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Post by maritime96 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:41 pm

Sorry to hear about your mother in law. Glad to hear she is doing better though.
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Post by normandy » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:22 pm

Thank You for your concern guys, my Mother-in-law is doing very well.

I was able to get some work done on the King Tiger today....

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Tracks on, turret put together and main gun mounted. Still plenty to do but its moving along. :wink:

http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 63#p309663

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Post by CW4USARMY » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:08 pm

It's looking great already, you're not only good, you're fast too! :-)

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Post by normandy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:21 pm

Here are a few pics of the Pickelhaube King Tiger with Zimmerit.

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I've still got plenty of work to do, but its getting there.

link to customs.... http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 1&start=75
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Post by YT » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:24 pm

That looks great!
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Post by pickelhaube » Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:05 pm

It sure does. :D :D :D
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Post by CW4USARMY » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:29 pm

Wow, absolutely beautiful! :-)

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Post by normandy » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:03 pm

CW4USARMY wrote:Wow, absolutely beautiful! :-)


....And thats All Thanks to You CW4USARMY!

Thank You guys, the build is starting to pic up speed. I hope to get more work done tomorrow.

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Post by maritime96 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:06 pm

Great work Normandy. What is your technique for doing the zimm?
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Post by normandy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:28 am

Maritime I used Atak 1:16 resin Zimmerit sheets. Got them from Artistic Hobbies in Texas.

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http://www.artistichobbies.com/proddeta ... od=ATA1608

http://www.artistichobbies.com/products.php?cat=96

The sheets I used are the uncut Standard Pattern Zimmerit in 1:16.
As you can see from the link, there are different sets for each German tank and pre-cut but cut for 1:16.
I'm sure they'd work on 1:18 with a little touch-up.
Great product... cut, glue, sand and paint. I've done Zimmerit by hand and this method is by far the fastest
and cleanest. :D

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Post by Jnewboy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:39 am

normandy wrote:Maritime I used Atak 1:16 resin Zimmerit sheets. Got them from Artistic Hobbies in Texas.

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http://www.artistichobbies.com/proddeta ... od=ATA1608

http://www.artistichobbies.com/products.php?cat=96

The sheets I used are the uncut Standard Pattern Zimmerit in 1:16.
As you can see from the link, there are different sets for each German tank and pre-cut but cut for 1:16.
I'm sure they'd work on 1:18 with a little touch-up.
Great product... cut, glue, sand and paint. I've done Zimmerit by hand and this method is by far the fastest
and cleanest. :D
Normandy your King Tiger is looking great! I agree, Atak Zimmerit is top notch stuff!! looking good!! :D

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Post by normandy » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:48 pm

Thanks Jon!
A few more pics.....
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Thinking about paint.....maybe tomorrow.
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http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 1&start=75

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Post by maritime96 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:08 pm

Fantastic work. Going to look even better painted
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Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:33 am

Those zimm sheets are pricey. :shock:

But the end result is fantastic !!!!!!!!!

How much time did it take to put the sheets on vs doing it by hand ?
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Post by The_Helicopter_Pilot » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:39 am

Here's plenty great suggestions....
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A helicopter does not want to fly, it just vibrates so much that the ground rejects it

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Post by normandy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:18 am

Pickel, this was the first time I've used resin Zimmerit sheets, it took just over an hour to cover, trim
and sand the tank.

The Brummbar and Jagdpanther took between two to two and a half hours each by hand. Then there
was drying time for each side,front and back.
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Its just another way of doing Zimmerit. Oh and thats Spackle on the two tanks pictured above. :)

Maritime, I may get some color on that tiger today.

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Post by normandy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:51 pm

Well I wanted to start painting today but i forgot to put fender mounts on the Tiger.
Since this Tiger doesn't have fenders the rectangular mounts would be visible. :? This won't take long... :lol:
Yah right. Any how its done. Here's how it looks now...

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http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 1&start=75

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Post by skypirate » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:52 pm

Looking fantastic. Great work with the zimmerit.

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Post by maritime96 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:20 pm

KT looks great. Ah the Brumbar yours looks great. I have one 3/4 done that I had to stop a few years ago when the in laws came to stay for two weeks and picked up a new project after. So many projects so little time. :lol:
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Post by Mitch » Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:24 pm

So I've got to ask (was away from the forum for several months). What does one do to get a King Tiger?
Pickle are you still taking orders or is it a wait till the next batch?

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Post by pickelhaube » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:10 pm

Mitch wrote:So I've got to ask (was away from the forum for several months). What does one do to get a King Tiger?
Pickle are you still taking orders or is it a wait till the next batch?
Pm me for my paypal send payment and you are on the list .


:D :D :D
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Post by normandy » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:19 pm

Just a quick shot with some color on the Tiger...

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and the front...

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Post by pickelhaube » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:35 pm

NICE !!!~!!!!
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Post by maritime96 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:02 pm

Looks fantastic!! and thanks again for bringing the Zim sheets by for me to take a look at
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Post by normandy » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:49 pm

Still working on it....

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...needs more weathering.

:shock: that track sits much better on the road wheels, should have checked before taking the pic. :roll:

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