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Sd.Kfz 182 KING TIGER sPzAbt 501

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MrT
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Sd.Kfz 182 KING TIGER sPzAbt 501
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:30 PM

I will be doing the Dragon version of the King Tiger from the Heavy SS Panzer Battalion 501 which took part in the Ardennes offensive in December 1944. 

A hard edge ambush camo pattern will be called for here.  It seems that most if not all had this.

Also weathering will be less of a factor here as all the King Tigers at Ardennes were brand new. So no rust and not many chips.  Dirt/mud yes, but radical wear and tear no.  Few if any missing parts like fenders etc.  Not out of the question, but most left the line of departure in one piece.

So some interesting painting yet to come.

Smile

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:05 PM

I have this kit in my stash.  Looking forward to your feedback on how well the assembly went and if there are any issues to lookout for.  Are you going completely out of the box?

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:37 AM

I definitely look forward tot this one. One of my favorites. I once owned this kit, but was stupid enough to sell it, because I had recently built the Jagdtiger and had built at least three KT's over the years.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:30 AM

Marcus McBean

I have this kit in my stash.  Looking forward to your feedback on how well the assembly went and if there are any issues to lookout for.  Are you going completely out of the box?

 

No I'm never completly out of the box, but if the kit part looks good why change it.

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:31 AM

tigerman

I definitely look forward tot this one. One of my favorites. I once owned this kit, but was stupid enough to sell it, because I had recently built the Jagdtiger and had built at least three KT's over the years.

 

 

Thanks for tagging along!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:32 AM

Working on the turret....because I hate wheels.  Stick out tongue

Smile

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  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:13 AM
Great kit and a great value,looking forward to your treatment of it.

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Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:13 AM

This looks like an excellent kit!  I look forward to following along.

Bill Morrison

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 11:33 PM

Must be my eyes, but that TC looks huge in that turret. lol As far as hating the wheels, at least they are all steel and no rubber! I've been selling those puppies off.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:26 PM

warshipguy

This looks like an excellent kit!  I look forward to following along.

Bill Morrison

 

Thanks for following!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 3:28 PM

tigerman

Must be my eyes, but that TC looks huge in that turret. lol As far as hating the wheels, at least they are all steel and no rubber! I've been selling those puppies off.

 

That's true there could be rubber.

I don't know he looks alright compared to real pictures.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 4:28 PM

He is just tall for his age thats all.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 04, 2017 7:43 AM

Cool turret Mr. T.

I tend to just sit down in front of the TV when I clean and sand road wheels. If I can get 'in the zone' they tend to go by without much trouble. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Monday, May 15, 2017 8:16 AM

Tiger progress....

Wheels are done and tracks are coming up.

Smile

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 15, 2017 11:58 AM

Nice! You've made a serious dent in getting her done. 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:20 AM

Gamera

Nice! You've made a serious dent in getting her done. 

 

 

Thanks!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:21 AM

I have put some paint on the turret.  As with the real thing I have base coated with red brown(primer).

Here it is before the burnt sienna oil wash....

After the oil wash.....

More tracks and some dry brushing coming up.

Cool

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:28 AM

Put on some ambush camo....

Cool

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:30 AM

Ohhhhhh, that looks so good!!! 

The camo works so well I had to look twice since it was blending into your workbench... Wink

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:46 AM

Gamera

Ohhhhhh, that looks so good!!! 

The camo works so well I had to look twice since it was blending into your workbench... Wink

 

 

Thanks!

Wink

 

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:19 PM

That is nice. I have a couple and will be watching this.

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Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 4:24 PM

Very nice on the ambush scheme.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:19 PM

Loving on the ambush scheme. 

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Thursday, June 01, 2017 7:24 AM

Thanks guys!

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Posted by the doog on Sunday, June 04, 2017 8:35 AM

All seem to agree; that's some tremendous work on the ambush scheme. Did you use silly putty to mask and spray it, or hand-paint it?

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My real name is "Karl" Smile

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 7:42 AM

the doog

All seem to agree; that's some tremendous work on the ambush scheme. Did you use silly putty to mask and spray it, or hand-paint it?

 

Yes I used silly putty and spray.  The dots are hand painted.

 

Thanks

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 3:17 PM

Wow!! That is really really sweet!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Friday, June 09, 2017 7:30 AM

M. Brindos

Wow!! That is really really sweet!

 

Thanks Mike!

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Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:06 PM

 I also have this kit. Looking foword to following. Something interesting to me in the pic is what looks to be some type of barrel lock on the side of the turrets.

Maybe they was locked down during transport. Dew there location I would think they was used on the back deck?

 

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:58 PM

The ambush camo is coming along nicely MrT! Yes My understanding is that it's a great kit, one of Dragon's best. Looking at your splendid work inspires me to get my partially complete KT shelf queen onto the bench.

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