The Tiger ii family build 1:16

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4 months 3 weeks ago #571 by Bishop
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I’m an idiot. Broke modelling rule no. 1. I’ve finally read the instructions for the JagdTiger and have discovered that I’ve used the wrong crew hatch mounting panel for the JagdTiger so have wasted some time, both making a Tiger configuration for the JagdTiger and also scratching a cover for the HL. I could have used the spare cover from the HL and would have the three covers finished. Never mind. Now being sorted. I can use most of what I’ve scratched so no dramas. Otherwise lots of red primer on things ready for ivory.

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Red oxide all round





Hatches with extended mounting rods fitting nicely for the Tiger only so far.




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4 months 3 weeks ago #572 by Bishop
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Front transmission access panel for the JagdTiger is now sorted and up to where the others are. I have adjusted the levers for the three sets of crew hatch openers so they fit into the closed hulls. The JagdTiger one is an interesting problem to solve as you can’t remove it once the gun and mantlet are in place. So the barrel and mantlet will be removable. This was Sam Dwyer’s suggestion when I asked him about it on his amazing build. kudos to him. I’ve done lots of kit making with the JagdTiger so it will actually be ahead of the other two. I need to paint the upper hulls as part of the hull close downs and the JagdTiger hull goes all the way to the roof. Lots of interior work to do before that can happen so not much Tiger work for a bit.

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Rear wall and hatches



Mantlet with cleaning up to do



Interior walls in waiting for hours of detail to make.


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4 months 3 weeks ago #573 by Bishop
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The proper JagdTiger version of the transmission access cover. Note that the crew heater is moved over beside the radio operator. The front section is lower than the rear/ standard Tiger ii hull and so the crew heater does fit within the radio stack. It had to be moved to the right.





No parts were wasted from the original part.



The mantlet must be removable to lift the cover out. Changing a transmission in one of these required either the lift mechanisms or the main gun to be removed. Super hard in the field.


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4 months 3 weeks ago #574 by Bishop
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Off to Canberra for the week now to live at the War Memorial, well sort of.

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4 months 3 weeks ago #575 by Fritz
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That build is coming along very nicely!

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4 months 1 week ago #576 by Bishop
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Sorting spare tracks for the three and with the extras for the JagdTiger, I’m two short for the HL. Not worried though as I will probably take one from the JagdTiger. We shall see. I’ve also been making an engine hatch latch for the late Tiger and JagdTiger.

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4 months 1 week ago #577 by Bishop
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Track racks now all done, also on the preproduction turret too just because I had some time. The Heng Long hangers have saved my life. So much easier than having to make 12 scratched ones.








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4 months 1 week ago #578 by Glenn
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Top job as always Tony.
What is the zimm? resin like atak or home brew
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4 months 1 week ago #579 by Bishop
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It’s thin sheets of styrene with the pattern melted in old school.

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4 months 5 days ago #580 by KitModellerNZ
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Crikey! What a beast. She's looking beaut! :whistle:
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4 months 5 days ago #581 by Glenn
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Nice work great zimm effect
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4 months 5 days ago #582 by Nosferatu
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Yeah great work as usual mate..Never fails to impress..One day when I grow up I will attempt some scratch building!

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3 months 4 weeks ago #583 by Bishop
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Holidays done and some real progress on the JagdTiger upper interior. I’m getting all this done as it’s fairly straight forward and will allow me to paint the rest of the interior and close the hull up.

There are still two items to add to the front wall and all the wiring now needs to be done.
Rear wall on



Much of the scratch work is on the commander’s side.



Front with a few details left to add



Rear




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3 months 4 weeks ago #584 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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3 months 4 weeks ago #585 by Nosferatu
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Never get sick of looking at your work!!!:cheer:

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3 months 3 weeks ago #586 by Bishop
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Wiring all done and paint on. I’ve left the MP40 holder off I’ve just noticed. Bother. Easy fix later. The night is cold enough that the red oxide is still drying looking gloss. Next up the interior ivory for the three hulls.

Semaphore for driver and commander





Wiring and all





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3 months 3 weeks ago #587 by Bishop
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The MP40 holder should be behind the right hand gas mask container

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3 months 3 weeks ago #588 by Bishop
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Under paint and with the breech sitting in the picture for fun.








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3 months 3 weeks ago #589 by shaunfletcher
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Amazing how adding the pipes and ducting brings it to life!
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3 months 3 weeks ago #590 by Maarten
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Top!!

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3 months 3 weeks ago #591 by Bishop
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I’m now working on the turret roofs. The JagdTiger roof is easy. The production turret has all the parts required and some of the parts for the preproduction turret can be found among JagdTiger parts, but one sprue I will need to scratch build completely for the second turret. Lots of parts. First two are just about done. The fan is in place and the self defence weapon is half way there. The cupola interior is perhaps the most complicated build of all. Slowly slowly.

Preproduction. This weighs a ton with all the panels in place



Production. It even fits the lower turret thank goodness





JagdTiger


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3 months 3 weeks ago #592 by Bishop
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Parts under construction

The wheel for the turret loader hatch is now complete.





The sprue I wish I could clone.



The beginnings of the cupola interior.


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3 months 3 weeks ago #593 by yak
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Wow coming along great. have been absent for a bit so will have to go back though the photos

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3 months 3 weeks ago #594 by Bishop
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Various items installed today. The main thing is the completion of the preproduction cupola interior, well it’s almost done. The inner ring is wonky and the flanges that bolt to the interior roof still need bolts, but it will do. It is all basically invisible in any case, but something needed to be there. The green lens blocks are from AFV Modeler and these have freed up the kit parts for the second turret. I need the roof top plug from the JagdTiger self defence weapon for the preproduction turret so I’ve opened up the JagdTiger weapon so you can see inside. The worst scratch work is now passed so these will all move forward quickly now.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #595 by Bishop
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Preproduction







Production





Both turrets. Nice to have been able to use both from the kit


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3 months 2 weeks ago #596 by Bishop
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More progress on the turrets.

More in place

Production



Preproduction



The commander’s hatch lift mechanisms are very ordinary on both Tigers so I’ve added a little detail to each spring cylinder. The left arm plugs into the central tube, which is attached to the hatch cover on the real thing. This is the production one.



The hatch cover swing arm “receptor” has to be scratched for the preproduction turret so this is partly done. Seen here with two of the periscope protectors in place to make sure it all fits.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #597 by Nosferatu
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Great stuff as always Bishop!! I would love to be a fly on the wall watching your processes!!

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3 months 1 week ago #598 by Bishop
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I’m now in the middle of making a multitude of missing items for each turret, such as a set if binoculars for each Tiger. These are only rough with just a few more things to add and are copied from the rough kit example from the JagdTiger. I’m encasing them in their wall brackets to hide the missing stuff. I’ve also started on the production rear turret hatch. Lots to do on this and things like the rear wall cutouts for the two latches. The preproduction turret will need adjustments too. These are obvious hatches so the work is worth it.

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Binoculars to be stowed on the wall forward of the commander.





Notches and the hatch for the rear of the turret.





Turret demolition charges for each Tiger



The working commander’ Hatch lift mechanism.
The hatch will go on later. Moves as it should.


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3 months 1 week ago #599 by Maarten
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'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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3 months 1 week ago #600 by shaunfletcher
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Hatch looks great with those vision blocks
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