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.
3
11%
 
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Re: 1/18th King Tiger--- Who Wants a Jagdtiger ?

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:47 am

All of the Henschel kits have been shipped !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I needed to finish the full builds and send them off to get painted. Hopefully that will happen this weekend.

Then it is time to start the Jagdtiger. :D :D :D

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

Normandy--------------------------------------------------------------x no paint
Maritime 96------------------------------------------------------------x no paint
Tank Ace ----------------------------------------------x-----------------------x
Grockwood---------------------------------------------------------------------x
Skypirate ---------------x-- full build started
Zelda--------------------x---full build started---------x-------------------------x
Grunt--------------------- --------------------------x 2 ?-------------------x 2 ?
Robbie P-----------------Shipped

As far as the Jagd goes. I will split the hull center of the turret and fit the proper spacer.

In order to do this I will have to cut off the fender from center to rear then I will place a piece of styrene to fill that gap and then make the rear fender longer as per the originals.

Now if anybody wanted their Jagd fenderless please let me know.

I do not believe that I will make a new mold for the Jagd . I will custom each one .

But I do think that I will make a mold for the new fighting compartment .

Thoughts ?
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by normandy » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:41 pm

Hey Matthew, I don't want to make anymore work for you, but I was going to do a fender less Jagdtiger.
Something like this...

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....I know your fenders are part of the mold, so if ya give me a "how to" I'll cut them off myself.
Looking at my King Tiger, if I remove the fenders it looks as if I'll have to add some plastic (styrene) to
the lower hull sides.
Any how Great news on the Jagdtiger!!!

Anybody have Pics of their King Tiger? Maybe work in progress?

Thank You Matthew making this Custom (and All Your Others) for us!!!!...... :!: :wink:

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by maritime96 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:11 pm

I am totally cool with the fenders on the Jagtiger - however you decide put it together is fine by me. I am just thrilled you are making this version. - I second the BIG thanks from Normandy :D
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger First Kits Shipping.

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:35 pm

Thanks guys .

Yes you will have to put a strip of styrene if you go skirtless. I think that they need to be even with the bottom of the sponson.
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Henschel Run Is Almost Done !!!

Post by normandy » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:03 pm

....at the Pickel Werks, Jagdtiger production is well underway.
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Henschel Run Is Almost Done !!!

Post by maritime96 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:36 pm

Jagdtiger towing a King Tiger, wonder how often this happened?
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Henschel Run Is Almost Done !!!

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Oct 10, 2013 5:03 am

Hey Guys,

It is now official I am working 6 days a week on my " real " job .

The only day I have to work on the Tiger is Sunday and I need to put in some family time on that day.

So production has ground to a halt. I currently am working on 2 Tiger full builds whenever I have time.

Then of course I will have to start the Jagd.

I promise to fill the orders ASAP but when that will happen I am not sure.

That being said if you guys want to be reimberced your monies I under stand.

But rest assure I have ALWAYS filled my orders , but some in a very untimely manner.

Sorry for the delay but right now work is to be had and last year ( being the worst since I have been in business ) is STILL a financial hole that I am just pulling myself out of.

Just please bare with me a bit longer.

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Henschel Not So Good News Update

Post by maritime96 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:28 pm

No Worries Matthew, you ALWAYS come through for us. Take the time you need.
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Henschel Not So Good News Update

Post by normandy » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:40 am

I understand Matthew. You're one of the few people keeping this hobby alive
with new customs, Family and life come first....then models.
Glad you have enough "real" work to keep you going, I know contractors
up here who've had to get work from home depot or lowes just to make ends meet.
This will give me plenty of time to think of paint scheme for the Jagdtiger. :)
Take Care,
Normandy.

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Henschel Not So Good News Update

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:59 am

Hey Guys,

Christmas is quickly approaching and here is a so-so update.

I will be taking off next week and the week between Christmas and New Year to spend time on the Tiger II project.

The full builds are almost 85% done and need to be painted .

Hopefully those will go off to paint early next week.

I hopefully will have time to make the Jagdtiger proto in this time span and if things go smooth hopefully make the moulds for the parts.

Then early next year the Porsche will happen.

My real work is were it used to be, making modeling work next to impossible.

Only when work slows down is when I make XD.

That means during the year of the Horten my real job was a non entity.

If work continues that way it has been the Tiger II may just be my last project.

The A-10 is suffering the fate as the Tiger II project now.

My 3-D printer guy has been on the road for almost a solid year and simply does not have the time as well to spend on our beloved A-10.

The printer guy had offered ( financier ) back his money but he( financier ) is still holding the faith and wants to keep the money where it is .

So with another year comes false hopes and plans for 2 of the XD world's Holy Grails.

So close yet so far away.

Damned economy.

:? :? :?
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger And 1/18 A-10 Update

Post by normandy » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:57 pm

Looking forward to the Jagdtiger Matthew.

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Not the Jagdtiger prototype...... :shock: .......I love this photo....
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Your King Tiger kit was outstanding. Anyone have pictures of their Pickelhaube King Tiger?
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger

Post by Innuendoh » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:25 pm

So, Mr. Picklehaube, and other distinguished gentleman, are all of these brilliant 1/18 German tanks gone forever or is there a way to still procure them? :D

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:55 pm

Innuendoh wrote:So, Mr. Picklehaube, and other distinguished gentleman, are all of these brilliant 1/18 German tanks gone forever or is there a way to still procure them? :D
Yes it is Still available.
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger

Post by normandy » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:11 am

Its an impressive model in 1:18

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:45 am

This was a long build along with the mold making process .

It took me about 3-4 weeks to make all of the molds.

The new molds took me slightly over 2.
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Re Vamp In Progress

Post by normandy » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:12 pm

Oh man what a diorama this would make...

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Looking forward to another KT Pickel !


Hey Matthew did the Hun ever see your King Tigers?

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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Re Vamp In Progress

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:04 pm

Yes he did.

He said it was bad to the bone.

His words
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Re: 1/18 King Tiger Re Vamp In Progress

Post by normandy » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:04 am

:D Sounds like something he would say. :salute:

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