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Hi,

Started a cutaway version of the Takom kit. It's the Henschel version with Zimmerit any 505.

 

Bear with whilst I get up to date with pics.

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Sounds interesting.  I've seen cutaway 1/16 kits but 1/35 is going to be tricky as it's so much smaller, for my fingers anyway.

 

Got a coffee and a chair, putting feet up now....

 

Lloyd

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Fingers crossed.

How difficult can this be. I've got images on Flickr, I've copied the link and pasted it into the relevant box that pops up when "adding media" it then just hangs and does nothing.

 

I'll keep trying.

 

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I paste the URL that is in the post above into the " insert image from URL" and nothing happens, the dialogue box just goes grey and hangs.

 

I'll try from a PC tomorrow.

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That's one way to show off the interior, nice going John.

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Success at last, this was just a random picture that I was playing with. I'll put a few more on to bring the build up to date together with some comments. I'll then carry on with the build log as per normal.

 

Here are some sub assemblies ready for installation.

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The gap in the front armour filled and ready for smoothing.

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My only criticism of the kit is the ammunition blocks which have the shells and racks all moulded together, I've separated them out and fit some AFV Club shells

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I've cut as much as I can whilst retaining the look of the tank from the other side, I hope.

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I've tried to adopt a painting regime that will give me ready painted items ready for final assembly.

 

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Ive taken the cut down to the torsion bars to show the  suspension workings.

 

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I'll section the relevant road wheels as well.

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The microswitch will be activated by a tab on the turret ring to switch on/off 3 LEDs that will illuminate the interior.

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Gun finished in Ammo Mig Cream White

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I've done the same with the turret rack, the R/H is original and the left hand one has had the shells cut out ready for individual units.

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This will be the optional cut view of the engine bay

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Early picture of the rear section that will pull out to shoe the motor

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the vertical cuts will be covered by the exhaust stub and a kit box

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If I do another one I'll see if I can section out the wheels to show the true plate as opposed to solid construction.

 

Almost up to date, I'll put some more on tomorrow

 

John

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One of the cooling packs

 

This won't be a 100% accurate build in terms of paint finish but a representation of the workings of a Tiger II that is based on a cutaway exhibit in an American museum

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Well...I was concerned when you first posted but now I can see this is going to be a masterpiece. Like even cutting the wheels apart, awesome.

Your painting and weathering skills are right up there with the best, impressive to say the least

 

The paint sure brings it to life and it's going to be a museum piece on it's own, just a smaller scale.  After all of your work can you just imagine how

difficult it must have been to do a cutaway on the real tank?  Boggles the mind.

 

Take care,

 

Lloyd

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Thanks for your kind words Lloyd and Ozzy.

 

Its a stunning kit in my opinion, Takom have gone to great pains to do a fabulous interior so it seemed a shame to not expose it.

 

Here are the main units almost complete.

 

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This is stunning.

Looks like a good kit and I do like and enjoy the cutaway models. I look forward to seeing more of this.

/Stefan

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Thanks peeps, I've loved watching this forum. It's inspired me to a few projects.

I've put some pins in the hinges to make the central rear engine compartment workable.

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Now, I've deviated from the usual interior colour of red oxide primer for the lower part of the hull, partly as a nod to the American museum cutaway but also to allow a better view of the interior environment when it's illuminated.

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Had to have a go with the lights. There are 3 LEDs switched by a micro switch with a Cr2032 in a holder under the hull.

 

Before

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After.

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Edited by Devcon 1
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