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Up Gunning a Russian Tiger
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 05:46 AM UTC
He Guys I'm doing something a little different this time, I wasn't going to post anymore, but it's hard to resist.
Here I'// be using the Live Resin 30mm. Turret to up gun Mengs Tiger kit.

The Xact kit is a lot more detailed this is a curb side kit

although the front wheels are positionable.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 05:52 AM UTC
I think the instruments look nice like this , most likely not accurate but hey ?


Here are the Live Resin parts, you have to go to there web site to get the instructions. I had a hell of a time finding them.


I'm finished for a while.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
Hi Donald,

I think you can find the instructions on the live resin website: www.live-resin.com. might be a bit of a search though....

rgds
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Posted: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Donald,

I think you can find the instructions on the live resin website: www.live-resin.com. might be a bit of a search though....

rgds
Michel


Thanks Michel,
There's a Big Red Button for the Instructions
Regards
Donald
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 09:57 AM UTC
I have the Turret assembled , here is partially how I did it.
I had a lot more Pics. but my camera screwed up, hey ok I screwed it up.
The first pic shows the ring support for the Gun.

Note the 3 dents close together, that is where the Front Armor goes.
The side Gun supports have a smaller edge that goes to the front.

You should dry fit the 3 sides together , make shure the mounting holes will take the pins.
This is the bottom view.
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:04 AM UTC
Hold all the sides together and when satisfied with the fit, Glue them together.

Make shure you don't install any of the Guns especially the Mg. until the sides are together .


I replaced the Antenna with a piece of Brass Wire.
The set includes a Monitor Screen and Control stick but where they go ????

The Mount ring gets centered in the top opening.
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:13 AM UTC
There are a few small details that need to be removed to clear the Turret.


I'll try not to mess this up to much more.

Regards
Donald
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Posted: Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:17 AM UTC
I built this a while ago, the resin turret is a nice little kit with two gun options.
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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC
A little more done here's the M Hood installed.
You need to bevel the edges a little to get it to sit flush.

Don't forget to line up the place where the hood on the real one would open up.

I removed the mounts for the Ammo racks. With a 30mm Gun in the turret They aren't needed.




That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 04:23 AM UTC
I have some more added.
After assembling the doors I masked off the Clear parts on the Doors
Blue for the outside and tan for the inside, this was to keep me from getting confused Hey I'm old not stupid.

Added the small parts to the inside of the roof.


Painted the inside of the Doors Black
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
Here I installed the front Window Frames without the clear parts, they'll be added after painting.

Then I Glued the Doors in.

There are no hinges provided for the front doors.


With this kit they just get glued along the front edge of the door to the Body, this is not right, See next batch of Pics.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
I have the same model from the Xact Model Company. Here are some pics on how they did it.


Here's a Pic. of the real thing
Ooops I had the Pic too Big.



Note the lower Hinge & how the door fits into the opening.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019 - 04:51 AM UTC
There's a size difference between the 2 kits also , the Meng kit is longer.
Which is right ????



Another issue, The Meng Kit is what is called A curb side kit, in other words there's no engine just what you would normally see from the bottom while the Xact kit has everything.

Well that's all for now, I'll finish this thing( Don't really like it)
I'm looking forward to doing I build on Mengs Sherman which I have coming
Good By for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 04:26 AM UTC
Ready for Paint.


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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 12:39 AM UTC
I have the Camo. painted.




Next to remove the masking and start the final assembly.

Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 04:02 AM UTC
Great work Donald, looks much better withe the camo scheme on.

Cheers
Walter
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC
All finished and Dusted.




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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC




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OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 08:19 AM UTC
Well here's another one finished.
I don't really didn't care for this kit,
If you really want a Russian Tiger and can find it I would get the Xact Kit it's a lot more detailed.
Tha Live Resin parts are great.

Regards.
Donald