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Hockeyboy76

Tamiya King Tiger. My first 1/35 tank.

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Hockeyboy76    2,123

Hi all. This is my first attempt at 1/35 armour. It has been built for The Eden Camp museum in Yorkshire. 

I brush painted it using Mig Ammo King Tiger paint set. I had planned to try airbrushing but had numerous problems so stuck with the hairy stick.  Detail has been added using the Eduard Etch set. 

They wanted a clean tank so weathering was kept to a minimum with just a light dust wash applied to the road wheels & sprockets & some black panel line wash to enhance the details. 

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C&cs always welcomed. It's the only way I will learn!

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nimrod54    4,156

Fantastic first time armour build buddy. Looks good to me, I look forward to seeing it when I next venture out that way. 

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BlackMax12    927

Looks pretty Tigerish to me.  If this is a first effort keep them coming.

You did a great job with the brush, it actually looks like it is spray painted.

 

Lloyd

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Badder    2,724

Hi, and welcome to the best forum on BM.

 

Yep, that looks like a 'clean' Tiger II. That's what they want, that's what they are going to get.

 

I see you have based the camo pattern on the box art, not a precise copy, but close. I think you did the right thing there. It's sometimes quite hard to make up your own pattern... you can end up with a model with too much of one colour... especially with the 3 colour camo. Or you can end up with a bit of a pig's ear trying to work out where the colours reach a transition between the deck and the turret for example.

 

So, great camo AND great work with the hairy stick. If I hadn't read he intro, I'd have bet my money that it was airbrushed.

 

I look forward to seeing your first attempt at a more heavily weathered AFV. And personally, I'd go for another Tiger II, what with it's large flat surfaces and the low number of complex angles.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

 

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Kris B    579

Good model, hope next one be for you and you can add some more dust and mud. I'm a fan of bit used ones. 

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Hockeyboy76    2,123

Thanks for all the nice comments guys. I am mainly an aircraft builder but I enjoyed the armour build and will be back with some 1/35 Sherman's & Halftracks, as soon as the man cave is sorted from my move & my kits unpacked. 

@Badder

Thanks for the comments on the camo, this was definitely an approximation of it, with a lot of guess work & same for the markings. I did find the Tamiya instructions let me down there. 

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