1/48 Tiger I mid 2type abt.503 and abt.505

Joined: April 10th, 2018, 1:01 pm

July 1st, 2018, 9:33 pm #1

Hi all!
I built up 1/48 tiger I mid production two type one year ago.
From AFV club's early prod and Tamiya's early and late prod kits.
First photo work vehicle belongs to abt.503 its turret number "100".
Next photo work vehicle belongs to abt.505 its turret number "313".
Because I was inspired by Frederick's work and posted it.
Well this work bothered me,
Tamiya's coating seat series have a problem with adhesion and fixation.
Hard weathering weaken adhesion.
I am interested in Monroe Perdu's paper Zimmerit with Frederik's advice.

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Comments are welcome.

Best regards
Tatsuya
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Joined: July 18th, 2013, 9:01 am

July 3rd, 2018, 6:15 am #2

Tokunaga-san, I recall seeing you models. Those two Tigers were in display at Yellow Submarine store in Akihabara and I also think I saw some images of them in SHS this year. Is that correct? As for zimmerit solutions I also think the MP tiger zimmerit set is superior to the Tamiya sticker zimmerit sheet. I have not tried the MP Tiger zimmerit set but I have used the one for the Sturmtiger and worked out well.
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July 3rd, 2018, 6:41 am #3

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Thank you, Luciano ! Yes, that is correct!!
I built them  as an example to be published
in Model Art magazine corner 'koredake wa tsukurou! in MA'
That corner was produced by Yoshiyuki Satoh who is Yellow Submarine staff,
so I had my exhibition of 2tigers  at the store for a while.
And I joined SHS as the North-South Modellers' member so I was exhibiting them in our booth.
I saw and appreciate your works with Toku-san(Masanori Satoh)'s commentary.
Since I was in the second grade of elementary school,
I started making 1/48 scale Bandai's tanks,It has passed over 40 years already.
I am very happy that you remember my works.
And thank you for information about the MP's sheet for tiger I.
By the way,
do you know that the Illustration of assembly instructions of Tamiya's sheet isTiger I "Mid"?
Maybe they had the plan to release the Tiger I mid product in 1/48th.

From now on I am looking forward to your exciting work,Thanks.

Regards
Tatsuya
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July 3rd, 2018, 2:07 pm #4

I will post WIP of them.
I drew a rough sketch of 2tigers because of grasping feature points.
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July 4th, 2018, 1:20 pm #5

The sketches are frankly great Tokunaga-sam. Did you see the images I sent (PM) you yesterday regarding the MP zimmerit?
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July 4th, 2018, 1:34 pm #6

Oh! Lu!
 As expected after all...
I sent you the following message.
"Gracias! Gracias! Luciano!!
But unfortunately I can't see your the attached file.
What is the obstacle?
Red message tell me "You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post."
So if you can send its file directly to my adress,
I can see that with no problem.

Thank you!
Best regards
Tatsuya"
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July 5th, 2018, 10:30 am #7

Tokunaga-san, I have just replied to your email.  ;-) 
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September 5th, 2018, 5:10 am #8

Tatsuya,

I really like your combination of the Tamiya and Academy Tiger kits - lots of possibilities if you start mixing parts up.  I think various very early Tigers are possible as well from the DAK kit.  I can confirm Lu's comments on the Monroe Perdu Zimmerit sets - they are laser cut paper and highly detailed - more than the Tamiya version.  Glued to a primed surface (I used a thin coat of decanted Rustoleum flat oxide red (a solvent based spray primer that dries dead flat) attaching the MP Zimmerit with Weld Bond PVA glue), they are very firmly attached when dry, but easy to position as the white glue dries slowly.  The paper is the color of the actual material, but porous, so I recommend a light clear coat to prime and seal it, then paint over that.

Thanks for sharing these works - love the sketches too.

Konrad 
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September 6th, 2018, 1:01 am #9

Thank you for your kindly words and suggestion,Konrad!

And for the honor of the company, it is not an Academy's kit
but a kit of AFV clubs.
I tried inquiring about the handling of the Monroe Perdu Zimmerit sets
to various shops in Japan, but unfortunately, there was no handling.
There seems to be only orders from overseas.
I made an account directly at the MPZ site and tried to purchase,
but it seems to take quite a shipping cost, so I am currently thinking a bit.

In any case, I am grateful to you for your warm advice.

Best regards
Tatsuya
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Joined: January 17th, 2005, 4:42 am

September 7th, 2018, 7:28 am #10

Hello Tatsuya-San, 
I am sorry you are having trouble with ordering the zimmerit from our site.
Shipping cost to Japan should only be $1.00 for one set.
Please email direct to: mperdu@pacbell.net and I will instruct you on how to easily order a set using PayPal.
Regards, 
Michael Bishop
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