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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:58 am

Took a short break...started working on grills and engine hatch..little details 1st...made armored fuel cap covers and engine hatch locks..
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:02 am

Decided to machine down supplied square head bolts to help recess as much as possible...was able to shave 3/64 off....cutting down on the shoulder and the head......every little bit helps
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Vince Cutajar » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:03 am

That's a great idea to make those brass engine hatch locks in two pieces.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Stephen White » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:26 am

Mark, this is a quality build, a great pleasure to follow.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:03 am

Progress had been slow and sporadic due to a bad shoulder (rotator cuff tear)... some pics of rear deck details
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Re: Tiger build

Post by simon_manning » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:29 am

excellent, regards simon manning.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:23 pm

Reworked welds around armored fuel caps...much closer to scale now
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:31 pm

Textured white metal castings and snorkel base cap by stippling to look more like cast..filled in back of center casting
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:33 pm

Started engine deck grate screens using .030 stainless steel hard soldered
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:33 pm

Mark

How did you paint the tow cables?

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:25 pm

Vince Cutajar wrote:
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Mark

How did you paint the tow cables?

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Hi Vince...my cables are fabricated out of stainless steel...I used a product from Caswell called stainless steel blackener... simply brush on or dip..wait a few moments then rinse off...I then give it a quick rub with an abrasive pad to highlight

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Re: Tiger build

Post by Vince Cutajar » Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks for the info Mark.

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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:42 am

Made up engine grate screen covers out of stainless....
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Re: Tiger build

Post by mark j. radick » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:43 am

Before and after using blackening treatment
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Re: Tiger build

Post by Robert E Morey » Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:13 am

Beautiful details Mark. A joy to follow! Simply amazing work.
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