Early or mid ? Tiger 1 build by Phil Woollard

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Re: Early or mid ? Tiger 1 build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:07 pm

Now onto the rear fenders and the tool box 8) a tip for the newbies. Have go at a little shading and weathering as you go, you can see I'm adding darker shades many times as the undercoat is built up. When you cut through the paint those areas will show through giving depth. 8)
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Imagine what it will look like with Liams steel tracks, I think Armortek should consider steel tracks for all their superb models.
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Now the units would leave the crank handle handy ready for use which would mean it being assembled and hanging off the bottom of the rear plate, the look I like, so I've used clamp brackets so the handle can be secured up out of the way.
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Post by Christoffer Ahlfors » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:17 pm

"I think Armortek should consider steel tracks for all their superb models."

Interesting proposition! :D
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:17 pm

Smoke dischargers made and mounted, that's a fiddly ol job and more weld beads completed. 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:03 pm

Steve those welds in the last photo of the front plate were the ones I was doing when we were chatting on the phone yesterday, speaker phones! 8)
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Post by AlastairCooke » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:06 am

Hi Phil,
Do yo have all the Feifel system parts that you need? I have a full Armortek set going begging.

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Post by Steve Lewington » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:48 am

Dam fine job Phil glad our chat never put you off it must have been the muttley magic lol.
Give you a shout next week as soon as I have gone through all the parts for the 251
The tiger is looking great mate.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:33 pm

I've sent you a PM Alastair. 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:31 pm

More work to the rear plate, boy it's a busy area on a tiger1 8)
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Now that's a step drill bit!
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Dressed up the kit tool box.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:19 am

Would anyone have any further details of this vehicle from the 503rd, I did think that it was number 323 but now not so sure, the reason, this is the vehicle that really floats my boat! 8)
When I search for information on bing I have no luck. The vehicle commander was Gerhard Linder perhaps? That's him in the full black panzer uniform but was he just visiting the crew of that vehicle? 8)
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Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:03 pm

I also do not think that the tank in that photo is 323.

The modelers guide to the Tiger tank page 9 lower photo has nearly the same photo of the same tank. Also note that this tank is using the later type of Feifel canisters. Same page upper photo shows 323 with the canisters removed. Actually I think that both tanks where parked behind each other.

Also page 76 and 77 have some colour photos of a 323 model.

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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:37 pm

Thanks Vince, it's the best part of any build......The reseach! 8)

What colour do you reckon it was at this point in its life?
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Post by Paul Wills » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:02 pm

Hi Phil,

Alter your search to Schwere Panzer Abteilung 503, tiger 323. I am not sure that this tiger is 323 though.

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Post by Liam Mahoney » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:26 am

Hi Phil
I tried to send this as a PM, not sure if it made it?

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Post by Liam Mahoney » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:32 am

Forgot, the black + in front of the 3 on the turret is a bit of a giveaway?

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Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:43 am

Thanks for that photo mate, I have sent you a reply to your pm. I think your right that it is 331. I need more photos of that vehicle for reference now! 8)
Do you know of anyone with a panzer 4 turret bin for sale, I wonder if Armortek have one, is it a panzer 4 turret bin though?
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