Hunting Tiger for Simon T

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Sorry that I am late to the start of the memorial GB but finally finally finally ,,,,sigh,,,, received the kit updates that I am going to incorporate into my old Tamiya Hunting Tiger for Simon. And of course there will be some scratchery along the way. Going to have to do my best of starting this build while finishing up my other Tiger dio... hmmmm...looks like I have a bit of a Tiger theme going on here and didn’t even realize it.. ..maybe I’ll have to throw in a Tony the Tiger or Tiger Woods model kit too to keep this Tiger thing going..
let the fun begin ...
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'So K with me Joe, there's plenty of time. I'll take a seat near the back so's I can keep an eye on the "rabble".
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Nice one Joe, Looking forward to the build.
 

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finally had some time to clean up and remove the bits and bobs from the old kit that was partially constructed many moons agothumbnail_IMG_1091.jpgthumbnail_IMG_1092.jpg

....boy that old glue sure sticks well... wondering if there are any products on the market that thin the old adhesive when parts are joined together???:thinking: still some filling and sanding of items that were removed for replacement with either PE or with some scratchery materials. looks like up next is working on a new hatch on the top of that turret...the old kit one is just lacking alot of detail and is not really worthy of installing on this beauty of a tank

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Happy thanksgiving Joe. The build is coming along really well. Will you be texturing the hull at all?
 

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Happy thanksgiving Joe. The build is coming along really well. Will you be texturing the hull at all?
Thank you Steve,
We had just a small family gathering due to COVID.yes the hull will be textured a bit more than it currently is. just a few updates below on the turret , hatch etc,
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That really isn't small is it. Looking good so far.

ATB

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Looking good so far Joe. Definitely hand made by the looks of that tag in the background. :thumb2:

Cheers,
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A few more updates I’m hunting tiger… Getting ready to start those track soon… I’ve never tried metal tracks so any tips and tricks from the Rabble is much appreciated,,,I know the pictures don’t look very pretty and I am hoping that the primer will cover up all of the plastic infill that I had to do for old holes left from parts removed.
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There are loads of vids on YT for the metal tracks Joe. Quite straight forward especially with the larger Tiger tracks.

Luvin all the extras you have done detailing wise. Keep up the great work my friend
 

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That’s coming on a treat Strenko. It’s got your trademark attention to detailing all over it....
 

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Nice work Strenko. :smiling3:

My top tip for metal tracks is to bin the wire and use dressmakers pins. The holes in the track are usually .5mm, I use .53mm pins, snip off the pointy end and insert, then snip of the bit still sticking out. No need for glue doing it this way.
 

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My top tip for metal tracks is to bin the wire and use dressmakers pins. The holes in the track are usually .5mm, I use .53mm pins, snip off the pointy end and insert, then snip of the bit still sticking out. No need for glue doing it this way.
Thats a great tip Bob. Would it be possible to use the pin end as the track bolt??
 

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Thats a great tip Bob. Would it be possible to use the pin end as the track bolt??
Potentially yes Steve as they are fairly small, though you would need to cut each pin to the right length before fitting.. On the tracks I just did for my King Tiger I snipped them off as they are all on the inside of the tracks.

One thing I noticed is that the burnishing fluid colours/oxidizes the pins as well as the tracks, which is a bonus.
 

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Loving the details Joe. PaulE
 
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