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Old 03-28-2011, 10:44 AM
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king tiger track guards

has anybody out there built the king tiger with PE track guards? I'm having a very hard time doing the front drive sprocket cover, any tips on bending the PE to get the proper shape?
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let me correct that its rolling or curving the brass sheet. i originally had the Eduard PE and i made a mess out of it, so off to the hobby shop and i get a different brand i got the griffon this time but before messing it up i would like to hear from somebody that has successfully done it.
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i made my own completly from scratch and front one have workable hinges...pic will be soon but only on finished model. Gl with yours
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i did read abouth using the soda cans, but then they can't be soldered.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:16 PM
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If the plastic is in the kit, you could use it as a template.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:22 PM
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If the plastic is in the kit, you could use it as a template.
that has not crossed my mind im going to try that.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:23 PM
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I assume you know to anneal the brass, to make it more flexible, right?
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:24 PM
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I assume you know to anneal the brass, to make it more flexible, right?
yes i do. got to get a pencil torch. dug out the old plastic track guards so i can use it as a template.well by tomorrow either i will get the track guards done or will have to buy a new set and kick myself in the butt.
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as soon as i get the knack of making the workable hinges done i'll let you know how it turns out. it worked my son took some pictures, as soon as he figures out how to add pictures they will be on

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