"Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

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"Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby BrIAN332 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:12 pm

Also been working on this one over the last while, a tank that needs no introduction and there isnt anything that hasnt been written in print or in recent times online that i can add here about without doubt one of the most famous AFVs of WW2 and indeed of all time , the awesome, the mighty, the German Tiger 1.

The Tiger tank in all its variants, initial, early, mid and late productions, is one of the most modelled subjects by modellers across the world, this version is the Academy 1/35 early production without interior, one of four Academy Tigers that i have in my stash :oX

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I wanted to do this one in a a well worn winter whitewash scheme over panzer gray and give it a very well weathered appearance from the harsh extreme conditions on the eastern front.

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Some initial construction shots, i added photoetch grilles for some extra detail on the model. I also used individual track links on this Tiger

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Panzer gray

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Initial whitewash covering
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Time for the fun to begin and start chiping with the now well known and well used and well described online, hairspray technique

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And now the real fun stages with some initial washes and weathering using some AK products as well as some oils and pigments

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Ive since done some more work on this one and will get the pics up asap,really happy with how this one is turning out and has me thinking of also going for this winter type appearance for when i start my 1/16 Hobby Boss Tiger very soon.............. :o|

Cheers, Brian :o)b

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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby Vinny » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:04 pm

Brian that's class! It looks very well worn. Great job on the weathering :DX Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

So you're going to take the plunge with the 1:16 Tiger!! That's going to be epic!

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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby Spud » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:39 pm

I would go for a Summer camo on the 1:16 Tiggy, i nice tri tonal camo would be nice
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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby hovek88 » Sat May 17, 2014 9:29 pm

Number 142 never had a winter camo... it was a DAK Tiger ;)

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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby Spud » Sat May 17, 2014 11:34 pm

does it really matter, If Brian is happy to do it this way i wouldn't let it bother you.
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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby hovek88 » Sun May 18, 2014 1:42 am

What's with all the hostility Spud? I thought that's what forums are for, opinion exchange.

I just wouldn't be myself here if I haven't complain about something :D :D

I hope you remember me still, got some time to spare now that college got a bit less complicated. Some builds are coming up shortly i hope :D

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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby Spud » Sun May 18, 2014 1:58 pm

lol. no hostility it was Tiredness was at the show yesterday so was up at 5;20 am :)
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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby Georgeconna » Sun May 18, 2014 6:43 pm

looks Fab Brian, The missing Skirt looks cool, The chipping is done well. What is a DAK Tiger for us plany lads?
Cheers

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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby Lego » Sun May 18, 2014 7:21 pm

Desert Afika Korps, G

I don't care if you put a tutu dress on the tank it looks bloody good. More artistic license and less counting rivets thumbs get a thumbs up from me :o)b

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Re: "Cold Steel" Tiger 1 Early Production , Academy 1/35

Postby hovek88 » Sun May 18, 2014 8:10 pm

Deutsches Afrika Korps (German Africa Corps). ;)

Well... without caunting rivets, the tank is preatty good, I really like the rust on the missing front fenter joint :)


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