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Wow. What a build. The final reveal:

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The build thread is at:

 Apologies - it's a bit long, and possibly a bit dull 🙂 

 

I've really enjoyed this one. The kit is excellent. I replaced the barrel, but that was just personal preference...

 

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 The King Tiger. What a beast. Coming from from the Panzer IV, it is huge. I stuck with the kit tracks. and found them really good. To ensure that I could see the tracks, I left the side skirts off, and cut down the front mudguards.

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 Tools were fiddly, as always, but loads of great definition from Meng. All good 🙂

 

 

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I'm really pleased with how the rear came out.

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Overall, a really good kit. Hard work (on my part), but worth it.

 

Always learning... for this build:

3-colour hard edge camo is tricky, but doable. I like Panzer Putty 😀

Never try to do chipping with a sponge on a gloss coat, Duh 🤪

A £2 box of artist pencils is better than expensive pigments 🥳

Never ‘just give it a final coat of Dullcoat’... Just leave it as it is 😀

 

This model is broadly based on a number of photos/drawings, but does not try to ‘be’ a certain example. Comments happily received 😎

 

A bit of a rest now before the Jagdpanther!

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Very nice, the weathering is very convincing.

 

I have one on my to-buy list but I probably need to build a few from the stash first!

 

Pete

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Thanks all. Weathering is a difficult balance. Happy with this one, but always happy for comments or suggestions. 

 

Happy modelling 😀😜😎

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That really is superb!! Very impressive build, paintwork and weathering! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 4/26/2019 at 8:06 PM, PlaStix said:

That really is superb!! Very impressive build, paintwork and weathering! :worthy:

Kind regards,

Stix

Many thanks for the positive comments. Really appreciated. It’s lovely to see the results of the many hours of ‘labour’.

It is also amazing to look back over my build thread and see how it’s all come together. The amazing this is how bright the original camo was, and how it has weathered so nicely.

Keep up the good work!

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Superb build there.  The highlights for me are...

  • the tracks - very nice weathering
  • the frontal vision ports - look brilliant
  • the wingnuts on the towing 'claws' - they must be tiny

10 out of 10 from me

Steve

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I tried a new (to me) trick for the vision ports. Before gluing on the ‘protectors’ over the top, I cut out and applied very small rectangular masks from masking tape. These stayed in place throughout the rest of the build and all the painting and weathering - only being removed with tweezers after everything else was done. Pleased with the outcome.

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