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Post by Zax13 on Sat 19 Oct 2013 - 6:42

Marpek wrote:Nice works with the sponge thingy! Are you doing a wash on the yellow paint?
Wash will be done later after I clearcoat it...

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Post by laneboysrc on Sat 19 Oct 2013 - 7:30

Most awesome! Just stunning!

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Post by Marpek on Sat 19 Oct 2013 - 8:01

Zax13 wrote:
Marpek wrote:Nice works with the sponge thingy! Are you doing a wash on the yellow paint?
Wash will be done later after I clearcoat it...
Oic...cant wait to see the finished tiger!

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Post by RTECH on Sat 19 Oct 2013 - 15:59

affraid Professional scale modeler !

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Post by Zax13 on Mon 21 Oct 2013 - 1:51

Carried out washing using tamiya panel line accent colour (dark brown) to give it a dirty and used look. I did not really weathered the tank to be rusty  as I don't think most of the German Tigers lived that long to see rust... Laughing 



The back mud flap was given a bit more stained weathering.




Next step is to wire back all the pieces and assemble the tank...
I did not modify any of the wiring yet... Just put back everything the same I took it apart...


Tedious and boring part of the assembly... Fixing all the 16 wheels for the track...



Surprisingly the assembly is much more faster than taking it apart...
So here is the end product of my Tiger 1 tank...









The barrel which had a factory defect ... (fixed)





Hope you guys enjoy the transformation and pictures... Peace!!!

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Post by babyboy on Mon 21 Oct 2013 - 6:53

Wow! Great weathering.

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Post by boolean21 on Mon 21 Oct 2013 - 7:38

Nice work bro!

Love the weathering!!!

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Post by laneboysrc on Mon 21 Oct 2013 - 9:56

Really, really nice! Awesome work!

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Post by RTECH on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 16:41

Very Happy Nice job ! Great skill ! I love it !

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Post by Marpek on Tue 22 Oct 2013 - 20:32

Outstanding painting and weathering job bro!


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Post by Zax13 on Thu 31 Oct 2013 - 20:43

Some updates since my last post....
Have been a tiring week for me at work and this is what I did to relax myself.... Very Happy 
Did some modification to my Tiger I.
First of all I manage to get hold of Clark TK22 board... If you love tanks and you dont have one of this, go get one... Trust me its worth every penny... thumbs up.
But once you get this board you need to couple it with a good Speakers. Decided to go for the Visaton FRS7.

Becoz the TK22 does not come together with a receiver, you will need a good 2.4ghz radio that suits you...

Installed everything and abit of calibration with the controller and Im ready to demonstrate how it sounds....

Turn up your volume to witness the sound... (BEWARE OF POISON)

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Post by boolean21 on Thu 31 Oct 2013 - 20:50

Good stuff!

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Post by Zax13 on Thu 31 Oct 2013 - 20:56

Stay tuned for further modifications....

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Post by oceanic on Thu 31 Oct 2013 - 21:36

I want! I want!

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Post by babyboy on Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 8:20

Sweet! Need the TK22 board. The chassis recoil is very scale! More please?

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Post by Zax13 on Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 21:15

Recoil Barrel Mod.
I didnt want to start from scratch to mod this so I decided to mod Heng Long simple cheapo recoil unit. Bought from Taobao for SG$5. Trim the lower portion of the recoil unit and throw away. Retain the upper half portion if you still wanna use stock barrel elevations. Clark TK22 do have servo elevation function but that requires you to built your own brackets.


Took out the above white tab in picture and replace with a servo horn as seen below.


Did a home made l bracket to support a micro servo. You can actually bond the servo directly to the side but that will result in difficulty in removing if the servo kaput...
This design will guarantee easy replacement in case the servo for any reason need to be replaced.
Next is to link the servo horn to the sliding barrel. With  the aid of some heli spare I manage to find just the appropriate linkage.
The size or length of the servo horn will depend on how much recoil you want. As Im using the modded Heng Long recoil so Im actually limited to stock travel which is just nice to me actually.



Here is the side by side comparison of the airsoft barrel with my new aluminium barrel with the recoil unit. The aluminium barrel also bought from Taobao at SG$50 one set.


There is alot of trial and error that I did to get the function and recoil to sync and not bind. A little bit of filling with the needle file is needed to get the aluminium barrel to function smoothly.
I filed slightly more than required so as to compensate the paint thickness when start painting. Here is the functioning recoil barrel assembled minus the paint.

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Post by boolean21 on Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 21:20

nice update bro!

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Post by Marpek on Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 21:20

Fierce la... vid pls...

now you taobao expert liao...I even dunno how to order from there man...

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Post by RTECH on Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 21:53

Interesting that your tank can be mod until like this. Can't wait to see your fully mod. tank.

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Post by laneboysrc on Fri 1 Nov 2013 - 23:10

Magnificent! You are putting some serious effort in this thing cheers cheers cheers 

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Post by Zax13 on Sat 2 Nov 2013 - 19:32

Marpek wrote:Fierce la... vid pls...

now you taobao expert liao...I even dunno how to order from there man...
Kena poison by Boo... Sad 
Now become master of Taobao liow... But I must say that the items there really dirt cheap.
Take for instant the smoke unit... rotor selling $20 and there selling $5
The High tension flasher also $5


My Clark TK22 cost me $110 about the same price as the one in Clark webby.

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Post by Zax13 on Tue 5 Nov 2013 - 21:20

Final positioning of all the things in the turret.


Feed the high tension flash thru the barrel



Done the Barrel painting to match the turret.


Another View of the finish turret.


I did do any house keeping inside as I know Im gonna open the hull again.


Here is the end product again.


Video of full testing of the fully installed Tiger I.

The barrel recoil looks abit not smooth as I think its due to the servo. Might need to change to a better servo.

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Post by boolean21 on Wed 6 Nov 2013 - 11:05

Think u got the poison into many bros' blood stream!!!

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 

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Post by RTECH on Wed 6 Nov 2013 - 19:17

The flash thing is cool !

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Post by Zax13 on Mon 11 Nov 2013 - 19:54

Anybody knows what type of connector is this? Need to get a 2 pin type.

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Post by laneboysrc on Mon 11 Nov 2013 - 23:45

Zax13 wrote:Anybody knows what type of connector is this? Need to get a 2 pin type.
Hmmm... The pin pitch seems to be 1mm precisely. Could be a JST SHR series:
http://sg.element14.com/jst-japan-solderless-terminals/shr-03v-s-b/housing-crimp-receptacle-1mm-3way/dp/1679109
Have a look at the PDF on that page, it has exact measurements of the connector housings.

Or spend a lunch hour at Sim Lim Tower, they are likely to have it there.
If you can, get one already pre-crimped with wire. Those tiny connectors are extremely hard to crimp. I have done JST 2mm pitch, and that is already extremely difficult.

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Post by Zax13 on Tue 12 Nov 2013 - 20:46

laneboysrc wrote:
Zax13 wrote:Anybody knows what type of connector is this? Need to get a 2 pin type.
Hmmm... The pin pitch seems to be 1mm precisely. Could be a JST SHR series:
http://sg.element14.com/jst-japan-solderless-terminals/shr-03v-s-b/housing-crimp-receptacle-1mm-3way/dp/1679109
Have a look at the PDF on that page, it has exact measurements of the connector housings.

Or spend a lunch hour at Sim Lim Tower, they are likely to have it there.
If you can, get one already pre-crimped with wire. Those tiny connectors are extremely hard to crimp. I have done JST 2mm pitch, and that is already extremely difficult.
Thanks Laneboysrc... I think i have manage to find the connector type. Its a molex 1.25mm 2 pin.cheers 


for those who intending to upgrade to TK22 you might need to have this connector to connect your IR Led. If not you are a sitting duck...Rolling Eyes

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Post by boolean21 on Tue 12 Nov 2013 - 20:50

thanks bro Zax13 and bro LaneBoysRC for saving us a few steps in future during the upgrade!!

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Post by Zax13 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 10:32

Testing my Heng Long IR receiver with the recommended Sony tv remote.

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Post by boolean21 on Thu 14 Nov 2013 - 10:44

woo hoo!!!!!!!

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