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Old 09-22-2011, 03:21 PM
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Interesting way of making weld beads! I've never seen metal used before, only putty or styrene... I suppose very thin solder could also be used.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:55 PM
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Looks fearly easy and very nice
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Great idea for welds!
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Old 09-26-2011, 01:54 AM
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Novel way of making weld beads indeed.

I was wondering though about your decision to put three track hangers onto the right side of the hull. As you're building a late Tiger I, there would be only two of those. When they introduced the track hangers in April '43, the third hanger were applied for only about two weeks or so of the production, as they found that the rear-most one made it difficult to open the engine hatch.

I also think you have put them too close together. The spare tracks are not to be assembled as a complete track segment, but where hung up there separately. Which means the hangers must spread out a bit. Just look at the box art of your Tamiya kit to see what I mean.

Figured you'd like to get this right, as you are putting a lot of effort into detailing this thing.

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:33 AM
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I assume this is Wittmann's "death" tank, not the one in which he rampaged around Villers-Bocage? There's a lot of info on this tank over at missing-lynx.com. Go to the forums and the axis section, and then just do a search.

This particular vehicle is believed to have been a very late mid-production or very early late-production model. It has aspects of both, such as a mid-baffle.

Also, for the id number, 007, the numbers were slightly offset from each other, so check around before you lay those down. Also, it's my understanding that the numbers should be yellow, not white.

And, excellent work so far.

I have a Tamiya late tiger and an academy mid tiger with interior that I'm going to kit bash together to make Wittmann's "death" tank after it was killed one of these years. That should be fun.
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Thanks for your comments and observations friends!. In the box the Tiger is of the sPzAbt. 505. I am building this:



In the only image of the "007" the numbers can be in yellow, white or light blue (?), the turret roof of 25mm or 40mm (?), etc., I prefer not complicate my life, hee,hee.

Really until more photos are found, we cannot be completely sure that the kit correctly represents 007. Thanks again!

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Old 09-26-2011, 01:45 PM
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the turret is most likely to be 40mm thick, as I see all marks of a late Tiger, but drawings tend to be unreliable...
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Yes, we need more info. with more real pics, but...!

More updates!

The turret are ready! (after of this pics I added the seats). I will add the spare tracks after of painting and adding the decals.











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nice =) i like that damage on zimm =)
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:15 AM
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Coming along nicely! I'm looking forward to seeing it with some paint...
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