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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
Building a 1/16th. Tiger II Final Production
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 02:10 AM UTC
Well It's time to start another one.


The kit that I am using is Trumpeters King Tiger II Two in One kit.
It gives you both the Porsche and Henschel turrets.
This build is to show the kits build and is not necessarly 100 percent accurate, I am using what came in the box with a few modifications. I don't necessarly need to hear from the EXPERTEN, just enjoy the build and if you are thinking about building it, you might want to keep track of any shortcuts I find.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 02:21 AM UTC
I start with the assembly of the OUTER ROAD WHEELS


Incase you can't make out the printing on the picture, it is as follows.

Outer Roadwheel Parts=RW1-4 ,RW1-2 ,RW1-1 , RW1-3 & Poly Cap PP1
To assemble start with joining together RW1-4&RW1-2 then scrape the inside of the flange on the inside of RW1-2.
This is where RW1-3 will fit in and is easier to do now.
Next scrape the inside of the flange on RW1-1 and install it over the flange on RW1-2 Finally insert the polycap inside RW1-3 then insert RW1-3 and glue arround the edge. You have now easily assembled the outer road wheels.
Donald

PS, You can always follow the kit instructions but I found this easier.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 02:37 AM UTC
Now we do the INNER ROAD WHEELS


Doing the Inner Wheels is prety much like the Outer ones.
Assemble RW2-2&RW2-3 Scrape the inside of the flenge on RW2-2. Next scrape the inside of the flange on RW2-1, the install it on to RW2-2/RW2-3 aqssembly. Insert the Polly Cap PP2 inside the flange on RW2-4 then install it and glue arround the edge of RW2-4.
It is sudjester to use a liquid glue with applicator as the fit of all of the parts is quite tight.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 03:10 AM UTC
I'll be watching this one too.




Jeff
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 03:42 AM UTC
Hello,

I wish you the best of luck, I have this kit and not had a chance to start it yet so will be following with interest.

I had to laugh about your comments on the "EXPERTEN" it is sometimes daunting making a build log because someone might come along and say that you put something on wrong or back to front in my case



miniflea
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 06:01 AM UTC
I'll be following this with interest. I've had my eye on this kit for a while now, but I've heard there are fit issues and other problems with it, though I've seen other builds online that end up looking amazing.

As for accuracy issues, personally I'm always interested to hear about them even if I have no plans to correct them.
Blackstoat
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 07:13 AM UTC
I looked at one of those myself so I'm looking with interest.

Where did you get it? From what I've seen they sell for mega bucks
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:10 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I looked at one of those myself so I'm looking with interest.

Where did you get it? From what I've seen they sell for mega bucks


I got the kit from www.squadron.com
They are out of stock right now, but they get them in every once in a while.
If I yas you and wanted it I would waite until it's on sale.
They have the SU-100 on sale now for about $197
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:14 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello,

I wish you the best of luck, I have this kit and not had a chance to start it yet so will be following with interest.

I had to laugh about your comments on the "EXPERTEN" it is sometimes daunting making a build log because someone might come along and say that you put something on wrong or back to front in my case


I don't mind them pointing out mistakes, but it's kind of useless after the kit is finished. I mean come on really you expect me to repaint the gun of the SU-100 after the kit is finished or change the radio?
I just build what comes in the box and try to add to it.
Donald

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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 03:15 PM UTC
I'm sorry if I was nitpicking on the radio, didn't mean anything by it and I probaby should have said something sooner.

Anyway, your large scale builds are superb and I always look forward to seeing them on here.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:50 AM UTC
Well I have some more done.


The wheels except for painting are completely finished.


OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:55 AM UTC
These are the left & right inner side pannels.


( OF SPECIAL NOTE, THERE IS A LARGE TAB ON THE INNER EDGE OF THE LARGE OPENING AT THE REAR END OF THE SIDE PANNELS. IF YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADJUST THE IDLER ARM THIS WILL HAVE TO BE REMOVED BEFORE INSTALLING SIDE PANNELS TO LOWER HULL)

There is a build of this kit lower down in this forem page, the builder had trouble adjusting the track tension. Removing this tab will solve the problem.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 12:58 AM UTC
Here is the lower hull with side panels and floor bracing installed.



OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 01:04 AM UTC
Now we have some of the internal tanks and fittings, assembled and painted.



SDavies
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 01:25 AM UTC
Good start !
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 03:16 AM UTC
First we have the firewall, there are 6 spots where the tabs from the engine compartment side panels show through .

They need to be filled after installing the side panels.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 03:20 AM UTC
Now we work on the torsion bars



You should cut off the first section if you have assembled the wheel caps to the wheels.
They are not needed and prevent the wheels from fiting all the way on the arms.



There is a lot of filling on these parts, you could probably leave the arms as is but you would have to live with the seams on the road wheel arms.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 03:37 AM UTC
The completed torsion bar assemblies





Note the filled sink marks.

Thats all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 03:49 AM UTC
Looking good! Love the time your taking on showing the individual steps involved.

Do you plan to do a cutaway feature to show all the interior work?



Jeff
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Posted: Sunday, March 02, 2014 - 04:24 AM UTC

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Looking good! Love the time your taking on showing the individual steps involved.

Do you plan to do a cutaway feature to show all the interior work?



Jeff



No no cut away, I'm going to make the upper hull removeable
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 09:09 AM UTC
Here I have the lower hull up on 1 inch wood blocks with the wheels temporarily installed. I did this to set the height of the road wheel arms. The fit of the torsion bars into the sockets inside the hull is excelent, unfortunatly they have a verry slopy fit into the arms. I have glued the arms in position and this is to set them all at the same height.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 09:14 AM UTC
Here ia the lower hull with the tanks , Seats, & Controlls installed.


Next we have a close up of the firewall from the fighting compartment.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 09:23 AM UTC
Both sides in the front will need some filling, the fit is not real good.


Now this is a complete waist of time and material.


It takes 6 parts to build the section, then it is completely hidden. Rather dumb I think.
donald
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Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 08:24 AM UTC
I have been working on the sub assemblies for the lower hull, they will be photoed when installed.
Ihave also finished the engine. I'd like to shoot the idiot that came up with flexible vinle for the hoses. They are really dificult tofasten in place.



This shows the engine partially assembled, the two assemblies on the toothpicks are air intakes off the exhaust manifolds. The Instructions have them reversed.

On top the engine, the parts that go under the aircleaners wont be seen, you can leave them off if you want.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 08:37 AM UTC
Here are two views of the completed engine.
To all the EXPERTEN out there, I know the colors might not be exactly right, but they look good. Who knows, maby some were painted this way.




Well thats all for now.
Donald