1/18th Jagdtiger Re-Vamp In Progress

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger More Progress PICS !!

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:06 pm

Getting real close guys.

New rear handles

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New lift hooks.

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Travel lock 90 % . It will swing down and I will make it so the clamp opens and closes . A lot of pics show this part missing but it is so big it needs to be made. The modeler can use it or not.

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger More Progress PICS !!

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:22 am

TankAce wrote:The tank came out really good as always.
I"m curious how it will look next to a Tiger 1 or a Sherman.

I will try and take some pics of the side by side . :D
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Almost Done PICS !

Post by normandy » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:01 pm

Hey Pickelhaube, the details are looking great. The handles on the rear doors look more to scale now.
You've put some work into the travel lock :shock: dang that looks good. Are you going to build a Jagdtiger
for yourself?

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Almost Done PICS !

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:15 pm

normandy wrote:Hey Pickelhaube, the details are looking great. The handles on the rear doors look more to scale now.
You've put some work into the travel lock :shock: dang that looks good. Are you going to build a Jagdtiger
for yourself?

Thanks Normandy. Yep a lot of work did go into it. :D

Yes I do believe I will make a Jagd for myself.

It is becoming my favorite piece of armor.

Well at least a second close to the Sdkfz 222 :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Almost Done PICS !

Post by Jnewboy » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:01 pm

Looking great!!!! 8) 8)

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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Started !! ( Input Needed )

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:27 pm

---------------Jagdtiger Kit

Normandy --------1
Maritime 96-------1
Tank Ace----------X 2
Grockwood -------1
Zelda -------------X 2
Pat L. of Oregon--1
Skypirate ---------1 FULLBUILD


Minuet progress on the Jagd.

I have the travel lock done , have made the rear doors thicker and have made the mantlet hook.

I have also

made the Jagd pioneer tool layout
finished the copula
relocated the long bar ( cleaning rod ? ) in the back of the fighting box.

All the fabrication is done . I just need to do the final mock up before the tear down in order to make the molds.

Hopefully I can finish tomorrow on Mardis Gras Day.
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Almost Done PICS !

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:04 pm

Happy Mardi Gras?

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Almost Done PICS !

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:23 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:Happy Mardi Gras?
I know I should have the day off . But.........
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Almost Done PICS !

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:15 pm

Finally the Jagdtiger prototype is done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now time to tear it down and make copies .

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Almost Done PICS !

Post by maritime96 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:46 pm

Looks AWESOME can't wait to have this beast. - :D
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done PICS !!

Post by normandy » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:25 am

Wow that looks BIG next to the Sherman, is that 1:16? :wink:
Pichel thats an impressive looking (1:18 :D ) model, I don't know why I'm surprised
every time I see one of your custom pieces.....but I am!
Beautiful job on this Jagdtiger!

I like this Photo....
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done PICS !!

Post by normandy » Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:04 pm

Just found another view of to same tank....

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Pickel, I'm still thinking of taking the fenders off, like the photo above..... to give it a "used look" :wink:

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done PICS !!

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:48 pm

I like the look with out the fenders myself.

When ( if ) I make one for myself I will remove the fenders.
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done PICS !!

Post by Jnewboy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:01 am

Ive personally always liked the production version without the skirts and the Porsche version with the skirts.

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done PICS !!

Post by tmanthegreat » Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:19 pm

Dang, that's impressive work, Pickel! We need to find a way that you can better mass-produce these items or at least not have the pouring process be so labor-intensive...
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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done PICS !!

Post by normandy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:32 pm

When the cost of 3-D printing comes down and the quality of 3-D printing goes up, then this creative process won't be so "labor intensive".........ah, but then who'll remember how to make molds and pour resin? :?

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Re: PICS !! 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done PICS !!

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:17 pm

I hear you guys.

Mold making has started !!!!
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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done Molding Pross Starte

Post by pickelhaube » Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:33 pm

The molds are made !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Production will start this weekend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done Molds Have Been Made

Post by normandy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:11 pm

Release the doves!!!!!!.................... :D Great news Matthew!
This will be one of the coolest 1:18 tanks and I dare say one of the rarest (in number produced) ever offered.

still thinking of building it without fenders.
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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Protototype Done Molds Have Been Made

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:50 am

The pouring of parts will commence TODAY !!!!

This is for you guys only who have actually purchased the kit.

PLEASE EVERYBODY WHO PURCHASED A KIT SPEAK UP !!!!

I will offer the modification of cutting the hull add the filler piece mount the fighting box and cut/ add the extensions for the lower hull at a price of

$35

Now it has been a long time since this project has started .

Should I do this for free ? Or would you guys just be happy with me placing the cut lines.

I will say that the modification will take about 3-4 hours to alter the K-2 hull into a Jagdtiger hull.

Please every one speak up.

MY FEELINGS WILL NOT BE HURT, I WILL GO WITH THE GENERAL CONSENSUS.
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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Buyers Input Needed !!! !!

Post by maritime96 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:41 am

I will happily pay you $35 to do the modifications Pickle. Just let me know and I will pay pal it to you.
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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Buyers Input Needed !!! !!

Post by TankAce » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:42 am

For me the line marks on the hulls with be good.
This is one of your best builds.
I wonder what will be your next build after this?

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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Buyers Input Needed !!! !!

Post by grockwood » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:58 am

Matthew, I originally voted for doing the cutting myself. However I find my sitiation has changed. I would rather pay the $35. and have you lengthen the hull. Say the word and will have the money headed your way.

Thanks.

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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Buyers Input Needed !!! !!

Post by normandy » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:02 am

Matthew, I'll take the kit as is. I'm planning on building it without fenders so I'll already be doing
custom work just to remove them. :)

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Re: 1/18th Jagdtiger Buyers Input Needed !!! !!

Post by skypirate » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:54 pm

I'm happy to pay for the modifications.

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