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King Tiger, 1/35 Tamiya

February 25 2017 at 9:08 PM
Bryan Logan  (Login owlman2)
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This is a model of a hypothetical late war/final production King Tiger, it is not intended to represent any specific vehicle. It is mostly the Tamiya kit, with a lot of aftermarket brass and a few parts from the Dragon "late" King Tiger. In retrospect I should have just started with the Dragon kit, but I only dabble in armor and was not aware it was superior until I had a lot of time in the Tamiya one. Fruil tracks.

I tried very hard to limit weathering, as I figured any late war Tigers to see service would not have had very long to get trashed. I got kind of overwhelmed trying to determine likely painting patterns and colors for very late war German armor, and nothing seemed very definitive so I just played it safe with the "standard" colors.

Paint was mostly Mr. Color...with some Vallejo and weathering with oils and pigments.

Thanks for looking.

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Brad Belsheim
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Nice

February 26 2017, 9:30 AM 

So compared to one of the tidal wave of new kits how does the cost stack up with aftermarket stuff?

 
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Bryan
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Well...

February 26 2017, 11:10 AM 

I made some poor initial decisions and kind of wasted money on this build. I started the Tamiya kit and once well underway realized I needed the Dragon kit for the late drive sprockets and a few other parts. So I could have skipped the Tamiya kit altogether and just used the Dragon kit as a basis. I still would have bought the Fruil tracks, and probably most of the aftermarket brass as well, so I would say the newer kit would not have saved a ton of money.

Not sure about something like the Meng KT though....not sure what it includes and whether any aftermarket stuff would be needed.

 
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Andrew Tomlinson
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Lovely subtle paint job.

February 28 2017, 4:53 PM 

Hi
And the exhausts and top panel shading looks interesting too.

Cheers
Andrew

 
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Scottie
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Nicely done

February 27 2017, 12:51 PM 

Very nicely done I'm working on the Academy version, if it works out half as well as this one I will be very happy.

Scottie

 
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jerry rutman
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Great lookin cat. I really like the

March 1 2017, 9:37 AM 

colors you picked out.
J

 
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