Resurecting a Tiger

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6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 2 months ago #1 by Gary
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I gave my son an Italeri 1/35 Tiger tank, I didn't really want to but he kept on at me as they do, so yeah I gave in hoping he would actually finish something bigger than a 1/72 Panther. It was a nice kit but he messed it up and I ended up putting as much of it right as I could, the tracks are still on the wrong way round on one side and he didn't put all the little bits on. Then it sat on his shelf for the next 6 months doing nothing until I decided I needed it so I could play with my new AK Dunkelgelb paints. I thought I'd give the whole colour modulation thing a go, where you do light shades on the top fading down to darker shades.
It didn't take long really I primed it on Friday night and spent about 2-3 hours a day on it for the past 3 days and I finally flat coated it today. The photos dont quite show the variance in colour but I'm fairly pleased with it, I wish I'd built it now as I'd of done it properly. It's now in a little glass case up on his shelf (courtesy of Dave).
Anyway hope you like it, it's given me some new techniques to use on my own stuff and didn't take long to do.































It's also the first time I've painted a tank that was fully made up with all the wheels on etc.



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6 years 2 months ago #2 by Glenn
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Looks really good Gary,love the paint and the chipping :cheer:
I pick one of these up afew years back very cheap off TM,built it up and then gave it to my youngest son,It stayed together a lot longer than thought :silly:

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6 years 2 months ago #3 by Gary
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Thanks mate, I used AK Chipping appiled on a bit of sponge and then the Dunkelgelb highlight applied with a small brush, followed by a graphite pencil. Its all really quick to do and very simple really.



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6 years 2 months ago #4 by Gary
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I just got a PM telling me all the things wrong with this!!!
READ CAREFULLY, I DIDN'T BUILD IT, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S THE WRONG COLOUR, I JUST WANTED TO PLAY WITH THE DUNKELGELB PAINTS AND SHARE SOME EXPERIMENTS. I DON'T CARE IF THE OIL STAINS ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE OR IF THE OIL FILTERS ARE THE WRONG SHAPE, I DIDN'T BUILD IT, I JUST USED IT AS A TEST BED AND MY SON LOVES IT.



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6 years 2 months ago #5 by Andrew
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You're entering dangerous territory with Tiger nuts G1 :lol:

There are some that drill it down to knowing the crew members of the particular Tiger :blink:

BUT, that DOESN'T MATTER WHEN BEING BUILT/USED AS A TEST BED... :evil:

Some people :whistle:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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6 years 2 months ago #6 by Glenn
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Gary wrote: I just got a PM telling me all the things wrong with this!!!
READ CAREFULLY, I DIDN'T BUILD IT, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S THE WRONG COLOUR, I JUST WANTED TO PLAY WITH THE DUNKELGELB PAINTS AND SHARE SOME EXPERIMENTS. I DON'T CARE IF THE OIL STAINS ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE OR IF THE OIL FILTERS ARE THE WRONG SHAPE, I DIDN'T BUILD IT, I JUST USED IT AS A TEST BED AND MY SON LOVES IT.


OMG really, :dry:
Anyway thanks for the tip Gary,will be handy for future builds :)

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6 years 2 months ago #7 by Gary
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And that's why people don't build tanks. Just get over yourselves its a modelling forum.



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6 years 2 months ago #8 by F1xena
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wow, I think it looks fantastic.....really authentic looking, but hey I don't know much about Tigers. I've seen plenty of rusty metal though and that looks pretty damn real to me!
Did you not paint the machine gun on purpose? (ducking for cover and assuming the brace position!!)

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6 years 2 months ago #9 by eyepaule
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Gary wrote: And that's why people don't build tanks. Just get over yourselves its a modelling forum.


I want to try some armor one day but it's a scary place to tread :lol: Very nice looking piece anyways!

Paul

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6 years 2 months ago #10 by Fritz
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That looks amazing! I could never do anything as good as that. I tried making the Tamiya 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen II once and I failed miserably

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6 years 2 months ago #11 by Gary
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Thanks guys, it's really simple and quite quick to do, I wanted to share this with you to show you how easy the effects were but now I feel like it's spoilt because people focus more on the authenticity than on the actual art of modelling.
I'll do something else that isn't a Tiger and share some of the techniques another time.



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6 years 2 months ago - 6 years 2 months ago #12 by Michaels Models
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I think it looks great.

Some people need to remember if the builder of the kit is happy then that is all the counts :P

Cheers Michael

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6 years 2 months ago #13 by Gary
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Yup my 10 year old is very happy with it on his shelf.............



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6 years 2 months ago #14 by Tony Lee
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I've built a tank or two and it looks pretty good finish wise to me Gary. B)

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6 years 2 months ago #15 by 1/35th Battalion
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Personally, I think it looks Flammin' Brilliant mate. Wish I could get mine to look that GOOD!!! :whistle:

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6 years 2 months ago #16 by Kiwimav
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I agree with everyones comments g1
that tiger looks bloody fine to me. the weathering on it looks the business.

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