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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
Building the 1/16th. Jagdtiger from Trumpeter
sam_dwyer
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:14 AM UTC
HI Dan,

Yes its on all king tigers and jagdtigers. It was a thin sheet metal cover, its use was to cover the oily bits of the transmission (obviously) but also directed cooling air over the transmission too. It was connected to a fan at the back of the vehicle and cold air was drawn in to the front section, over the transmission part then out the back of the casing via the curved pipe:

panamadan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:32 AM UTC

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Is there some type of shield over the transmission?
Dan



Yep:



Sam,
What was it made of? Is it common?
Thanks, Dan
ryally
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:13 AM UTC
Thanks for doing the build log!! (I'm not on Bookface)
Would like to see how you handle the rear back plate as that seems to be the worst issue you have shown for me.
Still thinking about getting one I was hoping that Tamiya would bring one out in a static form without R/C but it doesn't look like its going to happen
sam_dwyer
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 07:03 AM UTC

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Is there some type of shield over the transmission?
Dan



Yep:

panamadan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 06:50 AM UTC
Is there some type of shield over the transmission?
Dan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 04:15 AM UTC
This comment may seem trivial compared to the scope of the project you are doing, but excellent work on the fire extinguisher. To me it actually looks like real metal. What did you use to get such an effect on the extinguisher? Thanks for sharing your work on this machine it has been extremely educational and fun following for me.
sam_dwyer
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 02:11 AM UTC

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Hey Sam,
Do you know how the covers opened?
I've been looking on line and found some Pics. where the center two panels were missing.
It looks obvious that the covers have to slide to the side as there's no room to open them like a door.
Regards
Donald



Hi Donald,

Im guessing you mean the floor plates? I believe they sat on top of the ammo locker, though im not sure how they were secured in at either end. Each floor plate had a lifting handle though, sadly not depicted in trumpeters' kit:



Sam
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 05:08 PM UTC




Could have left everything to the rear and bolt details as it will be covered with the Ammo Box.

That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 05:02 PM UTC



OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:57 PM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:51 PM UTC
I'm about finished with the Engine Area.




OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:48 PM UTC
Hey Sam,
Do you know how the covers opened?
I've been looking on line and found some Pics. where the center two panels were missing.
It looks obvious that the covers have to slide to the side as there's no room to open them like a door.
Regards
Donald
sam_dwyer
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 03:24 AM UTC
Very little is seen once the floor plates and under floor ammo locker is added, sadly.







Sam
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 01:52 AM UTC

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I'll be watching.I saw at Great Lakes Hobby in Sterling Heights Michigan for $249.99.A friend was looking at the box and said said if he got it ,it would be a divorce in a box! Looks nice.What is the battery box for?



The kit has the Battery Box going under the Floor Ammo Storage Box.
I just wanted to show you guys what it looked like. I'm not going to use it as it can't be seen, that's just extra work that doesn't need doing. It's the same with the Fuel Tanks & Fuel Lines that go under the Radiators .
Regards
Donald
phantom8747
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 07:14 PM UTC
I'll be watching.I saw at Great Lakes Hobby in Sterling Heights Michigan for $249.99.A friend was looking at the box and said said if he got it ,it would be a divorce in a box! Looks nice.What is the battery box for?
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 05:18 PM UTC
Now back to the build.
I'm still working on the engine area.
Here is the coolant tank, the hose goes to the water pump on the side of the engine. You could leave it off as it can't be seen.

I clipped off the Track adjusting screws they aren't workable and get in the way of fitting the rear plate.




That's all for now.
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 05:14 PM UTC

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Don, the tanks probably didn't last long enough to get serviced.
Dan



I figured that, that's why I don't do a lot of heavy weathering.
I don't think that this type of armor would be very pratical for mobile combat. If you cant move it easily it would be easy to bypass it.
Donald
panamadan
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 10:26 PM UTC
Don, the tanks probably didn't last long enough to get serviced.
Dan
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
It might be easier if you assemble the short and long sections of the piping before instalation.



There are some nicely detailed battery boxes, but they go under the Ammo Boxes and can't be seen.



Man I shure wouldn't want to have to service them on the real vehicle.

that's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 09:06 PM UTC
The top needs some filling, and I removed the detail from the top of the plate shown.


I added some bolt head detail and painted it Field Grey, it could have been Red Oxide but at that time period the different manufactures of the parts used what they had at hand so almost any color is possible.

Be careful you use the right drive shafts as the one for the Tiger II is included in the kit.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 08:52 PM UTC
I've no Idea now mat, I got this one during the holidays when Squadron Shop had a sale.

Donald

Here I have the two Ducts that run from the floor to the side walls installed, I'm not shure of their color so I painted the so.


The inner rear plate is being used to hold the rear of the hull in position. There is some warpage in the rear hull.

The 2 ducts are a soft plastic but go together with liquid glue, you'r not going to remove the seams but they won't be seen anyway.

Here I installed the plates that go under the radiator units, I didn't install the fuel tanks that go under them (not seen)
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
Your work is astonishing. Any advice on where I can pick one up, on the cheap?
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 02:06 AM UTC
The other side of the Firewall.


Here's a little of the front interior.



Now it's back to the Engine area.

Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 02:00 AM UTC
I started sliding the assembly down while prying the rear of the Hull open wider.


Almost there.


Now glue it all down.

That went better than I thought it would.
Top view, still a lot to add.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 01:56 AM UTC
I am gluing the front of the Engine to the Firewall before installing it all in the hull. This is an experiment, will it work ? Hey who knows, it seems more logical this way than trying to do it with the Firewall allready installed in the Hull.

The scoops that come off the Exhaust shroud, the tops curve the wrong way. I'm pretty shure that I installed the right curved parts on the right sides. Well maby I screwed up there. It might be better to install the curved parts after every thing is installed.


Here the Engine is glued to the Firewall, if you do it this way besure the rear of the Engine is level with the bottom of the Firewall.