Meng Tiger II with series turret

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Meng Tiger II with series turret

Postby snapdragon » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:46 pm

Ok... this is going to be quite a long build as there are two boxes and two instruction books and you have to move between both which means some very careful planning.

As I posted some time ago, this kit will feature brass ammo from Eureka XXL which will replace the entire plastic load from the interior set. Friul tracks will replace the link and length kit tracks and Meng's extra set which I bought thinking I need them!

As It turns out, and no official FB from Meng about this, but they have the initial turret kit and interior set to which I am keeping my eye on my suppliers to get hold of it. Seems a shame not to have both of these in your cabinet! and it is a limited edition too, released to commemorate the battle of Caen also there will be an interior set and zimmeritt set too. The release then I am supposing will be June/July this year.

I have been playing with the large kit items to get an idea of what I can and can't do with this kit regarding the finished display. Most of the parts in the photos are dry fitted, but some are already in place.

I have also been tesing the Eureka XXL shell fits for both hull and turret racks with the turret rack being built up.

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This will take some time to put together and I will probably spend more time painting than building!
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Re: Meng Tiger II with series turret

Postby steve131 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:39 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Uber Jell watching this with great interest.
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Re: Meng Tiger II with series turret

Postby snapdragon » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:32 pm

Progress has been made.

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Here's the roadwheels being primed

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I will detail the process I use for steel wheels, as it is a multiple part painting process, but the first bit is priming!

Some of the screen mesh for the engine deck has been torn. it is very delicate stuff and I have re-ordered that fret from Meng. The problem is that it is not easy to remove from the fret without damage Also handling it can also cause damage too. it is very fine and highly detailed stuff!

Once I have painted the lower hull inner with red oxide then I can start putting stuff in.

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Re: Meng Tiger II with series turret

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 am

Very nice James. The mesh detail looks amazing. The best way of dealing with that is to cut it out with a new No 10 scalpel blade and cut on to a flat ceramic (bathroom/kitchen) tile. You should get a clean cut with no distortion. Then handle with tweezers of course.
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Re: Meng Tiger II with series turret

Postby snapdragon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 am

The main problem with the two frets with these kits is that they are tougher metal than brass... Nickel I think and also the runners where they join the parts are quite wide and thick.

I do use the scalpel and tile method. Maybe hammer and chisel in this case! :laughing-rolling:

It is nice though that meng have thought hard enough to provide molds for the screens. Today I should be able to finish painting the lower hull and some other parts and start moving on.
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Re: Meng Tiger II with series turret

Postby steve131 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:28 pm

Loving this , think the Jig great idea :think: :clap:
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