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2 years 3 months ago #181 by Bishop
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Only two items left now for each cover and they’re done. Three gear sticks have now been completed and can be attached to the gearboxes. And, the lifting rings have been added to the transmissions so the kit ones can be glued to the gearboxes and the missing brackets can be added to the join between box and transmission. The second seat frame has also been constructed and the spring added to the first frame.

I think I’ll continue down the drive train and scratch the items for the HL Tiger while sorting out the Trumpeter parts.

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Gear sticks



Seat frames





Preselectors in place



Lifting rings (nice happy faces on the Trumpeter transmissions)


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2 years 3 months ago #182 by Bishop
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The transmissions are almost done. I just need to add the steering wheels. Then the first paint goes on interior items.

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Cover sitting in place.


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2 years 3 months ago #183 by Bishop
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And done just after the last photos were taken moments ago




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2 years 3 months ago #184 by Bishop
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A first test of this one


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2 years 3 months ago #185 by Bishop
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Covers done and a test fit. The oil filler caps on the cover tops have been reduced in size and the dip sticks added as well.

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Another test fit first.



Covers





Levers ready for the holes just rear of the preselectors, one for each cover



And a cover test fit


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2 years 3 months ago #186 by Bishop
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Various components underway. The drive shafts and oil reservoir.

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Drive shaft bits





Scratched reservoir and original




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2 years 3 months ago #187 by Bishop
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I have a song going through my head “on of these things is not like the other....”.

The first interior paint is on the transmissions. The gear boxes will be a shade of green and mostly covered, but have to be sorted before the covers are glued. Everything else will be red oxide.








A test fit of the HL unit.





Today I ordered the HK ivory from BNA along with a little 16th French Takom so I can paint the hulls before the assembly continues.

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2 years 3 months ago #188 by Bishop
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JagdTiger test


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2 years 3 months ago #189 by Bishop
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The covers now have their straps so just need bolt heads. The universal joints have now entered their second phase of shaping and the shafts themselves are done. Slowly slowly. Must get rather boring to watch actually.

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Universal joints



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2 years 3 months ago #190 by shaunfletcher
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not bored yet ;)
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2 years 3 months ago #191 by yak
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Definitely not boring to watch!! Your a master and I can never think of anything to say other than awesome

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2 years 3 months ago #192 by Gary
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Yeah I just sit here quietly watching but don't think because I'm not typing oooh aaaaah on every update, it doesn't mean I'm not sat here saying to myself.
Fantastic stuff Tony, love watching it all come together and still amazed after all these years.



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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #193 by Andrew
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Awesome progress Tony! :woohoo:

Love the paint bench! B)

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
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2 years 3 months ago - 2 years 3 months ago #194 by Bishop
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The transmissions are done now bar details painting so tomorrow the covers will go on. The drive shaft components have moved to the next stage, detailing, bar one particular barstool that keeps breaking. All will be well shortly. It is time now to work on the turret power transfer unit that connects power to the turret floor hydraulic unit. This really is an incredible piece of engineering considering it come so soon after the Mk 1 and AV7 of wwi.

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Covers done



Transmission painted to allow the cover to be fixed and a comparison between the kit and scratched unit





Uni joints (note the little barstool one stage behind the others).

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2 years 3 months ago #195 by Bishop
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I should add that once the covers are fixed the third lever, the oil gauge and various bolt heads will be attached to each unit via the holes you see in the covers. For now, some pictures of three combine harvesters








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2 years 3 months ago #196 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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2 years 3 months ago #197 by KitModellerNZ
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Jaysus! This is outstanding! :woohoo:

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2 years 3 months ago #198 by Bishop
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I’ve gathered all the drive shaft and universal joint parts for the three drive trains and typically there is a spare long shaft for the Tiger which came in the JagdTiger kit. This means that I didn’t need the longer scratched example just the shorter one. More practice. Groans...

One marvels at how long the main JagdTiger shaft is. Must have lots of strain on it.



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2 years 3 months ago #199 by Henry
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Hi Bishop
I have some Qs for in my Takom King Tiger some parts are painted ( most of the shell casing s and the engine ) in a dark grey colour would this colour be Tamiyas german grey or dark grey.The is called RLM 66 Schwartzgrau.

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2 years 3 months ago #200 by Bishop
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That translates as black grey, panzer grey is a little too blue. Dark grey or even NATO black would happily work though it’s a bit too powerful and thus black in 1:35. The trick is to use a dark grey type colour and add washes to dirty it up. No heavy chipping required on these late vehicles unless damaged/ knocked out as they were very old when the war ended.

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2 years 3 months ago #201 by Bishop
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Drive train power transfer units under construction. I’m actually going to use the scratched unit in the JagdTiger as it is buried and is only required to join the shafts. I’m also preparing to cut out two new floors from diamond tread plate. The lit one just doesn’t cut it and I need a second floor so I’ll make two.

Photo of the mess coming together


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2 years 2 months ago - 2 years 2 months ago #202 by Bishop
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Further work on the power transfer units and the universal joints. Also the new hull crew floors are cut out. Later in the build they’ll be sanded further and fitted to the hulls and around the turret floors. It is really important that the open circles line up with where the turrets slot in. For now they are sorted.

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The kit units are only half complete, lacking the turret floor couplings. The scratch uni joints lack all detail as yet.





Floors





David Parker noted that the sections of the tread plates didn’t all run in the same direction. This is copied here.



Sorry, better photo... here!


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2 years 2 months ago #203 by Bishop
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More work on the power transfer units. The innards for the universal joints are underway. And the three uni joints that plug into the transmissions are also being prepared. Iots of filling and sanding coming up in my immediate future.

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Transmission unis



Universal interiors



Units on the go


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2 years 2 months ago #204 by Bishop
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Almost done with these. Just a couple of details left for the Tiger units and then everything can be painted. This will all need to be fitted after painting and the will be some adjustments to make when that happens. The beauty of all the pieces is that that can happen easily. It will be easiest of all in the HL Tiger where there is no engine to juggle in the rear. The measurements all match so it should be okay. Lots of test fitting ahead.

I will now return to the other crew details and then prep the hulls for painting. You just have to get the base colours down in these before everything goes in.

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Power transfer units first. Just needing one more bracket and two bolts for each then done





You can see the t square brackets drying beside this unit and the rods in white on the unit they attach to on each unit.



The engine end uni joints awaiting their hour



The transmission end uni joints awaiting paint and attachment.



Mock ups


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2 years 2 months ago #205 by Tiger
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Following on from Yak's comment
AWESOME

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2 years 2 months ago #206 by Henry
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Hi Bishop
Is Ak interactive RAL Cremeweiss( AK092) alright for the interior parts colour.

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2 years 2 months ago #207 by Bishop
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Hi Henry, it should be their ivory colour. I’m not at home so can’t give you the number if it

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2 years 2 months ago #208 by Bishop
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Bit of a busy week, but finally some good bench time. It’s nice to get to the point where you have to look twice to tell what’s kit and what’s scratched. These can now sit and harden while I go back and finish the transmissions. Then it’s on to the other crew area details on my long list. The next major event will be the seats so I’ll go back to these first. After that it’s lots of boxes so maybe the engines will follow the seats.

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I’ve cut my finger quite successfully, but a little CA and on we sail. Actually I noticed that blood dries a nice hull red colour. Good to know if I run short.



Not a bad match at all.


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2 years 2 months ago #209 by Stinker
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Bishop wrote: Bit of a busy week, but finally some good bench time...

Is there a bench under there somewhere? :whistle:

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2 years 2 months ago #210 by Grant
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Nice work. (Not the cut though.) :)

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