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Hello All,

 

Normally I only do 1/72 or 1/144 scale stuff and rarely venture beyond this. Even rarer, is a diorama attempt. Tamiya 1/48 King tiger (Porsche Production) figure from the Tamiya Wirblewind kit  and a Black dog resin building + a custom made base. Just have to fiddle with getting her to sit properly on the base.

 

Happy Modelling all. 

 

Ian

 

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Nicely done.

 

This is one of the few in the 48th series that I never built. What did you think of the kit? I'm assuming the grills did not come with the kit?

 

I see what you mean about needing to fuss with the sir. Maybe adding rubble to the street will mask the gaps? :)

 

I'm really digging your paint job, and the weathering on the wheels and tracks looks amazing.

 

Care to share a step by step next time you do this?

 

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To answer SoftScience, The kit is standard Tamiya fare and goes together without stroke inducing dramas. They are such great kits and the engineering is superb. I am aware that a lot of people were not happy with the die cast hulls of these earlier 1/48 jobs but I have encountered no major issues.

 

Yes, the grills were aftermarket.

 

I admit to being a bit of a fan of the Mike Rinaldi school of weathering as a reliable basis of getting things to look good to my eye. Not everyone likes the really stressed look but it's a matter of taste. I do tend to vary things a bit. some of the scratches are derwent coloured pencil marks. I just go with things as I feel what seems plausible.  The tracks were painted NATO black and Mig track wash added. Then it was dried mud pigment added and fixed with tamiya X20A diluent. A bit of dark mud pigment was added after the previous 'mud' had dried using the same technique. The roadwheels got the basic 3 tone camo, initial pinwash of burnt umber oils on the bolts. If I remember correctly it also got a mig neutral wash. then they were dusted with mig pigment dry mud and tamiya X20A used as a fixer. after that layer had dried, MiG dark mud was added, fixed and allowed to dry. The additional staining on the roadwheels was a pinwash of shadow brown (abteilung oil) and s bit of streaking.  Thanks for taking time to ask questions. experiment and have fun.

Ian

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