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tankshack 03-17-2005 09:09 AM

Here's a few shots of a recent project. This has been a fun project. I am adding some basic details and modifying the tool stowage pattern to match the Tiger 111. I have not yet decided if it will be straight Panzer Grey of the number 111 or the winter white wash of number 2 as seen in some photos.

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/135.JPG

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/136.JPG

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/143.JPG

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/149.JPG

Later,
Tim

panamadan 03-18-2005 10:30 AM

Tim,are those the kit tracks? Dan :)

tankshack 03-18-2005 12:29 PM

Dan,
The tracks shown in the pics are the WWII PRoductions tracks for the early model Tiger I's. I chose to use them over the kit tracks, mostly, because I had a set and they seem to be correct for the specific tank that I wanted to model.

Later,
Tim

Stuke Sowle 03-18-2005 01:11 PM

Looks great Tim!! I've got two of these sitting on my shelf waiting to go.

Which PE screens are those? They seem to fit well.

tankshack 03-18-2005 02:42 PM

Quote:

I've got two of these sitting on my shelf waiting to go.
I wish I could say that I only had two of these on the shelf :lol: .. I pre-ordered two of them and have bought a third one recently... it is a nice kit.

Quote:

Which PE screens are those? They seem to fit well.
I used the Aber screens. They are the closest to 'woven' screen that I have seen. The Eduard ones just as well, but don't seem to look as nice to me.

Later,
Tim

houdini 03-18-2005 03:06 PM

Looks very nice.

I'm building a Tiger (Tamiya Early Version) too. So boring to work with PE parts. :(

cheers

Hu Min

panamadan 03-18-2005 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by tankshack@Mar 18 2005, 12:29 PM
Dan,
The tracks shown in the pics are the WWII PRoductions tracks for the early model Tiger I's. I chose to use them over the kit tracks, mostly, because I had a set and they seem to be correct for the specific tank that I wanted to model.

Later,
Tim

Are they handed? I've heard that some of the very early Tigers had those type. Dan

tankshack 03-18-2005 11:28 PM

Dan,
It is true that some of the Early/Initial Tigers had 'handed' tracks; however, the photos that I have of a tank from 502nd Schwere Abteilungen show that the 'regular' tracks must have been fitted to these early tanks also.

That is why I wanted to replace the kit tracks which are actually 'handed' and are really pretty well detailed.

Thanks,
Tim

panamadan 03-20-2005 12:55 PM

Tim, I understand! I'm a big fan of WWII Production tracks. Dan :lol:

tankshack 03-26-2005 06:12 PM

Here's some shots of the latest progress that I have made. I've started the smaller details and things have slowed down quite a bit...

I've assembled the mud flaps. I used the kit parts for the rear flaps and some parts from an Aber set (ab35a11) for the front flaps.

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/392.JPG

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/394.JPG

I also filled in the vent on the engine access hatch.

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/396.JPG

And assembled the smoke launchers -

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/399.JPG

One more... the 'star' of the kit is this rather nice bucket :)
http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/397.JPG

James Tainton 03-26-2005 08:30 PM

Actually -that bucket isn't accurate..... ;) :lol:

( I am somewhat serious)

tankshack 03-26-2005 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by panzerfaust@Mar 26 2005, 10:30 PM
Actually -that bucket isn't accurate..... ;) :lol:

( I am somewhat serious)

Yes... I researched it... it seems too tall by a 2mm and it looks more like the post-war designed buckets...
Later,
Tim

James Tainton 03-26-2005 10:42 PM

where did you research this - can you share your sources?

tankshack 04-04-2005 07:00 AM

I have just about finished construction now.


I have added all of the tools on the rear plate -

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/653.JPG


http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/661.JPG

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/662.JPG

And finished the details on the front plate -

http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/660.JPG

Here's an overhead shot so that you can see a few more of the mods -
I removed the vent in the engine hatch and added a second pry bar on the right side.


http://www.tankshack.com/testing/xoo...photos/658.JPG

Later,
Tim

tankshack 04-04-2005 08:00 AM

You can see more photos at -Tankshack.

Later,
Tim


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