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Yes I am interested in the King Tiger project @ $350!!

1. King Tiger--------- $350
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52%
2 Porsche turreted--- $350
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11%
3. Jagdtiger----------- $350
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4%
4. All of them for ----$350 each
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22%
5. 2 of them for -----$350 each.
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11%
 
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1/18 King Tiger Re Vamp In Progress

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:32 am

OK Guys,

Time to stop beating the dead horse.

I will start spraying the FINAL PAINT on my LAST 2 Horten full builds.

Which means that it will be King Tiger time !!

As stated before I will be doing the Production, Porsche and Jagdtiger .

I have stated before that the projected price will be about $350.
Considering the T-34 sold for $300 and was quite a bit smaller .
I think this could be the right price point.

Now it is time for a show of hands for all of you are SINCERE in getting one.

Hopefully this will not drag on as long as the Horten.
I have pulled in several resources that should put this project on the fast track.

As with the Horten I would like to take deposits as work progresses.
Back when I started the Horten a few of you guys PAID IN FULL for theirs.This will be fine as well :wink:

I have said before the chances of a big company's production 1/18th scale King Tiger is just not going to happen.

According to my sources this is a fact.

So now is the time to get yours.

The response so far has been so-so.
I would like to see conformation on this project before I start it because this will be a HUGE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY if the sales are just not there.

This will be a white resin model that you will have to assemble !!!!

So it is time for all who are interested to speak up.

Thanks ,

Matthew

Old King Tiger post.

http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... 8&start=25

Here is a post taken from missing linx.

Some CRAZY DETAILING HERE !!

http://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... ++DML+1-35

On line building instructions

http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... =1&t=29662
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by normandy » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:21 am

I went with the King Tiger with the Henschel turret.
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by grunt1 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:30 pm

I would be interested in all three, but the "classic" KT first. I do need to get my 251 tarps and Panther F kit first though so send me that info when you can.. :D

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by maritime96 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:33 pm

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by grockwood » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:22 pm

I want a Henschel Turreted and a JagdTiger.

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by 1958Zelda » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:22 pm

all 3 for me

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:15 pm

Looks like I have some good interest !! :D
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by normandy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:32 am

This will look great in 1:18!

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by JorgeRRT » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:17 am

Let's do it... I can't wait but i need details

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by Heer » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:02 am

The production turm should be easier to make. The porsche turret will be a little bit trickier.
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:37 am

Yes it will be, but no more trickier than the T-34/76 turret.

Surprisingly not a lot of interest in the Porsche . But the multiple buyers will increase that.

I am chomping at the bit to start. :D
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by Heer » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:43 pm

Maybe a spzabt 503 in Budapest in october of 1944 would be an interesting option.
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:10 pm

Heer wrote:Maybe a spzabt 503 in Budapest in october of 1944 would be an interesting option.
What is that ?
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by big_mike » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:11 pm

I think he's referring to the 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion which saw battle in Skorzeny's Operation Panzerfaust. However I'm not aware of any significant design differences. Perhaps he's thinking paint and markings because the detachment was one of the first to be outfitted with King Tigers and saw battle on both fronts.

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by Heer » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:32 pm

pickelhaube wrote:
Heer wrote:Maybe a spzabt 503 in Budapest in october of 1944 would be an interesting option.
What is that ?
I was just throwing out some ideas. I woulde think that the 1/18 armour guys prefer an ostfront tiger II. spzabt 503 in october of 1944 in Budapest would be a good option because of the variety of pics.

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by normandy » Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:37 am

pickelhaube wrote:Surprisingly not a lot of interest in the Porsche . But the multiple buyers will increase that.

I am chomping at the bit to start. :D


It is a cool looking design....
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:26 pm

I sprayed the bottom ( blue ) paint on the Hortens done and the top camo will start Sunday morning.

Tiger start time is getting close !!!!
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by normandy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:16 am

pickelhaube wrote:Tiger start time is getting close !!!!


Pickel, That sounds great! The numbers in the poll look pretty darn good as well. :D

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by normandy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:26 am

These Zimmerit kits may work with a little trimming (they're 1:16) .

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

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by flyboy_fx » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:00 am

Better to just buy some aves epoxy and go HAM with a screw driver!
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:03 pm

I was getting all excited about getting done with the Hortens and starting the K-2 but I got slammed by work.

No big deal so I decided to pull out my copy of ' Modeler's Guide To The Tiger Tank ' to get that fresh Tiger feeling.

I could not find it !! :shock: So I checked on e-bay to see how much they are going for .

Over $200 !!! That is incredible :shock: :shock: :shock:

Of course I had to ask Mrs. Spike were it was and she went right to it.

Saying that she is the only one who cleans up around here and if I wanted it to be were I wanted it to be , I should pick up after myself. :?

Indeed . :? :? :?






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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:16 pm

So if my math is correct ,that is about 30 Tiger II kits and their derivatives.

So if this pans out , the sales will be almost as much as the T-34 sales. :D


Another must have but not near as expensive as the other . :D

$34.95 :D

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by normandy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:54 pm

Hey Pickel, I'm not in any rush but do you have a time frame on the King Tiger production?

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It's going to be a cool model!
Oh and great reference books by the way.

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:38 pm

normandy wrote:Hey Pickel, I'm not in any rush but do you have a time frame on the King Tiger production?

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It's going to be a cool model!
Oh and great reference books by the way.

To be honest I was hoping to start cutting plastic on Monday , but...........

I landed a BIG job and it has time restraints. Some kind of big bar/restaurant that will have a big payoff. I own a granite fabricating / installation company.

And brothers this job is right on time !!!

Financially this has been my worst year ever that I have been in business and this one job will take the sting out of that. :D :D :D


I have already hired new help to start fabricating the bar /restaurant and we are going to work 7 days a week sun up to sundown ( taking off Thanksgiving )until we finish the job.
So my plastic cutting has backed up at least a week maybe longer.
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger !!

Post by normandy » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:41 am

Real world comes first. Congratulations on the job!

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