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  1. The suspension bogies are now finished as well as the drive sprockets. I’ve also been adding bits and pieces to the lower hull and I couldn’t resist dry fitting the upper hull to have a little look to see if any nasty surprises await. One area I have had an issue with is how the main gun mounts into the mantlet and the orientation of the various parts with the destructions not being especially clear in that area. Although as I’ve been typing this, I think I may have worked out how the gun is supposed to mount... Sean
  2. No progress to report, but these goodies arrived today. The Battle of the Bulge decals are just in case this Sherman gets a friend... Sean
  3. Thanks Darryl. There’s room for improvement with the trees, particularly with the adhesive for the flocking, but for a first attempt I’m pleased with how they turned out. Sean
  4. Well I figured the forums needed something to tame the tide of Tiger’s creeping in. Thanks for the heads up with the tracks, I’ll probably end up gluing the tracks together in link and length fashion. Sean
  5. There must be space on your shelves for one in this scheme
  6. Thanks chaps, the eyes of Britmodeller seem to be watching Sean
  7. With my previous two armour builds being a Tiger I and Tiger II. I figured I should restore some form of parity on my display shelves and build the Allies solution to the problem of the Tiger kind. It’s taken me a few hours to get this far with the suspension bogies, they’re not particularly fiddly just a lot of parts to locate and clean up. This is another kit with the dreaded DS tracks, so an order has been placed with Hannants for some Bronco workable replacements along with some more decals to give me a bit of choice. Sean
  8. Here’s my recently completed Tiger. The only extras used were some AFV Club “workable” tracks to avoid any DS track dramas and some MiniArt crew. Any comments and criticisms are welcome. Sean
  9. As I said earlier, I’ve been planting trees tonight. And here’s the finished article, complete with Tiger in it’s hunting ground. Sean
  10. Thanks Darryl. I got the grass and the gravel a few years ago so I’m not entirely sure which brand they are but I think they could be Expo. I got the materials for the trees from here: https://www.modelscenerysupplies.co.uk. I’ve been planting trees tonight so the base is nearly finished. Sean
  11. While not a Tiger, I’ve begun creating its habitat. Looking at pictures of bocage, it’s very similar to the farm tracks and general area that’s local to me. So with that in mind I’ve used a block of balsa to represent the tangle of roots, mud and general detritus that’s found in the centre of the hedges. All being well I shall be creating and planting trees tomorrow Sean
  12. Bush camouflage version 2. I’m much happier with this than yesterday’s efforts. The close ups haven’t been kind to the fella leaning on the barrel, not my best seam removal attempt... Sean
  13. Thanks Bob. The “bushiness” of the stuff on the barrel is what had me unsure of the way I was going. No harm done though, it’s just wrapped around and held on with some lead wire so it’s easily removed and repurposed. Sean
  14. I’m in need of some opinions please gents. As part of the diorama plan I have in my head I was going to add some of the foliage and brush camouflage etc to the Tiger. The pieces in the spare track links are there just to give an idea, I’ll add some bushier pieces if I think I’m going in the right direction but the barrel camo is what’s got me umming and ahhing. Sean
  15. Unfortunately not, I don’t have another Tiger in the stash. But I do have a Meng Jagdpanther lurking somewhere so I may not be done with the German cat’s I’m planning on setting this one in a little bocage scene, so I’m not done with it just yet Sean
  16. Those AFV Club tracks aren’t half fragile even when glued to create link and length sections. But they’re on and now I can build the diorama for it now the Tiger is pretty much completed Sean
  17. That’s very much how I’m treating the second track. Although the road wheels are separated because I pushed them onto the suspension arms to test fit and then realised the only way some were coming off again was with pieces of the suspension That was my thought process. Especially as a set of metal tracks would be somewhat wasted when they get muddied up for the little diorama it’s going to sit in. Sean
  18. The tracks are AFV Club’s “workable” tracks which turn out to be way too fragile to be workable. They’re also riddled with injection pin marks but they’re better than taking the risk with the kits DS tracks. Sean
  19. I didn’t. I’d seen that it needed to be removed in previous builds but I’d forgotten what I’d read by the time I got round to building it. Sean
  20. I think I may have inadvertently managed to soften the effect in places purely by being a bit heavy handed with the ol’ paintbrush and not paying attention. What was it Bob Ross once said, “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents”... Sean
  21. Although I am by no means a Tiger expert in any way, I’d have to agree with you. This is my build of a Dragon Tiger that I’m in the process of finishing and I quite like the effect. It doesn’t look as good as the alternative versions of zimmerit that I’ve seen you guys using on the Panthers in the STGB, but for mere mortals like me it’s sufficient My photo’s aren’t the best but they show the zimmerit effect reasonably well. Sean
  22. Not many this year despite the fast start. My customary summer modelling break extended itself well into December. But what I did build, I thoroughly enjoyed. All builds are in 1/48. First up is an Eduard Hellcat Mk.I which I actually started about 3 years ago. Next was Tamiya’s Mosquito B Mk.IV converted into a PR.IX using a very nice set of Pangolin resin 2 stage Merlin nacelles. This one turned out to be one of my favourite builds and I was really chuffed with how it turned out. Then it was into another build that I really enjoyed. This is Kinetic’s F-16AM kit built up as a Danish example in the Dannebrog anniversary scheme. This and the next F-16 were built for the very enjoyable Nordic GB. And then onto what’s turned out to be my final completion of the year: Kinetic’s F-16A/B boxing built up to represent a Norwegian F-16BM. So that was my output for this year, I did start a Kinetic Mirage III but I lost my way with that during the decals and I do have a Dragon 1/35 Tiger I nearing completion. Thanks for looking and here’s to a better 2021 Sean
  23. These have arrived. For this: The old iPad camera isn’t very good is it... Sean
  24. This came through the door today Sean
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