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M3talpig

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  1. https://soldersandfluxes.co.uk/p2219/Leaded-Solder-Wire-Fluxed-50g.html ....... this is the solder i use https://soldersandfluxes.co.uk/p1184/Fluxrite-Paste-Flux-for-Copper-Brass-and-Steel.html ........ and flux .....the best in the business..... paste is just a flux and surface prep. Tiger is comin on nice , the falafels look good and like the added detail on the exhaust,,,,in fact the paint and finish are all comin on nice Darryl. As for mine i'm getting brass blind (think snow blindness you get the idea) and look at the frets i still have to do......going to be full on Stevie Wonder by the time this lot is done.
  2. Four pieces of 2mm brass tube, seven strands of 0.3mm copper wire and four strips of brass sheet and plenty of solder and presto two towing cables
  3. Balsa lead foil and a small bit of copper for the handle..............and thanks
  4. One battered and beaten jack block...now needs the brackets for mounting.
  5. OOOOHHH he's been moonlighting with ole uncle Joe has he ..........................traitor
  6. Bout time you pulled you head outa your butt and got that finished then Mr Andy......
  7. The real deal ...got pics of one in panzer grey as well but can't find it right now
  8. Tools mounted ...still have to do the jack block (on the bench now) and the C-hooks for towing..... next.... time to remove the tools and lay all the tiny weld seams around the clamps.
  9. Here you can see that soot staining is normally between the shields and deck and discolouration on the outside of the shields is by heat from the very hot exhaust..... See how the whitewash is starting to burn off on the top of the shields. And on this photo the heat has burned a lot of the paint off the shields altogether ,also see between the stacks ...how dark it is with staining
  10. As far as i'm aware the extinguisher colour was the same as the tank exterior the only time they were picked out in a different colour was on interior extinguishers and they were red....as for exhaust staining around the shields that would have been varying shades of very dark grey to black and very sooty as the Maybachs burned a fair amount of oil...also the damaged by heat paint would have been bleached so there would have been areas of light grey around the edges.....think burned out vehicle but very localized Darryl.
  11. I will have to dig the book out but i think the modeller Angus Creighton did a version of this very vehicle in the Tamiya publication How to build steel wheeled Tiger 1's...did a lovely job of it too.... look forward to seeing your take on it.
  12. Was gonna give them to the wife and get her to sit on the spin dryer ............ Doing the rivets on the jack were a bit of a pain .... but worth it in the end ...as always the photos do it no justice the jack is really nice and almost a model in its own right.
  13. Not had as much progress as i would have liked ...hit a bit of a problem with the 20t long jack which i was going to use from the Takom spares i had ...either it was too big or the badly detailed Tamiya is too small, either way the the rather nice PE brackets were designed for the Tamiya jack... So i stripped the Tamiya jack to a bare shape and re did all the detail also added detail to the starter plate which was missing and whilst i was in the mood to do small details finished the fire extinguisher added the brass MG34 to the radio operators position and the tarp tie downs to the engine deck.... (very small barely visible) one can be seen just above the jack. All the brackets are still workable but decided to mount the jack so i wouldn't accidently crush the parts with my sausage fingers while handling the model. Tonight i will start on the tool mounts at the front of the hull and cut and shape the side skirts ready for soldering.
  14. Again this guy blows me away with his layering and technique.....the accuracy of the model is not the best but finishing is world class.
  15. OOOOhhhhh Somebody got sand in their underoos updates are gonna be comin on my Tiger soon and we have a Sturmkitty comin .... and when Darryl returns i believe he has a sand kitty waiting to be finished. So wind yer neck in Mr impatient.
  16. Thank the lord i shave my head because i swear these jack brackets almost made me tear my hair out...not hard just so fiddly, i really could have used a extra set of hands. They work though so i can paint the jack separate and then instal later.
  17. What's this ......my god man you haven't finished the other one yet .....must admit to wanting a few items of Israeli armour ...the Shot Kals and the M48-60 based conversions and a couple of Merkavas would be nice ..perhaps a Zelda or two and lets not forget some of the engineering conversions.....and a Nagmachon.............jeez i just spent a grand right there.
  18. Well i have to say that the dulux came out very well indeed......airbrush ya say......problems .....that's why i said six inch hairy stick or dipping lot less agro seriously comin along well...are you gonna try your hand at weathering?
  19. Oh dear...that's not looking good......tried crossing on an ice bridge i assume....at 56 ton probably not a great idea. Possible next project from you or just an interesting piccy ?
  20. Some inspiration for ya...............now crack on there's a good chap.
  21. Pin pulled......handle released.......grenade gently rolled through door .............................................................................................................................................................is it done yet?
  22. This guy is also a bit dodgy...wide berth nudge nudge wink wink say no more
  23. @jackroadkill don't listen to him he's evil and will lead you too ruin...... six inch emulsion brush and a pot of colour matched Dulux will do just fine.....or for speed just dip sid model straight in the tin of paint and save the six incher for the figures.
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