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Old 02-02-2008, 11:43 AM
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... my wife said to say thank you for helping me spend her money too ...
Gary
... thanks to her to help me see another fantastic King Tiger !

After all she will love him - he's a Tiger
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:38 PM
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... my wife said to say thank you for helping me spend her money too ...
Gary
... thanks to her to help me see another fantastic King Tiger !

After all she will love him - he's a Tiger
Thanks stern, I'll do my best, how is your King Tiger doing?

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Old 02-02-2008, 05:27 PM
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I was able to finish Installing and adjusting the springs from the Daryl Turner Idler upgrade, It does take a bit of time to get it just right, but when it's finished it works great.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:35 PM
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I needed to fill in the four open areas that sand and dirt may find it's way into the inside. The three pics are of the back, and what I did was glue two pieces of plastic together to keep it flush with the metal. In the pictures showing the Electronis if you look hard you can see the two I filled in at the front.
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:49 PM
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The King is ALIVE. Eletronics (DMD & MF-01) are all in and tested, and it sounds cool and runs perfect. Now for the detailing of the exterior, this is going to take much more time then what I've done so far. Up till now I think it's taken me two long days to assemble and add the upgrades you've seen and if I where to just start gluing and assembling the rest I think I could finish the tank in about a day, then paint and weathering.

But that's not what I'm going to do, so be patient, it's going to take some time.
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:41 AM
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Here is the upgrade Hatches for the Driver and Radio Operater, because I replacesd them with new metal (ETO) I just cut them with a Dremel and razor saw and not thread.
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Old 02-03-2008, 03:23 AM
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Hallo Gary,

looks really very good !

At the moment my job is the main point in my life - so the next Tiger steps have to be done a little slower ...
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:16 AM
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Nice job on those hatches. [sm=thumbs_up.gif]

........I have screwed up many a hull..........many a hull. [sm=sleeping.gif]
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:09 PM
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Very nice job you are doing on this tank. This looks like a really solid RC tank.
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Old 02-03-2008, 01:19 PM
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Stern, Stonecoldfreak and YHR, Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:04 PM
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sponson= side mounted stowage boxes, normally on the track guards (fenders).
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Old 02-04-2008, 10:14 PM
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Thanks pattoncommander, Today I hinged the stock Loaders Hatch and replaced the stock Tank Commanders hatch with a resin hatch that can be opened, I could have (after seeing the parts) made the stock Commanders Hatch open, but I was buying parts from BYA and decided to make it a fast and easy upgrade. The last pic is what it looks like from the inside in case you want to make the stock hatch open.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:45 PM
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Engine Hatch Opening, First pic is with the holds removed (will replace them back later) Second pic is drilling to insert thread to cut the hatch, Third is with the thread inserted, fourth is the hatch partially cut and the drilling out of the hinge, fifth pic shows the hatch cut out and sanded, sixth is the finish hatch open and the last is with it closed.
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Old 02-05-2008, 05:52 PM
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It's great and very interesting to see the details of the procedures involved.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:12 PM
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OMG [X(][X(][X(][X(][X(][X(] you are one brave man Hd beast and a true craftsman Nice work and thanks for the updates[8D][8D][8D][8D]
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:00 AM
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Thanks, angusx and fx432, the detailing is a challenge but I like this kind of work. So the last thing I was able to finish tonight was to build the front Bosch headlight metal upgrade and install it and replace the plastic Hull Machine gun with metal and Install it. Pic 1 is after removing the molded in plastic for the headlight and fill in the hole to mount the stock light. Pic 2 is the metal Bosch headlight parts and the difference in what the stock one looks like. Pic 3 is of the headlight partialy assembled. Pic 4 completely assembled. Pic5 is the light Installed on the King Tiger and the MG Installed front view. Pic 6 side view.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:58 PM
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WOW, Where do I start, well I am starting with hdbeast has convienced me to go buy one of those mico hand drill jobbies, I have a very steady hand with the Dremil, but those hatch pictures say a 1000 words! NICE work, the MG and new light are sweet also!

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Old 02-06-2008, 01:37 PM
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Very nice. I'm enjoying your progress. Wonderful detail.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:39 PM
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Thanks blitzkrieg65 and jeff, Received more of my order from ETO today, only one more part still on backorder from ETO and one from BYA. so I was able to install the Modified Axles (rear axle and the axles for the Idler Wheels) much tighter fit and a movable rear escape hatch, also cut out the molded in Close Defense Weapon and replaced it with one that is more to scale.
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The King Tiger is completely assembled and running, but now there is a lot of detailing to do. Here are some pics of the main gun parts and the Daryl Turner Elevation Arm upgrade and the Tiger II after I test ran it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:40 AM
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awesome gary nice work
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hdbeast...FABULOUS does'nt describe your work well enough. Well done pal on all aspects and an excellent tutorial for us all to save.

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Thanks gigantohawk, I didn't seem to get much done today, but I added the screens to the rear of the lower hull and bolted them, Installed the four lift hooks and some welding around them. the last tree pics are putting in five nuts & bolts that are missing from the molded hull, two are 0.6 mm bolts with 0.6mm nuts and the other three are 0.8mm bolts with 0.8mm nuts.

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Amazing attention to detail as per your usual staggering work.
A quick question my friend. I can buy air intake covers for my PZIII, however I like to scratch build from time to time. On that basis I was thinking of using appropriate thickness brass sheet to make the air intake frames and then use, let's say, mesh from a metal kitchen sieve or something similar for the grills. What do you think ?.

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Thanks, gigantohawk

Sounds like a great idea, brass is very easy to work with, small parts like I'm doing right know can be CA glued together and to the tank, hold very well. on a much larger piece you can solder the brass together and then I would glue it into place and then use a two part Epoxy like Milliput superfine white and make weld lines at the right places. It should hold together just fine.

Here is a picture of a weld.

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