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Burned out Tiger

Postby Alfa Three Five » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:14 pm

The next victim for the training range this time is a Tiger 1.

As I have (too) many of them I decided to use one of the older HL Tiger 1 as my next project. his one won't be a target tank but a ''Burned out'' one.

The difference is this one have been knocked out recently (the tones and colours aren't the same) as well as the smoke effects.

To get more realism I take 2 smoke units and the old RX 18 with a small battery that I'm putting inside the hull. Fully loaded with the oil liquid that provide at least 15 min. of smoke coming out of the turret and engine compartment.

Here are the first pictures of the beast:

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:51 pm

Nicely done. I'm sure in many ways it's harder to create a convincing knocked out, or abandoned, tank that one rolling off the factory floor, or just a weathered example. I have a thread on Pinterest with over 200 knocked out tanks on it (search: 'Destroyed tanks', if you want a look). Most are from black and white, but there are a few coloured pics. One problem in recreating WW2 battlefield hulks is that the war was largely fought in Monochrome, so to speak. :think:
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Postby jackalope » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:32 am

Looks great! I've never seen a Tiger have a hole punched through its front like that, what kind of shell would have done that?
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:24 am

Good effect. I too am looking to create a Tiger wreck, or at least one that was undergoing field repairs & was over run.
I did a reasonable job on a T34 recently so as I have a terrible old Tiger 1, that can go the same way.
I will be interested to see how you do the burnt rubber on the roadwheels
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:01 am

Remarkable job with this burned out Tiger :clap:
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:22 am

jackalope wrote:Looks great! I've never seen a Tiger have a hole punched through its front like that, what kind of shell would have done that?


Id say a british sherman firefly.

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/bBFPZ
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Postby Alfa Three Five » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:47 am

Rad_Schuhart wrote:
jackalope wrote:Looks great! I've never seen a Tiger have a hole punched through its front like that, what kind of shell would have done that?


Id say a british sherman firefly.

https://m.imgur.com/gallery/bBFPZ


As well as the Soviet 85mm

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:12 pm

Some more progress with my Tiger,

I first worked on the rear right side, where the fire first started:

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Once I painted the burn colours including the smoke and peeling paint, I work on the chips.

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Next let's go for the rear deck with the same effect of rust, smoke and the blistering paint:

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Now, the flames and smoke were coming out of the commander's hatch too:

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:23 pm

The gun and the mantlet were also upon the flame on the left front side of the tank:

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Now that's the turret and the engine deck are dry, I will start with rust washes, streaks and pigments:

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Here are the pigments I used for the rust tones:

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The most damaged side of the turret:

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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:24 pm

Just incredible work. If I didn't know I'd assume it was full scale and a real fire!
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Postby Alfa Three Five » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:28 pm

Let's go for the other side of the turret:

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Not only flames but but smoke streaks too are all around the turret:

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:59 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:Just incredible work. If I didn't know I'd assume it was full scale and a real fire!


Thanks, well that's the idea, just getting something realistic. I'm working on the smoke effect too by putting 2 smokes units together allowing the smoke to come out from the turret and the engine deck.

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:25 am

Still some more work done on it, mainly little parts, they are even taking more time than the hull and turret.

I made some more rust streaks on the left side using AK rust streaks and Abt.502 thinner.

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On the right side, I used some Maskol for the peeling paint effect.

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Here the right side of the upper hull is painted and weathered, you can see also the products I used to weather it.

I placed some of the wheels to be check the damage suspension effect too before I'll start with the burned wheels.

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The top of the front armour is also painted, including the impacts, followed by a light weathering.

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Postby Alfa Three Five » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:37 am

Now let's work on the sprocket, the exhaust cover, protection,schürzen and air filters:

Fist the damaged one:

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Here are the air filters, exhaust cover and lower exhaust protection:

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The first of the left side schürzen:

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Time to start putting things together:

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Postby Reaper332 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:57 am

Fantastic work mate ... looks great
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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 am

The mere fact that the effects look exceptional close up demonstrates your amazing talent, this is amazing stuff. :thumbup:
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:31 am

Certainly is one for the ages :clap: :clap:
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Postby BarryC » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:32 pm

Magnificent "destruction". :clap:

Your recreation of the burned and damaged effects is quite realistic, BRAVO!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Postby Markocaster » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:29 pm

Great work looks very cool


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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:28 pm

Skill involved in this wreck is great to see. Great work

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