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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Building the 1/16th. Jagdtiger from Trumpeter
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 05:45 AM GMT+7


Here's my next project, it'll probably take to spring to finish it.
That is if any of you are interested in it.

The boxes inside the box.


Inside the boxes.
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
This is going to be a really BIG ONE.


There is some warpage of both the upper and lower hull parts.




I have to get use to posting pics. again , it's been a while.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
LHS told me they were available,will have to get one.
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 08:40 AM GMT+7

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LHS told me they were available,will have to get one.



I got mine from Squadron, they list for about $400 U.S. Squadron has them for about $300, but if you catch them on sale you can get it a lot cheaper.
When I ordered it they were having a sale with 25% off every thing, that brought the cost down to $232.00 U.S. including shipping and I get about $60.00 U.S in Squadron Bucks in January.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 08:43 AM GMT+7
Ok now on to the building.
I'm starting with the lower hull this time.
Here are the inner side panels .


There is a tab in the opening where the Idler arm mounts .
If you trim off this tab you can make the Idler Arm adjustable.

The pins on B13 need to be shortened slightly.

B13 goes on the lower rear edge of the hull , as shown there are 2 of them.

That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 10:29 AM GMT+7
Great progress so far.

Im working on this monster too.




https://www.facebook.com/pg/shelfqueenmodels/photos/?tab=album&album_id=571949082997431
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 08:20 PM GMT+7
Scalehobbyist.com has them for $263. Thinking about getting one.
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 06:32 PM GMT+7
Now back to the build.

I temporarily taped the side panels to the hull to aid in placing the bottom braces.
I then flexed the braces to get them to fit.




I used the inner long braces to get everything to line up.

then glued down the cross braces.
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 06:40 PM GMT+7
cross braces #H15 & H16 will need the tabs trimmed off.


Next I fitted them, but before the long braces can be installed the tabs on their bottom edge will need to be trimmed slightly.

Here the long braces are installed, I glued them all down to the bottom. DON"T glue them to the side pannels.
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 06:48 PM GMT+7
No gaps here.


Here I removed the side panels , this will make painting and detailing easier.


Now to paint it.
That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 07:58 PM GMT+7
Nice work so far.

You will need to remove the rear grease nipple stations on the long rails. On the jagdtiger, these were moved outward against the inner hull sides. See the circled area below. Also, you will need to glue the hull sides to the hull, as theres a nasty gap left on the sponsons if you don't.



Hope this helps
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 08:40 AM GMT+7
I have some painting done.



(CORRECTION)
DO NOT install the covers # C5 & C6 until the Side panels and front panel # F14 are installed in the lower hull they may be broken off when installing part F14

The backside of the swing arms and idlers need a little filling due to some light sink marks.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 08:46 AM GMT+7



I'm still working on the interior.
That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 10:09 AM GMT+7
Hi Donald.
I'm following your build so keep posting please.
I've done it with your previous builds and find them very instructive.
Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 08:03 AM GMT+7
Very impressive build Donald, this build is just amazing. i'm gonna follow this topic.
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 02:28 AM GMT+7
I'm glad that you like it and hope that you find it useful .

Now back to the build,
I had a major screw up, The instructions have you install the brake covers C5 & C6 to the side walls before installing the side walls to the hull. (DON'T) when you slide Part F14 the front panel in it will break off C5 and maby C6.

Make sure you have the small parts F4 F7 & JD2 along with the linkage shown installed before installing the front two torsion bars.

I screwed up there and had a hard time removing the torsion bars to install the parts.
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 02:37 AM GMT+7
I know that some may say that i'm using the wrong colors for the parts, i think it helps to make them stand out a little more. Heck most of it will not be seen anyway.


The Torsion Bars with their exterior arms are installed.


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 08:42 AM GMT+7
When installing the large Fuel Tanks you have to bend the Grease mounts out of the way and slip them in behind.

These pics. came out a little darker than I wanted.

Installed the other Grease mounts and small boxes / tanks ?

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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 08:56 AM GMT+7
The Firewall needs some trimming as shown.


There is a small tank with a gage on the inside of the firewall, does anyone know what it is and what color it should be ?


Maby an engine Fire extinguisher ?

There are two Wingnuts Parts # J 24 that aren't mentioned on the Instruction Sheet.


That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 09:34 AM GMT+7
You're making good progress here, not bothering with correcting everything Trumpeter has wrong, like the 1:35 scale gas pedal or the mounting bolts for the periscope glass holders going through the actual glass... Looks like they haven't bothered correcting anything they did wrong with the Tiger II kit. The lower hull warping bring back memories...

The tank on the firewall you ask about, is indeed a fire extinguisher, and it should be painted red.

Curious about the shiny part of the shock absorbers. It should be all primer red.

This is one as seen in the Tiger II they're currently restoring in Thun, Switzerland:



Good luck on the rest of your build!

Arild
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:00 PM GMT+7
Don't bother pointing out any errors in the kit or with this build Arild, the OP isn't fussed with accuracy, looks to be building the kit out of box, and using fantasy for the interior colours.
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 09:01 AM GMT+7
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 09:45 AM GMT+7
Donald, your work is far better than mine so I'm not commenting on that (especially as I have been known to use whatever colours I have in the box).
It may not be common knowledge on that side of the pond but in English (as spoken in Australia etc) there IS a U in colour. Same as there are two I's in Aluminium, not one as in Aluminum.
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:16 AM GMT+7
And, Australia is a penal colony after all. Just sayin'.

Love the work, Donald; keep it up

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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2016 - 09:31 PM GMT+7
Donald, I don't get this. You ask about the colour of a specific part, but really don't want input on accuracy? Now, I'm not an expert (I prefer to stick to English when I'm writing, rather than a corrupted German), but I do have the Tiger II kit in progress, and I totally get why you won't bother with correcting everything. Because apparently, just about everything needs correcting. But guess what, I'm not correcting it all myself either.

I know from previous builds that you do more or less strictly OOB, but I took the liberty of pointing out the shock absorber as the painting suggested it works differently than the real thing, and it is an easy fix. Assuming you have an interest in how the real thing works, that is.

But, as you will surely point out, it is your build, and you do with whatever you please. I really could not care less.

Enjoy the big cat!

Arild