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  • From: Washington State
King Tiger II photos
Posted by leemitcheltree on Monday, March 24, 2003 11:57 PM
I just got a contract to build Tamiya's 1/16 Porsche turret King Tiger for a collector, and was wondering if you guys knew of any good websites containing photos of this particular tank. I usually build aircraft on a contract basis (don't hold that against me!) and need some help with references. Thanks

Cheers, LeeTree
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 7:22 AM
Achtungpanzer.com or do a google search. The Patton Museum has some good shots. Just remember this, there was NO difinitive camo pattern to german armor, unlike the Luftwaffe. Most King Tigers came from the factory in red-brown primer, and had paint applied by mop and bucket. And all the Porsche King Tigers had zimmerite applied to the turret and hull. Good luck
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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 4:15 PM
Thanks Issah, I'll have a look at the sites you've suggested. Did ALL Konigstigers with Porsche turrets really have zimmerite coatings?

Cheers, LeeTree
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 3:02 AM
There were very few Porsche turret King Tigers made. But yes, every picture I've seen has Zimmerite. Check out the Osprey line of books, I believe they have a King tiger subject Bound to be some interior shots and usually a cutaway.. You could also buy a Verlinden Tiger 2 interior kit in 35th scale that might help you as well.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:05 AM
Yes about the Porsche zimmerit. Only 50 Porsche turret King Tigers were made. Grace and slick design just didn't work on a tank, but it works on a Boxster. Osprey is a real good source for you.
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