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PlaStix

"Looking towards Point 174" - Tiger I “131” in Tunisia Vignette

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Tiger ‘131’ is probably one of the best-known Tiger 1s and is currently the only operational Tiger 1 in the world. Captured by the British in Tunisia, in April 1943, it is now at The Tank Museum at Bovington, UK.

 

As part of this project for the MTO II GB, I wanted to include some figures representing some of the crew and possibly their commander. There is still and air of mystery around the crew and some sources suggest that at least some of the crew survived the war but their identities have not, as far as I am aware, been revealed yet.

 

My vignette is set before the capture of "131" and I was wondering what it must have been like for the crew as they were preparing for their encounter with the enemy. I have tried to show them planning their next move.

 

Kit: Dragon 1/35 No.6820

Paints: Humbrol, Revell, Citadel and Railmatch all applied by brush

Weathering: Paints plus Vallejo Thick Light Mud and Light Splash Mud

Extras: Stretched sprue aerial, Lead wire for smoke launchers

Base: 4 MDF, Filler, Vallejo Thick Light Mud and Light Splash Mud, Army Painter tufts, Dragon DS Cacti

Figures: Master Box

 

WIP thread: Here

"131" on its own RFI: Here

 

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I also took a few with a desert backdrop:

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This final photo kind of represents what I wanted to achieve. I wanted to do one of those scenes that looks a little staged but didn't want the crew just looking at the camera.

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It would be interesting to know what happened.

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to my build thread.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

Edited by PlaStix

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:gobsmacked: Enough said!

 

Ciao

 

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Beautiful work, Stix. I just love your attention to detail.

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Stix that is absolutely stunning, the black and white shot shows just how realistic it is as it looks like it is from the pages of a wartime German newspaper.

Extremely well done mate, you just get better and better.

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Nice one. I read somewhere many years ago that one of the German tanks at Bovington is reputedly haunted by 'Herman the German.' 131 perhaps? Anyway; ghosts? Piff!

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That's really rather not bad,not bad at all.

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Fantastic build Stix, you’ve brought all the elements together very nicely.

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9 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Wow, flipping WOW, that is exquisite. :thumbsup:

Steve.

Hi Steve. Thank you very much! You are most kind. 👍

Kind regards,

Stix

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Superb stuff Stix.

Now, Tiger and figures aside, (All excellent) that little irregular-shaped base is just perfect. It sets the scene but emphasises the size of the beast at the same time. Nice clumps of grass, great sand/grit/mud/stone and those cactii turned out good didn't they? The bright green contrasts nicely with everything else and adds that extra spark.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

 

 

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Excellent, you've captured the rough, dry exterior of the Tiger very well.

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Another excellent piece of work. Your figures are also very well done. What is your process with them? Do I detect games workshop washes at play in there too?

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A great tank build, but in the vignette it is brought to life!  Outstanding Stix!!

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On 23/07/2018 at 08:12, giemme said:

:gobsmacked: Enough said!

 

Ciao

 

:rofl:Thank you Giorgio!

Kind regards,

Stix

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Simply stunning!!

 

So realistic, anyone questioning whether they need an airbrush need only look at your results

 

Kev

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On 23/07/2018 at 09:42, Vinnie said:

Beautiful work, Stix. I just love your attention to detail.

Thank you very much Vinnie - most kind! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix 

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Posted (edited)

Awesome attention to detail, scenery and painting. Each of your builds is a pure joy to look at.

Edited by PattheCat

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On 23/07/2018 at 12:37, modelling minion said:

Stix that is absolutely stunning, the black and white shot shows just how realistic it is as it looks like it is from the pages of a wartime German newspaper.

Extremely well done mate, you just get better and better.

Hi Craig. You are far too kind as always but thank you. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 23/07/2018 at 12:54, Darby said:

Nice one. I read somewhere many years ago that one of the German tanks at Bovington is reputedly haunted by 'Herman the German.' 131 perhaps? Anyway; ghosts? Piff!

You never know!! There could be, although I don't think anyone died during the attack that disabled '131'.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 23/07/2018 at 13:03, spaddad said:

That's really rather not bad,not bad at all.

Thank you very much spaddad. 

Kind regards,

Stix 

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On 23/07/2018 at 13:42, Ozzy said:

Fantastic build Stix, you’ve brought all the elements together very nicely.

Thank you Ozzy. You are most kind as always. 👍

Kind regards,

Stix 

 

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Posted (edited)

Ooh, I do like that. Nice backdrop of sand dunes in some of the photos too.

Edited by Cadman
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Superb result, not much more to say that hasn't been said. I particularly like how you've achieved how the beast of a machine sits heavily on it's tracks.

 

:goodjob:

 

Davey.

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