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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
Building the 1/16th. Jagdtiger from Trumpeter
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Posted: Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 09:51 AM UTC
That thing is huge. I haven't seen a 1/16th kit in person. I bet they are awesome. Great looking camo
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Posted: Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - 11:22 PM UTC
Except for some touch up the Camo. is done.





Now I have to remove all the white glue and install all the itty bitty parts and paint them. (Not Fun)
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:17 AM UTC
Can't wait for the camo. Looking good.
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
Impressed with your nice build
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 06:56 PM UTC
Here it's all masked off, I filled the spots where the external equipment goes with a little white glue for masks. They will come off easily after the painting is done. I'll add the external parts later and then it's touch up time.


Here the Base Coat is applied .


Now for the Masks for the Camo.
I'm finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 03:10 AM UTC
I think it's looking killer. I can't wait to see the camo.
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 02:51 AM UTC
If you removed the tab on the inside of the hole where the Idler mounts you will be able to adjust the Idler to the position that you want.


I used a small block to hold the Idler in position while the glue set up.


This isn't fun anymore ,
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC
I have the Track assembled , after painting them with Testors Gun metal buffing metalizer I tied them to a pair of yard sticks to hold them while adding the wear areas.


Then joined the ends together to make a loop. If you try joining the ends together on the model you'll be in for a real job.

It's a tight fit around the Sprocket.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 06:59 PM UTC
I finally have the Track cleaned, filled & ready for assembly. It took about 3 days to clean and fill the flat links, the ones with the guide horns were good to go as is.





Now to assemble them.
Regards,
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 11:18 PM UTC
It's a real beast Donald, I saw the box standing on a shelf in our local hobby shop... Huge!

Awesome work,
Kind regards
Steven
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 11:11 PM UTC
The Sprockets and Idlers ready for installation .


The Wheels and the rest installed , no problems here.



I'll be working on the track next, this is going to take some time as some of the links have a lot of flash and there's a lot of push pin marks that need filling.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 01:31 AM UTC
The assembled & painted Wheels waiting to be paired up.

A close up of one pair of the Wheels.
It is very difficult to get them to go together , I had to do a lot of reaming on the mating surfaces. If I had to do this again I would scrape and trim the mating surfaces where the inner and outer join to make the pairs.

The assembled Wheels

Some of the primer shows, this is what I wanted.



The next step is to install them, I hope they fit.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 09:43 PM UTC
I'm starting to paint some of the sub assemblies .

I assembled the inner and outer wheels painting the part that goes on the inside with Red oxide primer.

I shimmed the Gun Barrel to keep it centered in the Mantlet.


That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
The Sprockets.

If you want to be able to rotate the Sprockets you'll have to trim the inside back as shown, otherwise they are a verry tight fit.

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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 07:59 PM UTC
A little work on the Hull.

The front edges should have been molded a hair longer . there's a nice gap here.The front parts are resting on the front armor plate, so all you can do is putty up the gap.
This is the right side.

All puttied up and sanded.



The rear is a lot better fit, it just needs a little putty to even everything out


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:16 AM UTC
The final parts I have is the Close in defense weapon , or what ever it's called.

It could probably use another coat of paint.


A little interior weathering then on to the exterior.
Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:14 AM UTC

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Very nice professional build.



Glad you like it, I hope this helps if you are planning to build this.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:11 AM UTC
Very nice professional build.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:09 AM UTC
There's a cable that go's on the periscope range finder , I'll add that after painting when it's fixed in position.



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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC
I'll be finishing up on the interior
Here's the right side wall Ammo rack, the instructions would have it installed before closing up the hull. If you do that, you'll find that it's in the way. Much easier to leave it for later.

Ready for install.

Installed

Here's the roof plate.
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 02:45 AM UTC

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Thanks for the info. on the sponson gaps Sam.
I was also refering to the gaps on the firewall and engine compartment deviders. Trumpeter used the parts from their Tiger II kit. T did some measuring of both the Tiger II & jagdtiger rear hull. It looks like they made the Jagdtiger rear upper engine deck higher, see below.

with the ruler at the same spot on both models I get 48mm for the Tiger II & 53mm for the jagdtiger. They should have made new parts here.




Ill check mine tonight and report back. I dont remember seeing such a gap on mine, but its probably there, hiding in plain sight and I missed seeing it

Sam
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 09:55 PM UTC
I test fitted the Gun and Mantlet, to see if the Drivers Roof panel would be removable.


It's not, you would have to remove the Hatch raising mechanisms to get the panel off. you'r not going to see much inside this area.

Here's what the fighting compartment looks like right now. I still have to add the wall ammo rack with the 2 rounds in it. The instructions have it installed before closing up the hull.
It's in the way that way and better left for after the hull is joined together.

I'll be finishing up the interior next.
That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 09:47 PM UTC
This isn't right for a kit listed for about $400 U.S. Dollars.


Here is how I fixed it, Sam you will probably do a better job of this than I could ever dream of doing. It will be interesting to see how you do it.


It still needs another coat of primer.
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 09:42 PM UTC

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Great progress Donald!

I moved my AA mount as there are numerous Jagdtigers with them in different spots, I think I copied the location of the mount on X5 of sPzJrAbt 512.

The rear plate/sponson floor gaps, I think I have them on mine too. I dont think you did anything wrong there!

Sam


Thanks for the info. on the sponson gaps Sam.
I was also refering to the gaps on the firewall and engine compartment deviders. Trumpeter used the parts from their Tiger II kit. T did some measuring of both the Tiger II & jagdtiger rear hull. It looks like they made the Jagdtiger rear upper engine deck higher, see below.

with the ruler at the same spot on both models I get 48mm for the Tiger II & 53mm for the jagdtiger. They should have made new parts here.
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 02:08 AM UTC
Great progress Donald!

I moved my AA mount as there are numerous Jagdtigers with them in different spots, I think I copied the location of the mount on X5 of sPzJrAbt 512.

The rear plate/sponson floor gaps, I think I have them on mine too. I dont think you did anything wrong there!

Sam