Please don't boo me away for asking such a "modeller" based accuracy question. Hopefully it's an easy one for someone out there. Here's my dilemma I'm wanting to create a diorama in 120mm using a few Stormtroopers' incredible resin figs (including one of Kurt Meyer in Feb/March of '43), I had also hoped to use Tamiya's 1/16th Tiger I in the scene. You can probably see where this is going...is it even possible? If so, what unit would he have most likely been with at that time- LSSAH? Any what would the Tigers (for the most part) have looked like for that unit at that time? Markings? Gray with whitewash wearing off, etc? Hey, I'm pretty stumped... I've been reading and surfing to find answers and could simply just use some input. I'm not necessarily gonna' get into the minute intricacies, but I do want it possible. (Of course if I can get the details to try and build to, I may do that too.)
Any help would be greatly appreciated guys!
Hi Steve, if it's the LAH early '43'you are after? Then grey was the overall hull colour from delivery of the units first Tigers at the very end of '42' till after fighting in the battles for Kharkov in Feb/Mar '43' with an obligatory white wash for the freezing conditions covering almost all of the vehicles excluding unit insignia and turret tactical numerals. Then after occupation of the city and subsequent training and deliveries of new vehicles, the existing Tigers gained 'Dunkelgeb' stripes over their original grey hides. Here is a thread from further down the page by Steve Ballantyne, where he exercises some photoshop magic on an excellent image of one of the above Tigers.
http://www.network54.com/Forum/619044/t ... early+1943