Todays View

glenwilson

NRU Heed
Joined
15 Mar 2012
Messages
5,208
Points
203
Location
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Not condoning speeding but with cameras it is an easy way for people to get caught with little effort and often takes no consideration of conditions etc. You can do 70mph on a motorway in a blizzard but that is Ok but exceed the limit on an empty road in fine wea

It makes my blood boil when you see some of the complete dicks that have driving licences and have no idea of the rules or their responsibilities. So often see drivers jumping red lights on their phones (even cheap cars have hands free) and many other offences. But all of those need actually police people to see it and take action. I got my only speeding ticket (years ago now) on an literally empty motorway on a Sunday morning in fine weather. 😡

Same for people who hog outside lanes doing 60 in a 70mph. Everyone should get an RPG allowance or some C4 to encourage these people to move over. 🤪
 

glenwilson

NRU Heed
Joined
15 Mar 2012
Messages
5,208
Points
203
Location
Falkirk, United Kingdom
The Tiger 2 model is progressing slowly. As it has a full interior you have to paint a lot of bits as you go along as many areas will not be accessible for painting later. A lot of the turret detail will be only viewable through hatches like the shell racks. The hull should be a bit easier as the top can be just put in place rather than glued down otherwise all the engine and transmission detail would be hidden. There are 60 shells in the tank and each was painted brass and then polished.

Also did a quick test fit of the metal tracks and was pleased with the look. Have weathered the tracks a little bit as they are likely to look a bit rusty but the rest of the model will be factory new look.

B1681215-01E4-493D-AC05-81E4B605C324.jpeg7CF28F92-C8F0-47C2-9113-E1F5F9EDF155.jpeg
 

glenwilson

NRU Heed
Joined
15 Mar 2012
Messages
5,208
Points
203
Location
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Today was working on the toilet seat - installed the S&M backrests. 😁 Also gave my eyes a test. Had to use the 10x lenses to see this thing. The brass ring is about 7mm across and has to be bent into shape. Once that was done and in place there were then 6 ‘bolts’ to put in place.

There are a lot of photo etched straps that hold the various tools in place to do which may test my patience.

FE8BC3C7-A4A1-47FB-8631-DFBFFAEFF651.jpegAA65AB56-E045-48C9-9BAF-62091989056E.jpegC88E341B-7584-4266-8517-CCCF752E54A9.jpegF3A96359-6595-406B-8BD3-58B2308C972B.jpeg
 
  • Wow
  • Like
Reactions: Teofild and lakaelo

edgarsmelderis12

NRU Member
Joined
27 Dec 2018
Messages
305
Points
63
Location
Latvia
Me thinking "would be cool to have some interesting job. Sick of brakes and fluids"

A few hours later :
IMG_20191216_195153.jpg

Shit :) Can i do some brakes ? :)
 

IceDiverTom

NRU Member
Joined
23 Jun 2016
Messages
462
Points
63
Location
Germany, Munich
Website
www.btfz.de
for me you have an interesting job!
i like it to understand all parts and what they good for..

Nothing for me to work in an cold garage every day in winter, but to fix old cars in summer could be a nice hobby
It´s like ice diving, to do it as an event is totally impressiv, but to be an instructor and have to do it, even when you not feel well....
But work is work and sucks some days... so dont care about, christmas is comming and free days too ;-]
 

Attachments

Last edited:

glenwilson

NRU Heed
Joined
15 Mar 2012
Messages
5,208
Points
203
Location
Falkirk, United Kingdom
Yesterday built the engine. I am sure German tank engines didn’t look like something out of an Audi or BMW but I had paint…. I have been reading the instructions to make sure things that need painting get painted before assembly. I missed that once the engine is installed it gets a cover and hides most of what I did! 🙄 Still, I know it is there. 😊

7AE43204-8EEC-428E-83BE-6DF1964ABAD9.jpeg
31A0A63E-4F71-4F92-BEA2-8753063D2837.jpeg
 

glenwilson

NRU Heed
Joined
15 Mar 2012
Messages
5,208
Points
203
Location
Falkirk, United Kingdom
The King Tiger model is coming along. A lot of the interior has been done and the tracks are on! The metal tracks really do look good in a way plastic or rubber band ones don’t. It is surprising how much detail gets hidden as you build it. Not going to weather this one and will keep it looking factory fresh. Mainly adding small details from now on.




D8604D74-1B20-4F41-B962-39556D018B89.jpeg2274D18B-D973-4C93-B61C-F8B3E2C9D5D0.jpegB38A5F38-68E9-48F4-9259-129165C062AC.jpeg
 

glenwilson

NRU Heed
Joined
15 Mar 2012
Messages
5,208
Points
203
Location
Falkirk, United Kingdom
That is somewhere I would like to visit. Maybe next year (if we are allowed in after 31st January). The level of detail in that is amazing and inspirational. Nearly finished the Tiger 2 - just a few details to be done and I might have a go at a diorama for it to sit on. Took about 3 months to complete that one.

A0818964-28AA-458B-B25C-EAF0E6625644.jpeg4C6547F6-1AF8-450C-AF7B-A6882313FFED.jpeg