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 Kent Wiik » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:59 pm

Hi Phil,

Wow you have one hec of a Tiger 1 there, ur eyes and skills to get the details correct are amazing me like.

Just one thing....those flaps are not flappers in constant use as they are check valves only in use during (Tauch) submerging.
Normaly they was pinned down in open position.
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But they do look good in the You Tube clip. :D

Keep the saga comming the Tiger will be awesome.
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Re: Early or mid ? Tiger 1 build by Phil Woollard

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:45 pm

Praise indeed from the master, thank you Kent! I'm working on the track pulling rope right now and thats challenging. 8)

Now this Tiger will be for sale at some point but will be for the connoisseur, sold with or without the frightening 12 gauge blank firing device, also with the steel tracks or the standard variety.....so many choices! 8)

Px always welcome.
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This unit just lifts out for maintenance.
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Finishing this lot, the cooling fans now work proportionately with the Maybach engine revs.
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Mg led now connected to the tx mg function.
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It's getting very busy in there, very complicated but I do label everything which makes life a whole lot easier .
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Lots more work to get this right!
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Re: Early or mid ? Tiger 1 build by Phil Woollard

Post by Robert E Morey » Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:32 pm

Phil, the smoke and sound look phenomenal (er would that be Philnominal - :o ) - Great work indeed. The smoke puffing and chugging is really realistic. I like the flapper valve function as well.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:00 pm

Thanks Bob, got that track pulling rope finished, two days work on that! 8)
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All hand made, well mostly.
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January 1943 for the rope configuration.
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A tip, to get new wire rope to look used and in period burn the plastic core with a blow torch, this takes the spring out and relaxes the whole thing, careful as it actually burns.
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I use cable ties to hold the rope in the position while I work on it, this makes it a whole lot easier to take off and mount again.
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I think it looks ok.
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All ready for the Maybach. The turret next.
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Re: Early or mid ? Tiger 1 build by Phil Woollard

Post by Frank Breitenbach » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:12 pm

Hello Phil
Outstsanding your model and the pictures. Sometimes is the question: Real or model.
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:10 pm

Thank you Frank that's much appreciated. When it's finished I hope that in the right light and setting it will look just like the real thing! 8)
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Post by Phil Woollard » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:50 pm

I've started on the turret. 8)
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You guys with the latest kit have it easy with the new turrets, the old cast variety do take some fetling that's for sure.
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That's the last of my new old stock turrets.
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The turret on the top can go into store for when I revamp the old range target.
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The vehicles starting to take shape.
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