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Old 09-10-2009, 09:56 PM
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Another short update.

As I said in the last post, the Verlinden cover is smaller than the part in the kit, so I tried to save the part from the kit.
After a lot of drilling and careful scraping I managed to save the kit part. Here it is next to the Verlinden part.
(The Verlinden part is the one in the left.)


And the upper hull with the cover removed.




Now I might need some help from you guys, I looked trough my references, which are limited at the time, and could not find a good picture of the engine bay or the engine for the King Tiger,

Should I drill out the holes for the bolts from the plate if I'm modeling it removed in some diorama? Also drill the holes in the bulkheads around the engine?
Also some detail pictures of the engine bay, wiring, colors, piping, etc.
If anyone can help me with this I will appreciate it.

Till next time.
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:16 AM
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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.
Had the exact same problem with a set of Cavalier's zimmerit for the Tamiya Porsche turret Tiger II.
I was lazy and just shaved off the parts that the instructions called for and then fitted the zimmerit in place with some trimming.
The side hull zimmerit is too long so you may want to cut a thin section out and line up the front edge and the rear area with the towing shackle.
With Cavalier, it's trim and dry fit, trim and dry fit being the rule of the day.
Cheers.

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:21 PM
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Had the exact same problem with a set of Cavalier's zimmerit for the Tamiya Porsche turret Tiger II.
I was lazy and just shaved off the parts that the instructions called for and then fitted the zimmerit in place with some trimming.
The side hull zimmerit is too long so you may want to cut a thin section out and line up the front edge and the rear area with the towing shackle.
With Cavalier, it's trim and dry fit, trim and dry fit being the rule of the day.
Cheers.

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Thanks for the heads up, will keep an eye on it.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:06 PM
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Another update.

Here is the Verlinden engine with a coat of paint ready to be assembled.



Here is partially assembled, still missing the cooling water pipes.





Next is the turret.
First piece of zimmerit applied to the front.



And the turret interior ready for primer.




Till next one.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:14 PM
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Another update.

Here is the engine completed.
The air filters are not finished yet, the need another coat of paint and some weathering.



The turret with the zimmerit and primer.
As it turns out, the Cavalier zimmerit parts are smaller than the kit, so I had to cut the part, glue it separately and fill the gap with putty.



Also the interior in primer ready for paint.



The upper hull with the zimmerit, also smaller than the kit part, so I had to do the same. Waiting for the epoxy to cure to start with the putty.





Till next time, keep on modeling.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:27 PM
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Dear Ramos.

..very nice job on the engine...following with interest....regards!

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Old 09-30-2009, 04:34 PM
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Fine process..Good luck..
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:05 PM
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Another small update.

After attaching the zimmerit to the sides I decided to do something different to fill the gap.
The cavalier set comes with extra parts to model the King Tiger without the side fenders, so I
cut a slice of them and filled the gap. To hide and minimize the filling I made the gap where
it would be hidden under the parts attached on the sides.
Also started to prime the underside of the hull.





Till next time. Happy modeling.
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Had a couple of pics with the base color but lost them in a HD crash.
Here are some with the base color and the first camo color, MM 2096, Schokoladenbraun
First time doing camo on a tank.
I outlined the general shape with a brush and then went over it with the AB.
Used a Badger 100 fine tip.













Hope to get the next color during the week.
Any comments are welcome.
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Schokoladenbraun mmmm i iz hungry now =)~
camo and zimm look lovely
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