FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

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FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by dragon53 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:01 pm

The commander's seat in the turret of my FOV 1/16 King Tiger fell off.
Is there a way to remove the turret basket easily from the turret so I can glue the seat back on?



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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by dragon53 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:59 pm

I need more photos of the turret interior of the FOV 1/16 King Tiger.

Does anyone have any?

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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by trex0770 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:50 am

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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by dragon53 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:16 am

TREX0770;

Thanks for the photos.

Also, how do you remove the turret basket from the turret?

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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by dragon53 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:00 pm

Trex0770:

More questions:

1. Could you give more detailed information on how to exactly remove the turret basket from the turret?

2. I have two parts that fell off in the turret: the coaxial machine gun and a J-shaped support rod (see photo), so I need more info as to exactly where they attach to in the turret (if I can remove the basket, maybe I can figure out where the parts attach on my own).


Thanks again.


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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by dragon53 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:19 pm

After seven months, I finally managed to re-attach the various loose parts in the turret. I never could remove the basket from the turret, so I had to reattach the parts through the openings in the basket which took many attempts and a lot of patience. The parts fell off because FOV had used very little glue on the pegs to attach them in the factory, but I corrected that.

The King Tiger is whole again. :mrgreen:

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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by normandy » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:38 pm

I never had one of FOV King Tigers but what a job they did on them,
Very impressive! I can't get over the detail, glad you got it all in place.

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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by dragon53 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:45 am

NORMANDY:

Thanks. I'm surprised at how fragile the tank is internally---as posted before, the turret parts that fell off had little or no glue on the pegs.

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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by grockwood » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:46 pm

Can you post some photos of the beast?

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Re: FOV 1/16 King Tiger turret basket?

Post by dragon53 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:15 pm

GROCKWOOD:

I have a video camera I got as a gift which has lousy quality (see the photo I posted earlier of the 2 parts that fell off). I might experiment to see if I can improve the quality, but in the past, all the photos were very fuzzy.

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