Torro/Taigen kit Tiger

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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:58 pm

Thanks Herman, trying to make it look a little weary with some battle damage and the odd extra. Fixing the rear hull sides , no ZIM and taking a bits of Zim off to indicate hits then add some brown XF90 to convert to try colour camo
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Lighter and craft knife to blend in the rear hull side into the ZIM.
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Take the rough off and it will look ok
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Test run on rear to see how the trim colour looks.

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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:10 am

Fitted the fine needle in the airbrush and a quick freehand with the brown over the hull.Rough and ready paint job in the field.
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Turret track holders holding painting turret up

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:45 pm

Some paint on the track puller cable, was too dark with the Brass Black.
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Postby Jimster » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:45 pm

I think it looks just right. Great job.
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Postby ronnie42 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:17 pm

Thanks Jimster Painting up the all the tools etc is a pain , takes ages and it always looks almost right but never perfect.

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Postby General Jumbo01 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:37 am

Faced with that problem l usually pry them off, replacing any that get broken. Looking good so far.
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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:53 pm

Easy option is leaving the track link holders empty , made up the clamps with no locking pins ( loops ) and have them slightly folded down.
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Some primer splatter but easily fixed

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Postby ronnie42 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 pm

Tow cables and cleaning rods and spare track links painted . Some seam lines to fix , taking a pic always highlights the faults :O .
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Tow cable at the ready
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Tracks painted for a rough texture and left out some track links.
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Metal wire is always easier to paint.
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How come you always miss something, seam lines.
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Postby Jimster » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:29 am

I don’t see seam lines, I see an an excellent tank model. That’s a very nice Tiger!
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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:06 pm

Boring video test ,elevation and recoil. Checking before painting turret.
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Postby ronnie42 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:13 pm

Bucket, water jerry can and fuel drum . Classy hobby ? do a plastic kit of drums and jerry cans but always out of stock.
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Plasticard fuel drum ,up scale copy of 1/35 ones. A bit of strut to give the illusion of a wooden button to stop rolling about.

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Postby ronnie42 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:20 am

Hi Jimbo thanks . Its this that bothers me cleaning rods seam. The camera picks up the detail thats hard to spot on the model. :O Found a fix , superglue Aber PE on and they will look like metal ends. Much easier than doing it the proper way with styrene tube, brass bolt cut for threaded part and a brass tube at other end.
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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:21 pm

Every tank needs a number, and its better if its paint on :thumbup: . No matt white so trying matt black , Zimmermit and decals just don't work.
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Little bit of overspray, take you time and a lot of light passes usually works.

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Postby ronnie42 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:47 pm

Some more paint and found a pic , put rubber wheels back on, fitted star sprocket covers don't know about the idlers so early ones back on . stencils for the other 2 numbers, rear bin perfect but the vision slit and gun lifting point are close and its rough as the stencil was a pain to fit . Hope it was the same on the real tank.
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The rough one , numbers on zimmermit probably were never perfect.
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On a flat surface you get good results plus no decal edges. A few washes will blend in the paint.
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One headlight but left the other socket.
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Exhaust and sooty covers
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Side view start of weathering wheels

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Postby Jimster » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:05 pm

I love the attention to detail. It’s the little things that give a model character and being focused on a prototypical appearance is most commendable. :thumbup:
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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:41 am

Hi Jimster Thanks , now i know why the Tiger 1 is a popular build. Every time you look for a detail something else crops up. No wonder all the 1/35 manufactures have so many different kits. Trumpeter are supposed to be releasing a 1/16 Tiger1 i should try and put a pre order in. Some of the books on the Tiger 1 are very expensive due to being out of print. Managed to find a Tank Art 1 for 35 € , Amazon were up at 100 usd.

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Postby ronnie42 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:45 am

Painting the jerry cans , rack and jack. cleaned up convoy light.
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