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Jagdtiger: Against The Clock!
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 02:16 PM UTC
Briain Balkwill (DSOTM) builds Dragon''s Jagdtiger against the clock. How did he do? Find out here:

Against The Clock!

Vinnie



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 03:03 PM UTC
Thats a nice feature all around. Nice idea, nice execution. If you read through it you can gleen some really usefull tips.

- clean your work suface of everything else.
- focus
- decide ahead of time what the project will be
- remember why you are modeling in the first place.
.....

Thanks guys
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 05:21 PM UTC
Great article. Thanks Brian for sharing. I am working on Dragons older Jagdtiger kit 9036. It is still quite nice. Cant wait to try the new one.


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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 06:32 PM UTC
This is a great idea....
I get so bogged down in the research stage that I don't get hardly any time to do the actual building. Too many other demands on my time that take priority. So if I cut out the research maybe I can get some model building done!
A well executed kit Brian. Thanks for the insight!

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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 03:25 AM UTC
Great feature Brian. This one is definatly a pleasure tu read

Btw, when are we getting more pics of the sturmtiger?
Do you have the number of hte mr.metal iron? iam not sure which it is and i need the number to be sure.
Thanks
Frank
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 01:54 PM UTC
[quote]Great feature Brian. This one is definatly a pleasure tu read

Btw, when are we getting more pics of the sturmtiger?
Do you have the number of hte mr.metal iron? iam not sure which it is and i need the number to be sure.
Thanks
Frank[/quote

Thanks guys - this sure was a fun build.

Frank, the MrMetalColor Iron is number 212 (Don't get the Dark Iron). I tend to buy 2-3 bottles at a time, as it has many uses but runs out quickly . Unfortunately my next Sturmtiger pics will be in a magazine that has requested the article, so I don't want to pre-empt it. On the up side I won't be taking the pics, the magazine will, so they should look quite good.
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 02:00 PM UTC
Nice feature, Brian. Very refreshing. And a great result too.

BTW, does anyone know where I can order this MrMetal (iron) from? I've never seen it in the LHS.
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 02:05 PM UTC
Nice article. I fully agree with the simple approach you took on this build. A kit loaded with AM parts and tons of scratch building can sometimes take the fun away from the whole thing.

Great job!
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Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 08:04 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice feature, Brian. Very refreshing. And a great result too.

BTW, does anyone know where I can order this MrMetal (iron) from? I've never seen it in the LHS.



The only place I know of in the UK is Model Design Construction - here is the link - http://www.shopcreator.com/mall/departmentpage.cfm/ModelDesignConstruction/60603/1/1/-/60603
Although it says awainting delivery they normally have stock

Or you could ask your local Gunze/Sangyo importer as its part of the Mr Hobby range
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 03:30 AM UTC
Hi Brian,

Nice quick build...and in your haste you probably forgot to attach the rear hatch handle :-) ....or was it intentional(?). BTW, the barrel is still 3-4mm short (but can easily be corrected)..

Overall, its a beautiful build...

Cheers
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Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 11:42 AM UTC

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Hi Brian,

Nice quick build...and in your haste you probably forgot to attach the rear hatch handle :-) ....or was it intentional(?). BTW, the barrel is still 3-4mm short (but can easily be corrected)..

Overall, its a beautiful build...

Cheers



Doh! Well spotted on the handle - I'll fix that. Not sure about the barrel though. The new metal barrel in the premium kit is supposed to have been corrected
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2006 - 07:46 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Hi Brian,

Nice quick build...and in your haste you probably forgot to attach the rear hatch handle :-) ....or was it intentional(?). BTW, the barrel is still 3-4mm short (but can easily be corrected)..

Overall, its a beautiful build...

Cheers



Doh! Well spotted on the handle - I'll fix that. Not sure about the barrel though. The new metal barrel in the premium kit is supposed to have been corrected



Hi Brian,

There is actually nothing wrong with the barrel length per se -- it just lacks 3-4 mm in the tapered area. BTW, its the same length as the platic barrel with other Jagdtigers.

The problem with DML is that they measured the barrel in a recoiled position...meaning its is 3-4mm in the saukof. It could be corrected w/out actually damaging the kit...see here if you are interested...

Jagdtiger barrel

Considering that you've got a very beautiful build, I think the barrel lenght would not matter anymore...can just be used as reference incase you want to build another Jagdtiger in the future...

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2006 - 07:57 AM UTC
Brian your build is Beautiful and in the end does it really mater if the barrell is 3-4mm too short?
You enjoyed it and turned out a great kit.
NUFF SAID & ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS.
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2006 - 12:28 PM UTC

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Hi Brian,

There is actually nothing wrong with the barrel length per se -- it just lacks 3-4 mm in the tapered area. BTW, its the same length as the platic barrel with other Jagdtigers.

Cheers



Hi Arvin
I went with FRank De Sistos and Terry Ashleys reviews of this kit where they say that the barrel length has been corrected. I just assumed he was right and did not measure it myself . Perhaps dragon have changed the mounting for the barrel so that it extends a bit further? It does seem odd that Dragon did not correct it for this kit. But you are right, it does not really matter to me as I'm happy with the final build, and this was not a research based project. Next time I will be more careful

Brian
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2006 - 10:30 PM UTC
Nice job! Fast too! I have a question, is the Gunze Iron the Burnt Iron H76? Did you undercoat this besides the red oxide?

Cheers
dsotm
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:04 PM UTC
Thanks John - appreciate the praise. The Mr Hobby Metal colours are a range of 9 metallic paints that can be polished after application. They are not Gunze colours but a separate range made by Gunze - hope this helps
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Posted: Monday, May 29, 2006 - 11:42 PM UTC

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Or you could ask your local Gunze/Sangyo importer as its part of the Mr Hobby range



I'll have to do that since MDC doesn't deliver over here
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 04:50 PM UTC

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Thanks John - appreciate the praise. The Mr Hobby Metal colours are a range of 9 metallic paints that can be polished after application. They are not Gunze colours but a separate range made by Gunze - hope this helps



Thanks Brian. Is the system similar to the Alcad polishable paints? IE you have to base coat them in gloss black to work?
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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 06:46 PM UTC
Nope:
Shake bottle
Apply paint
Poilsh after 2 min - varying the pressure and amount of time that you polish will vary the intensity of the metallic look
Job done

The nice thing about the Iron colour is that you can make it look like various metal types, from gunmetal to steel, depending on how you polish it.
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Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2006 - 02:41 PM UTC
hi Brian,
nice job..... clean and realistic!!

Tom