm

Glen if you reduce the amount of weathering scratches by say around 70% I think you will have it about right! It's not easy, it's easy to bugger it up for sure but stick with it you are almost there! 8)
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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Wed May 29, 2019 10:34 pm

Thanks Phil,I think you are right as in the skill is not over doing it.I may give it another go.

It wasn't getting it whilst I was doing it,I just seem such hard work for such little gain.I feel happier doing the weathering after I've done the main colour.



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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:18 pm

I've been working on the turret,the rotation is working and the recoil motor is running but as the limit switches arnt connected and not plugged into the sound I'm not sure on its function yet.I decided I'd paint the brackets and the mantle.Ive managed to get some overspray inside so that will need putting right.I was trying to be cute and forward thinking so goofed whilst spraying the front of the turret.

The good thing is that although heavy the turret comes off easily enough so it wont be too difficult.to refit the motors and servo ect.I need to turn the tank around and work on its bum but I'll do as much as I can with the turret then tidy the wiring and put the various switches and battery isolator.
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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:46 pm

Good progress Glen. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:42 pm

More Zimmerite......and paint.
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Stevie Wonder would be proud of this Zimm.😊

A Quick question to you all...how is the Cupola lid fitted on?I don't see a mention of it in the instuctions.I would like to spring load the lid spindle to give it a more secure open/close position.The other thing is my smoke fan comes on as soon as I power up the tank.I thought that the fan stays static untill the sound starts the engines up.

I'm thinking my next job will be Zimmeriting the turret sides,then finish and detail the turret lid.

All the electronic side is working with the exception of the motor sound needs trimming to start just before the tracks start moving.


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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:04 pm

Hi Glen

I haven't looked at the cupula as I haven't arrived to that stage yet but looking at the diagram on page 27 it seems that it does not tell one what screws to use. I also noticed that the "U" handle of the cupola is missing even though the two holes for it are present.

Regarding the smoke unit fan, I was under the impression that the fan only works if the smoke unit switch is ON. Will check it tomorrow.


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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:39 pm

Thanks Vince, I thought the same with the Cupola, I just thought I would come across the shaft and handle eventually.

My smoke system fan is on all the time the the tank is switched on regardless of weather the switch is on or off.



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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:51 am

I checked the smoke fan on my model and as you say it is in circuit all the time. The fan does not work with the tank stationary. It only starts working when the tank starts moving. It must be a design feature.

Tell me how your treasure hunt for the shaft and handle goes.

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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:24 pm

Ok Vince,will do.



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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 pm

More Zimm and paint....
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Re: Novice Late Tiger Build.

Post by Glen Clark » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 pm

I've got an issue with the smoke system, I programmed the sound system as in the instructions so it's progressive with the throttle settings and was hoping the smoke system was linked to that but it isn't.

The smoke fan comes on and stays on, as soon as I put the power on.I'm sure it's just going to be a zero setting in the Transmitter but being a Luddite it's beyond me to work it out. Any help would be appreciated.



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