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Building Tamiya's 1:16 R/C Tiger Tank

A Step By Step Photo Guide

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See also:
Guide to b
uilding a Tiger 1E
Guide to building a King Tiger

Guide to building a M4 Sherman
Guide to building a M26 Pershing
Guide to building a Leopard 2A6

Front view of Tiger

Rear view of Tiger

Left side view of Tiger from rear

Completed and freshly-sprayed Tiger ready for detailing

Closeup of rear engine deck. Note optional photo-etched engine grills fitted to this model.

Closeup of engine deck with air filtering hoses fitted.

Open cupola hatch showing battle system fitted and loader's hatch with on-off switch

Lower hull ready to receive elctronic.

Metal sprocket and idler wheels primed and sprayed-painted

Close up of twin gearbox. Note plenty of ceramic grease applied to gears.

Main hull assembly complete and sprayed.

Photo-etched grills are cemented into place prior to spraying.

Close up of left sprocket drive and road wheels with rubber rims.

right sprocket drive wheel

Wiring inside turret. Note recoil mechanism on right hand side and gun elevation motor at bottom of photo.

Closeup of sprocket hub

Right track tension adjuster

Left track tension adjuster

Closeup of suspension arms

View of the gearboxes from engine deck with turret rotation gear left of photo

Overlapping road wheels arrangement

Full length torsion suspension bar in place

Turret rotation motor and gear underneath turret ring

Electronic and wiring arrangments inside lower hull

We don't just sell you the kit, we can build them for you as well!

Want one of these fantastic tanks? Don't have the time? Want one as a special present for a loved one? We can supply the model kit, build it to a high standard and deliver it to you in a ready to run condition. This page will give you some idea how we go about this. Email us for more details.

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