1/35th scale academy tiger1early version (with interior)

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  1. col68

    col68 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys I finally made a start on this kit. I know its a fairly old kit with some issues but I've been waiting for a while to get my hands on one.
    I made a start on the hull interior and rear bulkhead. The torsion bars are slightly to long and needed shaving down and the locating pins needed removing from the hull to get the correct fit the hull is slightly warped at the rear but it was an easy fix with a clamp and glue. The exhaust stack has some major mould lines that needed removing and the shrouds at the top are a bit fiddly to assemble. Here's the first set of pictures of the hull
     

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    Good luck mate ;)
     
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    Good luck if it's anything like my Takom King Tiger!!! ;)

    Dry-fit everything, build separate modules that you attach when you know the other nearby modules fit. Paint often.
    Oh, also watch out for the carpet monster! He ate one of my valve cover caps which had to be scratch built to fix the problem...
    Did I mention paint often? If not then paint often!
     
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    Nice one Colin, looking forward to more updates.
     
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    Managed to get some more work done on my tiger. I have assembled the drive train and power pack and some of the cooling system. Just need to add some piping to the engine before starting to paint the interior
     

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