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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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Tamiya 1/16 Tiger 1
Felixity
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Posted: Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 07:58 PM UTC
Fantastic work Cody.

Your work really is an inspiration to me (and I'm sure to others), keep going and post as often as possible. You included a little Aber on the cupola, do you plan on adding the full Aber set to the model?
jackhammer81
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Posted: Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 08:28 PM UTC
Cody, you are an extraordinary craftsman. I cant wait to see what you will do next. Cheers Kevin
jackhammer81
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Posted: Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 08:28 PM UTC
Cody, you are an extraordinary craftsman. I cant wait to see what you will do next. Cheers Kevin
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2004 - 08:42 AM UTC
Thanks. It's gettin' there. Still have a mountain of work to do but that's fine. Contest deadlines are no longer an issue so building can proceed at a pleasurable pace.

Thanks again,
Cody
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Monday, September 06, 2004 - 07:11 AM UTC
Cleared(again) some customer obligations from the shop and have been able to get back to my giant Tiger. Finally smoothed the belly pan and removed ALL evidence of the RC 'thing'. Making co-planar this very large canvas was more like cabinet work than model-building. :-) but I have next to my model bench a surface-ground lapping plate which functioned quite adequately as a block-sander to ensure the entire surface is a completely flat plane.

Cody
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 02:37 PM UTC
looking good keep the photos coming
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Joined: September 30, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 06:14 PM UTC
WELL I AM REALLY dead from what u re doing Cody. Unbelievable work man really fantastic. PLease keep info and pictures coming i love them ..
Costas
Silantra
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Posted: Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 03:22 PM UTC
i just found this thread after reading the lathe and mill ..

wow!!! great machnist ! great machine skill.

Cody, how is the progress now?? Can wait to see your update!
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 04:31 AM UTC
Tamiya has molded the armored headlight fittings from a later production version than which the kit actually represents. These 'faceted' fittings were what was actually mounted on the version supplied in the box. Without David Byrden's terrific Tiger 1 site it would not be possible to accurately dimension many of the components in this build. Thanks, David. http://tiger1.info/topicIndexEN.html

Cody
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Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2004 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hey, looks good so far.
Fantastic!!
I would I can build something like that!

greetz Hilbert
bowjunkie35
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Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 04:45 AM UTC
Freakin' unbelievable!
bowjunkie35
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Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 04:48 AM UTC
OK, now that I have picked my jaw up off the floor, I can try to compose myself and think of something to say!

What a great job you are doing on this! From one machinist to another, I can say that I am floored by your small scale fabrication of parts. I thought some of the parts that I make for movie props were fiddly, but you sir, take the cake in that department!

Keep the pics coming!


Stahlhelm
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Posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 - 10:18 AM UTC
Thanks Steve,

I'm having fun with this guy. Here are the armored headlight fittings with the texture and hardware installed...

The texture was accomplished by squirting on high-build primer at a distance, allowing the primer to land almost dry which built up a ragged texture which, before the primer had opportunity to cure, was burnished with the flat side of an X-Acto blade to flatten the high spots - looks kinda kool. For a size reference the armored bolt is on the end of a wooden Q-tip.

Cody

Stahlhelm
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Posted: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 - 12:34 PM UTC
Turret lift including Milliput faux-weld.
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Monday, January 03, 2005 - 06:55 AM UTC
Finally got this bad boy up on all fours. This monster is heavy! He's even startin' to look like a Tiger 1.

Cody
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, January 03, 2005 - 07:24 PM UTC
That is one cool looking Tiger.

The milliput welding is beautiful
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2005 - 12:14 PM UTC
Belly pan fittings which will be installed at some later date.

Cody
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2005 - 09:59 AM UTC
More belly pan...
MrMox
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2005 - 11:30 AM UTC
Hi Cody, it really a pleasure following this topic, not only is your work of a very high quality, but also very inspiring.

Im just wondering, with your skills, why dont you make it all from scrats - then you can have any tank you like.

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2005 - 11:34 AM UTC
Cody,

Hokeysmokes, OMG, Wow!, Anyhow....it's all been said. Truly beautiful work you've done so far.

You do know you'll piss off a lot of folks if you take a break of more than a day, dontcha??

Love the photos and the side-by-sides. Dang! Keep up the impressive work on that impressive tank and don't stop the posts!

Superior. Period.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, January 07, 2005 - 03:36 PM UTC
Damn Cody!!! These are lookin really good.
Radar
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2005 - 03:58 AM UTC
Cody,

You are a true craftsman, I am getting some
great ideas from this post!

www.rctankers.com
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 11:51 AM UTC
Took a minute out from a customer job to 'fix' the turret pistol port.

Cody
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 11:10 PM UTC
So how is this bad guy coming along Cody?
Stahlhelm
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2005 - 02:28 AM UTC
Hi Jeff,

Some customer work has been getting in the way of playing but he hasn't been forgotten. This is a long-term project which means he isn't going to be walking around anytime soon but he will eventually prowl a display case.

Thanks for asking,
Cody