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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, December 29, 2016 - 02:34 AM UTC
You're making good progress here, not bothering with correcting everything Trumpeter has wrong, like the 1:35 scale gas pedal or the mounting bolts for the periscope glass holders going through the actual glass... Looks like they haven't bothered correcting anything they did wrong with the Tiger II kit. The lower hull warping bring back memories...

The tank on the firewall you ask about, is indeed a fire extinguisher, and it should be painted red.

Curious about the shiny part of the shock absorbers. It should be all primer red.

This is one as seen in the Tiger II they're currently restoring in Thun, Switzerland:



Good luck on the rest of your build!

Arild
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 01:56 AM UTC
The Firewall needs some trimming as shown.


There is a small tank with a gage on the inside of the firewall, does anyone know what it is and what color it should be ?


Maby an engine Fire extinguisher ?

There are two Wingnuts Parts # J 24 that aren't mentioned on the Instruction Sheet.


That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC
When installing the large Fuel Tanks you have to bend the Grease mounts out of the way and slip them in behind.

These pics. came out a little darker than I wanted.

Installed the other Grease mounts and small boxes / tanks ?

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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 07:37 PM UTC
I know that some may say that i'm using the wrong colors for the parts, i think it helps to make them stand out a little more. Heck most of it will not be seen anyway.


The Torsion Bars with their exterior arms are installed.


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 07:28 PM UTC
I'm glad that you like it and hope that you find it useful .

Now back to the build,
I had a major screw up, The instructions have you install the brake covers C5 & C6 to the side walls before installing the side walls to the hull. (DON'T) when you slide Part F14 the front panel in it will break off C5 and maby C6.

Make sure you have the small parts F4 F7 & JD2 along with the linkage shown installed before installing the front two torsion bars.

I screwed up there and had a hard time removing the torsion bars to install the parts.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 01:03 AM UTC
Very impressive build Donald, this build is just amazing. i'm gonna follow this topic.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 03:09 AM UTC
Hi Donald.
I'm following your build so keep posting please.
I've done it with your previous builds and find them very instructive.
Cheers
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 01:46 AM UTC



I'm still working on the interior.
That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
I have some painting done.



(CORRECTION)
DO NOT install the covers # C5 & C6 until the Side panels and front panel # F14 are installed in the lower hull they may be broken off when installing part F14

The backside of the swing arms and idlers need a little filling due to some light sink marks.

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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 12:58 PM UTC
Nice work so far.

You will need to remove the rear grease nipple stations on the long rails. On the jagdtiger, these were moved outward against the inner hull sides. See the circled area below. Also, you will need to glue the hull sides to the hull, as theres a nasty gap left on the sponsons if you don't.



Hope this helps
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 11:48 AM UTC
No gaps here.


Here I removed the side panels , this will make painting and detailing easier.


Now to paint it.
That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 11:40 AM UTC
cross braces #H15 & H16 will need the tabs trimmed off.


Next I fitted them, but before the long braces can be installed the tabs on their bottom edge will need to be trimmed slightly.

Here the long braces are installed, I glued them all down to the bottom. DON"T glue them to the side pannels.
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 11:32 AM UTC
Now back to the build.

I temporarily taped the side panels to the hull to aid in placing the bottom braces.
I then flexed the braces to get them to fit.




I used the inner long braces to get everything to line up.

then glued down the cross braces.
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:20 PM UTC
Scalehobbyist.com has them for $263. Thinking about getting one.
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 03:29 AM UTC
Great progress so far.

Im working on this monster too.




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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:43 AM UTC
Ok now on to the building.
I'm starting with the lower hull this time.
Here are the inner side panels .


There is a tab in the opening where the Idler arm mounts .
If you trim off this tab you can make the Idler Arm adjustable.

The pins on B13 need to be shortened slightly.

B13 goes on the lower rear edge of the hull , as shown there are 2 of them.

That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC

Quoted Text

LHS told me they were available,will have to get one.



I got mine from Squadron, they list for about $400 U.S. Squadron has them for about $300, but if you catch them on sale you can get it a lot cheaper.
When I ordered it they were having a sale with 25% off every thing, that brought the cost down to $232.00 U.S. including shipping and I get about $60.00 U.S in Squadron Bucks in January.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 11:48 PM UTC
LHS told me they were available,will have to get one.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:53 PM UTC
This is going to be a really BIG ONE.


There is some warpage of both the upper and lower hull parts.




I have to get use to posting pics. again , it's been a while.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:45 PM UTC


Here's my next project, it'll probably take to spring to finish it.
That is if any of you are interested in it.

The boxes inside the box.


Inside the boxes.