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Old 09-05-2009, 03:09 PM
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Tamiya King Tiger Prod. Turret

Hello all.
Here is what I just started.
Tamiya’s King Tiger Production Turret (kit # 35164)
Verlinden’s King Tiger Engine Compartment (kit # 1045)
Cavalier’s Zimmerit for King Tiger ( 0107)


Any comments, suggestions, hints or tips, (especially about the engine) are welcome and appreciated.



First step, clean the road wheels, idler and drive sprocket.



Suspension arms.



Next I decided to do the rear plate.
The cavalier resin had some bubbles in some of the details, too hart to fix so I decided to remove them and keep the original detail from the kit.



Unfortunately, the detail on the resin and the kit do not align, so I had to remove the detail from the kit. To keep the thickness of the detail I cut around them instead of slicing them off. After separating them and cleaning them here are some of them.





I glued a piece of plasticard behind the remaining holes, and filled them with plastic.
A little putty leveled the surface off, it doesn’t need to be perfectly level since it will be covered with zimmerit.






Well, so far that's it. I'll keep posting as I go along.
As I said before, any input is welcome.
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:14 PM
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It's looks very nice! I'm impressed with your begining! What putty did you use?
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:22 PM
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It's looks very nice! I'm impressed with your begining! What putty did you use?
Squadron green putty, with a little testors plastic cement to soften it.
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Old 09-06-2009, 01:53 AM
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Since the cavaiel Zimmerit doesn't seem to fit the Tamiya kit (maybe the DML one ?) I'm afraid you're gonna be in trouble ?
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Old 09-06-2009, 03:06 AM
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By the way, it's really problem with aftermarket for Tamya. Often they have own size of some parts. For example you can use PE parts from Dragon on Zvezda, but for Tamya - never! It's allways has different size!
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:02 AM
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Since the cavaiel Zimmerit doesn't seem to fit the Tamiya kit (maybe the DML one ?) I'm afraid you're gonna be in trouble ?
Actually, the Cavalier instructions tell you to shave the details off from the Tamiya part, but since there were imperfections in the resin parts I decided to cut and use the Tamiya details. And it wasn't the size it was the position of the details in the resin and the kit part.

So far it's looking good.
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Looking good!

I like your fixes...
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:22 PM
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Nice start! I will follow this build with interest as I am underway with my Dragon King Tiger as well. I will post some pics soon.

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looks good so far
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:05 PM
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Quick update.

Wheels and sprocket assembled and primed.



Next I glued the plate to the hull, then glued the zimmerit with 5 minute epoxy, this will give me time to align the resin part and make sure it is centered.Also the suspension arms have been installed.



Still working on the engine cover, again the Verlinden cover is shorter than the part in the kit, so I'm trying to remove and save the plate from the kit. I'm using a very small drill bit and working my way around the plate. Will post more pictures soon.
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