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1/35 Tiger I

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Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
1/35 Tiger I
Posted by Van on Tuesday, June 06, 2017 4:19 PM

Hello,

Tiger I originally finished 4 years ego out of box. Few weeks ego I desided to add some more parts and update it with metal tacks.

"So many models so little time"

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 12:29 PM

That's some nice work! I love the smashed-up muffler guards. 

"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

 

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:38 PM

Looks like it has seen some action!

Which kit is it?

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:29 PM

Hello, The mufflers guards are original plastic one. I used Dremel tool with sending stone to thin the plastic down from inside. I grind the plastic to the point that it some places the sending stone burned through these guargs.Tthat's how i got the damage looking guards..Smile

"So many models so little time"

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:31 PM
Hello, It's a Dragon kit. I don't remember with number. The model was started 4 years ego....the box is gone long time ego.

"So many models so little time"

  • Member since
    July, 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:53 PM

That is one beat up Tiger!!  Great work on it!

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 11, 2017 9:44 PM

That poor Tiger has been beat to s---! Love the damage, paint and weathering & look forward to see it on "fresh" tracks.

Mike

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 4:17 PM

Hello All,

Tiger is ready. I change my mind and painted the model white. Modulated with oils. I give a metal look to the tracks with Dark Steel pigment.


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"So many models so little time"

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:00 AM

Very stellar work. Love the weathering.

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

 Eric 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:58 AM
Really some top notch work there.

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    September, 2013
Posted by Marcus McBean on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 6:55 AM

Really like the weathering you did with this vehicle but I do have a concern.  I see this alot from other modelers where they really beat up the exhaust covers to demo battle damage as with yours.  It seems to me such damage could not be confined to just the covers.  The rear fenders nor the intake air filter covers are not damaged nor is there any secondary damage (splinter) to the rear armor or the items I just mentioned. 

I am not being nic picky or complaining. I have only completed a few armor pieces which non have any damage.  I was just wondering how much consideration modelers make as what type of ammunition that did the damage and it collateral effects.  I can't believe a near miss by a arterlley shell would have such an narrow scatter pattern.

Again love your work.  I been wanting to take on a Tiger I that seen alot of combat on the eastern front and taken much directed and collateral damage. 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:36 PM

I'm certainly no expert but she looks pretty friggin' good to me. I wish I could get one of mine to turn out that well. Yes

"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

 

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:12 PM

Yes, Ser. You're right I should spread the damage wider on other rear parts of the tank.

I must confess the damage on the exhaust covers happened .....accidentally :)

These are original parts from the kit. They were to thick so I tried to thinned it down with my Dremel tool with sending stone...and I burned through...well... I kind of like the damage so I left it the way you see it now. :)

 

 

 

"So many models so little time"

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
Posted by JohanT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:21 PM

Hi Van,

that is one very convincing build.

And what a total makeover!

Thank You for sharing :)

Very Best Regards

Johan

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:29 PM

Thanks to All of you for your interest!

"So many models so little time"

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:11 PM

Wow, that is excellent!  Weathering is spot on as far I am concerned.  The muffler damage is very convincing.  Sometimes mistakes end up being a bonus.  I would be happy to have that in my display case.

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Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
Posted by JohanT on Monday, September 04, 2017 3:26 PM

The etched stuff us amazing!
Suggestion to readers - go back and check it out!

To Van - there is a PM for you.

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, September 04, 2017 4:16 PM

Now that's some nice weathering! I like your whitewash.  Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Saturday, October 07, 2017 7:13 PM

Hi to Everyone,

It's been 4 mounts since I posted first photos of this project. I'm done with it.

Last build was the base for this model. Its a Ikea picture frame with styrofoam inside and a lot of snow on top. I used an artificial snow I bought on ebay. The "tree" its a root and the fern comes from Part. I sprayed thin white glue with my airbrush and used salt and pepper shaker to aply the snow on the model.  On top of the base first I poured white tile grout. When it almost dried I used old plastic track to make the 2 depresed track chanels.  I used white glou to build up all the snow around.

"So many models so little time"

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by Marcus McBean on Saturday, October 07, 2017 9:06 PM

Very nice work...suddenly I feel cold.

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, October 08, 2017 10:13 AM

Ditto  You nailed the snow look.  The base pulls this together nicely.  Really impressive work on this kit.  Thanks for sharing.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 08, 2017 10:35 AM

Good job, the tank actually looks frozen in snow and ice.

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:34 AM

Marcus McBean

Very nice work...suddenly I feel cold.

 

Yaaaa! that was the plan. Cheers

ManCityFan

Ditto  You nailed the snow look.  The base pulls this together nicely.  Really impressive work on this kit.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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Thank you Sir.

 

 

Rob Gronovius

Good job, the tank actually looks frozen in snow and ice.

 

Winter 1943/44. Ukraine. Somewhere around Kiev. It was cooooold. Big Smile

Thanks for your comment.

"So many models so little time"

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, October 08, 2017 1:54 PM

Makes me shiver, cold tanks suck the heat right out of your body. A tank with no heater is no joke cold!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 09, 2017 11:38 AM

Yeah, makes me feel chilly! I'm not sure if can compliment you any better than that! 

"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

 

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by blackdog62 on Monday, October 09, 2017 2:36 PM

hello van very nice I have my first dio for stug 4 coming up. thanks for the tips.

which kit is this tiger ?

Van
  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: London, UK
Posted by Van on Monday, October 16, 2017 2:54 PM
Hello, ï'm sorry for the late replay. It was a Dragon kit. Because i start it 5 years ego i'm not sure what kit number it was. Cheers, Rob

"So many models so little time"

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