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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 2 weeks ago #1

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Well here we go... My first serious foray in to the dark world of WWII German AFV modelling. So to start my 'new direction' I though I'd go with something that everyone has seen before just to try my hand, see where it goes.



















This is the Academy Tiger IE 'Early Production' kit just falls together no issues whatsoever (yet - not tried to put the running gear on of course), I won't bore you with the build as for me, this is about the 'colouring in'. I started with an overall black shadow coat as usual. Next I undercoated with a very light misted Tamiya flat brown coat followed by 'Deck Tan' for the highlights and just a spot or three of white for the high, highlights. That done I left it for a day to dry thoroughly.

For the basic 'Dunkelgelb' I mixed Tamiya XF4 'Yellow Green' and XF60 'Dark Yellow' in roughly 30/70 proportions and thinned it with around 30% Iso - unfortunately when I shot the first coat it spattered intermitently so I added more Iso to my mix and got a much smoother flow. As it's very mild here in Taranaki just now, the model dried really fast on a sunny window-ledge and was ready for camo in an hour. I had a picture in my head of how I wanted the stripes and 'meandering lines' to look, so took a deep breath thinned some 'Field Grey' and shot it freehand using my trusty Iwata BR with the difuser tip removed to get a very fine line.

There are some touch-ups and errors but not too many - for some odd reason I simply cannot get the camo on the barrel to work, but I'll keep plugging-away at it. Once I'm happy with the camouflage I'll shoot a couple of coats of 'Klear' to seal it all in then get the (few) decals on.

Please feel free to make any comment, criticism or ask a question. More soon.

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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 2 weeks ago #2

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A miracle this just fell together. Horrid kit, but you've made it look good. Great camouflage. Have you got a particular vehicle in mind or just a general one. Great stuff so far.

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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 2 weeks ago #3

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No didn't fight me whatsoever... but then as I've no idea about Tiger tanks or Tiger tank kits there could be a world of accuracy issues that I simply aren't aware of !! - No specific vehicle but will be one of the 'S' vehicles from the 2nd SS Panzerdivision in the summer of '43.


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Update time:
Varnished (two coats of Klear), and kit decals (cut apart and reorganised to make a different vehicle number).






Pin wash with a 50/50 mix of Paynes Grey and Raw Umber followed by chipping.







Next will be more chips (sponge method) then I'll leave it alone over the weekend and next week start with an oil-dot filter to get some rain streaks in. As I said before your feedback and suggestions are not just welcomed but encouraged - will need all the help you can give me.

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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Chipping is very nicely done, albeit way dark and contrasty but Im assuming that will blend right in under the streaking/dust etc. Should look stellar.
you probly know, but the pad inside the commanders hatch is black or close to it.
I assume the outer wheels will match colour with the rest?

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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 2 weeks ago #6

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If you have a chance the wires for the headlights run from the bump beside the front hatches and the conduit stick out the side of the lamps. Looking good. Be careful with the chipping that you don't over do it with vehicles that wouldn't last long enough to get that weathered. In this case It looks like it's been through Kursk and out the other side which is fair enough. Looks great actually.

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Thanks guys appreciate the pointers. Yep the thinking was always a 'post Kursk' vehicle llate summer/early autumn 1943. Think of it as slogging through the battles and (just) making it out the other side !!

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Very nice :)
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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 2 weeks ago #9

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Its cool to see your interpretation of a very similar timeframe to my own, almost finished for a long while, tiger. Envy your airbrush work on the camo thats for sure!

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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 2 weeks ago #10

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Wowza !!!! looks cool Ian
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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 1 week ago #11

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Like the Panzer IV, simply shot the Tiger with a couple of light coats using Tamiya's aerosol Flat Coat.






Next I'll add some more (sponge) chipping and then an oil-dot filter.

Stay tuned.

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Tiger I (Early production) 2 months 1 week ago #12

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Really good. A clincher is adding a few chips to the decals when they are close to other areas that have been chipped away at. The washes and mud/ dust will tie all this in beautifully.

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