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Hobbyboss 1/16 Pz.Kpfw.VI - The Tiger 1 Options
CaptnBirdseye
#1 Posted : 05 September 2017 19:00:50

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hi Folks
Today i received a very large parcel from those nice chaps at Amazon: a 1/16th scale static kit of the famous German Tiger 1 tank Love Love. I hadn't intended to do a build log for this, as it was supposed to be just a filler while waiting for my subscription to 'Build the T72'. i haven't built a plastic model in over 40 years, so this is going to be a bit of an experiment for me (along with a trip down memory lane BigGrin'

First impressions? Well obviously it's BIG! Nice artwork on the box, but it shows the tank with zimmeritt, which isn't part of the kit itself (although you do get a 'zimmeritt tool' to create your own Cool.
Inside, the instructions seem quite straightforward, and well documented, along with the camouflage schemes and decals. I haven't decided on the paint scheme yet, i thought i would see how i get on with the build and then decide later. I would like to 'weather' it a little, so it looks like it's seen some action, rather than that' fresh from the factory' look. The sprues are all boxed, but that's a topic for another day when i start the build proper. Here are some initial photos:

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#2 Posted : 05 September 2017 19:41:27

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Looks a very nice kit Graham, I'm sure you'll have great fun building it and I'll look forward to following your progress when you start it. Well done, a nice choice of kit! Drool Cool ThumpUp

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#3 Posted : 06 September 2017 12:40:25

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OOh yep there it isDrool love it Love i`m not jealous LOL make s me want to start my 1/16 King TigerConfused will be following when you startThumpUp regards PhilCool
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#4 Posted : 07 September 2017 11:25:08

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tigerace wrote:
OOh yep there it isDrool love it Love i`m not jealous LOL make s me want to start my 1/16 King TigerConfused will be following when you startThumpUp regards PhilCool


Oow King Tiger Drool i'd like one of those Love so when you starting YOUR build diary then BigGrin

Don't think i'll get it started this month as too much on but will update when i can
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#5 Posted : 07 September 2017 14:06:37

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Yep big and beautiful LOL not for a whileBlink got other one`s to finish first like my tiger 1 etcConfused regards PhilCool
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#6 Posted : 07 September 2017 19:11:12

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I think you might enjoy building this BigGrin Cool
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#7 Posted : 07 September 2017 19:38:30

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Looks like a nice kit and well packaged. I look forward to seeing it come together.

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#8 Posted : 07 September 2017 20:35:03

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BigGrin Looks a nice kit and will be watching as you build her. As for the zimmy tool its a nice idea, years ago people used to make there own applicators and use paste to reproduce the zimmy.

You can get several types of zimmy now some are etch sets, others 3d printed I have even seen raised decals, it has to be said though that most of the above are for 1/35 kits but you can get a set of dies in 1/16 with different heads to reproduce the Zimmy.

You can see my review of the Trumpeter King Tiger here:-

http://forum.model-space...spx?g=posts&t=17528

Aber do lots of etch for the Tiger 1 too in 1/16 in my review above you can see the Aber extra's I got hold of aswell as the die set for the zimmyCool
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#9 Posted : 07 September 2017 20:54:00

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Thanks for looking in guys Cool appreciate the feedback.
Andy do you think that Aber stuff would fit the Hobbyboss...or would need some modification?

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#10 Posted : 08 September 2017 05:50:09

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Gray i would say so you might have to do slight modification but nothing serious as there mostly all the same shape etcCool regards PhilCool

here`s another link for Tiger 1= https://www.axels-modell...s-1-16-rc-tanks/tiger-i/
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#11 Posted : 08 September 2017 06:04:19

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That certainly looks a great kit, I look forward to seeing it come together.BigGrin

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#12 Posted : 26 September 2017 19:19:07

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Hi guys
Love thanks for looking in and the encouragement Cool
I have finally made a start on this build. Initially, due to the number of parts, it does look a bit daunting Blink , but once you read through the instructions inn order, then it seems quite clear. All the screws etc are contained in a numbered/identified plastic sleeve. Anyway, so far so good!
Here's my progress so far.
Stage 1: The road wheels.
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Great start looking forward to seeing this come together.

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I like the way this one is all packaged Graham.

Hope it all goes well for you.
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#15 Posted : 26 September 2017 22:05:14

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Great to see you up and running with this one, good luck with the build....Cool Cool .. Will be following....

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#16 Posted : 27 September 2017 08:15:24

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Glad to see you up and running GraemeBigGrin looks like a great kit well detailedDrool can`t wait for the next updateDrool Drool regards PhilCool
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#17 Posted : 27 September 2017 08:38:42

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Hi all, thanks for looking and your comments Cool
I have started building up the rest of the road wheels, but as they will need painting i might just skip this step for now. it's not the tyres are a pain to get back off, just the opposite, but trying to think ahead.
Have to say i spent 2 hours building last night and absolutely loved it Love

More to follow BigGrin

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Thats Great to hear GraemeThumpUp can`t wait for your next update Drool Love regards PhilCool
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#19 Posted : 27 September 2017 12:55:23

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Great start.Will be a spectacular model once finished


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BigGrin Nice start and looking goodCool
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