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Forum: RC Tanks
05-25-2017, 06:20 AM
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Posted By tpallas

That is a great writeup Robert, thanks! Working...

That is a great writeup Robert, thanks! Working through it all now.
Forum: RC Tanks
05-19-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Moving on with the build....finished up the DT...

Moving on with the build....finished up the DT idler system. It may need some adjustment when the whole tank is done but for now I think it's sufficient. I was a bit intimidated when I first got the...
Forum: RC Tanks
05-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

That's been happening a lot!! No worries, I guess...

That's been happening a lot!! No worries, I guess it's how you learn.



Thanks that is great advice and exactly what I am looking for. Any particular model recommendations? Also support...
Forum: RC Tanks
05-14-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Now with correctly assembled road wheels, I...

Now with correctly assembled road wheels, I re-installed them:

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb337/tpallas/King%20Tiger/IMG_0870_zps8npziqky.jpg
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Forum: RC Tanks
05-14-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Well, I've had a fun couple of weeks, and I've...

Well, I've had a fun couple of weeks, and I've been able to make good progress against the KT. There's been progress and setbacks along the way but I've definitely had fun and learned a lot...
Forum: RC Tanks
05-14-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Thanks! I've followed a lot of your threads and...

Thanks! I've followed a lot of your threads and am very impressed by your work.



Thanks Mark!



That is a great tip - I really appreciate it - I can see how that can be much better.
Forum: RC Tanks
04-28-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Getting cracking on the road wheels! Primed...

Getting cracking on the road wheels!

Primed inner metal pieces, 2 per wheel:

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb337/tpallas/King%20Tiger/IMG_0851_zpst81gjcfw.jpg

Primed (with Tamiya grey...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-23-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Thanks guys, that is very helpful advice. Do I...

Thanks guys, that is very helpful advice. Do I spray the camo pattern on the sprocket, road wheels and idler after they have been installed?

In the meantime the Tamiya TS-3 arrived so I've...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-21-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Thanks! I like the size, a lot to work with and...

Thanks! I like the size, a lot to work with and easier to fix mistakes.



Thanks!! So far so good but the painting is where I'll really need help.

I do have the Tamiya TS-3 spray dunkelgelb...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-20-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Next up is to give the lower hull one last coat...

Next up is to give the lower hull one last coat of primer to cover the screws, scratches, and rear plate in preparation for the base coat of dunkelgelb. As you can see there is a bit still needing...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-19-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Made some progress today on the idler system...

Made some progress today on the idler system install. I permanently installed the bar and wheels, being sure to apply grease in the areas indicated. Next I installed the four longer screws with nuts,...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-18-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

On to installing the upgrade idler system kit....

On to installing the upgrade idler system kit. This portion is more complicated than the hull brace so I've been taking my time to read through the directions multiple times. Maybe Robert can chime...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-17-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,522
Posted By tpallas

Mine took a week at the most, pretty good from...

Mine took a week at the most, pretty good from Germany.
Forum: RC Tanks
04-17-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

To pile onto Robert's response to your first...

To pile onto Robert's response to your first comment, the hull brace installation is pretty much idiot proof. All you need to do is use the existing 4 holes as a guide to enlarge.
Forum: RC Tanks
04-14-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Latest progress - sprocket guides installed: ...

Latest progress - sprocket guides installed:

http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb337/tpallas/King%20Tiger/IMG_6422_zpspsgvth4e.jpg

Installed the mechanical plate and fenders:
...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-14-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Thanks - I have been using this as a basis. It...

Thanks - I have been using this as a basis. It looks like he primed everything, painted the road wheels and just kept as is. The paint scheme for the 204 calls for camo on the sprocket, road and...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-11-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Question on painting - what's the best order to...

Question on painting - what's the best order to paint?? I've decided to go with the box art paint scheme of tank 204 from schwere Panzerabteilung 501, December 44:
...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-11-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

I was able to order it off Amazon - fairly cheap...

I was able to order it off Amazon - fairly cheap and got here pretty quick.



Sounds like a plan. I did order the lower hull brace and idler upgrade set from ETO Armor so I'm hoping those two...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-08-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Question on the road arms - as I was prepping...

Question on the road arms - as I was prepping them for priming I noticed the mold lines. Should I clean these up before priming, and if so, how do I do that?
...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-08-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

I've found this great site which gives an...

I've found this great site which gives an overview of assembly and gives hint and tips: http://www.artistichobbies.com/resources/projects/tamiyakingtiger.php

Started today with priming the metal...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-08-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Very cool! Looking forward to seeing your...

Very cool! Looking forward to seeing your build...learn from my mistakes!



Awesome, thank you! I've been perusing that website and I wasn't sure which upgrades are worthwhile, so I really...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-08-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Thanks all! I've been very impressed so far with...

Thanks all! I've been very impressed so far with the quality of the kit. Here are some pictures of the packaging and everything taken out.
...
Forum: RC Tanks
04-07-2017, 05:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,689
Posted By tpallas

Tamiya King Tiger Build

Hello all - here is my thread to document my Tamiya King Tiger build. I'm very, very new to RC tanks, but have experience with RC airplanes and model rockets, so please excuse my many newb questions...
08-19-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By tpallas

RE: Guillows Fiberglass Fuse Fabrication?

I agree, my goal here is the challenge. My plan with the fiberglass fuse was to build up from the kit, sheet, detail, and make a mold from that. The big question mark then seems to be if it will...
08-19-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By tpallas

RE: Guillows Fiberglass Fuse Fabrication?

Thanks, is that because the model is simply too small? I had planned on sheeting the fuse.

Would it make more sense to blow up the plans to a 50-60" wingspan?

Thank you!
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