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Dragon 1/35 Tiger II Finished 2 years 2 months ago #1

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Added some paint, pigments, glue etc and it's all done. I took the masking tape off and to my horror the tape had eaten in to the varnish of the base, so I had to rub it back and revarnish it. I used Humbrol clear and carefully applied it, 2 hours in the dehydrator and it came out with a nice glossy finish.
The plaque is an old scrap of thin MDF that I put through the laser etcher, I'm quite please with how it turned out, brass would of been nicer but it doesn't etch brass.









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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
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Dragon 1/35 Tiger II Finished 2 years 2 months ago #2

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Now for some close ups.





















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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
RAF Liberator Squadrons
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Dragon 1/35 Tiger II Finished 2 years 2 months ago #3

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Excellent stuff Gary. I really like the laser-etched MDF, that looks far more effective than brass in my view.

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Revell 1-72 Hunter FGA.9

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Awesome finish Boss! Like the camo scheme!

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Very nice Gary. It sits well into the mud - like the tank rolled over the clay and spread it out under the weight.
The only thing I'd do would be a drop of black paint in the exhaust tips to make them look more hollow - but that really is nitpicking. :P

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What a minter! Very very nice, that looks great!

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That's absolutely awesome! :woohoo:

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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Bloody awesome Gary. Lovely plaque too ;)

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Thanks guys, I was going for an early Ardennes look, not heavy snow just a light downfall, frost and mud. It's only the 2nd time I've tried my hand at snow, I used real earth dried in the dehydrator, sieved and then mixed with white glue, some Dark Earth pigments and water. Over this I then used AK Earth effects to blend the different layers I'd built up and Mig Wet Effects for the areas that had heavy traffic.

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Looks good G1!

Do you have a pic of your (in)famous dehydrator? :woohoo:

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

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www.harveynorman.co.nz/home-appliances/k...onic-dehydrator.html

You can get it for half price from their outlet store.
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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
RAF Liberator Squadrons
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Dragon 1/35 Tiger II Finished 2 years 2 months ago #13

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Gee that came out well, chips mud and all. The mud on the tracks and how they're blended into the base is lovely stuff, close to my heart!!

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Wow that just awesome Gary.
Weathering is fantastic and authentic looking, and not too over done.
I like it, I like it a lot :)

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