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Rye Field Models Tiger I Ausf.E and interior

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Hello everyone this is my first w.i.p. thread on the forum. Now anyone that knows me will tell you that I love the Tiger and its variants. I'm building this with help from David Bryden's Tiger I.info site, what he doesn't know about Tiger's isn't worth knowing. I also have some aftermarket, which although isn't designed for this kit will come in handy. Anyway enough gabbing on to some pictures.

The brilliant box art:

 

29726095014_02c34af51f_h.jpgDSC_7576_6135 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

Now I've tried something different here and scanned the instruction booklet of the parts (it's easier for me):

 

30321274756_9533070b83_z.jpgimg880 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

29724814073_b52d7de7ac_z.jpgimg881 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

Some of the many references I have on the Tiger and variants and which are relevant for this build:

 

29726094634_e99893db0a_h.jpgDSC_7586_6145 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

And the aftermarket, which is not designed for this build, but I'll use some of it:

 

30321143326_fc8987b819_h.jpgDSC_7585_6144 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

I also have countless pictures from the internet that I'm also using for reference. 

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This afternoon's work on the Tiger with the hull and torsion bar stiffeners being installed as well as the torsion bars and swing arms. A lot of this won't be seen when other fixtures and fittings go in. 

 

30365482765_b52120d358_h.jpgDSC_7587_6146 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

29733681703_d0082c1fd9_h.jpgDSC_7590_6149 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30248781942_f8e4593c9a_h.jpgDSC_7591_6150 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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And this week's work on the Tiger. I'm making slow, but steady progress. Machine ammo bags installed as are the Driver's and Radio Operator's seat. And started on the transmission. 

 

30063890804_deeadda9a5_h.jpgDSC_7620_6176 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30061767883_00fd4d40f5_h.jpgDSC_7621_6177 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30063891184_fc5d473d23_h.jpgDSC_7618_6174 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30395762750_b1e3465470_h.jpgDSC_7619_6175 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30063890354_38e78fee87_h.jpgDSC_7622_6178 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30395761160_2a51ec5090_h.jpgDSC_7623_6179 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30063889974_4de826ac54_h.jpgDSC_7624_6180 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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Sorry for the lack of updates lately but real life has got in the way. But this morning I spent a couple of hours on the Tiger and installed the transmission and base for the turret traverse motor (that's the unpainted piece).

 

30990206962_a8b409830b_h.jpgDSC_7638_6194 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

30990207182_4fb5ea091b_h.jpgDSC_7637_6193 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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Hi everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates but its been nothing but Hospital and Clinic visits. 

 

But I've managed to get back to the bench, and back to the Tiger. I've painted and installed the upper fuel tanks, and started on the radiators. I also added the lead for the Gyrocompass beside the driver.

 

I've also started working on the gun and breech block.

 

I've also added some PE rails for additional stowage. 

 

31540289103_67b1838088_h.jpgDSC_7868_6404 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

32201184392_9885dac450_h.jpgDSC_7869_6405 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

32201184222_57ddcd53c8_h.jpgDSC_7870_6406 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

31540289543_4e28ee87d0_h.jpgDSC_7872_6408 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

31540289313_e08fe86359_h.jpgDSC_7875_6410 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

31974476250_28d6995f24_h.jpgDSC_7882_6417 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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First of all sorry for the lack of updates real life has got in the way and been fighting a bad bout of Depression. But been busy at the bench, and working on the Tiger. The hull interior is all done ('bout time). And started on the interior of the upper hull such as the hull turret lock, and snorkel and also the shields for protecting the fuel tanks. I've also started on the motor too. Anyway lots of images to trawl through. 

Hull turret lock:

 

33096183590_2a9367c888_h.jpgHull turret lock 1 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33323697882_d899593c13_h.jpgDSC_7954_6485 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

Fuel tank shields:

33324197772_968d975ddb_z.jpgDSC_8010_6541 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

Lower hull interior:

33323689362_69c735381f_h.jpgDSC_8007_6538 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33096180960_2333dc6e2d_h.jpgDSC_7991_6522 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33351537761_254a4a362f_h.jpgDSC_7990_6521 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33351527081_2a11e26e9c_h.jpgDSC_8008_6539 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

Motor:

33096181330_ed8ab986dd_h.jpgDSC_7984_6515 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33096181270_4e1a8a64ae_h.jpgDSC_7983_6514 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33323697592_a2e1b97e99_h.jpgDSC_7982_6513 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33096181490_6e05bac9b7_h.jpgDSC_7981_6512 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33096181560_986ae1c2bc_h.jpgDSC_7980_6511 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

33351538471_62b38eb98d_h.jpgDSC_7979_6510 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

 

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Thank you both of you!.

 

And track work begins. Some trivia for you German Panzer tracks were manufactured from a high alloy steel which contained a high percentage of manganese. This alloy was basically a stainless steel. The manganese content imparted a yellowish-brown tint to the tracks. So that's why I'm using these AFV Club tracks, as the colourisation is about right. 

 

33799935092_3d4f18f917_h.jpgDSC_8037_6567 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

I'm using the jigs as supplied by Rye Field to help with the tracks. 

 

33572489700_bea0ff2f81_h.jpgDSC_8038_6568 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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So this afternoon's fruit of my labours.

 

I worked on the bow MG and started work on the turret. The flag stowage bin is from an Eduard set meant for the Academy Tiger. 

 

34867362305_fffefc7120_h.jpgDSC_0761_9170 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34867361665_e39d414974_h.jpgDSC_0760_9169 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34481145040_72cb631180_h.jpgDSC_0759_9168 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34481143630_844948f615_h.jpgDSC_0758_9167 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34481143860_2a80c609cb_h.jpgDSC_0757_9166 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34481143380_251c3dcd9f_h.jpgDSC_0762_9171 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

Next is to get the turret and basket painted as well as the MG and add the gurtsacks (ammo bags for the MG)

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So a little extra detail on the gunner's binocular sight and I've drilled out both openings at either end. Once the sight has been painted, and the detail painting has been done I'll glaze these with Kristal Klear to give them life as it were. 

 

34781651922_9bf1393630_b.jpgDSC_0773_9180 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34945284105_a238cccb67_b.jpgDSC_0772_9179 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

More later :)

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Right this afternoon's progress, and an older shot to show the detail of the underside of the loader's hatch position. 

Now the underside of the loader's hatch featured countersunk holes with bolts in them, so I've tried to replicate that. I also simulated the metal texture by stippling the paint onto the turret roof underside. Oops just noticed the hair (bleeding Cat) I'll have to sand that out. The hair I mean not the Cat.

 

34127814914_3105f84f9c_b.jpgDSC_0787_9193 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

And the turret floor has been painted and the turret traverse motor and gunner's firing pedal installed. The small pedal is for firing the coax MG. The Black box contained spare parts for the 8.8cm gun.

 

34127815074_3f63554231_b.jpgDSC_0784_9190 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34583018550_0c4607dd97_b.jpgDSC_0783_9189 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

The turret sidewalls have had some PE details added from a set meant for the Academy Tiger. 

 

34127815214_25e6375cb2_b.jpgDSC_0781_9188 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34583018180_0714cbbfd7_b.jpgDSC_0780_9187 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

Thank you for looking. 

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Right bow machine gun now done as is the rear of the driver's armoured visor. The red handwheel closed an opened the visor. 

 

34294087474_e1ba5005ca_h.jpgDSC_0789_9195 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

34328994653_74e64bbb28_h.jpgDSC_0790_9196 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

The ammo bags under the machine gun one fed the gun, the other collected the empty cases. 

 

More soon as I'm making rapid progress, just forgetting to take the pics 

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More progress on the turret floor. I've added the jerry can rack, this was basically a cage on which the front folded down to replenish with jerry cans.

 

34428351553_a732e85dbc_h.jpgDSC_0796_9202 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

I've also added hooks to the off side of the hull, which held an unditching beam, this was a field modification which some Tiger's of the s.Pz.Abt.503 had. The beam is still a work in progress.

 

35107279891_5d40535dd4_h.jpgDSC_0797_9203 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

 

And the turret floor all finished.

 

34393017014_767e6b2b19_h.jpgDSC_0798_9204 by Darren Greenwood, on Flickr

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