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Arniec

Tiger I Ausfürung Afrika ###Finished###

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Hi guys,

 

Finally I have put some paint on the tiger. It is one colour, so quite easy to do.:D The most time consuming were the wheels.

Here are some pictures.

 

IMG_4799 IMG_4800 IMG_4801 IMG_4802

 

That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

Edited by Arniec

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Looking good Arnold.

Those are some interesting stands you have for holding and spraying your wheels. May I ask what they are and are those grips at the top?

 

Rearguards

Badder

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That is looking rather good in it's paintwork Arnold. Very nicely done. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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5 hours ago, Badder said:

Looking good Arnold.

Those are some interesting stands you have for holding and spraying your wheels. May I ask what they are and are those grips at the top?

 

Rearguards

Badder

Badder, 

 

those stands are old card holders from my work. They were at a certain time in a Christmas gift Box and these were a left over that I took home. They are generally a crocodile clamp on a metal string attatched to a heavy foot.

The crocodile clampes are also available from a electronic shop.

 

Cheers,

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I likie!!  :thumbsup:

 

That's one thing I'm not looking forward to, painting alllllll those wheels!.

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Hi guys,

 

I have done some more work. I have given it a coat of klear, put the decals on and also placed all the wheels and the tracks.

 

Here are some pictures.

First the tracks and wheels.

IMG_4803 IMG_4804 IMG_4805

And now the decals. As you can see the decals aren't dry jet.

IMG_4806 IMG_4807 IMG_4808

That is it for now.

 

Cheers,

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Hi Arnold,

That's smashing that is. All very neat, clean and tidy. It puts mine to shame!

I do wish I could get hold of that Klear, cos the stuff I use is can sometimes be a bit iffy.

 

Rearguards

Badder

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Looking very nice Arnold.

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On 5/16/2019 at 3:29 PM, Badder said:

I've always like the Desert Tiger. I look forward to seeing your progress.

 

 

That's not a great name. African Tigers rarely went near a desert.  Farms and orchards were their usual surroundings.

 

David

 

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On 5/31/2019 at 3:48 PM, Badder said:

I think your damage is too slight and too regular. It looks like someone has gone along the skirts with a pair of pliers and nibbled a tiny bit of metal out of them every few feet.

 

 

It's very difficult to model realistic damage in plastic skirting. This is why people pay for metal ones.

 

David

 

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4 hours ago, DByrden said:

 

That's not a great name. African Tigers rarely went near a desert.  Farms and orchards were their usual surroundings.

 

David

 

Hence the Germans painted their Dessert Tigers Lime Green and Cocoa Brown over Custard Yellow.

4 hours ago, DByrden said:

 

It's very difficult to model realistic damage in plastic skirting. This is why people pay for metal ones.

 

David

 

Hi David,

I wouldn't pay out for PE skirts as I think they are a waste of money and TBH, I think they look way too thin anyway. All you need do is sand/file the plastic skirts thinner, then you can damage them realistically. I used the kit's skirts on my 'Hidden Tiger, Crouching Tamiya' build and used round-nosed pliers to put bends and dents into the panels, and drills to make bullet and shrapnel holes.

I think your dents look like dents, it's just the regular spacing of them that looks a bit ''false'.

 

Rearguards,

Badder

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That really is looking impressive Arnold! :clap2:

Kind regards,

Stix 

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Hi guys, 

 

This is my last post as the model is finished. I have given it a dull wash and a sand filter.

Here is a picture 

IMG_4809

The rest will go in the Gallery

 

Cheers,

 

 

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Hi Arnold. I have just been checking out your African Tiger in the Gallery. It does look very impressive - I always like the Tigers with the large turret numbers. Very well done. :thumbsup::clap2::thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Fantastic build Arnold, thanks for joining in with the GB.

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