Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Ivano Costantini » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:12 pm

Hi phil,
my intention was precisely to stimulate research and observation of the true engine. When I say that it is not difficult, it does not mean that a child can mount it, but with a minimum of manual skill and a lot of patience, you can get a great result.
You're trying what I'm saying. I can say that the advantage of my engine is that you don't have to work on the parts, they are all very precise, or at least, very few adjustments. I sold several engines and nobody complained about anything. Too bad that only a few wanted to publish the montage or express impressions. I have mounted engines from other manufacturers and I guarantee that they are no longer simple, but they need many interventions and corrections to make them acceptable. However, they do not have these details that you believe are "fantastic" and not true to the real engine. Congratulations again for the assembly. Ivano

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:09 pm

Thanks Ivano, do you have a photo of the fan drives linkage please?
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Post by Ivano Costantini » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:16 am

pipes from the radiators to the engine

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Post by Ivano Costantini » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:17 am

pipes from the radiators to the engine
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Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:35 am

The engine and the engine bay plumbing are all done, added some wiring to, now to the painting by numbers.
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The first two photos a little period touch.
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I will add the metal water pipe clips after painting the fitting.
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I have made a start on the dark washes to the red oxide, this really tones it down and gives it that period red oxide look...photos of the engine bay weathering tomorrow.
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Post by Robert E Morey » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:33 pm

Really fantastic work Phil. Your customer will be tickled pink. Awesome details on the engine bay.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:47 am

Thanks Bob, it is a lot of work to condense into just a few months rather than a few years though! 8)
Some finishing touches to the noisy oily end then onto the turret, oh I'm just wiring the coolant fans to run proportionately with the engine revolutions first thing this morning. The inner hull detailing will have to wait until we get the turret interior and turret basket as I have to manufacture the hull floor around all of that.
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All the hull now has the DG base coat.
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I have attached a selection of period hand tools to the air filter to add some more interest.
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Although you can't see it all the pipe work is correctly connected and if it were real would need bleeding right now to remove the air.
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Tasteful weathering applied to the engine, fans, rads and the entire red oxide area, just enough without over doing it.
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All the pipe clips in place, what a fiddly job that is!
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I think I'm going to leave off (for now anyway) the ugly flat fan covers, those pieces that hide all the fan cluster detail.
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Post by florian rudolf » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:45 am

That a great build of these engine. Looking at some details to build my Famo engine in this details ;)
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Post by yves mouton » Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:16 pm

Hello,

Awesome job you have done on the tiger 1 Phil :roll: :roll:
very nice details :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Post by Allan Shannon » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:15 pm

I'm just green with envy! Just loving this build Phil. Can you tell me how you achieve the small chipping effect on the canisters? Did you use the sponge method are chipping fluid? I have tried the hairspray method on the exhaust shields but I'm not sure if I like that method.


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Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:09 pm

"...all the pipe work is correctly connected and if it were real would need bleeding right now to remove the air".
Real or fake? Not sure. Better safe than sorry!
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:36 am

Update, never got started on the turret as I decided to detail the other side of the fire wall and turn some leg supports and start on the hull floor. I'm still not sure what height the floor should be but I can simply adjust the legs when we have the turret basket.
Has anyone got good reference photos of the hull floor showing the fan next to the flywheel and the turret gear box and drive, all of it really?
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turning, drilling and taping the floor supports.
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A very big hole will need cutting in that floor to accept the turret basket table.
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The legs to support the hull floor x4 turned from ali.
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The 88mm lockers need fabricating down both sides of the panniers
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The lockers will hide the batteries. Another 4 slim line lockers sit in front of the large lockers.
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Vince Cutajar » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:52 am

Love your detail work.
Is that a Meccano part holding the batteries?

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:19 pm

Hi Allan, the chipping was done using a fine craft shop sponge on a stick, it's in scale for the air filters. Hi Vince yes those brackets are that well known brand of very useful bits and pieces, eBay, box of assorted are just a couple of quid. 8)
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:00 am

The turret. The photos are all arse backwards so for chronological order maybe start from the other end .
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Don't be frightened to use the rubber mallet, well you wont get it to fit unless you use it. Tap and tighten the cap heads to pull the horse shoe together.
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You will need to stand on the horse shoe and pull the opening apart and drop the turret front section in place, you could use a piece of timber and open it that way as its safer, the tenons bit my palm as it snapped together so be careful.
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You need to remove material here.
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You need to remove a fair bit of material here. The paint helps as a guide.
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Nice summer sunshine makes for fast paint drying
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I use meths to remove the oils and ali dust.
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Those tooling marks will be hidden under the zim.
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Usual prep of the surfaces
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A nice loose fit here
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