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1/35 Tacom King Tiger Finished
Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, September 17, 2018 9:15 PM

Well folks this has also been on the bench for a while.  Slowly working on it.

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, September 17, 2018 9:29 PM

As I said in the Hawk thread I have had little desire to build and even less desire to post anything.  

 

I have however over the last few months slowly worked on this kit.  

 

To date this is what I have accomplished.

 

 

And even some on the engine.

 

 

Overall not too many issues that were unknown.  This build is part of a buddy build on Facebook.

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:50 AM

I know how you feel Joe. I've  been pretty uninspired over the past 6 years. Trying to get something over the finish line. Glad to see your building armor. Nice start so far. I hear these Takom kits are very nice.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:54 PM

Looking forward to seeing the "Joe" treatment on this one.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 11:21 PM

Thank you both for looking in.  Honestly still not that motivated but more than a couple of weeks ago.

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:45 AM

Oh that looks great Joe! 

 

I've been in a sort of funk sorta like that, I haven't finished anything all year. I just keep pulling new stuff out, fiddling with it, but never finishing anything... 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, September 22, 2018 1:09 PM

Many thanks.  Funks are not fun to be honest.

 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 22, 2018 3:24 PM

Come now, snap out if it. It happens now and then and as a matter of fact I fellt the same way a couple of months back but I got bit again so back to the bench. I'm switching gears from planes to armor for a different flavor.

That is quite an excellent kit with tons of details. It's looking really good so far and will be pulling up a chair to follow along.

I have in my stash # 2047 with the Henchel Turret w/Zimm and it looks impressive. I have several Dragon, Takom and Rayfield Tigers in the stash so I will be starting some of them soon.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:56 PM

Guess what is back on the bench.

 

Tacom 1/35 King Tiger.  

 

Did just a little since the last time I showed it.  Not much to be honest.  Had to refresh my mind as to how I was going to tackle it.

 

One thing that is done is the cuts are made.

 

 

 

More to come.

 

 

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 28, 2019 8:20 AM
Looks great that engine is sweet.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 28, 2019 11:42 AM

Cool, great to see you back at it on this!!! 

You've got more guts than me to make cuts like that! 

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Posted by German Armour on Monday, January 28, 2019 2:12 PM
Wow! Wonderful job on the King Tiger! Yeah funk is not fun. Just remember, you'll get there eventually!

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Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:51 AM

Looking good! You are selling me on buying that kit now. 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, February 01, 2019 10:24 PM

Thanks all.  Much appreciated.

 

 

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:12 PM

Well my friends it is time for a brief update on the Tacom King Tiger.

 

The main construction seems to be complete.  There are some smaller things here and there but the main construction is done.  

 

Detail has been added to the lower hull rear plate.

 

 

 

The upper hull.

 

 

And both the inner and outer portions of the turret.

 

 

Since these pictures have been taken the upper hull, lower hull, and the turret have gotten some color.  More on that later.

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:04 AM
That's looking really good hope to see more soon.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:38 AM

That's some sharp work! 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:00 PM

You are both very kind.  Thank you.

 

 

 

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, February 25, 2019 8:29 AM

That's good work.

Like you and others have said, sometimes it's hard to get back on the models with everything else going on in life. But that's one good thing abouyt this hobby, it's one we can leave for days or ever months and get right back into it where we left. 

It's been happening to me a lot lately. Life just seems to find a way to cut into some things I enjoy doing.

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Posted by DanR1967 on Monday, February 25, 2019 12:49 PM

An Arthur Machen quote? I am impressed.

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Monday, February 25, 2019 6:09 PM

Looking good there! How do you like the Tacom for ease of assembly?

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, March 02, 2019 7:21 PM

You are all very kind.

 

This kit has some issues that need to be addressed.  There are reviews and videos as well as build ups that explain them all.  These do however make the kit more challenging.  All in all it is good but many things will frustrate a builder.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, March 02, 2019 7:22 PM

And now for a brief update on the Tacom King Tiger Porshe turret.

 

This post is all about color.  Started painting using Mig Ammo paints.  The names escape me for the moment but the pictures will tell the story.

 

First up was Stynlrez Metal Primer.  Over that went the main color.  It went down smooth.  

 

 

 

 

 

Oops I forgot to show my added radio set.  The pictures are not the best but they do show the headsets.  All of the other pieces are the co-drivers side.

 

 

 

 

Now the second round of paint set the tri color scheme.

 

 

The last thing is the exhausts.  First I used the Metal Stynlrez, after that dried I sprayed(psi was near 2 or 3) Model Master Metallic Burnt Iron.  Shortly after that dried I stippled several pastel pigments to give it a bit of texture.

 

 

Now overall the paint job is not accurate.  At least to the drawing in the instructions.  I am ok with it and will proceed.  

 

Next is to finish off the ammo racks for the hull and the turret.  Then to glue it all together and install the tracks.

 

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

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Posted by German Armour on Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:10 PM

Sooooooooo awsome! Doesn't matter if the paint isn't  accurate. You've done an excellent job on it. If you like the paint then that's all that matters.Big Smile

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, March 03, 2019 7:29 AM
Looks great, not sure what you mean about the paint not being accurate, do you mean the color or the pattern. Color looks good to me get some weathering on it it will tone and blend everything together. As for pattern no two had the exact same camo. I have the Takom king tiger Henschel turret that I'm going to be starting next. I'm going to make my cut outs a bit different maybe going with a jagged edge not sure yet. What are you doing with the tracks? You going aftermarket or using the kit length and link tracks?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, March 03, 2019 8:44 AM

Accurate?? It looks awesome. I really like how it’s turning out with the cutouts showing interior areas seldom seen.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 03, 2019 9:25 PM

I dunno, looks friggin' awesome to me!

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Sunday, March 03, 2019 10:13 PM

She is impressive looking!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, March 07, 2019 9:44 AM

You are all very kind.  Thank you.

 

For me the pattern does not match that in the painting guide.  That bothers me a bit but I know I am not the best with an airbrush.  As for the tracks I used the kit tracks.  

 

 

Again thank you.

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:17 PM

Time for another update.

 

The final update.

 

Yes she is finished.  

 

Here is the finished Tacom King Tiger Porshe Turret, 1/35.

 

The main colors are from the Mig.  There are a few AK as well as others as needed.  The weathering is minimal.  Wanted a display piece but not pristine.  

 

 

Now there is an issue.  Once I applied the dull coat and took the final pictures I noticed a great deal of silvering under the decals.  Once seen I went back over with a sharp blade and then some decal solvent.  

 

There you have it.  Thank you all for following along.  

 

 

All comments, critiques, and criticism are encouraged.

 

 

 

Joe

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