King Tiger, 1/35 Tamiya

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King Tiger, 1/35 Tamiya

Joined: May 18th, 2013, 11:57 pm

February 26th, 2017, 2:08 am #1

This is a model of a hypothetical late war/final production King Tiger, it is not intended to represent any specific vehicle. It is mostly the Tamiya kit, with a lot of aftermarket brass and a few parts from the Dragon "late" King Tiger. In retrospect I should have just started with the Dragon kit, but I only dabble in armor and was not aware it was superior until I had a lot of time in the Tamiya one. Fruil tracks.

I tried very hard to limit weathering, as I figured any late war Tigers to see service would not have had very long to get trashed. I got kind of overwhelmed trying to determine likely painting patterns and colors for very late war German armor, and nothing seemed very definitive so I just played it safe with the "standard" colors.

Paint was mostly Mr. Color...with some Vallejo and weathering with oils and pigments.

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Joined: July 21st, 2010, 5:49 am

February 26th, 2017, 2:30 pm #2

So compared to one of the tidal wave of new kits how does the cost stack up with aftermarket stuff?
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Joined: May 18th, 2013, 11:57 pm

February 26th, 2017, 4:10 pm #3

I made some poor initial decisions and kind of wasted money on this build. I started the Tamiya kit and once well underway realized I needed the Dragon kit for the late drive sprockets and a few other parts. So I could have skipped the Tamiya kit altogether and just used the Dragon kit as a basis. I still would have bought the Fruil tracks, and probably most of the aftermarket brass as well, so I would say the newer kit would not have saved a ton of money.

Not sure about something like the Meng KT though....not sure what it includes and whether any aftermarket stuff would be needed.
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Joined: March 29th, 2015, 9:19 pm

February 27th, 2017, 5:51 pm #4

This is a model of a hypothetical late war/final production King Tiger, it is not intended to represent any specific vehicle. It is mostly the Tamiya kit, with a lot of aftermarket brass and a few parts from the Dragon "late" King Tiger. In retrospect I should have just started with the Dragon kit, but I only dabble in armor and was not aware it was superior until I had a lot of time in the Tamiya one. Fruil tracks.

I tried very hard to limit weathering, as I figured any late war Tigers to see service would not have had very long to get trashed. I got kind of overwhelmed trying to determine likely painting patterns and colors for very late war German armor, and nothing seemed very definitive so I just played it safe with the "standard" colors.

Paint was mostly Mr. Color...with some Vallejo and weathering with oils and pigments.

Thanks for looking.



























Very nicely done I'm working on the Academy version, if it works out half as well as this one I will be very happy.

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Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 5:49 pm

February 28th, 2017, 9:53 pm #5

So compared to one of the tidal wave of new kits how does the cost stack up with aftermarket stuff?
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And the exhausts and top panel shading looks interesting too.

Cheers
Andrew
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Joined: February 16th, 2008, 3:20 pm

March 1st, 2017, 2:37 pm #6

This is a model of a hypothetical late war/final production King Tiger, it is not intended to represent any specific vehicle. It is mostly the Tamiya kit, with a lot of aftermarket brass and a few parts from the Dragon "late" King Tiger. In retrospect I should have just started with the Dragon kit, but I only dabble in armor and was not aware it was superior until I had a lot of time in the Tamiya one. Fruil tracks.

I tried very hard to limit weathering, as I figured any late war Tigers to see service would not have had very long to get trashed. I got kind of overwhelmed trying to determine likely painting patterns and colors for very late war German armor, and nothing seemed very definitive so I just played it safe with the "standard" colors.

Paint was mostly Mr. Color...with some Vallejo and weathering with oils and pigments.

Thanks for looking.



























colors you picked out.
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