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Takom Tiger II

Cutaway Version

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ClosedAccount18/10/2017 09:47:00
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Hi All,

First post here although I do frequent the sister Model Flying forum.

Radio Control planes are my primary passion but I do enjoy the odd plastic kit project which I tend to dabble in during the winter months.

I started this one about thee weeks ago and what a gorgeous kit it is, the plan is to try and show the inner workings of the vehicle whilst retaining the overall look from other angles. The only additional item is a set of Eduard skirts/fenders and some odd accessories left over from other projects.

I've decided to bring the cut down to the centre line of the torsion bars to show the suspension and will also cross section the appropriate wheels.

The cut edges will cleaned up and then finished with a torched type finish.


John Race18/10/2017 10:17:41
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A warm welcome from another John . looks good, some nice additional ideas there which should make an even more interesting subject.

I shall keep at watch on this if I may. thumbs up


Andy Claesens18/10/2017 16:04:50
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Welcome to the MilMod Brotherhood John.

Quite an introduction!

I have always been fascinated by cutaway models since seeing some of the Tamiya cutaway photos in their catalogues.and this one looks fantastic so far. thumbs upstar

One of our older members Dick "Squiddley" Francis did some beautys that were mostly scratch built.. I think there are still some images on the site somewhere.

Keep it up, I'll watch with great interest.


ClosedAccount18/10/2017 17:48:31
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Thank you for the welcomes.

It's a bit late to put these anywhere else so though I'd show a couple of pics from last winter and the winter before.







The Merlin is the Airfix version with the Eduard PE, I opened it up and did folded rotors and a workable folding tail with lED internal lighting.

The Corsair is the Tamiya 1/32 again with Eduard PE. I opened up the back end and the cockpit a little. The individual cockpit is a standalone model ( now finished together with a Eduard resin motor)


John Race18/10/2017 17:59:36
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John this could start a craze, beautiful work. Some outstanding detail, thanks for no........ 5star


Just seen you photo of your cave, very nice.thumbs up

Edited By John Race on 18/10/2017 18:00:06

Edited By John Race on 18/10/2017 18:04:30

Richard Foenander18/10/2017 18:07:59
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Hi John,

The builds are fantastic especially the Merlin which can be opened up.thumbs up



Scottie18/10/2017 20:01:21
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Hi John,

​A very warm welcome. Some stunning models, I look forward to seeing some more.


ClosedAccount19/10/2017 08:09:59
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I need a bigger bench for this one, I plan a few sub assembly painting sessions including turret top, bottom and basket and will also paint chassis top and bottom separately to make life easier ( I hope)


Jeffrey Leiby20/10/2017 16:04:30
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Very interesting build of your cutaway Tiger. The old Fort Knox Patton Museum of Armor and Cavalry had a Tiger II that they opened up similar to your build. They had lights inside for visibility and included mannequins dressed in proper uniforms at a couple of the crew stations. Don't know how you plan to display, but a museum setting might be a possibility.


Jon Heptonstall 120/10/2017 16:29:03
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Hello John.

A very interesting model this.The thickness of the hull armour plate looks to be in scale. Is it the same with the turret roof?


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