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Old 08-05-2009, 08:36 AM
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DML Tiger I Initial [into early, 123 sPzAbt.503]

Ok THIS is the blog on building Tiger number 123 sPzAbt.503.



I'm using up one of the DML "initial" kits [6252] that I have and I'm adding bits from where ever I need to [ABER, Tamiya, etc.] build this tank.
I know that this is an out of production kit so it is not something that can be undertaken by others if you donít have one [sorry about that mates ].

The tank I've decided to use for the up-date is the 123 because it has most of features that the pre-Tamiya early does not, so Iíll get something out of the DML kit. I've never built the Tamiya Nordafrika kit but it should be basically the same. You should be able to up-date it like the 712 Tiger [sPzAbt.501] captured and sent to the USA [because this is hull number 250031].

The hull is just before Tiger 712. I know that the features in the photos make it one of the 4 delivered to the 503 in late November 1942. Hulls 250028 and 250031 were given to the 501 and the photos show that it is 250029 or 250030. As with everything German WWII, nothing is a fact [but this is very close].

The first thing is a few things to list about 123 and then see what needs to be deleted-added from-to the kit
1/ The guards are kinked halfway along. [re. David Byrden]
2/ Track cable on the left-hand side of the hull. [re. David Byrden]
3/ Remove the antenna base off the rear of the hull. [re. David Byrden]
4/ The 8 bolt lugs welded to the rear of the hull for the "Feifel" vortex pre-filters [re. David Byrden]
5/ The new fold up front and rear guards. [DW to Tiger I]
6/ Tool lay out as with Tiger 712 [except for the tool clamps on the bow]. [DW to Tiger I]
7/ The PzKfw.III turret bin sitting up higher than the DML instruction. [Bundesarchiv photo]
8/ The MP port on the loaderís side of the turret needs the port to be facing backwards other than the very first batch. [DML and DW to Tiger I are both wrong]


Please feel free to add things or correct my misunderstandings .
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:42 AM
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Some of the reference photos of the Tiger.








Other photos not from the Bundesarchiv at Wiki.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:53 AM
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This is a painting guide I'll be going with. I'll just tone it down a bit is all .

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cool project! I've the same kit in my stash and have not yet decided what to do with it, so I'll be followingk your SBS closely

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This will be fun to follow...

Nice project Coops, glad you're posting this.

The last photo in your first post is terrific. Would make a great diorama idea.

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Dear Coops.

...good luck on this excelent model...following it with a big interest!

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Old 08-06-2009, 03:15 AM
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Thanks guys for your interest .
Photobucket is doing some maintanance so I can't post photos just yet [not that there is a big rush of pics to add yet ].
I'll be building it from the roof down and tracks up, LOL so you'll get running gear and a turret first.
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Ok photobucket is working again .

Here I've scraped down the three handles on the cupola plus added some weld beads to the locking bracket. I'll get some photos of the tracks tomorrow [either one link to many or to few, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!]

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The dunkelgelb scheme looks panzergrau alike on that colored photo, at least from where I'm sitting. I regret that I didn't buy one of those initials when they were available...
Good luck with the build Steve.

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The dunkelgelb scheme looks panzergrau alike on that colored photo, at least from where I'm sitting. I regret that I didn't buy one of those initials when they were available...
Good luck with the build Steve.

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Thanks for stopping by Radek .
I agree with you about the panzer grey undercoat and I think that the yellow overcoat must have been put on very thin.

I don't know why DML decided to do what they did regarding the single run kit concept. I have to say that it must be costing them some money these days [we'll all be back buying Tamiya kits]. in fact I may run a side by side blog with this showing what can be done to bring the good old Tamiya kit up to spec .
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