A Tale of two Tigers

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A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:57 am

For a while I've wanted to do a late Tiger I with Zimmert and steel wheels and an early Tiger I
in North Africa, DAK.
This is what was offered by 21st and FOV...

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I remembered Jnewboy did a fantastic job on explaining the entire process, but I could only find
one picture; might have to do with photobucket.

Jon's Tiger I

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:21 am

Jnewboys Tiger is the inspiration for these upcoming customs. Not sure how to go about this, so
I started with a screwdriver and dermal. :mrgreen:

Here is 21st's Upper hull on FOV's

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and the FOV upper on the 21st lower

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I'm going to work on the Late version first, the Early version needs some custom parts to be made.

Late war Tiger I...

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:53 am

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by YT » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:47 am

That looks great. Would you mind sharing what paints you use for tri-color?
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by tmanthegreat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:23 pm

Fantastic work, Normandy :D I really like your paint work too!
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:52 pm

Thank's guys, its been an interesting process so far.

YT, I used Tamiya Acrylics. The three I've used are:

Dark Yellow XF-60

Red Brown XF-64

Dark Green XF-61

For thinning and cleaning X-20 A. I've had very good luck using these paints with air brush or paint brush.

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by YT » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:03 pm

Thanks! I’ve been using more Tamiya since my LHS went out
Of business and I have to order online.
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:25 pm

You need to swap the tracks as well.

But that will not be easy they are not a match.

But looking real good !!!!!!!

If only I had time to do fun stuff .
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:14 pm

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I'm going to stick with the tracks Pickel, way to much work to swap them. :?
pickelhaube wrote: If only I had time to do fun stuff .


Find some time, life is to short...

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by tmanthegreat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:49 pm

Glad to hear you were using those Tamiya colors... I’ve used the same and They are great for airbrushing. Really wish Tamiya would do proper Luftwaffe colors that don’t require mixing as well.
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:50 am

nice work
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:54 pm

Tman, here's a link to RZM and Tamiya colors among others.

http://www.finescale.com/~/media/files/ ... /rlmv2.pdf

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by maritime96 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:27 pm

Very Nice work :D
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by cnq » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:40 am

very nice. I like it.

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:24 am

Thanks for the comments. I've been working on the early Tiger I which needs a little more custom work
than the late version, so I might have some pics this afternoon.

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:02 pm

Here are a few more pictures of some of the progress on the second Tiger...

A new Commanders cupola, smoke dis chargers and reworking gunners binocular sights.

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The air filters should be fun... :?

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by Jnewboy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:09 pm

Looking good!!

Here is the build video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiune_TeJ-0

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sun May 27, 2018 1:49 pm

Not much progress but some...

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filling in some areas with putty. :?

I'm attempting to make this style air filter...

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This is what I have so far.

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At some point I'm going to try and cast outer road wheels, the Forces of Valor Tiger I doesn't have them.

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Have a Great Memorial Day......rain and 58 here, so its a good day to work on 1:18 tanks.

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by pickelhaube » Tue May 29, 2018 4:27 am

Yeah they do need those outside wheels.

One of the many things on my "to do" list.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by pickelhaube » Tue May 29, 2018 4:27 am

Yeah they do need those outside wheels.

One of the many things on my "to do" list.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:38 pm

Not much of an update but I made a new pair of air filters for the DAK Tiger I.
The first set were under scale and more of a test to see how they'd look.

Here are the two pair...
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The ones made today...
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This tiger is going to take a little longer then I thought. :?

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:10 pm

It’s looking good, Normandy! Are you going to replicate Tiger #131 that is now in the Bovington Tank Museum?
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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:08 am

normandy wrote:Not much of an update but I made a new pair of air filters for the DAK Tiger I.
The first set were under scale and more of a test to see how they'd look.


This tiger is going to take a little longer then I thought. :?

Things like this always do .

Great progres !!
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks guys!
Tman I'm planning a DAK Tiger similar to the Bovington Tiger but not 131.
This 21st Tiger has already seen life with a winter white wash and then a tri-color scheme
so this DAK scheme is going to be it.

The next challenge will be casting the outer road wheels, as Pickel has said they are needed.
I'm very surprised FOV left this detail off their Tiger.

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Re: A Tale of two Tigers

Post by normandy » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:53 pm

The air filters have been a challenge but some progress....

I glued rubber tubing onto the filters
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Then put soldering wire in the tube so it would keep the bend needed
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You can see the wire, it also helps hold when gluing in place
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The inner two hoses (rubber tubing) are the air intake and the outer two are air to the engine
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One of the biggest challenges on the last few projects has been my eye sight. Last week I had cataract surgery and next week the
other eye will be done. I'll then have new lenses in each eye and 20 20 vision. :shock: With one eye repaired I can see some more
sanding is needed among other things. :wink:
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