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King Tiger - Porsche Turret - s.Pz.Abt.506 - Arnhem 1944 - Toon Version + added Zimmerit!


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This was my first project for the Panzer VI Tiger STGB. My second, yet to be started, project in the Tiger STGB is going to be a crossover project with the D-Day GB so I wanted something to occupy me for a couple of weeks until the D-Day GB actually got underway - and the result can be seen below. It was actually a really fun kit to build. I had planned on it being a completely OOB project but I realised something I already knew - and had put out of my head - that Porsche turret KTs (apart from a couple) all had Zimmerit. So, even though this is a Toon kit, I was pondering how to do the Zimmerit until @MarkSH mentioned in his thread that No More Nails seemed to be a good product for representing Zimmerit. Luckily I had a Zimmerit tool in a 1/35 Academy Tiger 1 kit in the stash so, following the buying of some No More Nails from the local hardware shop and a bit of practice on some scrap, I applied it on the kit. It's not the best ever home-made Zimmerit I've seen but it looks okay and I'm pleased I've had a go - I have a couple of 1/48 KTs that will require some Zimmerit and there doesn't seem to be any etch or other Zimmerit out there for them.

 

I know these kits arn't to everyone's taste but, as a quick, fun project it was great!

 

Kit: Meng Toon Kit (no scale given)

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

Extras: No More Nails Zimmerit (thank you to MarkSH for the idea), lead wire and Vallejo Mud products

Base: Wilko's small picture frame, 3mm MDF, Polystyrene from frozen Pizza box packaging, household filler, Woodlands Scenics Turf and Course Turf plus a variety of army painter tufts and plants. 

WIP: Here

 

These photos were taken against the sky background from my Spitfire display shelf:

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Some photos against a white background:

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....and on it's picture frame base:

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment in my build thread.

 

Kind regards,

 

Stix

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Hi Stix,

That's perfection - almost.

You need one of those signposts sticked in the ground - but insted of 'Leningrad 80km' it should read 'Spielzeugstadt 80m'

 

Rearguards,

Bader

 

 

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17 hours ago, MarkSH said:

That's brilliant fun, very nicely done.

Hi Mark. Thank you for your comments and for the idea to use No More Nails for the Zimmerit. :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix 

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On 03/06/2019 at 19:13, Badder said:

Hi Stix,

That's perfection - almost.

You need one of those signposts sticked in the ground - but insted of 'Leningrad 80km' it should read 'Spielzeugstadt 80m'

Rearguards,

Bader

Hi Badder. Thank you for your comments. And you are quite right - it could have done with a signpost. I did start thinking of adding one but the light was quite good then so I ended up taking the photos. Maybe at some point i will add one.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 03/06/2019 at 20:09, AndyRM101 said:

Excellent build Stix. The no nails zimmerit looks very effective.

Andy:cat:

Hi Andy and thank you for your kind comments.

Kind regards,

Stix

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On 04/06/2019 at 13:36, Buzby061 said:

Looks good. 

Nice work on the Zimmerit, I’ll try that technique on my Academy StuG IV. Haven’t found a Zimmerit dibber in the box though. 

Pete

Hi Pete and thank you very much. Shame they didn't provide one in with your Stug. I haven't checked in my other Academy Tiger to see if there was in there. Have you got any other Academy kits that show Zimmerit on the box artwork? I think they are usually in them.

Kind regards,

Stix

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This is brilliant - the only problem is that if I saw one of these coming over the bridge at Arnhem I'm not sure whether I'd stand there in amazement or if I'd run away?!

 

Andrew

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4 hours ago, PlaStix said:

Hi Pete and thank you very much. Shame they didn't provide one in with your Stug. I haven't checked in my other Academy Tiger to see if there was in there. Have you got any other Academy kits that show Zimmerit on the box artwork? I think they are usually in them.

Kind regards,

Stix

This is my second Academy armour kit, the first being a Warrior so no Zim! I seem to remember buying a pack of assorted metal  Zimmerit dibbers from somewhere, just got to remember where I put it. (Probably in that black hole that is a Safe Place :doh:)

 

Pete

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On 19/06/2019 at 11:47, Sancho Panzer said:

This is brilliant - the only problem is that if I saw one of these coming over the bridge at Arnhem I'm not sure whether I'd stand there in amazement or if I'd run away?!

 

Andrew

Hi Andrew and thank you for your kind comments and I know what you mean!  It almost looks right but just isn't!!

Kind regards,

Stix 

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