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Hesslers Tiger
Posted by Tankluver on Thursday, May 17, 2018 9:36 AM

so i got testors old M47 Patton and just finished building it. I’m going to do a what if cold War diorama. But it really got me thinking about doing a battle of the bulge movie build. Which M47 kit would y’all recommend for this. I know Takom came out with a few variants, which one would be best. Also i saw awhile ago a manufacture was going to release the Hessler tiger tank as a lot but it seems to not have come to fruition. Can someone help?

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 PM

A few years ago I used the Revell M-47,it was a decent kit

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:23 PM

Love it!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:55 PM

Oh that looks awesome Tojo!

Tankluver: Wish I could help but no idea- still best of luck to you- love the idea!

Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:47 PM

Damnit, Tojo! I've got the bloody march going through my head now! I'll never get to sleep!

 

Great model!

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:38 PM

snapdragonxxx

Damnit, Tojo! I've got the bloody march going through my head now! I'll never get to sleep!

 

Great model!

 

Thanks,by the way,one of my attempts at Archer dry transfers

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:11 AM

I think that it was a very successful attempt, Tojo. Keep at it and you'll crack the dry transfer mist. I don't seem to have any issues using them at all!

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 2:53 PM

Hey Tojo, nice work on that M47/King Tiger. Colonel Hessler would have loved it and I got "Panzerlied" humming in my head too. Once I discovered Archer Fine Transfers I try to use those exclusively when it comes to armor.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:24 PM

Here we go... I just have to!

Movie version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JDkdc246QQ

modern recording and arrangement of the original 1933 song  by Oberleutnant Kurt Wiehle 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C2JjkA8Aao

Excellent rendition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deRrfjOiZLI

ORIGINAL RECORDING

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z-yWoONXtY

 

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:49 AM

I love the version of that complete Japanese orchestra performing it,then thst conductor gets the audience involved,very cool.

Of course I don't know the words,is it considered a Nazi song,perhaps banned in places,or a German patriotic tune,or just a tankers song.

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Friday, May 25, 2018 2:24 AM

It's a tanker's song. There is a picture of the King Tiger's and the caption has the word Bundswher. Definitely not Nazi; that was the German Army after WWII.

Achtung Panzer! Colonel General Heinz Guderian
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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, May 25, 2018 5:43 AM

Indeed, the German armed forces Minister banned this song in 2017 as part of further denazification!

When you listen to the original song it is slower and more sombre than the modern arrangements and certainly doesn't have the brass and percussion Wagnerian type March arrangements that you do associate with Hitler's Reich.

Still, I do like the movie and modern arrangements and they do stir the blood. I have another song for you which has a very interesting history to it which is very much a talking point with '40's re-enactment groups here in the UK... My next post on this thread!

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Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, May 27, 2018 10:09 AM

I read somewhere that the lyrics to panzerlied are written on The walls of the Austrian training rooms for their panzer crew members to look at and memorize. Speaking of denazifiation i remember a few years ago reading of how the Germans had in their version of a Ranger Handbook discussed ways to make fortifications while in cold weather. Somewhere it said something like “in the fighting on the eastern from German soldiers did...” and some politician got upset and tried to say that it was praising the ***.

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Posted by Tankluver on Sunday, May 27, 2018 2:12 PM

Hey how did you go about painting hesslers Tiger. What was your base coat and then what did you do for your second and shading?

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, May 28, 2018 10:26 AM

It looks better than their "tiger".

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, May 28, 2018 1:24 PM

Tankluver

Hey how did you go about painting hesslers Tiger. What was your base coat and then what did you do for your second and shading?

 

I just painted it with with basic German Gray,can't remember the brand.Didnt do shading,just dusted with Mig pigments Europe Dust,and rust pigments on muffler.

 

 

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Posted by Tankluver on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 10:45 PM

I see, I’m considering buting another M47 and making my Hessler tiger 

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