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Simon's Jagdtiger...

Simon's Jagdtiger...

... the Tamiya 1/35 kit built by Simon Hammerton Germany - World War 2

Simon Hammerton13/04/2009 20:57:47
5392 forum posts
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Greetings and Salutations One and All
Now that I've worked out what I'm doing, here are some pics of the new Tamiya Jagdtiger for your consideration.

As you can see, the detail on the running gear is very good indeed. 

The way Tamiya has gone about the roadwheel outer face works very well, but requires care when cleaning off the sprue attachment points. These carry on behind the edge of the wheel disc. But anyone who has seen the sectioned roadwheel on display at Bovington will see that this is a good solution to the problem.

The drive sprockets like the rest of the running gear are held on with the good old poly caps, which makes it so easy to build up the tracks and then pop off the wheels for painting.
More pics when I've whizzed them in the computer.
Mark S13/04/2009 21:12:10
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Looks very much like a blog to me Simon
Will you be covering the whole build like this, I for one would love to see this kit put together as would many others ?
The poly caps for the running gear sounds great, it would be nice for all kits to have that option, pop the wheels on and off at leasure
Jamie Ferguson13/04/2009 21:30:19
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304 photos
Hi Simon.
Look forwards to seeing this.
I have 1/48 Tamiya Jagdtiger in the queue of tanks to be built. Hoping this will inspire me.
Martyn Crowther13/04/2009 21:59:50
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Nice start Simon!
Andy Claesens13/04/2009 22:57:28
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Go on Simon... Blog it... you know you want to...
Good start mate.
Ross Mahoney13/04/2009 22:59:05
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Hi Simon
Looks like you have started to make some good progress. Looking good. Can't wait to see more when I get back.
Simon Hammerton13/04/2009 23:11:20
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Hello Folks
My working life makes blogging rather awkward, can't guarantee being at the bench when I want to.
It's a good kit but not perfect

I've just finished cleaning up the kit gun tube with copious applications of Micro Mesh pads. The mounting is not complete as I intend to fit a Lion Marc Alloy barrel as soon as it turns up from SBX Models. LM are doing barrels for both the Tamiya and Dragon JTs.
While I'm in full flow.........
FIFTY QUID! and no ally barrel. No I don't think so either. If the Pak44 had come with a muzzle brake it would not be such a problem, but without one you need to see some rifling!
Anyway it's track builing next, but now I'm off for some Peroni's
Ciao Bambinos
Tony Dill 214/04/2009 17:11:57
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looks to be very interesting from here, but the conclusion is that for what you pay, you are being a tad shortchanged? Am I right, or just being tightfisted?
Robin Buckland14/04/2009 19:10:49
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Hi Simon,
Thanks for this, it'll be good to see how the kit turns out as you go through it.
Simon Hammerton15/04/2009 00:32:45
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Hi Folks
Tony, I've got to admit that if I had to pay the going rate for this model (£50 in the UK), I'd feel a little peeved. I've found that Hobby Easy are doing this kit for under £30 plus P&P, which makes an Email to Hong Kong very tempting
The Dragon Tiger I w/Zimmerit is about the same price as the JT and comes fully loaded with more goodies than you can shake a stick at.
I'm not a massive Dragon fan - too many unnecessary mistakes for me - but you do get what you pay for.
Thanks again to Robin for giving me the model, it's still a highly enjoyable kit to build, but I just wish they had thrown in the ally barrel.
More pics Wednesday night.

Edited By Simon Hammerton on 15/04/2009 00:33:25

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