|Dan Reed||13/04/2010 04:24:54|
1705 forum posts
No screens for the top deck?
They should have them, shouldn't they?
492 forum posts
that gone a be an amezing Tiger my friend.
|Bob M1Carbine Holmstrom||13/04/2010 07:07:09|
993 forum posts
Bill - holy hand grenades batman.....9 Tigers.....am I correct on that. Well Im in for the long haul on this..........staying tuned
|Philip Appleyard||13/04/2010 07:43:57|
296 forum posts
Hello Major Tigerzard!!!
Off to a mouth watering start Bill, and a very exciting subject for the 1st in the Darwinian kitty parade.
Do you need anything else from the Academy Early? PM me.
Cheers Bill... Phil.
|Mac McConnell||13/04/2010 12:38:08|
5663 forum posts
Good luck bill on this mind blowing project no wonder theres a metal shortage out there supprised they can find the brass for all those frets.
|Moggeller, PhD||13/04/2010 13:23:01|
10370 forum posts
Hi Beavie; nice to see you out of hibernation! Good luck with the Sturmie. AFV's big brother will get done at the end of this lot.
Man Love Rules!
|Moggeller, PhD||13/04/2010 13:32:07|
10370 forum posts
Hiya Dan; I will use the screens out of the PE set - the pictures are somewhat misleading, but the set does have 'em.
Olivier; nice to have you along, Buddy.
Hi Bob; actually...I have a confession to make (oops). I bought another 6406 at Cosford on Sunday along with the Voyager Model Jumbo Edition for Tiger 1, late. OMG! I must be mad! At least Barkington'll be pleased; one more into the mix.
Talking of whom; hiya Phil - PM sent, thanks for the offer. Quite interesting that Academy comes to the detail-freak's rescue here. Any ideas/thoughts on the rectangular aperture on the engine deck; leave off (i.e. delete) or run with? Or maybe even add 'early' Feifel (bracketing & piping as seen on the initial Tiger in Achtung Panzer #6). What do you think?
He he Mac; too right. My floor is sagging with the weight! (not...) Actually; my Tiger 1,late is twice as heavy as the Jagdpanzer IV's - must be the Friuls.
Build update; the MIG resin update is not as 'superior' as expected. Lower quality moulding with loads of holes, some soft detail casting, some warpage & seam lines to delete as well as thick casting blocks & skip-loads of flash. Not a patch on Voyager resin casting & not worth the Euroes IMHO.
|Andy Mitchell||13/04/2010 18:35:59|
5433 forum posts
Hell of a project Bill and good luck to you, this could be the difinitive blog for all of us newbies to the confusing world of the Tiger. I bought that SMI Productions book too and have been sloooowly building a late version but I'm still finding my feet with it. Mighty fine speciment you showed earlier and a shame if you have to cover it in paint!
Good luck with the Karaya tracks BTW and shaving off all the pin marks
|Moggeller, PhD||13/04/2010 20:36:32|
10370 forum posts
Hey Andy - wot I haven't talked about yet is Tiger-II-fest. Plenty to whet the appetite of the big cat lovers.
I would love to see some WIP of your Tiger; thanks for your kind words about the Tamiya one.
I am figuring out where I should put casting numbers on this one;
* snorkel cover
* upper surface of gun mantlet
* armoured exhaust covers
Any suggestions for elsewhere boys?
|Andy Claesens||13/04/2010 20:44:07|
10879 forum posts
Good to see this mahoosive blogfest begin. I'm focusing on finishing 2 more and then if I'm lucky I'll be breaking out the Tiger this weekend!!! Wahay!
Blog on Tiger meister...
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