Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

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Re: Late Tiger 1 commission build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Dawe » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:19 pm

Vince Cutajar wrote:
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Very nice collection of after-market parts.

Would love to know the provenance of the MG.

Is the rifled tube from across the pond?

Vince
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The MG34 is Dragon and we got it new on eBay Bought it for about £50 if I remember correctly. They do a cheaper plastic one but its not as durable. The vendor was here in the UK

Hope that helps!

Phil

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Post by Vince Cutajar » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:51 pm

the barrel insert did indeed travel across water!
The MG34 is Dragon and we got it new on eBay
Thanks Phil and Phil for the info.

Will be interesting to see (when you get to it) if the rifled insert is a good fit with the inside of the barrel.

Vince

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Post by Robert E Morey » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:49 pm

Hi Phil I will be following your build with interest. I'm late to the game (your thread) because you work so fast. Are you planning on lowering the rear deck plate and rear deck?

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:21 am

Hi Bob, ref the rest deck, I suppose I will have to! 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:09 am

It's amazing just how much work is involved with the Tiger 1 rear plate and fittings. 8)
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I have made a start on the tracks
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There's a long way to go with the fender kits, sooo many small parts but beautifully reproduced.
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The jack does look the business.
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Post by florian rudolf » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:22 am

Phil Woollard wrote:
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I do have an old fashioned work ethic I suppose, if someone works for me I want value for money and vice versa but keeping up the quality!

Thought you guys might like to see some of the gucci parts, I'm sure you all know where they come from.
Hi Phil,

sorry don't know the factruy of these nice parts. Ould you tell me please ;)

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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:09 am

Hi Florian, I will let the other Phil (the boss) explain all, the suppliers need some recognition so they can carry on making these wonderful upgrades! 8)
The engine bay detailing will be one to watch also.
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Post by florian rudolf » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:20 pm

ok thank you.
Glad to see more ;)

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:14 am

Up date, the nice cloth and metal gurtsack and superb ammo belt is on order. The oh so intricate rear fenders, the fixings are about as small as I want to work with. There are no extra of the tiny rivets so you have to be careful that one doesn't "ping off" and just a couple spare of the .80 countersunk screws, I must say that the screws are of very good quality, this helping the location of the nut on the thread for the first time.
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Very small fixings with the nicely made fender kits from the icons range.
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That's a m3 standard hex for comparison, the fixing must be very close to the correct scale size.
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The hinges are fiddly but the brass is thin and has been annealed
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If you take your time rolling the hinges very carefully you should end up with a near perfect functional fender.
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The cross heads on the hinge mounts will be hidden under zimmerit. The fender hold up arms can't be fitted until I have installed the upper hull sides.
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As the Tiger will spend most of it's time in a museum I have left the fender hinge pins long by just enough to be able to conveniently remove them for general manoeuvring of the vehicle ( as they are very delicate) they can then remain intact and replaced for exhibition.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:25 pm

The starter plate all finished this morning so convoy light next then the starter handle stowage when that arrives and the rear is all fitted out.
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Post by Phil Dawe » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:12 pm

florian rudolf wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:22 am
Phil Woollard wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:24 am
I do have an old fashioned work ethic I suppose, if someone works for me I want value for money and vice versa but keeping up the quality!

Thought you guys might like to see some of the gucci parts, I'm sure you all know where they come from.
Hi Phil,

sorry don't know the factory of these nice parts. Would you tell me please ;)
Florian,

The detailing parts were sourced from the following manufacturers:-

The Late Mike Stannard (via Martin Diessel)
Armorpax (Dave Dibbs)
Steve Winstone
Mark Lawson
Tim Catton
Field of Armor (USA)
East Coast Armor (USA)

Rather than list every single part and where they came from, if there is a particular item you wish to know about, just let us know.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:36 am

Back to the big bits for a while. Now I have to think of a way to allow access to the inner hull whilst installing a complete engine bay, radiators, radiator fans , engine, fire wall, fuel tank shield/ducts, smoke system, the associated wiring loom and all the engine bay plates, oh and the speakers.
All this needs to be removable as a unit, at least while I'm working on it..... should be interesting. 8)
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A lowered deck! The deck needed some "tin bashing" to get it flat and true.
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All the plates go together ncely
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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:22 am

A bit more done, I have put off the milliput for as long as I can but must now knuckle down for a marathon of sausage rolling.
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A mod that I need to do as the engine bay and the fan drives will cover these important areas, if the idler m6 cap head should pop out it's recess, the whole engine bay would need to be removed, so this simple stainless cap will hold everything secure, the m3 cap is drilled and tapped into the rear plate.
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"Run of the mill" masking for the hull interior paint.
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Very white but will be weathered accordingly.
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I think we will go for a grey engine compartment
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Post by Glen Clark » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:51 pm

I wish I had gone for Grey Phil,it may not be correct but it's a lot easier on the eyes through the grills and hatches.
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Not that mine is correct in any way but it is ok to me.I do really love your build and attention to detail.


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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:18 pm

She looks good Glen, maybe paint that engine bay that won't take long!
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