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PostSubject: King Tiger, 1/76, Esci   Sun 10 Sep 2017, 7:38 pm

so while the Su is put on the back burner to give the oils a chance to dry i need a side project

thought  a braille scale tank would be ideal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_II

this is a really old kit.....thought it was from the 80's but according to Scalemates it was new tool in 1974!.....looks nicely moulded but ive always found Esci plastic to be a bit brittle

have no intention of doing the Ambush camo as on the box art.....thinking of a dark yellow with either a brown or green stripey pattern on top





the weird thing is it comes with plastic and 'rubber band' tracks.....you take your pick....thing is they both look crap lol

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PostSubject: Re: King Tiger, 1/76, Esci   Sun 10 Sep 2017, 7:50 pm

Looks like an interesting build. I see what you mean about the tracks, I remember long ago armour builds of my own where the kit detailing was superb yet the tracks (and sometimes wheels) were lousy. If you aren't going the route of aftermarket detail sets maybe heavy weathering and 'crud build up' would suffice to give the tracks more credibility ... is that the right term? Regardless, I'm looking forward to seeing where you take this. popcorn
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PostSubject: Re: King Tiger, 1/76, Esci   Tue 12 Sep 2017, 8:15 pm

added some ballast and got the two halves of the hull glued together




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PostSubject: Re: King Tiger, 1/76, Esci   Wed 13 Sep 2017, 1:28 am

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PostSubject: Re: King Tiger, 1/76, Esci   Tue 19 Sep 2017, 8:19 pm

time for a sitrep

forgot to take some pics but im this far......

base coat of dark yellow, dark green stripyness, clear coat on top, decals on then a dirty black enamel wash

next step is the crappy tracks on and a matt varnish top coat then some muddy stuff

tamiya bottle for scale


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