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GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 02:25 PM UTC
Here is a link to the King Tiger Campaign Gallery for posting images of your finished builds.

King Tiger Campaign Gallery
Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 05:05 AM UTC
Lots of work today...



This is the kit and I added a metal gunbarrel from Lionroar.



Started with the turret, for a change
As you can see the interior is basic.



Here's the gun.



So no interior for this one. I started working on the turret details, hatches...







Only thing missing are the spare tracks holders & MG42, and of course the spare tracks.


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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 05:17 AM UTC
I have made a start on my Kingtiger for the Kingtiger campaign, I will be building the Sd.Kfz. 182 KINGTIGER Porsche turret from DML (6312)with the addition of Cavalier Zimmerit, Friul tracks, photo etch upgrade set from ET Model, and possibly a RB Model barrel.

I started on the rear of the tank by removing the moulded detail with a razor saw for the addition of the resin zimmerit detail. Removing the detail with the razor saw was a breeze and which requires the minimum of sanding to finish up. I then cut the zimmerit piece from the sheet with a scalpel and lightly sanded the rear face of the zimmerit and the rear panel which was then attached with PVA glue and allowed to cure.



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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 05:23 AM UTC
Nicely done John for a start and you beat me to the first in progress report. Please could I ask all members taking part in the campaign to consider running a Blog thread as well as in the campaign thread. This has a number of benefits as more members will take the time to check your work and provide feedback who do not usually take a look at the campaign threads and as such we may also attract more entries.

What I have done is to start a blog and then copied the post into the campaign thread so that we all see how each other are doing, and of course we can chew the fat and take the mickey in the campaign thread as we did in the Panther campaign.
imatanker
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 06:32 AM UTC
John and Darren,nice work so far.I would have been first to post pics this morning,but the site would'nt let me upload.
I'll be at work until 7 tonight so no building,but will post kit pics when I get home.Jeff T.
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 07:13 AM UTC
Jeff I love it when a plan comes together.
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 07:21 AM UTC
I haven't started om mine yet 'cause I waited 'till the last minute!

Geez, at least I can upload and download without using the same old excuse!!!

I think I will start Saturday morning. Hmmmm.










~ Jeff
jhooper
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 08:13 AM UTC
Well, this is my King Tiger. I'm excited to finally start it!


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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 08:55 AM UTC
Jeff No3 should be a promising build with the added eye candy.
Snorri23
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 11:49 AM UTC
The Jagdtiger I am building has no tracks along with a few other things. I was wondering what are a good set of tracks for my kit. Looking for a late war battle width set. Looked at Model kasten and they have about 4 different sets, Fruli 2 or more. Any others that I should look into and obtain? Thanks
woltersk
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 12:03 PM UTC

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What I have done is to start a blog and then copied the post into the campaign thread so that we all see how each other are doing, and of course we can chew the fat and take the mickey in the campaign thread as we did in the Panther campaign.



Darren,
Hmmm... I've never done a blog before so it will just add to the adventure.
You'll have to excuse me--English is my second language after learning
'merican first--but what does 'take the mickey' mean?

Thanks.

My build will start this weekend or next week:



Keith
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 12:12 PM UTC
Taking the mickey is best desribed as saying something in jest.
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 12:13 PM UTC
Trevor I cannot help you there as I had to ask myself for the KT.
imatanker
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 12:36 PM UTC

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I haven't started om mine yet 'cause I waited 'till the last minute!

Geez, at least I can upload and download without using the same old excuse!!!

I think I will start Saturday morning. Hmmmm.










~ Jeff



It wasn't my fault ,honest,it wasn't.Although I will admit that this photo thing and I really don't seem to get along very well Anyway,as promised here are the box and parts pics.But it's working for me now,so here we go...
As you can see by the date and time I was ready to go bright and early


Have a roadwheel Upper and lower hull
The rest of the parts
Some nice PE with some REALLY small parts
This is my first Armor Pro kit and I must say,I am impressed with the detail.There is only one problem.and that is the color of the tracks.Fleshy,tannish colored tracks,really?I'm not looking forward to painting these and having any of that color coming through Hoping to put knife to plastic tomorrow.This old man needs some sleep Jeff T.
P.S. Jeff S... I saw in another thread you got a new PC,sweet,what did you get?
imatanker
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 12:39 PM UTC
See what I mean about the pic thing?Here are the roadwheels Jeff T.
max_meeki
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 05:11 PM UTC
Hi all,
This will be my build for this campaign.


cheers.
asmodeuss
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 11:56 PM UTC
Hey Jeff! don't worry about ds tracks. imo they are the best rubber band tracks out there. I didn't have problems with the paint, you just have to take your time while spraying.

Phil.
woltersk
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 12:24 AM UTC
Hello Everyone,
Here is my 'Proof of Life' shot.



Work should commence forthwith.

Keith
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 04:51 AM UTC
Today I noticed the LionRoar metal gun was quite different from the kit's weapon...
Since it was glued with CA.. oh well, that's an excuse to build another KT after this one



Today's progress:

More details on the turret



I'll work on the other side tomorrow.

And also did some work on the lower hull



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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 06:42 AM UTC
John there are two types of barrel for the KT a single piece barrel which I believe was used on the Henschell turret or production vehicle, the one and two piece barrel was used on the 50 Porsche turreted KTs. Is that what you mean by different?
Nito74
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 07:38 AM UTC

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John there are two types of barrel for the KT a single piece barrel which I believe was used on the Henschell turret or production vehicle, the one and two piece barrel was used on the 50 Porsche turreted KTs. Is that what you mean by different?



That's it then.
This one is a single piece. .. and fits perfect !
imatanker
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 10:38 AM UTC

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Hey Jeff! don't worry about ds tracks. imo they are the best rubber band tracks out there. I didn't have problems with the paint, you just have to take your time while spraying.

Phil.



Ah Phil...My Northwoods friend How, and with what, did you do the tracks?Did you paint them on the Hull?

Looks like a lot of good builds are going to be done here.It will be interesting to see just how many different ways a King can be painted Jeff T.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 10:44 AM UTC

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Taking the mickey is best desribed as saying something in jest.



Be warned - something of which Australians are VERY fond . . . .
ziggy1
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 12:06 PM UTC
this is my entry to the campaign. it will be oob and included in a dio later!
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2012 - 02:02 PM UTC
I have continued to remove detail from the hull and turret in order to add the Cavalier zimmerit panels which has the removed details attached to the sheets in resin. No real hassles were encountered with the exception of the front of the turret where I had to add heat to the pieces in order to get them to conform to the face as it curves in two directions which is why I still have a panel to add in the pictures below. I have also included a picture of the razor saw I used to remove the detail in case anyone was unsure what I was referring too.










I also started work on the hull and as can be seen despite being one of DMLs newer models it is not without issues such as push out marks that need to be filled. You will note that the drive cogs are from the set of Friul tracks I bought for this model which will now be replaced with the kit supplied parts as the Friul tracks I bought while used on this vehicle type are not the correct type for the vehicle the model will depict. While I have not included the a picture of the idler wheel DML has the inner and outer wheel of the idler numbered incorrectly as A9 should read A11 and A11 should read A9.




Lastly I started assembling the gun in order to test fit the resin portion supplied with the cavalier zimmerit set.