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Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Glen Clark » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:57 am

Check out the Zimm on this Vince...
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I worried how my Zimmerite looked untill I saw this.😁

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by mark lawson » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:58 am

Glen the Saumur Tiger I has post war applied zimmerit this is not original, zimmerit was never near nor uniform in its layout, I still find it best to look at period pictures of zimmerit in books this is still by far the best way to see the layout.
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Thanks Glen for the photo and Mark for the info.

Glen, did you finish yours also. Phil has finished his in super quick time and Brian has also finished his. I'm still lagging behind.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Glen Clark » Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:25 pm

Me too Vince,I'm playing with other toys at the moment so the tiger is on the back burner so to speak.



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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:40 am

Even the best of plans gets shot down the drain! :evil:

I had hoped that this week I would finish and do a final assembly of all the mantlet components but it wasn't to be. All that remained to be done was to fit the six countersunk lock screws to the barrel sleeve. The countersunk screws I had planned to use started to look too large. So everything on hold and ordered some smaller screws from Germany and a very small carbide countersink tool from China. Still, I did a temporary assembly to see how it looks and also to see if there are any problems.
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So instead, whilst waiting for the things to come, I started prepping the turret for paint and zimmeritt. Today I fitted the turret spare track links to mark their position and leave the lower bracket in place.
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The modification I did to the upper track link holders worked like a charm and I do not need to screw the track links to the turret. I am now wondering if on the real thing zimmeritt was actually applied behind the spare track links? Trying to look for a period photo of a late Tiger with missing spare track links from the turret.

Fitted also the lower brackets of the turret bin.
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Next was the escape hatch. Good thing I tried this because I found that with the parts painted, it did not fit anymore to the turret. I always fall for it. A little fettling and a touch up of the paint solved it.
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As I was at it, I thought it would be best to check again if the turret roof still fitted.
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It fitted nicely although there is a spot at the back where a little light sanding would not go amiss.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:29 pm

Just to answer my own question which I had in the previous post. From period photos, it seems that the zimmeritt was actually applied to the turret behind the spare tracks. I guess this is going to create another problem for me but we'll see.

Also, looking at these photos, would I be correct in saying that the zimmeritt vertical lines on the turret are spaced wider as compared to the hull zimmeritt??

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by mark lawson » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:26 pm

turret zimmereit was done in two types of spacing the first being the same as the hull the second was wider and also had a larger spacing their should be no vertical lines , I will post a picture latter.
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:14 pm

That would be great Mark.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:19 pm

So Mark, just to see if I have understood correctly, if I use the same pattern as the hull for the turret then I should be OK.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Simon Peck » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:15 pm

Hi Vince,

I’m not home so don’t have my usual references to hand. It seems some Tigers had turret zimmerit that matched the hull zim, same pattern. While others (most it seems from pics) had a broader, bolder pattern. Why, I don’t know. All depends on which specific Tiger you’re modelling?

Hope these pics are of some help.

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:57 pm

Thanks Simon for that info. Would prefer to use the same pattern.

I am not modelling any specific Tiger although I have the paint masks for the markings of this one:-
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:14 pm

Yesterday was an especially good day.

Took a deep breath and did all the zimmeritt on the turret wrap. Everything went as planned and all the preparation I did was a great help. Today I cleaned it up a little by removing some excesses and giving it a light sanding. All but one of the spare track links still fitted perfectly. The other one needed some light fettling of the zim to make it fit.

That was a big load off my mind.
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Marco Peter » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:32 pm

Lookin' particularly nice!
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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Vince Cutajar » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:32 pm

Thanks Marco.

Did you finish renovating your 'Konan'?

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Re: Vince's Tiger 1 late variant 2017

Post by Marco Peter » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:24 pm

Ongoing project haha!
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