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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 4 months 4 weeks ago #1

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What the hey, there's nothing like starting another kit. This is Tamiya's Tiger I in 1/35 with the Atak zimmerit. Crappy cell phone pics ahoy. Building at the dinner table.
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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 4 months 4 weeks ago #2

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Cool.. in the end old favourites are so for a reason, should be a cracker.

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It’s a nice old kit now. Been around for a while. Watch watching...

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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 3 months 4 weeks ago #4

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After a month of this sitting around gathering dust, I've managed a little more. The Atak zimmerit is super easy to apply. I was initially a bit confused by the steps in the build to apply the stuff, but I think I have it sorted now. One thing I'm still a bit confused about is when/how to build/paint/attach the tracks. :unsure:

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I would always paint and chip the wheels and undercarriage before going near the tracks, and prepaint the tracks themselves, then washes and pigments and streaks etc an happen after. Just cant see how it would work out otherwise.

What kind of tracks are you using?
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shaunfletcher wrote: What kind of tracks are you using?


The kit parts. There look to be about 240 individual links to detach and clean up.

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Painful but well worth it for the resulting look I reckon.

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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 3 months 3 weeks ago #8

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Indi links are excellent. I now prefer Fruils, but the DML magic tracks are great. These Tamiya ones lack some detail, but are still good. The great thing is that they come in a decent colour for just gluing together and bending around the wheels. You can put them together around the wheels, the front and rear wheels (sprockets and idlers), remaining unglued so that you can slip them and the tracks off for painting.

The Atak looks great.

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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 3 months 2 weeks ago #9

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Almost finished with construction. I think I will be doing a bit of gap filling to bring it all together. But this has been a very relaxing and fun build. I'm tempted to replace this in the stash with a Takom King Tiger. :)



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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 3 months 2 weeks ago #10

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Yes, definitely do so, but you have to do the interior as well. Maarten was working on one a while back. I’m not sure how far he’s gotten.

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Primed. There are some seam marks I could have removed, but this is meant to be fun. :p I'm quite happy with how the zimmerit looks.





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Nah. Zimmerit wasn’t all that neat. This looks really good especially under the paint.

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Basic paint job completed. To be honest I had a lot of difficulty with this as I couldn't get it to look how I wanted and had to repaint parts several times. My hands were shaky, I couldn't get the shapes right, the colours were off or too stark, etc. I should stick to aircraft. :lol:






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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 3 months 2 weeks ago #14

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Looks good


Dont worry about the shapes
Spraying starts at 1:14
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Maarten wrote: Looks good



Dont worry about the shapes
Spraying starts at 1:14


Awesome. The more you know! I knew they were applied in the field, but that is rough as guts.

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Yep, that’s why I love armour. Rough as guts. Yours looks tops!!! I really like it and the dirt mud and scratches will only add to it.
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Looks damned good to me, and will weather/wear in superbly.
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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 3 months 1 week ago #18

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Ready for weathering. Jeepers, the wheels took an age to paint. :pinch:




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Yes the wheels do, which is why I went to drawing them on with a Sharpie as it gives a nice rubber look which happily weathers down in any case. Masks are also wonderful, but I'm too stingy. These look just right though. Really starting to look the part now Grant.

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Started weathering. The wheels and tracks will be fairly dusty I think. Hmmmm.


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Yep, it's a good summer camouflage. I'd add some chips and just a hint of bare metal around the openings of the muzzle. It's just general wear from firing and knocking a branch or two, not large scale. Looking really good.
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Bishop wrote: Yes the wheels do, which is why I went to drawing them on with a Sharpie as it gives a nice rubber look which happily weathers down in any case. Masks are also wonderful, but I'm too stingy. These look just right though. Really starting to look the part now Grant.

Excuse my ignorance "WHAT THE HELL IS A SHARPIE"some of us are old & slow & need things explained oooh good here comes nurse with the bedpan......
many thanks in advance

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It's a Sharpie pen, I'm 50 and know what they are................
Basically it's a permanent marker and its brand name is Sharpe, you can buy them in PaperPlus, Warehouse, Office Stationery Warehouse etc.

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Or a Nico pen, only Sharpies are finer.

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Tracks are on but need painting. I'm not sure I would say putting these on was "fun."

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Never fun, but they’ll look good. The great thing about these Tamiya ones is that they’re moulded in a good base colour. Now you can just dirty and weather.

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Bishop wrote: The great thing about these Tamiya ones is that they’re moulded in a good base colour. Now you can just dirty and weather.


Yeah that was my approach. I might work on them tonight.

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