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Up Detailing the 1/16th. Hobby Boss Tiger I
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Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 09:37 PM UTC

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Track tension on a real Tiger was adjusted by moving the idler. Is this not possible in the model?

David



If you remove the built in stops where it mounts to the hull you should be able to get a full range of adjustment.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 08:55 PM UTC
Track tension on a real Tiger was adjusted by moving the idler. Is this not possible in the model?

David
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 05:09 PM UTC
Installed


When viewed at a certain angle the screws on the front set of wheels are visible , a little paint needed there.


I think that the Track sag looks about right, it will have to do as there's no way to adjust it easily.


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 05:05 PM UTC
The Tracks are Painted, assembled, and installed.

I pre. painted the Track.


I used a little bright steel on the contact areas .

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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 02:22 AM UTC
Wow! What a daunting task. Over-repetition kills my mojo.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:39 PM UTC
Ready for sanding and painting.


Now back to work.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 - 04:34 AM UTC
That's one heck of track filling work you have there. Nice progress overall.
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:00 PM UTC
I have the track links all cleaned up.
Some had a lot of flash on the areas where they join together.


Each link has four push pin marks that need filling.


It might be a while before I have anything more to post, there's a lot of filling and sanding to do.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 08:52 PM UTC
For the Left side I started with the Sprocket and worked toward the Idler.


You have to install the Sprockets while installing the wheels as they all fit together. The Idlers fit easily, no problem there.

I used a piece of tubing and a polly cap from spare parts to hold the Sprockets on.


Here shows the running gear all installed.


Next I'll be working on the Track, I'm hoping that there are extra as the spares that this kit has for the turret are all mounted upside down.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 08:44 PM UTC
Now I'll install the Wheels and Sprockets.
This didn't work out like I hoped and I had to do some extra work.
First off the axle pins will not fit into the holes in the swing arms, you could probably drill them to fit but you might end up with a very loose fit.
I chose to use a C clamp to press them onto the arms, but to do this I had to remove the arms from the lower hull and re install them one at a time after fitting the wheels to them.


The one above still needs to be pressed on.

I started at the Idled on the right side and worked toward the sprocket.
The one just before the Sprocket was the hardest.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 08:33 PM UTC
Install a long bushing on the axle pin and insert the assembly into the double wheel assembly.


You need eight of these.
The small notches on the shaft of the outer wheel don't do anything.


The finished Wheels.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 08:24 PM UTC
You need eight of these .


Here are the parts for the single outer wheel assemblies .


Join together the inner double wheels with the small screws.

Insert the axle pin into the extension and install on the outer wheel ( fit is really tight)
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 08:16 PM UTC
Here is how I assembled the wheels, this wasn't easy and there are probably other ways to to it.

I started with the double outside wheel assemblies .
You need to trim the inside areas shown to get them to go together.


Insert the axle pin and join the wheels together.

Fasten them together with the small screws and install a long bushing on the axle pin.

Install and glue in place the single inner wheel.
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Posted: Saturday, August 06, 2016 - 02:09 AM UTC
Fantastic stuff!

Gaz
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 09:30 PM UTC
I moved and replaced the retaining bolt for the muzzle brake.


The gun is now centered .



Well the basic assembly except for the wheels is finished, next the wheels and all the small parts.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 09:22 PM UTC
I found when applying the Zimmerit, that the weld beads around the Gun trunions should be removed also.


The Zimmerit for the left side of the turret was about 1mm. too long, you should check the fit before gluing it down.

I added a strip , 0.5mm thick to the gun barrel to help center it in the mantlet .

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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 09:27 PM UTC
Here I have the Mantlet temporarily installed.
This needs a 5mm strip on both the top and bottom as shown.



I fixed the gun in the neutral position.
It isn't hinged where it should be at the front and there's a large gap.

These will have to be removed to fit the Zimmerit on the turret.

Like so.

That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 09:24 PM UTC
Looking great so far,keep up the good work
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 09:23 PM UTC
I have some work on the Turret started.
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 09:18 PM UTC
I have the side Zimmerit installed.



There's even Zimmerit under the side skirts.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 08:42 PM UTC
I've been working on the front upper Zimmerit.
It all fits better if the front part is installed first.


Remember all parts need to be trimmed to fit.


Be sure to leave the area on the front edge, it covers the top edges of the lower front.


Working on the side Zimmerit next.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 11:03 AM UTC
Nice progress so far.

Looking forward to see more.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 07:11 AM UTC

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Speaker mounts

Here is the inside, there was a volume control slot on the bottom rear. This kit was a radio control model at one time.
I can't imagine what else this was fore.

Donald



Thanks Donald. I didn't know it had an RC option. Nice work, looking forward to see more. Cheers, Tat
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 02:24 AM UTC
Don,
Nice job on removing the extra grill. Great add-ons, too.

Watching with interest,

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 12:45 AM UTC
Here I started installing the Zimmerit on the rear Hull.
I used the parts as shown to aid in its placement.





That's all for now.
Donald