Last update : 3rd August 2013 : Finished the model :oD

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Tiger Tank is a magazine published by Hachette Partworks.  It's a weekly magazine, with the aim being to complete a 1/16 scale model of a Tiger Tank, which will take 140 issues. 

The model is a static model, made mainly of plastic and metal with etched brass details, and no doubt some other materials as well.  It features full internal detailing as well as individual link tracks, moveable gun, etc. It will be a stunning display piece.  Because of the amount of internal detail it would be very difficult to make it radio controlled.

I would suggest that first time visitors read the 'Magazine' Page, then have a look at the model pages. 

The magazine is published every Wednesday in the UK.

This web site has a sister forum www.partworkmodels.co.uk/phpBB3.  It's a great place to compare notes, admire other peoples work, show off your own work, and generally chat to other like minded modellers.

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Update history
25th Aug 2010 : Partwork launched.  Issue 1 completed.
29th Aug 2010 : Instructions on how to make a DIY painting turntable added to the Details Page
8th Sept 2010 : Work started on issue 2.
9th Sept 2010 : Completed issue 2 for now.
15th Sept 2010 : Started issue 3.
27th Sept 2010 : Completed issue 3 & started issue 4.
30th Sept 2010 : Continued with issue 4.
1st Oct 2010 : Added some info about weathering the model on the details page
5th Oct 2010 : Some more progress on the breech.
7th Oct 2010 : Completed issue 2, more work on issue 4, and started issues 5 & 6.
8th Oct 2010 : Completed issue 5.
14th Oct 2010 : Completed issue 4 and started issue 7. (Issue 6 is still being painted)
18th Oct 2010 : A bit more work on the breech in week 3.
20th Oct 2010 : A bit more work on week 7 and started week 8.
24th Oct 2010 : Completed week 6 and a bit of progress on week 7.
3rd Nov 2010 : A little more progress on week 7.
12th Nov 2010 : More progress on the breech, weeks 8 & 9.
15th Nov 2010 : Completed week 7, and progress on weeks 8 & 9.  Weathered the turret ring in week 6.
21st Nov 2010 : Started weeks 10 & 11.  Almost completed the breech in week 3.
25th Nov 2010 : Progress on weeks 10 & 11.  Repainted the periscope in week 2.
26th Nov 2010 : More work on week 11 and started week 12.
28th Nov 2010 : Completed the hinges of week 13, and completed week 11 for now.
30th Nov 2010 : Fixed the breech to the barrel in week 3, and fitted the turret ring to the floor in week 9.
9th Dec 2010 : A little progress on week 13, and 'completed' week 15
16th Dec 2010 : Completed week 12.  More progress on week 13, and started week 14.
28th Dec 2010 : Completed week 16 and started week 17.
6th Jan 2011 : A bit of progress on weeks 12 and 13.  Added the parts photos for weeks 18 & 19.
19th Jan 2011 : A bit of progress on week 10.  Completed weeks 17 & 18.  Started week 19.
26th Jan 2011 : Started weeks 20, 21 & 22.
8th Feb 2011 : Completed weeks 20 & 21.
17th Feb 2011 : Added photos of parts for weeks 23, 24 & 25
18th Feb 2011 : Completed week 14, the machine gun, and started weeks 23 & 24.
24th Mar 2011 : Started weeks 26, 27 & 28, and did a little more work on week 22.
24th Mar 2011 : Started weeks 29 & 30.
7th Apr 2011 : Completed week 10.  Started week 31.
24th Apr 2011 : Work on weeks 25 & 26.
29th Apr 2011 : Completed weeks 9, 22, 27 & 28.
13th May 2011 : Completed weeks 29, 30 & 31.  Made a small start on week 32.
30th May 2011 : Painted the tow hook in week 24.  Completed weeks 35, 36 & 37.
9th June 2011 : Started weeks 34 & 38.
3rd August 2011 : Completed week 34 and started week 41.
16th August 2011 : Updated week 23.  Completed week 41 & 48.  Started weeks 42, 43, 44, 49 & 50.
26th August 2011 : Completed weeks 51 & 52 for now.  
30th August 2011 : Painted the track links in week 11.
3rd October 2011 : Started week 53.
31st October 2011 : Completed week 53.
4th December 2011 : Started week 54.
10th December 2011 : Completed week 40.
26th January 2012 : Completed weeks 66, 69 & 70.
27th January 2012 : Completed weeks 71 & 72.
2nd February 2012 : Started week 73.
9th February 2012 : Fitted the road wheels in weeks 54 to 61.
16th February 2012 : Painted the Jerry cans in week 9.
21st February 2012 : Added the wheels in weeks 62 & 63
3rd March 2012 : Assembled 67 & 68 ready for painting.  Assembled more of the engine in 74, 76 & 77.
9th April 2012 : Painted the engine and added some details in week 77.
17th April 2012 : Added engine details in weeks 76 & 77.  Assembled weeks 80, 82, 83 & 85.
23rd April 2012 : Completed track sections in weeks 66, 69, 72, 75 & 78.  Painted the deck in week 40, fitted parts in weeks 23 & 39.
5th May 2012 : Fitted the engine cover in week 41.  Fitted the hull front plate in week 39.  Fitted the suspension covers in weeks 67 & 68.  Fitted the axle retainers in week 76.  Painted the steering gear in week 83.
13th May 2012 : Fitted the hatches in weeks 42 & 43, and the wheels in weeks 64 & 65.  Started week 86.  Also added photos of parts up to week 89.
7th June 2012 : Completed week 24, with the detail parts to be glued on after final painting.  44 and 79 are also completed.
15th June 2012 : Made new parts for the shackles in week 52.
3rd July 2012 : Made new parts for the shackles in week 52.  Fitted the m/g ball and headlight in week 19. Started weeks 88, 89, 91.  Completed 92 and all track links up to 93.
12th July 2012 : Completed weeks 85, 86.  Did a little more work on 88, 89 & 91.
28th July 2012 : Completed weeks 80, 82, 91, 94, 96 & 97.  Started week 95.
10th August 2012 : Completed weeks 45 & 88.  More work on week 95.
8th September 2012 : Added exhaust pipes in week 97.
9th September 2012 : Completed weeks 46, 89, 99 & 102.
17th September 2012 : Completed weeks 97 & 98.
27th September 2012 : Completed weeks 100 (bar painting), 101 and started 103.
26th October 2012 : Almost completed week 103 and fitted the transmission.  Added photos of parts supplied up to week 112.
21st November 2012 : Started week 106.
3rd December 2012 : Completed 95 & 104.  More work on week 103.  Started weeks 107, 108, 110 & 112.
19th February 2013 : Completed 38, 39, 114 & 117.  Started weeks 113, 115, 116.
20th February 2013 : Completed weeks 110, 112, 120, 123, 126.  Added photos of parts up to week 127.
1st March 2013 : Completed weeks 13, 47 & 103. Started weeks 121, 122, 124 & 125. Fitted the seats in week 106.
6th April 2013 : Completed weeks 109, 121, 122 & 129. Started weeks 128 & 130.
10th April 2013 : Completed weeks 106, 107, 113, 115, 116, 118 & 119.
26th April 2013 : Started weeks 131, 133, 134, 135, 137 & 138.  Complete 132.
2nd June 2013 : Complete the shells in weeks 124, 125, 128, 130, 133, 134, 137 & 138.
23rd June 2013 : Completed the shell cases in weeks 127, 131, 136 & 139.
16th July 2013 : Started completing the model in week 140.  Completed the wheels in week 65.
27th July 2013 : Fitted the pillars and the tank top in week 140.

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