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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2012, 08:34:27 PM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #46 on: March 12, 2012, 05:32:05 AM »
Nothing left now but to prime the entire model with some lacquer primer and check for flaws. Next up will be to begin painting the camouflage colors.
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #47 on: March 12, 2012, 01:57:43 PM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #48 on: March 12, 2012, 05:23:37 PM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2012, 02:23:51 AM »
The Tiger project has been semi-dormant for the last period. I picked up the paint gun last evening and sprayed on the base coat of camouflage.
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2012, 06:36:54 AM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2012, 11:46:16 AM »
Very nice paint work Scott :-ok
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #52 on: April 11, 2012, 05:39:04 PM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #53 on: April 11, 2012, 06:26:31 PM »
Look great and very detailed!! :-clap

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2012, 08:01:48 AM »
I made up my mind that tonight was fender-skirt time. The Eduard PE set has lovely individual skirt segments, perfect for this project. You see, when the U.S. troops came upon Tiger 712, four of the eight skirts were quite bent and twisted. Very good photos of the right side of the tank exist, and one rather grainy shot of the left is also in my references, enough to accurately bend my metal parts into the right shape. It would be a lot harder to make these bends with the plastic skirts included in the kit.

First a photo of the four parts that make up one skirt with an assembled unit above:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9990.jpg
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Now, the left side skirts and the photo:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9986.jpg
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And all eight completed assemblies, ready for primer and paint:
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #55 on: May 07, 2012, 09:34:23 AM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #56 on: May 07, 2012, 11:47:32 AM »
Excellent Scott, you have done a masterful job of matching the damage on the real vehicle!
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #57 on: May 07, 2012, 11:54:58 AM »
Excellent!!! What do you use for priming metal?

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #58 on: May 07, 2012, 04:04:46 PM »
Well, I wiped the parts down with lacquer thinner and then sprayed them lightly with grey lacquer primer. I then tested it with some masking tape on the undersides to see if the paint adheres strongly. It still wants to lift off the metal surface but not as badly as I had feared it would.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #59 on: May 07, 2012, 04:38:23 PM »
Thank you for tips mate :-ok