1/72 Tiger 1 Dragon

Joined: July 22nd, 2005, 3:15 am

April 6th, 2011, 5:53 am #1


Hi All,

A few construction images of my 1/72 Dragon Tiger, to be completed as 123(1) of sPz Abt.503.  Winter 42-43.

Since taking these pics have replaced the side track guards with P/etched from the Voyager Set.

Also used the voyager deck screens as they are the finest in this scale, will use their tool clasps as well.

The casting numbers on the Mantlet and engine deck snorkel cover are from ABER, The turret front  armour plates which sit behind the mantlet were reworked to a correct shape along the top edge which allowed me to add the bolted strip .

The most annoying part of the Kit for me is the commanders cupola as it's joined at the vision slots and is missing the join just below the slits. I marked then drilled out the drain holes with a #97 drill.

I'll replace the jack block with a better detailed item.

I'm not a fan of the DS tracks as they distort, I added the cutouts at the base of the visible guide teeth
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Comments and critique welcome.

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Joined: August 5th, 2008, 5:44 am

April 13th, 2011, 11:15 pm #2

Hi Trebor,

Fantastic work, its hard to believe this is the 72nd scale DML kit.

Its great to see some Braille Scale work posted here too.

Sam Dwyer

www.schwerpunkt.com.au
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Joined: July 22nd, 2005, 3:15 am

April 15th, 2011, 5:13 am #3


Hi Mas

Thanks for the kind words, I'm also working on a 1/35 Dragon initial which should be good for a few construction pics shortly.

Regards

Trebor
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Joined: September 21st, 2008, 3:26 am

April 16th, 2011, 2:40 am #4

Hi All,

A few construction images of my 1/72 Dragon Tiger, to be completed as 123(1) of sPz Abt.503.  Winter 42-43.

Since taking these pics have replaced the side track guards with P/etched from the Voyager Set.

Also used the voyager deck screens as they are the finest in this scale, will use their tool clasps as well.

The casting numbers on the Mantlet and engine deck snorkel cover are from ABER, The turret front  armour plates which sit behind the mantlet were reworked to a correct shape along the top edge which allowed me to add the bolted strip .

The most annoying part of the Kit for me is the commanders cupola as it's joined at the vision slots and is missing the join just below the slits. I marked then drilled out the drain holes with a #97 drill.

I'll replace the jack block with a better detailed item.

I'm not a fan of the DS tracks as they distort, I added the cutouts at the base of the visible guide teeth
<a href="http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e280/ ... MG1306.jpg" rel="nofollow"></a>
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Comments and critique welcome.

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Excellent job, Robert.

The amount of detail and modification that's there is outstanding,. The down side (if I can call it that) is that one really needs to look closely, as the amount of work doesn't really jump out at you like it does in a 1/35.

Could you post up a stocker, just to see the comparison?

Sheeds





Yes, amateur historians are in the same league as cancer researchers.

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Joined: July 22nd, 2005, 3:15 am

April 17th, 2011, 9:59 am #5


Hi Anthony


Thanks for the compliment.


Errh Um " One needs to look closely" maybe thats because it's 72nd scale.


I think I get what you mean, e.g. edges of turrets hulls etc given the scale factor should be nearly razor edged, but due to moulding limitations they're not and slightly rolled, which causes things looks a little softer than big scale.


If this isn't what you meant refer to my second paragraph.


C'mon you know I don't do stockers, but I'll try to find one for  comparison.


Rob


 



 
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