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Tiger Models Nagmachon (holiday build)
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 11:30 PM UTC
Hi all
Every year when I'm on holiday I take a kit with me, this year it's the Tiger Models Nagmachon.

First impressions are similar to others, this has a fair resemblance to a Tamiya kit. 28 sprues, a pe fret and decals fill the box.

Parts fit so far is good, no major problems as yet.















Pete
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Good luck! I've found this kit very good, had loads of fun during the build. Make sure you're using the bigger "droid", as the second one significantly smaller (presumably 1/48 scale).
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
Nice job on a very nice kit... Just a small suggestion if I may.. masking the windows before cementing them will save you a lot of headache

Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 08:11 AM UTC
You know I never even thought of that. I have a set of masks here from D&n.

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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 12:11 PM UTC
Make sure that the decals you're supposed to apply onto the rubber mudguards match the number plate. Mine did not (one digit was different), and it was spotted too late... Hope Tiger Model corrected the problem since then.
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 02:36 PM UTC

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Make sure that the decals you're supposed to apply onto the rubber mudguards match the number plate. Mine did not (one digit was different), and it was spotted too late... Hope Tiger Model corrected the problem since then.



just checked, it would appear that things do match.

More progress.






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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 03:05 PM UTC
More progress on the Nagmachon. I must say that I like this kit.



Painting this is going to be fun using a hairy stick.






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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC
This kit is something else, it's just falling together.














I certainly didn't expect to be this far along after just a day and a half

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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Good progress. What color are you using?
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 12:23 AM UTC
Lifecolor UA902 IDF Sandgrey 2.

Just found the worst part of this kit.






Loadsa pin marks.

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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:14 PM UTC
Well folks, I'm impressed with this kit. The instructions shout "Tamiya" as soon as you look at them. The only downside is the pin marks shown in the previous post. Then next few pics will show the part that I was not looking forward to, attaching the bar armour.













Some of the panels are only test fitted for now.

Pete
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:25 PM UTC
That's a fast build! You'd better stay in front of your computer if you don't want to already miss the painting
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 04:31 PM UTC
To be honest I have spent most of the last 2 days on the build, normally this would take at least a week.. It has gone together well but painting it with a hairy stick has been fun, getting into all the nooks and crannies.

Pete
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC
Side panels with filler ready to be sanded





Pete
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 10:21 PM UTC
Great job so far.. and real quick!

You know, some Mr Hobby Surfacer would be great for those pin marks.. lot less sanding when dry... I hope I have a little left for when I do mine

Looking forward to seeing it done

Hisham
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 10:56 PM UTC
I really enjoyed building this kit. I feel like getting the early version as well. When does it come out?
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 10:58 PM UTC
To be honest I don't have any. The holes look ok once sanded and painted. I keep finding little nooks etc that need painting.

Pete
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 11:38 PM UTC

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I feel like getting the early version as well. When does it come out?



Hopefully in a couple of days at HobbyEasy

Hisham
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 12:09 AM UTC
Hisham, have you started yours?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 01:34 AM UTC
I started on the first one - with the dog house - but I had to wait for a long time to get the AFV Club workable tracks, then I got bogged down with work.. but I do have a couple of days off coming up.. so, I hope I'll finish it then.

I'm thinking about getting this other one too.. I have become one of the biggest fans of Tiger-Model kits in general.. both quality and subject matter

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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 01:42 AM UTC

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I have become one of the biggest fans of Tiger-Model kits in general.. both quality and subject matter

Hisham



Agreed. I was waiting for a long time for the Nagmachon in styrene. Now they've got not one, but two versions! I was surprised too by the overall quality of the kit, plus the price wasn't bad neither! It's strange however, the early version does not appear on Tiger Models's website... not even in the "News" section...
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC

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It's strange however, the early version does not appear on Tiger Models's website... not even in the "News" section...



Well, that's just because a lot of these modelling companies have been concentrating mostly on their Facebook pages because they figure they can reach a much wider audience there.. and it's much easier to update.. and doesn't require any maintenance and all that... I know a lot of guys here are set against FB, but there's really not much that one can do about it, that's just where the vast majority are going... You can meet a lot of modelers.. you can find all these companies' pages.. there are a lot of research groups for all kinds of modelling.. you can chat with modelers like Mig and Charlie Pritchet who is with Takom now and give him ideas and suggestions... Anyway, I don't want to sound like I get some percentage from FB for new members To each his own

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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 02:26 PM UTC
I must admit that until I got into modelling IDF subjects I'd never heard of Tiger Models. Having built the late Nagmachon I will happily build another. I am thinking about building the Hobby boss Nagmachon just for a comparison.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 02:57 PM UTC

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I must admit that until I got into modelling IDF subjects I'd never heard of Tiger Models.

Pete



I don't think anyone has...As far as I know, it's a fairly new company based in Hong-Kong.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:02 PM UTC
what color do you use? looking at it,look like tamiya medium gray.