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Old 08-06-2009, 08:38 PM
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The AFV tracks added and ready to go on this side. There really was nothing to say about the AFV set as it glued together without a hitch. They were added as working links and working suspension but you can get close to a toy if you chase too many "moving bits".



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Old 08-06-2009, 08:53 PM
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The tracks are removable for painting. I used small bits of blu-tak to keep the road-wheels on the stub axles. This side gave me grief as I had glued the rear axles in place. They should have been left loose to allow tensioning of the track. I found that I either had one link to few or to many on this side to get the sag I wanted. In the end I opted for one less and it's a bit to tight on this side.




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Old 08-06-2009, 09:13 PM
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I've re-processed this photo [contrast mainly] to see if I could get a bigger more even image to look at.
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#123 is one of my favorites Tigers. Good Luck on the build!
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Old 08-06-2009, 11:08 PM
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Coops,
Here is a photo of a early guy like yours From Life magazine's website: http://images.google.com/hosted/life...N%26start%3D54

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I've re-processed this photo [contrast mainly] to see if I could get a bigger more even image to look at.
Hi Coops...I thought something didn't look right after seeing your second photo, did you square away the tracks ok?

I notice a couple things in the last photo(color one):

1) Are there shell hits below the binocular sight and far left of the MG?

2) What's that over the Loaders hatch, someone re-loading ammo? (Sunlight glare off a round?)

3) The guy to the right of the Commander looks like he's wearing Italian Camo uniform but might just be contrast enhancement or some other photo effect as I see the RO has it too?

Looking good, can't wait for next update!

Paul I noticed the ammo guy after I posted......

Last edited by serpico; 08-06-2009 at 11:44 PM. Reason: Just noticed the guy to the left holding an ammo round......
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:10 AM
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Very nice build Coops! Are those tracks painted, or are they just red by the beginning?
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:16 AM
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Well you need both sides to get tank moving so here it is .
Good thing is that that's it until the paint goes on later . One job finished
and time to start else where on the beast.





Inside both runs



Stacked up you can see the difference in the track sag with the tight side and the side I'm happy with.

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Old 08-07-2009, 04:59 AM
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Very nice build Coops! Are those tracks painted, or are they just red by the beginning?
G'day Ropi .

The track are a chocolate brown color [BTW, IIRC(), I understand that they start life in the real world a dark brown due to their metallic composition] and are made of a hard-ish plastic that trims well and glues up fine with "Tamiya Extra Thin" .

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The two parts you get inside the box.


How easy it is to put them together.


Myself I would rate these between ModelKasten and Friulmodel for looks and between Friulmodel and ModelKasten for build-ability. So I'd say these tracks are above the other two [one on build the other on looks] in a "out off ten" rating. The cost of these is very, very good here in Australia [half that of Friulmodels sets]. They also do the late links too .

Thanks for looking in mate .
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Excellent work so far, Coops!! I had one of these Tigers but traded it a while back. Now that I see your work with it I want it back!! Feel like an idiot now for getting rid of it...Oh well..

Again, excellent work!

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