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Pz.Kpfw VI Tiger I early version Fujimi 1:72

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Wouter12/08/2017 14:06:32
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So, extra detailing a 1/72 sprocket? smile o You are defo insane mate teeth 2. Good to see you make a start thumbs up

Si, what a great stash...I spotted a couple of Tigers...don't resist, you know you want to LOL


Si Benson12/08/2017 14:11:10
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When I get round to Building one of my Tiger kits, you'll be first to know mate....coz I'll be asking you for advicewink 2


jimbo12/08/2017 14:30:42
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Hi Steve

Detailing a 1/72 sprocket thinking As has been said that is the 'road to madness'. Excellent and very neat work though smile p. The figures will work well with just a little sharpening of detail.


Road of Bones12/08/2017 18:21:00
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Riveting work Steve! nerd

(...I'll get me coat...)

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Alistair smile d

Steve Jones 1213/08/2017 09:27:07
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Hi Everyone

Si - That is one serious stash you have going on there! Some great kits. If you average one completed a year then your going to be very ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooold when you do them alllaughface 20

Wouter - I have indeed gone over to the dark sideyesbeer

Jim - Well I blame you and Mr T for the detailing madnesslaugh, It seems the figures are from a 1:76 kit. Do you think they will look too different?

Alistair - The old ones are the best onesyeslaugh

I started by adding some detailing to the rear drive wheels. They should have six sunken rivets on the hub. However it is far to small to do so I have just introduced six grooves which will give a shadow look once painted giving the idea of the recess and rivets


Then it was onto the back end. Section 9 deals with the exhausts which are the incorrect later ones with the raised exhaust cover


What you need is the hinged covers


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Also the original piece has sunken holes where the supports for the other cover would go. So these were covered with rivets and an exhaust cover hinged open attached


Steve Jones 1213/08/2017 09:27:34
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The join on the exhaust cylinder is not good but is covered over by the protection plate so all okayyes


Section 10 deals with the jack. The initial construction is made up of these four detailed parts



Section 11 asks you to drill some holes for the fixings of the tool box, filters and jack. As the 712 did not have a tool box those holes were left. Also an issue I need to look into is the rear brake light on the L/H corner. This is the later style and I need the earlier Notek one. Something to work onwink



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Steve Jones 1213/08/2017 09:27:50
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Next was the fitting of the jack. I remember on the 142 build last year everything is very cramped on the back end. I will probably leave off the filter for ease of painting, Firstly a couple of metal supports have to be put on for the jack to sit on


They were glued from behind to prevent glue stains on the front. The jack sits well



Then the top of the handle and clamp are added, along with the end piece and two brackets. Glad I am not doing the PE for this onelaugh



This will be left to dry and then I will do a gentle clean up to get rid of the excess dust etc

Next is some interior detail which will be seen under the rear mesh guardsyes.


This is really a nice kit and nothing has been lost to the carpet monster - yetlaugh. Thanks for watching



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John Race13/08/2017 11:19:52
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Oh dear too much for me Steve. Have the gentlemen in white coats arrived yet. Nurse said she had despatched them .What are you on surprise, you will disappear at this rate into a borrower☺

Joking apart this amazing work .thumbs upbeer

John .

Fernando Nijhuis13/08/2017 18:43:27
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Hi Steve,

Nice project you’ve chosen and thank you for the history behind this one (and Wouter of course).

Top work already, the rivets and bolts look very nice.thumbs up


Edited By Fernando Nijhuis on 13/08/2017 18:43:59

Wouter15/08/2017 14:56:59
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Hi Steve, nice update indeed. Like the enhanced exhaust valves and jack you added there.

Btw: John, I think I just saw the ambulance coming through on their way to Steve face 20


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