Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:16 am

She now lives and breaths, the new sound module went in without any problems, anyone know what all the extra out puts do....mg led?
We are using the aux1 channel for the sound selection, that's the long three way switch just above and to the right of the throttle function stick, that way you can easily take your thumb off the left track stick and find and operate that toggle switch using just the ball of your thumb, instead of your thumb and index finger, I find the smaller 3 way toggles can be awkward and it's possible to miss click as you select through.

Everything is labelled Phil so you know what goes where and why :shock: All the functions are functioning, gun elevation, turret turn, all the sounds are correct, I have tuned the acceleration inputs to my spec for maximum realism , the motor drives are perfect, the final drives are greased and smooth as a babies bum (can we say that now?) I now need to run the Tiger through lots of wet mud and dirt and scrub off the tracks sharp edges to help weather those lovely but very new tracks in.

Yves, it's just the application of a hair spray product before you apply the top coat, (Tamiya flat white pissed down 80%) then simply brush, rub or use water and a brush to remove as much as you think fit. I have around 6 other techniques that I also use but they are confidential lol. 8)
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Once the hull/turret floor goes in I can then tidy the wiring
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It's all a birds nest right now but I must be patient. That turret loom is going to be a pain with the turret basket in place.
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These little led light units are useful, lots of different colours and functions all from your TX.
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Young » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:12 am

Morning Phil
Totally in awe of your build, just wondering where you’ve located the speakers?! 🤔. Also noticed the warning on the audio module... can you not run with max sound for long?
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 am

Hi Phil, the speakers are where the fuel tanks would be. I have removed the over the top ali shrouds/mounts. The notice on the sound module warning of possible damage must be an after thought but a good idea all the same. 8)
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:18 pm

Been working on the front interior and weathering the wheels, I have done the final track link removal/tension before the maiden running trials which could happen tomorrow. We should have the turret interior any day now along with ammo boxes and an internal mg detail kit for the radio operators position.
If you look closely in the first photo there are some 88 mm rounds in an open bin under which a "bread bag" is hiding the main switch, the armortek remote switch is hiding under a helmet. To find the main switch simply insert your finger an lift the bread bag up. 8)
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Tricky one this as the drivers and radio operators positions have to big motors in the way,
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So a false floor is made for the half figures to sit on
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This guy has got a little behind lol.
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The radios and the drivers instrument panel are at the correct height albeit only just visible but there all the same if you look hard enough through the hatches.
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Note the track pin in the wrong way round, I will leave this as is for now until I'm happy with the track tension and in the hope that the tracks will no longer need removing to paint. This pin has no fixing so that it's really easy to just pull out, if it works loose during run time I just tap it home with my boot!
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Vince Cutajar » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:16 pm

What's a "bread bag" Phil?

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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:27 pm

Vince it's a bag that was used just for that by the German soldier, his ration of bread was kept in it along with other rations but was always referred to as the bread bag, it was fixed to the waist belt but often hung loose if the soldier was mechanized ie vehicle mounted 8) I will post a photo tomorrow just for you, unless someone else has a one. 8)
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Post by Marco Peter » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:45 pm

'Konan', my Armortek Tiger 1 Mid!

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Marco Peter » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:46 pm

How many do you want? :-P
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:50 am

Thanks Phil and Marco. Learned something new.

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by John Clarke » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:47 am

Nice work Phil, though I feel quite sorry for the radio op, the splinters must be murder. And your not going to do Pierce Bronson "tank driver" thing are you :lol:
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:03 am

More progress.
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By the time all the sundries are in place like the gas mask canisters, gurtsachs and other personal kit this area will be busy but again not really visible.
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A bit basic but will do the job, it's tucked away and can hardly be seen. I will pop an led in the radio set to illuminate the crew area
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Assembly required
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Lots of moving parts.
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Beautiful mg 32 in metal with brass rounds and a cloth gurtsach all held in place by the totally functional brass mg mount.
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Possible crew members to be chosen by the boss.
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:11 am

Running trials yesterday, just a couple of niggles to sort out but overall the Tiger runs lovely. 20 mins of run time in total.
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Phil (as in the boss) can you enlighten the guys in respect of where you found the mg, gurtsach and the other bits and pieces please ( i have had a few emails )
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The front sprockets are running just fine with very little dressing to the teeth, I prefer (if its set up correctly) to let the natural witness marks show me any problem areas, we have none so far with this side.
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I am loving the natural wear which is taking place, this is just 20 mins, you just cant reproduce this.
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Well I said I would post a photo of the amount of paint that I get through in a build, these are all empty.
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These are all in use, not using so much right now as the build is reaching the end.
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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Dawe » Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:32 am

Thankyou for your interest in our Tiger 1 build. The MG34 is made by Dragon and was purchased on eBay. There are two versions available, one is plastic and one is metal. The one I bought is the metal one which is more expensive but is much better and more robust.

The MG34 ammo belt and bullets come from Feld of Armor/6th Scale icons. The catalogue number is 6SI-BGT AMMO MG34 Belt and 25 bullets $24.95.

The gurtsack also came from Field of Armor/6th Scale icons. Catalogue number is 6SI-GENT047-4-A $50.00

If anyone needs further info let me know

Hope this helps

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:09 am

> 20 mins of run time in total.

Is that how long the batteries lasted or just how long you ran her for ?

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:31 am

I ran it for 20 mins then encountered a technical problem, I reckon looking at the battery meter there was maybe another 15 to 20 mins left, maybe more at slower speeds. I did a lot of sitting around stationary with the sounds running to.
I have since installed 2 X 15 ah batteries and they now sit in between the motors. This being the same set up as the Bergepanther, I may stick with the latter. I shall conduct more trials using each set up, i feel like im on trial lol
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