Tiger build

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:48 pm

Just a small piece of brass rod ground on an angle

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:50 pm

Notched, soldered ribs and installed fenders - skirts...
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:51 pm

Added track cable mounts...made and installed track cable
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Re: Tiger build

Post by simon_manning » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:33 pm

A very nice Detailed build, worth the wait, regards simon manning.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed May 01, 2019 5:27 pm

Started front mud guards ...flaps today..I chose .035 inch stainless steel because one, I had it...two, there is something wrong with me...tough stuff to cut !!! I doubled up on the base of the piano hinges as on the Bovington tiger
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Mon May 06, 2019 12:43 am

Just need to add rivets, piano hinges and slide locks....hard or silver soldered hinge ears....much stronger
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Mon May 06, 2019 7:07 pm

I absolutely agree! Wish I had your skills! :roll:
Klotzen, nicht kleckern (Guderian on panzer tactics, but the way I interpret it - it applies to a great many things in life)

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Mike Kasputis » Tue May 07, 2019 1:29 am

Looking very good so far.Your welds have come out fantastic and I like that you have corrected the front mudguard attachments, very few have done this. Only thing I can see that needs to be modified is the drivers armored visor.
Looking forward to more updates.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Tue May 07, 2019 11:34 am

While working on the rivet detail on mud flaps I wanted to try and form a dome on the through stem of the rivet on the underside rather than just smash in down. I ground a small concave depression on the punch...worked well !
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed May 08, 2019 10:48 pm

Mud flaps are done...off to the paint booth ( trash can just outside my garage )...seems a shame to paint them..I like the bare metal look.....
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat May 11, 2019 12:13 am

Reworked drivers visor armor..closer to scale now..before and after and the real thing
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Fri May 17, 2019 12:41 am

Modified some old original spare track links...cut relief holes in horns and weathered to look like the links on the Bovington tiger and added spare track bar
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Marco Peter » Fri May 17, 2019 12:54 am

OMG those correct holes in the tracks are awesome!
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Sat May 18, 2019 2:53 am

Beautiful work Mark - I agree those tracks are perfect. I was planning on doing similar to my Late tracks, plus adding the ice cleats etc. Great details all around. Your Tiger will be superb when finished.
Best regards,
Bob

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sun May 19, 2019 2:22 am

Messed around with some weathering and heat colored the stainless shackles
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