Day 1220 and I think she's finished

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Day 1220 and I think she's finished

Joined: April 20th, 2005, 11:22 am

August 10th, 2012, 9:06 pm #1

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











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Joined: January 21st, 2006, 8:03 am

August 10th, 2012, 9:14 pm #2

I love the attention to detail
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Joined: August 22nd, 2005, 7:43 pm

August 10th, 2012, 9:29 pm #3

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











model. You have finished a truly unique model here. Exceptional quality and accuracy.

Be proud. Be very, very proud.

All the best,

Jan
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 8:26 pm

August 10th, 2012, 9:37 pm #4

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











Hi David,

let me congratulate! This is really an beautiful model! The details are just awesome! The weathering is very well done too, not overdone, just the way I like it
I would love to hear how you have painted the wooden parts of the tools and how you have achieved the great rusty exhaust.

Hats off! Awesome Tiger II!

Regards,

Notger
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Joined: January 27th, 2005, 12:07 pm

August 10th, 2012, 9:47 pm #5

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











Just kidding
That is superb David. Many congratulations on completing auch a mammoth project.

Regards
Andy K

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http://andykingsmodelblog.blogspot.co.uk/
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:27 am

August 10th, 2012, 9:47 pm #6

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











Paul

[url]http://paulbudzik.com/current-projects/ ... ratch.html[/url]
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 8:14 pm

August 10th, 2012, 9:59 pm #7

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











A true masterpiece!

Are you going to do one with a 'Porsche' turret now?
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Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

August 10th, 2012, 10:16 pm #8

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











truly a momentous achievement! congrats!
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Joined: October 29th, 2003, 5:23 pm

August 10th, 2012, 10:17 pm #9

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











Hi Dave

I can't believe it's all over (I'm sure you can't either!) This really is one of those rare stand-out pieces, a stunning bit of work in all aspects. I just can't imagine any other Tiger II model being as close to real as this.

There'll be a bit of a gaping hole in your modelling life to fill now!

Alex
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mld
Joined: November 5th, 2000, 3:22 pm

August 10th, 2012, 10:50 pm #10

Three years, seven months and a few days now since I started building Trumpeter's 1:16 King Tiger.
A sustained push over the last couple of days brings me to a point where she's just about ready - I think!

Without doubt this has turned out to be the project of my life. Fortunately the requirement for constant updates in the magazine has helped me stick with it even when I would rather be building some of the exciting new releases that have come along since 2009.

I would like to thank everyone who has taken an interest in this too - the enthusiasm and encouragement of all of you has helped keep me on track and If you can spot anything I have missed which is entirely possible please pipe up. (There are a few minor repair to the interior still to be made) I am confindent that she's as accurate as she can be and if you need your King Tiger servicing - I'm your man

regards David
AFV Modeller Magazine

The story here:
http://public.fotki.com/afvmodeller/116 ... r-project/











Have you given any thought to publishing all the articles in a stand-alone volume?
Even though I have all the issues, I'd buy one.

Dare I ask, what's next?

Mike
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