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Old 12-14-2011, 12:36 PM
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Default Late Steel Wheels for Tamiya Tiger I

I did a search, but didn't find this? Has anyone used the Tamiya Tiger II road wheels on the Tamiya Tiger I to update it to a Late Tiger I with steel road wheels?
Old 12-14-2011, 01:13 PM
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It really won't look right.






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Old 12-14-2011, 05:13 PM
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Default RE: Late Steel Wheels for Tamiya Tiger I

Did some digging on google.

http://www.sead.us/technology5.html
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_43...tm.htm#4367131

You could convert it to a late or just run steel wheels if you wanted. I know there were some hybrids(early tiger with late wheels).
Old 12-14-2011, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for the conversion build Mad Modder!

Panther F the only difference I see in the photos I have been looking at for this idea are the caps that cover the axle hubs. The wheels look the same and are the same diameter used on both tanks in real life. The hard part will be correcting the covers or hub caps to match the detail for the Tiger I version. Does anybody make the correct caps?
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Default RE: Late Steel Wheels for Tamiya Tiger I

The caps can be bought from Wecohe.
Old 12-14-2011, 06:10 PM
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Thanks Yellowshaker for the Hub info. What wheels did you use on your build you posted a little while back, "Something wicked this way comes"?
Old 12-14-2011, 06:29 PM
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Default RE: Late Steel Wheels for Tamiya Tiger I

Those are the Wecohre late model wheels and hubs.
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Panther F the only difference I see in the photos I have been looking at for this idea are the caps that cover the axle hubs. The wheels look the same and are the same diameter used on both tanks in real life. The hard part will be correcting the covers or hub caps to match the detail for the Tiger I version. Does anybody make the correct caps?
That's before modifying them, as if you were to use them "as is". Following the tips on making them work and the proper caps ... then yes, but a lot of work. I just used the WECOHE set for my Sturmtiger and am happy with that.





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The Wecohe wheels are rather expensive, but they are very good quality and have never given me any trouble. Only game in town as well for a late 1/16 Tiger model.
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I agree Panther F, the Wecohe set looks real good, but the cost is sort of high, but then like you said time would be saved for sure. I have a set of the Tamiya Tiger II road wheels that came from a kit a guy parted out on Ebay. I got them for $30 with the steel and the caps and spacers. I am going to try the conversion. If it doesn't work I guess I will start saving up for the Wecohe wheels. Thanks again for your advise and observations. You to Yellowshaker.

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:01 PM
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I think if you follow that modify/build on the wheels you'll be alright. You're right, the cost sounds like a good opportunity and maybe get some WECOHE caps (or find some Asiatam's) and I think it'll look great. At the time I needed wheels I had no extra parts nor wanted to go that route anyway because I had a full plate with the Sturmtiger.

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ORIGINAL: yellowshaker

The Wecohe wheels are rather expensive, but they are very good quality and have never given me any trouble. Only game in town as well for a late 1/16 Tiger model.

Only game in town?
How about these? http://www.rctank.de/product_info.ph...h54phj4j1eb396
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ORIGINAL: yellowshaker

The Wecohe wheels are rather expensive, but they are very good quality and have never given me any trouble. Only game in town as well for a late 1/16 Tiger model.

Only game in town?
How about these? http://www.rctank.de/product_info.ph...h54phj4j1eb396

Do these work on a Tamiya Tiger I?






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I used the Mato steel wheels for the sturmtiger for my late Panther G.Took quite a bit of modding to fit the tamiya axels and get the right appearance.

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Old 12-15-2011, 02:57 PM
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BennyB did you just have to get the existing axles on the wheels to fit the swing arms of the Panther?
Old 12-16-2011, 05:08 AM
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Yup, not a real big deal, just a lot of drilling.  Then you may have to use some spacers in the 2 piece wheels to make sure the wheels align with the track guide horns.
Old 12-16-2011, 05:11 AM
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Sorry, meant I didn't use the existing mato axels.  Used tamiya axels to fit the tamiya arms, thats why the wheels had to be drilled out.
Old 12-16-2011, 03:45 PM
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Default RE: Late Steel Wheels for Tamiya Tiger I

i thought the FRAG armor site had a tutorial on converting the Tamiya KT wheels to fit a Tiger 1. i searched but could not find it, anyone else remember that site, it has been a few years since i last saw it. I remember it telling how to make the cuts on the shafts and everything to make it work. maybe someone out there might know what site I am talking about,

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Default RE: Late Steel Wheels for Tamiya Tiger I

I rememebr a  thread on it someplace..but I too can not find it.
Old 12-16-2011, 06:29 PM
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Yes, Frag had a conversion thread for this. That is what I was trying to find, but their site seems to be gone or down. That's why from now on I will save the text I find on any build threads that look like something I want to do. Ya never know when the site my disappear?? I had read it and thought, that would be cool to do someday, but didn't down load it. I do remember that the build was different in that the guy who did it used the parts of the Tiger I wheels to facilitate the conversion. Already saved/downloaded what the Mad Modder shared, so I don't lose it as well!!!!
Old 12-17-2011, 03:29 AM
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Default RE: Late Steel Wheels for Tamiya Tiger I

here is a build in the uk the guy has made his late wheel from tam kt and early tiger wheels
http://www.rctankregiment.com/rctank...t=352&start=20



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Old 12-18-2011, 03:48 PM
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Thanks, Septon. Looks like a good conversion as well.

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