1:16 Heng Long Tiger I makeover. Conversion to lateTiger I - FINISHED

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4 years 11 months ago #91 by Tiger
Wow Bishop this is amazing.
You are certainly one talented scratch builder dude :)
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4 years 11 months ago #92 by Viperbuilder
Top stuff Tony, that engine really looks convincing.

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4 years 11 months ago #93 by grover
Man bish, that is looking friggin awesome.
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4 years 11 months ago #94 by Xtr3meNZer
All that wicked detail, and you'll only see the top of it!

Looking good though man, again, awesome.
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4 years 11 months ago #95 by Bishop
That's why I'll make it removable. Thanks all. Its a lot of fun.

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4 years 11 months ago #96 by Bishop
The engine is basically finished. It needs specification plates on the rocker covers as earlier described, the arm for the carburetor throttle control and the plumbing for the fuel lines. It will have a few other pipes hanging from it too once I've worked out how it is plumbed in and then it can be painted. I love the look of these before the paint goes on, but it really will need the paint. I've just about finished the air filters too, just working on the clips for the covers at present. The butterfly nuts are in place.
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4 years 11 months ago #97 by Bishop
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4 years 11 months ago #98 by Bishop
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4 years 11 months ago #99 by Maarten

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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4 years 11 months ago #100 by Von Drinkoften
Amazing amount of detail mate. Looking forward to see it painted and dirtied up a little. B)

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4 years 11 months ago #101 by Powder
Fantastic work Bishop.
Now you just need to pull it all apart, make some silicone moulds, pour some resin - and wait for the money to roll in. :woohoo:

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4 years 11 months ago #102 by Andrew

Bishop wrote: That's why I'll make it removable


Ha, I know your true motive for this. You're planning on converting another 1/16 Tiger I to a BergeTiger and have it lifting out the engine ;) :woohoo: :whistle: :lol:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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4 years 11 months ago #103 by Bishop
Nah, they never existed, though there were a couple of mine layers made that were confused as BergeTigers. However, I do happen to have a BergePanther that would do very nicely heehee. ITS FINISHED!!!. Well, for now anyway. I'll post shots in a bit. I'm now up to making the fans and mounts. I have 3 bubble blower container thingies that are the perfect size so will buy a fourth or maybe two so that I can put these together. They are a very interesting item being purpose cast rather than being simple boxes. The photos will show what I mean. I need four tubes with rounded ends (like a test tube), that I can then build the triangular prism around. Again, photos will make clear what I'm talking about. I will make the radiators as part of the set up so that the whole thing will have extra strength and I will have surfaces to apply P38 (car bog), to. The most complicated part will be the fans themselves. Photos to follow.

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4 years 11 months ago #104 by Bishop
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4 years 11 months ago #105 by Bishop
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And the next section under construction X 2
You can see where the ends of the tubes will protrude underneath the triangular prism. Simple to make once you have the shape worked out. Thankfully the bubble blowing mixture tubes are the perfect width. Just got to get enough of them... tomorrow.




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4 years 11 months ago #106 by Tiger
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4 years 11 months ago #107 by Bishop
Busy making these units. Thankfully I had enough putty to sort them out and am now working on the fans. Photos hopefully today.

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4 years 11 months ago #108 by Bishop
The photos explain themselves pretty well. The pots aren't really pots as the non-exposed sides open onto the radiators, however these end pieces provide the right exterior shape and the fact that they are closed off will be hidden under surfacer and paint. The fans have been constructed from Italeri Panther wheels, horrid when used on Panthers, but very useful for work like this. They are nowhere near perfect, but they won't been seen anyway except through the grills over the top of the armoured grills in the dark so this is just a fun piece of learning how to use different mediums together. The plastic used for the bubble mixture holders is both flexible and yet brittle. Model glues don't work on it and CA has a hard time holding it together too. P38 bog has no trouble, however, so each unit is actually very solid. The basic shapes are now sorted and the P38 sanded as I want. So the next thing to do is to add various details around the fans and then complete the radiators (the black boxes at the rear). Once these are done I will have to prepare the bays for painting and then paint these up along with the wooden covers for the large fuel tanks that sit forward of the radiators. This area is by far the easiest part of the hull interior apart from the engine. I'll move onto the forward area next and work back from there. This means it will be time for the transmission.
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4 years 11 months ago #109 by Bishop
Next up the former Pz IV rear idlers come fans and the fans sitting atop the Panther wheels






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4 years 11 months ago #110 by Gary
Superb mate, I love what you're doing here with nothing more than bottle tops and straws, you should be on Blue Peter :D



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4 years 11 months ago #111 by Bishop
These are now all but finished just the hosing needing trimming when each is installed. I had no idea how to make these or how they'd turn out, but I'm very pleased with them. Onto the fuel tanks now.
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4 years 11 months ago #113 by jep1210
Fantastic work. I'm always blown away by this level of scratch building.
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4 years 11 months ago - 4 years 11 months ago #114 by Powder

jep1210 wrote: Fantastic work. I'm always blown away by this level of scratch building.


Oh, I was just about to use that pun myself. You beat me to it.

Great work Bishop. Is the face of the radiator a pre-formed sheet or are you just the scribing master? :)
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4 years 11 months ago #115 by Bishop
It is fine plastic bbq/ party plate. Very high tech lol

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4 years 11 months ago #116 by Xtr3meNZer
The amount of detail you are putting into this is amazing. Great work
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4 years 11 months ago #117 by Bishop
Next update. I decided as time was so scarce to move onto the transmission as this is the next most complicated item in the hull after the engine. I am building it up in parts so that I can work on the shapes in small doses. It is a complicated piece indeed. The first part is the front section that relates to steering and where the final drive couplings attach. I first tried to view this area as a series of cylinders, but it is far more complicated. So I've isolated the central shape and created this as a hollow block (with internal bracing etc), and have cut and shunted to remove and add bumps and recesses as required. I now have it to the point where I can start adding major details. I'll then move down the transmission to where the actual gears are housed. This as a connecting section and then the actual gear box (nicely hidden under the rectangular box we are used to looking at. Once this is all complete I can them add all the millions of bolts and so forth, and the dashboard and the radio stack. After all the other builds, particularly the Jagdpanther, I am on familiar ground with the radios at least :lol:

These photos show the build up of the front area and the nice Verlinden transmission I'm copying.
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4 years 11 months ago #118 by Bishop
And the copy so far







Completed (well sort of.... you know what I meam :lol: )




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4 years 11 months ago #119 by Powder
Well that's a bit bigger than a 9mm casing.... 0.303? :)

Great start Bishop. It certainly helps having something 3D to copy, you'd need dozens of photos and drawings to get all the info that's in that little piece of resin.
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4 years 11 months ago #120 by Bishop
Not a shell just a piece of brass. Yes, the resin bits are a lifesaver

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