Week 42 This week we get the Radio Operator's hatch
The bits we received
And what we did with them
Looking at my Verlinden Tiger reference book, the locking devices are not fitted to the late Tiger. Therefore I shall leave them off.
The periscope is assembled and the locking levers are glued to the hatch ready for painting.
The hatch has been given a couple of coats of dark yellow on both sides. Then the periscope cover is glued in place. Dry fit the periscope first in case you need to file out the hole, as that's difficult to do once the cover is in place.
Once the painting is complete, the periscope is added.
Note. The rest of this assembly is completed after the deck has been painted.
The hatch is fitted from the inside. You'll notice that the inner hinge is painted ivory, but the other hinge parts are dark yellow.
Just to prove that it does open :o)
And it fits when it's closed !
Things not yet done
Issue 11 : Paint and fit spare track links.
Issue 19 : Fit ball and headlight
Issue 23 : Paint the radiator covers
Issue 24 : Finish the issue
Issue 25 : Complete issue
Issue 32 : Complete the tow cable
Issue 33 : Complete issue
Issue 38 : Paint the parts
Issue 39 : Entire issue
Issue 40 : Entire issue
Issue 42 : Finish the issue