Page 6 of 7

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:36 am
by mark j. radick
Tim Carr wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:49 am
Received cables. THANKS Mark.

Later Tim
Enjoy Tim :)

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:10 pm
by mark j. radick
Fabricated vent cover and mounts...detailing done on foredeck...mounted periscopes...time to add some color

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:14 pm
by mark j. radick
Mini forging ..decided to make the pry bar out of high carbon tool steel....the resin axe head and hammer will not fly with me...I will make new heads out of tool steel

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:45 pm
by Stephen White
Mark, yours build is one of the most rewarding to follow, it’s great to see you bringing new (old) skills to the Forum. I don’t recall anyone else making the tools as you’re doing. These traditional metalworking skills add so much to our hobby as they’re not beyond most people if you’re prepared to have a go. I remember being daunted at the supposed difficulty of brazing aluminium structures, until I saw a demonstration of how easy it is and having a go. The value of someone like you showing the way is that it gives the rest of us the kick to give it a try. Thanks for posting. Stephen

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:54 pm
by mark j. radick
Stephen White wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Mark, yours build is one of the most rewarding to follow, it’s great to see you bringing new (old) skills to the Forum. I don’t recall anyone else making the tools as you’re doing. These traditional metalworking skills add so much to our hobby as they’re not beyond most people if you’re prepared to have a go. I remember being daunted at the supposed difficulty of brazing aluminium structures, until I saw a demonstration of how easy it is and having a go. The value of someone like you showing the way is that it gives the rest of us the kick to give it a try. Thanks for posting. Stephen
Thank you for the kind words Stephen ....I agree and for me the learning process is the greatest reward

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:19 pm
by mark j. radick
Made axe head and hammer head out of tool steel then weathered

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:22 pm
by mark j. radick
Just need to weather hatches then add and foredeck will be finished ....then I'll start engine hatch and grill work

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:56 am
by mark j. radick
After posting the last pics the deck seemed to light to me so I darkened half...the camera doesn't pick up the huge difference but the 2 sides are night and day different

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:07 am
by mark j. radick
Added hatches...waiting on prisms for periscopes...

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:45 pm
by mark j. radick
Since I'm using my top of the line JR 10X transmitter that is totally outdated now it is important to run the antenna on the receiver on the outside of the tank. Being all metal the tank could interfere with reception ...I'm using a ''whip" antenna made by Hayes...I've used it on my rc airplanes with metal and metallic coverings with no issues..I ordered a scale rubber base from FOA and will try to incorporate it with the whip antenna...a semi scale antenna that's functional

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:03 pm
by mark j. radick
I was feeling a little "burned out " so I gave myself some inspiration !

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:10 pm
by mark j. radick
Some turret details

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:36 am
by davidwilkins
Mark, Stunning work.

Thanks showing two different shades of weathering for me both look great and seeing them side by side it's just a case of which one to go for.

Cheers

David

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:46 pm
by mark j. radick
davidwilkins wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:36 am
Mark, Stunning work.

Thanks showing two different shades of weathering for me both look great and seeing them side by side it's just a case of which one to go for.

Cheers

David
Hi David ..thank you for the kind words...my weathering is actually quite simple ..time consuming but simple..I spray with Tamiya Spray Lacquer Paint and let cure for several days then give it a wash with Minwax ebony wood stain..I brush on let it sit for around 15 minutes then wipe off excess ...the shadowing is not airbrushed but Tamiya brushed on weathering pastels ( Tamiya weathering master ) I use " soot" for most of the shadowing..using a soft brush I find I have more control as it takes time to "build up" the depth that I desire... finally I give it a light coat of Tamiya flat clear to lock on the shadowing

Re: Tiger build

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:48 pm
by Christoffer Ahlfors
mark j. radick wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:45 pm
Since I'm using my top of the line JR 10X transmitter that is totally outdated now it is important to run the antenna on the receiver on the outside of the tank. Being all metal the tank could interfere with reception ...
I would like to suggest that you ditch that old system and treat yourself to the best state of the art radio you can get to match your exquisite model.