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Andimal

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  1. Thanks mate, just used Tamiya Photo etched grills.
  2. One of the most enjoyable builds I have done. It just fits together so well. I don't know why Tamiya recommend using their Dark Green it's much too dark as you can see. Next time I'll be using Nato Green for camo. I had some problems with the decals, I really must start gloss coating and using microsol. All comments and criticisms welcome. Thanks for looking.
  3. I can get a realistic speed from the Tiger by putting limitd pressure on the control stick, it's no problem. I've decided to try and sell my customised Tiger on Ebay, hoping to get £230 for it. Might consider buying another one, maybe something with a little more metal in it. The Tamiya Tiger is ridiculously priced, you honestly could but a car for the price.
  4. Thats a bargain compared to eBay prices. If I remember correctly the lower the gear ratio the more torque and the more realisitic it is in terms of tank movement? Yes mate let me know what its like. Cheers
  5. Never heard of Forge Bear Models, I must check them out. How much was the steel gearbox? I have a feeling I'll be parting with some money aswell haha.
  6. There does seem to be a market, I was actually considering selling mine but I'm keeping it for now. Have you any pictures of your finished Tiger?
  7. To be honest if I started to upgrade it I wouldn't stop. I'd love to have it mostly metal with a barrel that recoils. I may upgrade eventually but Im enjoying modelling the 1/35 German tanks at the minute. I already have all the upgrades on my watch list on eBay haha. This hobby can cost a fortune, worth it though. Yes mate start thinking about a paint job. There is a guy that sells the Heng Long Tigers for £250 all painted and weathered and they look great, I'll give you the link so you can get some inspiration. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383602837359 Cheers
  8. I think that's me done with 1/16th for a while, far too much painting haha. Yes mate started the hobby this year, currently working on a 1/35 Panther Ausf D. Thanks for your compliment and thanks for looking.
  9. My daughter and dog are terrified of the Tiger so I don't get to play with it as much sadly. A family pet? haha well people do keep tigers as pets! I've had a look at some of the upgrades but they are pricey, the metal tracks for example are nearly as expensive as the tank! Get it painted up mate, you won't regret it! Thanks for looking.
  10. Thank you mate. It's definitely worth refurbishing the Heng Long, it looks so much less like a toy after some paint. The photo etched grills were after market mate. Thanks for looking.
  11. Hi all, I am relatively new to modelling and basically started during lockdown. I have thus far completed three 1/35 German tanks and fancied something a little more challenging. I decided to treat myself and had a look at the Tamiya Tiger I 1/16 RC, I then seen the price and decided to look elsewhere. It was then I came across a Chinese company called Heng Long. The price for the Heng Long Tiger was much more reasonable (£150 compared to £600), I then learned that not only did it have artificial smoke but it fired pellets and had sound effects. I was sold. It arrived on a day when I was EXTREMELY hungover and the excitement of its arrival helped me ever so slightly. I took it out of its box and was immediately stunned by its scale. I was slightly disappointed in the detail but it wasn't a huge issue. The original paint job made it look like a toy so I couldn't wait to get it painting it. Below are some raw pictures of the finished Tiger, I was contemplating adding some snow to it. Let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.
  12. Incredible Pather. I have a TamiyaPanther Ausf D, You have inspired me to go down the factory fresh route with this one I love the base.
  13. Hi all, I'm looking some advice. I recently purchased the Heng Long Tiger I. Currently waiting for it to arrive. I'm considering painting it German Grey with a white wash. I am wondering if there are any Tigers in reality that would have been painted like this and if so what were the tanks markings and is there much reference? Here is a picture of a 1/35 Tamiya Early Tiger that I done previously to give you an idea of what I am considering in terms of paint job: Thanks in advance.
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