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Porsche Jagdtiger
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:22 PM

Just completed this 1/35 old Dragon Jagdtiger built OOB. I modeled it after 305009 which was the 9th Porsche Jagdtiger built and used as a training vehicle. The first 50 Porsche Jagdtigers received the zimmerit coating and none of the Henschel built ones had any.

The only extra things I did to it was to use a 30w soldering iron to make the zimm and the battle tracks were modified into transport tracks since this particular Jagdtiger was believed to have this track only.

Paints used were MM enamels, and Alclad lacquers. Weathering was kept light with some washes and weathering powders. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:05 PM
Very nice work on the one color scheme,look great

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:30 PM

Wow, hand cut zimm...ooff, that's a lot of work. It looks fantastic. Well done.

BK

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:41 PM

BrandonK

Wow, hand cut zimm...ooff, that's a lot of work. It looks fantastic. Well done.

BK

 

Thanks BK but actually quite easy and fast to make. One just needs a VERY light touch. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, July 30, 2020 2:43 PM

Tojo72
Very nice work on the one color scheme,look great
 

Thanks Tojo. Yes the yellow single color has lots of tonal hues from a marbling undercoat .

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Posted by TigerII on Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:50 PM

Your zimmerit is outstanding and your weathering really brought this vehicle to life. Nice job.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:35 PM

That looks really damn good! You got the most mileage possible from a bare basic vehicle and color scheme with minimal mud, dirt, chipping, etc. Yes

 

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, July 31, 2020 5:51 AM

I agree with Stik.Just the right touch on everything. Outstanding PJ.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, July 31, 2020 7:03 AM

Thats really nice, great work on the Zimm and very nice finish.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, July 31, 2020 7:58 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate the nice words.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 31, 2020 8:18 AM

Yeah, she looks great!!! 

The weathering and wear are nicely done but not overdone. Yes

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, July 31, 2020 10:08 AM

Gamera977

Yeah, she looks great!!! 

The weathering and wear are nicely done but not overdone. Yes

 

Thanks Gamera 

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Posted by warshipguy on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:37 PM

I couldn't agree more with all the comments!  That is a fantastic job!

Bill

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 31, 2020 1:59 PM

Hmmm. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, July 31, 2020 3:34 PM

Thanks Bill and TB.

TB I'm sure that beast could also flatten out a good sized building as it plowed thru it. Surprise

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Posted by GreySnake on Monday, August 3, 2020 5:34 PM
Great work! I like how the zimmerit turned out I’ve been meaning to try my hand at using a soldering iron to do zimmerit.

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Posted by Greg on Monday, August 3, 2020 7:58 PM

That sure is a good-looking tank, PJ. YesYesYes

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, August 3, 2020 8:00 PM

Bad A$$!!!! YesYesYes

                   

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 3, 2020 9:04 PM

Thanks guys.

GS make sure you use a 30w or lower iron. I took a small thin old screw driver that was the perfect size and modified it to fit the iron. Go nice and light and you will be amazed how fast you can do the entire tank.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, August 3, 2020 10:16 PM

Nicley done!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:02 AM

plasticjunkie

Thanks guys.

GS make sure you use a 30w or lower iron. I took a small thin old screw driver that was the perfect size and modified it to fit the iron. Go nice and light and you will be amazed how fast you can do the entire tank.

 

Thanks for the advice. I’ll give it a shot on a cheaper model for practice before doing it on something more expensive.  

 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:22 PM

GS you can use those plastic advertisement cards (they look like credit cards) that come in the junk mail as a test piece.

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Posted by patrick206 on Thursday, August 6, 2020 7:57 PM

Hi, Ernie -

You make the Zimm work sound easy, but I'll bet it wasn't so much. Took a good eye and fine touch to pull that off so well.

Very nice job, thanks for the post and photos.

Patrick

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 7, 2020 6:44 AM

Thanks Patrick for stopping by and commenting.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, August 9, 2020 9:39 PM

A very nice looking build, the Tamiya hunting tiger was one of my first Tamiya kits. The Dragon kit looks much superior. You've done a good job with it.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, August 10, 2020 9:30 AM

Thanks Rob!

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