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Gremlin56

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Gremlin56    5,820

With the PT-boat build nearing it's end it would appear to be time to pull the JT from the stash and start the build............................................................

 

 

Photos of box contents here:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235010063-trumpeter-116th-jagdtiger/&page=1

 

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Gremlin56    5,820
1 minute ago, longshanks said:

:popcorn: :beer:

 

Do you need a hand to lift it onto the bench?

 

Kev

 

Er, it doesn't fit on the bench and I have a hernia from pulling it out of the stash. Couldn't resist this one Kev, too tempting.............................................a bit like Claudia Schiffer in leather or Suzie Quatro, er, in leather.....................................................................

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Gremlin56    5,820
12 minutes ago, longshanks said:

Stop it

 

Id swap your JT for either of the above in an instant, sorry.........

 

Kev

I would too but they weren't available for about 200 Euros and the JT was..................................................go figure. Plus the less chance of having my head bashed in by Mrs. Grem56.....

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beefy66    2,719

Another epic build on the cards I see   :popcorn:

 

Beefy

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Gremlin56    5,820
38 minutes ago, beefy66 said:

Another epic build on the cards I see   :popcorn:

 

Beefy

 

Thank you Keith, hope to build something resembling a JT ;)

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Spookytooth    4,732

I agree with the Suzi Quatro in leather pants, enough to take your mind off anything.

Can`t you borrow one of the cranes down at the lock to lift it onto the bench LOL.

A seriously big box, seen one in our local model shop.

Will be stocking up on a lot of :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn: plus :drink:.

 

Simon.

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Gremlin56    5,820

Hi Simon, it's a whopping great box, heavy too. It will be interesting to see how the beast builds up. The IV had a couple of surprises built in I ran into, wonder if Trumpie have upped their game again.

Cheers mate,

:)

 

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Gremlin56    5,820

KIck off 10/12 2016.

Spent a lot of time cleaning away ejector pin marks. Dry fitting the lower hull sides and already sending me scurrying off to the reference material.

 

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From such humble beginnings a whopping great Hunting Tiger will hopefully emerge :analintruder:

 

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longshanks    3,867

My you have an impressive beast there matey :rolleyes:

 

Can you give us the dimensions length and width, looking big against  your work bench.

 

Kev

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Dads203    3,716

That's nice Julian , is this you making a start on the beast :) 

 

I'm going to have to follow this build 

 

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Gremlin56    5,820
1 hour ago, longshanks said:

My you have an impressive beast there matey :rolleyes:

 

Can you give us the dimensions length and width, looking big against  your work bench.

 

Kev

 

I´ll fix that tomorrow Kev, it is bigger than I first thought. Imagine this in ambush camo, should be a stunner........................................

 

1 hour ago, Dads203 said:

That's nice Julian , is this you making a start on the beast :) 

 

I'm going to have to follow this build 

 

 

Hi Dan, thanks for joining in here. I have a benchmark to keep in mind, your build of the JT. Hope to get as good a result as you did.

:)

 

1 hour ago, Spookytooth said:

That is clunking big Gremlin.

Going to be fun there.

 

Simon.

 

Yes, unfortunately Mrs. Gremlin 56 has spotted it´s size as well :fight:

It will be fun but as usual size does matter :shocked:

 

1 hour ago, FrancisGL said:

What a monster! I'm on the mount ...:popcorn:, and Buttercup? :), cheers Julian

 

Buttercup will come into view again during the build of the JT I am sure Francis, too good a chance to show them together ;)

 

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Ripaman    799

Hi Julian, another huge project will be watching loved how your other one turned out.

 

:popcorn: :popcorn:

 

Regards

Richard

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Gremlin56    5,820
6 hours ago, Ripaman said:

Hi Julian, another huge project will be watching loved how your other one turned out.

 

:popcorn: :popcorn:

 

Regards

Richard

 

Thank you very much Richard :)

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FrancisGL    1,712

I have been seeing the other thread, and it is really magnificent model ... very eager to see it finished (no pressures ... lol):gobsmacked:

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Matt182    465

Great to see this one getting started Julian, it's certainly going to keep you busy! Will certainly be following your progress :thumbsup:

 

I saw you question some parts in your photos and your right on both counts. Trumpeter made a mess of the brackets for the spare periscopes though. They should look more like this when empty.

 

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That transformer may actually be a fuse box, not 100% sure. The transformers for the radios were stored in the box that attaches below it. Power cables for the radios went into the opening in that box to the transformers.

 

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:D

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Gremlin56    5,820

Thanks for the feedback Matt, I ordered a set of discs today of the KT from the Saumur tank museum:

 

http://www.panzerbasics.com/index_files/25-disks/saumur-disk.htm

 

Should provide a bit more reference material. I read your comments on the KT hull and I have the impression that the Trumpeter have done some reworking on bloopers you mentioned.

More about that at a later stage,

Cheers

Julian

 

 

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longshanks    3,867

Lol

I thought why has he ordered brake discs from France :banghead:

 

Looks like a great reference source at a reasonable price

 

Kev

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Gremlin56    5,820

11/12 update.

Matt confirmed the spare prism holders and fuse box/power transformer so i spent some time removing the kit parts and repairing the holes I have made before scratch building the prism holders and fuse box. I have ordered some photo discs for interior reference. Not planning to replace everything but some things. On Kev's request a ruler taped to the side of the JT. Works out at about 18.5 inches in length but fixing start and finish point a little vague at the moment.

 

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:)

 

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beefy66    2,719

Will you also be building an extension to the garage to keep all these BIG beasts in.

 

Getting settled in to watch this progress  :popcorn: :popcorn:

 

Beefy

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Gremlin56    5,820
22 hours ago, beefy66 said:

Will you also be building an extension to the garage to keep all these BIG beasts in.

 

Getting settled in to watch this progress  :popcorn: :popcorn:

 

Beefy

 

Hate to say it but have been binning a few of the older builds to make room. Photographic evidence of the builds still available but the actual builds have disappeared to the furnace in Alkmaar.

No way I can store these big kits and I get my kicks building, not displaying.................................................................:unsure:

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