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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:06 am

Adrian Harris wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:53 am
> looking for a "Vince Abbot" cupola to buy...if not I'll be scratch building one

Armortek might have the basic parts from the Tiger 131 release, plus Field of Armor stock Mike Stannard's upgrade parts for it.

Adrian.
Hi Adrian...I do have Mikes upgrade kit but it is still off and it looks like I'll end up scratch building one...hopefully I get close to Vince's work of art :)

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:37 am

Started drum cupola today...such a large piece for a little lathe...but doable
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:38 pm

Completed main drum of the commanders cupola...
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Re: Tiger build

Post by simon_manning » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:08 am

very much worth the effort, so visible being on top of the vehicle, superb regards simon.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:45 pm

Fantastic again, Mark! :D
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:11 pm

Material deliveries have been slow which is understandable with the current situation so the commanders cupola is on hold for now...I did some painting and detailing and started to scratch build the stowage bin
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark lawson » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:17 pm

absolutely flawless work, I like what you have done so far with the cupola this once completed will be a work of art, it will be a shame to paint it once complete.
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:31 pm

mark lawson wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:17 pm
absolutely flawless work, I like what you have done so far with the cupola this once completed will be a work of art, it will be a shame to paint it once complete.
Thanks Mark :)

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:57 pm

Work continues on cupola...finished top plate I made it out of stainless steel so I could hard solder... tomorrow I will start hatch out of stainless...lots of little parts to hard solder
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:54 pm

Turned hatch lid and started on the little intricate parts...
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:37 am

Mark, That coupola is looking every bit as good as Vince's - better actually! Superb workmanship. I'm toying with making the bin for my Tiger 1 as well but thought brass may be better. Following with interest. Great thread,
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:21 pm

Work continues on commanders cupola...remade hatch lid and finished hinges...lots of detail parts to yet be made
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:53 am

Progress is slow but steady on the cupola ...it is now functional :)
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Re: Tiger build

Post by simon_manning » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:00 am

Remarkable, too good to paint, i love to see this level of build, regards simon manning.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Stephen White » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:29 am

Seconded. Some very accomplished machining skills. Great to see an inspiring Tiger build.

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