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Post by normandy » Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:53 pm

This was the first....

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I started the 2nd this afternoon...

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...I was able to purchase this kit from a fellow board member. :wink:

First thing was to remove the fenders.....a little more work than I thought, but its moving along.
Well thats it for now.

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Post by YT » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:03 pm

I love living vicariously through your builds!
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Post by pickelhaube » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:19 am

A fenderless K2 is going to look awesome !!
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Post by normandy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:41 pm

Not much progress but still working on it.

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http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 1&start=50

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This is the look I'm going for, not necessarily the camo scheme. Plenty to do before I even think of paint.

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Post by CW4USARMY » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:36 pm

Going to be great! :-D

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Post by skypirate » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:32 pm

Loved your first KT and enjoying the progress reports on the second.

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Post by maritime96 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:39 pm

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Im working on the treads of my first one right now. Thinking I might need to get a second before the pickle works shut down
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Post by normandy » Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:16 pm

Hey Maritime, how you doing on the treads? Thats the most time consuming part of the build.

I worked on the chassis and hull this afternoon....

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...some sanding and primer needs more putty and sanding and it goes on.......but its fun. :)
http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 24#p309224

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Post by maritime96 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:47 pm

Slow and steady on the treads my friend about 4 hours of dremel and fitting per section so far. But I mafe a pact with myself that I would get my butt in gear on this since I got back from vacation. No fenders is looking good so far my friend
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Post by Jnewboy » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:09 pm

I have also been busy working on one for my good friend Paul. I am about to start on the tracks, they look to be easier than the T-34's. Can one of you guys post a link back to the original build for instructions. Mine did not come with any and I think I remember Mathew saying that his build thread would be the instructions right?

It will be fun to see every ones King Tigers when finished!!

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Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:16 am

Jnewboy wrote:I have also been busy working on one for my good friend Paul. I am about to start on the tracks, they look to be easier than the T-34's. Can one of you guys post a link back to the original build for instructions. Mine did not come with any and I think I remember Mathew saying that his build thread would be the instructions right?

It will be fun to see every ones King Tigers when finished!!
The T-34 tracks will be about 4 times easier than the K2.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Post by skypirate » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:18 am

Here's his instructions. Anxious to see your completed KT.
http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... =1&t=29662

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Post by Jnewboy » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:38 am

pickelhaube wrote:
Jnewboy wrote:I have also been busy working on one for my good friend Paul. I am about to start on the tracks, they look to be easier than the T-34's. Can one of you guys post a link back to the original build for instructions. Mine did not come with any and I think I remember Mathew saying that his build thread would be the instructions right?

It will be fun to see every ones King Tigers when finished!!
The T-34 tracks will be about 4 times easier than the K2.
Really!! Even with the large premade sections??

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Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:27 pm

Yep.

Did your version have the late long tracks or individual links ?
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Post by Jnewboy » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:27 am

pickelhaube wrote:Yep.

Did your version have the late long tracks or individual links ?
Yes it must be the late version, it has large chunks of track prebuilt.

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Post by normandy » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Things are moving along.....

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...slowly :)

The tracks are next.

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Post by normandy » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:36 pm

I got started on the tracks this afternoon. This part of the build takes plenty of time but in the end its worth it.

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Post by 75th Ranger » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:26 am

Magnificent work!
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Post by normandy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:12 pm

I got the tracks primed and painted.......

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...this by far is the slowest part of the build and for those viewing the post, the most boring! :lol:

http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 84#p309484

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Post by maritime96 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:59 pm

Great Job on the tracks. Got mine done too, just need to paint them.
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Post by normandy » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:10 pm

Maritime, how did it go?
On my first build I put one of the track pins half way through my finger, not to smart. :P I mean, I wasn't trying.
I now use needle nose pliers. :mrgreen:
I broke out the bubba paint, that rust-oleum camouflage non reflective earth brown.....works for me. :wink:

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Post by maritime96 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:16 pm

It was all counter top and needle nose pliers for those pins. Once I got a handle on how much I could dremel out to fit the links together things went alot faster. Im not even thinking paint till I have all the pueces prepped and the zimmerit done
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Post by CW4USARMY » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:17 pm

Hows the build coming Normandy? Anxiously awaiting photos ;-)

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Post by normandy » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:43 pm

Well things have been on hold this past week, my Mother-in-law suffered a minor stroke on Tuesday. She is
back home with us and doing fine, as if nothing ever happened.
So I may get back to it tomorrow and I need to post some pics of the Jagdtiger kit and its future build for Pickelhaube.

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Post by CW4USARMY » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:21 pm

Sorry to hear about your mother in law. Best wishes to her and the family.

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