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Hello,

 

here is my latest model, a 1/35 Tiger II from Dragon. I have added Voyager PE for the exteriour and the skirts, a RB barrel and antenna and home made Zimmerit. The figures are from Mini Art.

 

The model depicts tank "233" from s.Pz.Abt. 503 in Budapest. You can find several pictures of this particular tank online and in books, f.e. in "Tigers at the front" by T. Jentz. This allowed me to reconstruct most of the paint scheme. Only the upper surfaces, the lower glacis plate and the rear hull plate had to be improvised. I also tried to match the tools and the weathering to the photos, which depict a heavily worn turret upper surface.

 

Here are some pictures:

 

TigerII_233_01.jpg

 

Reference:

20110118202031!Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-68

(source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/9/9c/20110118202031!Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-680-8282A-03A%2C_Budapest%2C_Panzer_VI_(Tiger_II%2C_Königstiger).jpg)

 

TigerII_233_03.jpg

 

Reference:

20110118202602!Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-68

(source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/archive/5/58/20110118202602!Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-680-8282A-06%2C_Budapest%2C_Panzer_VI_(Tiger_II%2C_Königstiger).jpg)

 

TigerII_233_04.jpg

TigerII_233_02.jpg

TigerII_233_05.jpg

TigerII_233_07.jpg

TigerII_233_06.jpg

 

Comments and critisism are welcome!

 

Best regards,

Thorsten

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Very nice!

 

I also did this tank (but tamiya) a few years back.  My colours were reversed as I took the darker shade as the the green - who knows?

 

 Other touches could be the negative shadow of the crow bar (fitted when camo was done) and possibly the same left by a tow cable head third fender LHS, also a '233' can be seen painted on the shovel head in other pics (stops other crews pinching it)

 

The rest is pretty much spot on 👍🏿

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I LOVE IT. Super job. I've only ever built a Tiger 1 as German tanks go, but you've inspired me, and my next will defo be a Tiger II.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

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Thank you all!

 

Tony: I totally missed these details, thank you for mentioning! If I can ever get it out of my cabinet again, I'll definately add them!

 

Regards,

Thorsten

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