1/18 King Tiger Re Vamp In Progress

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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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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by maritime96 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:24 pm

DOH!! LOL Accidents happen Pickle, not to worry. There is plenty of other King Tiger things to work on while we wait to do the tracks. :D
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:05 am

Yeah, what he said.... :lol: .....no problem Pickel. I'll start on the turret....
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...and get to the tracks last. :P Just kidding my Friend.
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Matthew, You put plenty of time and effort into these custom projects and I Thank You!!!
Whenever the tracks arrive is fine with me.

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:16 am

Again with the cool pics Normandy :D :D :D

Tank Ace
Grockwood

You guys are kitted , packed and ready to ship.

Tank Ace----- you are ready to go

Grockwood --- I need your address again to ship.

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CW4ARMY
Canberra Paul
Sky Pirate

You guys are on deck, ready for the resin to come in.

I think that I have just enough resin to fill the track link shortcomings.

I have a short day today at work, hopefully I can ship everything today.

Cross your fingers. :D
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:02 pm

Hey after you finish all the king Tiger stuff could you get to work on this?

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I would not even need the MKIV munition carrier :lol:

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What do you say? Everyone is lacking one of these in their collection! :lol: :lol:

Ill even buy you the 1/35 model as a guild/Christmas present :D :D

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:45 pm

My Pickelhaube King Tiger arrived around 2:30 this afternoon!

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By 2:35 I was into the box. :D The details are crisp and clean, I'm ready to go.
I've got to clean off a spot at my workbench and get started. See ya..............

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger--- Who Wants a Jagdtiger ?

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:51 am

Hey Guys,


The kits are trickling out .

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SENT THE SHIPPING WITH YOUR ORDER.

Most of you have sent payment for the kit only.

The kit's shipping are averaging $16-$20 per kit






-----------------------Henschel-------------------Porsche---------------Jagdtiger

Normandy---------------x- Shipped !!-----------------------------------x no paint
Norman 88--------------x 2----1x Shipped !!
Maritime 96-------------x Shipped !!------------------------------------x no paint
Tank Ace ---------------x Shipped !!-----------------x-----------------------x
Grockwood--------------x-Shipped !!---------------------------------------x---
CW4USARMY -----------x-- On deck
Canberra Paul----------x-- On deck.
Skypirate ---------------x-- full build
Pierro of Italy-----------x
Zelda--------------------x------------------------------x-------------------------x
Robbie P----------------x
Grunt--------------------x + 1 ?----------------------x 2 ?----------------------x 2 ?[/quote]


So far I am getting positive feed back from the kits .

Except for maybe Norman 88 apparently his kit took a major hit on the front glacias during shipping.

Perhaps the way it was packed. YIKES !!!! Sorry about that.

I am insuring all of the kits for $350 just in case. :shock: :shock: :shock:


BTW

I have always wanted to do that KARL cannon with it's Panzer IV munition carrier.

One can only dream for the time to do such a project.

:?

When ( or if ) I am ready to do it , I already have the Panzer Tracts book on it as well as a 1/35 model to scale off of. :D :D :D

Due to popularity I will be making the Jagdtiger next rather than the Porsche. :wink:
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by maritime96 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:56 pm

Unfortunately still waiting on mine, my stupid postal person left a note that I need to be there in person for them to deliver it. (Da heck?) Hopefully by Saturday, I really want to get started. LOL :D
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by CW4USARMY » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:43 pm

Hey Pickel, just pm me how much shipping is to my place and I will send. Unfortunately I'm going to be traveling overseas for the next month so won't get to see it until September :-(

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:14 pm

Maritime,
Its a delivery conformation card that needs to be signed. So Pickel knows you got it. :wink:
Your going to be knocked over when you see this King Tiger kit, just fantastic!

CW4USARMY, I'd cancel your trip. :P Just kidding.

Any of you who've ordered the Tiger won't be disappointed.
Great job Pickel!!!!!

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by CW4USARMY » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:00 pm

Work related, and to the middle east :-(
Will be looking forward to the return :-)

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:55 am

CW4USARMY wrote:Work related, and to the middle east :-(
Will be looking forward to the return :-)
:shock: Well Good Luck and stay Safe.

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by CW4USARMY » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:41 pm

Thanks brother!

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:06 pm

Hey Pickel,
The build is well under way. Wheels on, turret and 88 almost finished.
Tomorrow I'll start on the tracks. Maybe some pics Tues PM.
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:42 pm

normandy wrote:Hey Pickel,
The build is well under way. Wheels on, turret and 88 almost finished.
Tomorrow I'll start on the tracks. Maybe so pics Tues PM.

Sweet !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 5:09 pm

Well its been a few days, been feeling under the weather. :?
Still working on the Tiger....

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As Pickel said these tracks will be a bit of work, the front and rear sections (one side) took almost two hours.
But this is model building.

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Hopefully more progress tomorrow.

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by Jnewboy » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:46 pm

Looks Amazing!! No putty or fill holes!?!? what a nice kit!!!

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:24 pm

Looks good so far.

I like my scale's variety, but I do envy you large scale guys the size factor.

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:02 am

Not much putty needed at all Jnewboy.....not bad for a resin kit!!!
[CAT]CplSlade, I hear you on scale, 1:35 /1:32 have a variety unmatched in 1:18.
I've built plenty of Tamiya and Monogram kits and the ones that survived the 4th of July's
of yesteryear, I've used as reference for 1:18 custom builds. At this point, I find this scale
easier to work with (see and handle). :P
Anyhow Matthew has made a great kit and the Jagdtiger should be just as cool!

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:36 am

normandy wrote:Not much putty needed at all Jnewboy.....not bad for a resin kit!!!
[CAT]CplSlade, I hear you on scale, 1:35 /1:32 have a variety unmatched in 1:18.
I've built plenty of Tamiya and Monogram kits and the ones that survived the 4th of July's
of yesteryear, I've used as reference for 1:18 custom builds. At this point, I find this scale
easier to work with (see and handle). :P
Anyhow Matthew has made a great kit and the Jagdtiger should be just as cool!

I think the Jagdtiger will be even cooler :wink:

How is everything working out ?

Are you able to fallow the directions ?

Plus one more thing .

I can not get pictures to download . I do not know if it is fotobucket my camera or what.

When you get close could you take a pic of the jack ( with handle ) and were it goes on the rear hull in the on line directions ?

Pretty please ? :D :D :D
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:30 am

This things got a jack??? :shock: ...and a handle? Boy now your pushing it........ :P
Sure Matthew, as soon as I'm up to that I'll post pics.
I've got the last section of 6 tread and 5 connectors to do, then I'll paint the tracks. :D

The build is going well and the directions are very helpful.
The one thing I'm looking at is the fenders or track skirts, they seem to sit lower then some of the
WWII photos I've seen....that and I just don't know if I want to keep them on.
I'm almost at the point that I have to make a decision so we'll see. :?

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by maritime96 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Looking good Normandy. I have been off on a short vacation for a few days, but now that I am back I have to get started myself.
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:29 pm

Got the Tiger primed today and now I have to dry-fit the tracks. If everything fits correctly I'll
be able to give it it's first base coat tomorrow.
Oh I decided to keep the fenders on, it would be more work then I want to get into at this time just to remove them.
So I'll have some pics sometime in the afternoon.

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Re: 1/18th King Tiger--- Who Wants a Jagdtiger ?

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:33 pm

The kits are trickling out .

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SENT THE SHIPPING WITH YOUR ORDER.

Most of you have sent payment for the kit only.

The kit's shipping are averaging $16-$20 per kit






-----------------------Henschel-------------------Porsche---------------Jagdtiger

Normandy---------------x- Shipped !!-----------------------------------x no paint
Norman 88--------------x 2----1x Shipped !!
Maritime 96-------------x Shipped !!------------------------------------x no paint
Tank Ace ---------------x Shipped !!-----------------x-----------------------x
Grockwood--------------x-Shipped !!---------------------------------------x---
CW4USARMY -----------x-- 100% poured it will be waiting for you :wink:
Canberra Paul----------x-- 85 % poured -- Need to make the Firefly kit
Skypirate ---------------x-- full build 30 % poured
Pierro of Italy-----------x--On deck
Zelda--------------------x---On deck------------------x-------------------------x
Grunt--------------------x + 1 ?----------------------x 2 ?----------------------x 2 ?[/quote]
Robbie P-----------------x


When I have time ( every free minute ) it is taking about 1-1/2 days to make a kit. Some of the larger pieces need to cure out ( at least 3 days ) therefore I can not ship immediately.

These pieces if not cured will warp very easily.

So I am try to make them ahead of the smaller parts so they can cure. The Tiger kits actually seems easier to pour than the T-34 kit. Or it could just be my imagination. :shock:

The difference being I had extra time for the T-34 and I have almost no time to make the Tiger so I am doing a little every day after work.

Robbie P. I bumped you. :?
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:17 pm

Primed Tiger...

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Dark Yellow Base coat and tracks are on.....

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Which one would you want to be in?.... :shock: ....two of Matthew's 1:18 kits.

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:04 pm

Looks fantastic!! Looks like a Tamiya kit not a resin model!! :shock: :shock:

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