Tamiya 1/25 scale Tiger I

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Tamiya 1/25 scale Tiger I

  • Hey guys..

    Have completed Tamiya's Tiger I in 1/25 scale (well a few months ago but the frustration is still fresh)

    First ever time I used an air brush to complete a kit. Managed to find this in Japan when we visited there :)

















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    The below shots are just a comparison to the average 1/35 scale tanks that are the most popular now. Yeah its only a smaller Marder II but it still gives you some idea how big this Tiger model is

    Real shot of a Marder 2











    On the bench: 1/32 F6F-3 Hellcat

  • Now the hull!


























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    And my you tube.


    Im pretty armature but I hope you enjoyed.

    This site rocks as do all you modeler friends. Thanks heaps!

    On the bench: 1/32 F6F-3 Hellcat

  • Very impressive build.I like your treatment of the tracks,the beat up fenders and exhaust,and figures look great.Thanks for sharing

  • Cheers Tony

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  • Really nice work! Thanks for posting.


    On the bench:  1/24 MPC  FW190 A5

    Next:  1/72 Revell S-100


  • Thanks Rob. The whole site here and everyone posting in its a great inspiration to be honest  :)

    On the bench: 1/32 F6F-3 Hellcat

  • Very ambitious and huge project. 

    I applaud your efforts on doing your zimmerit. What did you use? My only suggestion is that next time you make the separations of rows smaller, rather then large swaths across.

    First time with an AB? Looks pretty good. It looks like you probably had a can of propellant. This too is how I started out, but found out that they are expensive and hard to control the pressure. That's why you had some splattering.

    I like the muffler work you put into it, with the dents and holes. 

    I learned that the muzzle of the barrel wouldn't have blackened up such as you portrayed, errors I made on many of my older kits. HTH

    Welcome aboard and thanks for sharing your beast of a Tiger.



  • Hi and thanks Tigerman. Yes you are impressively correct I was using a can of propellant on this, horrible, yes I couldnt control the pressure but better than using a brush I guess.

    Yeah I reckon the guns muzzle wouldnt have been so black but on that I have seen a shot of Whittmans Tiger in Russia.. looked very black then O_o

    As for the Zimmer coating I used Tamiya general usage putty. The first time Ive done that tbh. I could only get 1/35 scale zimmer tool so as the Tiger was in odd ball 1/25 I just had to do my best.

    Ive just finished an sdkfz 163 assault tank in 1/35 but with that I used a heated up zimmer tool, no paste ('cept for the side shields), and simply etched it into the plastic, sounds crude but it came over really well haha


    One more of the Tiger


    The sdkfz









    On the bench: 1/32 F6F-3 Hellcat

  • nice one Jester : )     it's to bad 1/25 never became popular enough... I always liked it

    here is my 1/25 Tiger I circa 1973.... so old the decals are flaking off.







  • That zimmerit looks pretty good on the StuG. I can't say I've seen zimmerit on the schurzen of StuG's, but on a few Pz IV's.



  • Yeah the early ones did.



    You can just make it out on the hull of this one as well, ( taken at Normandy '44)




    On the bench: 1/32 F6F-3 Hellcat

  • Where was the frustration?  With the kit, or the air brush?  Just wondering.  It looks like a nice kit with some decent detail.  Since I do a lot of 1/24-scale vehicles, it would be cool to have one of these in my 'shop'. 

    Gene Beaird,
    Pearland, Texas