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Big Cats Mk. V
Chaman911
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 06:11 AM GMT+7
Bob, I found this tutorial for zimmerit you might find interesting. Hopefully the link works.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AH4WIlZnBwQ
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
We're all Master Modelers here, Bob.........sort of.....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
Looks like Im in the wrong campaign, everyone here is a master modeler. Great work guys, I am learning a lot. I finally primed the hull.

ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 03:39 PM GMT+7

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Colin, how did you make thoes impact marks on the turret side? They look very good!


Thanks Bryan, I used a Dremel tool with a spherical burr for the initial divot, added some stretched sprue around the edge to get the raised lip and used Tamiya putty thinned with lacquer thinner for the final contours.
Cheers,
Colin
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 02:59 PM GMT+7
Colin, how did you make thoes impact marks on the turret side? They look very good!
Tickosity
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:37 PM GMT+7


Things have been going slower for me lately and I took a bit of time to work on my Jagdtiger and another couple of figures I'm working on. But I'm onto the roof and then a lot of the main parts are ready for the first paint. I'm still not happy with the kit barrel and will probably be replacing it with a metal one before I'm finished.

I am impressed with Lots of Models, where I bought the kit. My kit was missing the clear sprue, I contacted them and they got me a replacement free of charge to me within about a week. Very happy about that.
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:23 AM GMT+7
Very nice work, guys. I have a future kit I want to do in a burned out state in the future. Looking forward to some direction.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 05:58 AM GMT+7
Looking good everyone!
Some progress on my Kassel Tiger:
lower hull, running gear and road wheels (3 pieces each):


Turret is modtly done, have to add proper weld beads everywhere as the kit ones are very sunken. Turret shot damage added and painted interior black as it is burnt out (won't really see anything anyway).

Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 06:03 AM GMT+7
Fantastic work everybody! Please keep it up!

I love these Big Cat campaigns and will probably continue them on in the future, because everybody always pumps out some very nice work.

Anthony, that Panther is looking great and you made short work of it.

Gaz, yes sir please do join! Can't wait to see what you do with that Big Cat!

Thank you to everybody for making this campaign awesome.

Hopefully I'll find some time for a Cat of my own. Lol
Bluestab
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 04:19 AM GMT+7
It looks like some nice kits being built for the kitty show.

I'm off to a slow start because of a problem. I began my build and have discovered that my Leopard 1a5 kit is actually a Leopard 1a4. Not a huge deal, but I'm having to rethink the build a bit. I should have caught it before but I didn't.

I'll probably still go with some of the same elements I was planning to add to the what-if vehicle. I probably won't go with the 120mm gun though.

I hope to really get started this weekend.
GazzaS
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 06:08 PM GMT+7
Hey Dustin,
Got room for me and my big cat? I started a month or so ago, and have been slowly working forward with early assembly and pre-painting.

There are still a million parts left, it seems. Every time I need a piece it takes forever to sort through the pile of sprues. So, despite my progress it feels like I have done less than 25% of the complete build. So, I'm enlisting unless you think it's more than 25%.

My Big Cat is Dragon's Tunisian Tiger 131 in 1/35 scale. I may choose a different Tiger from the Spz.Abt 504 depending on how I feel later. Here's the pic:


Cheers,

Gaz
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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
In with Leopard 2A4M Can.
Blade48mrd
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 04:24 PM GMT+7
Finally managed to get a start on my Dragon #6232 'King Tiger-Late Production' and working on the lower hull. I'm using the 'Magic Tracks' from Dragon #6254 'King Tiger-Battle of Bulge' and 9 tooth sprocket. Also decided to go with an 'Orange Hobby' 88mm KwK 43 L71 barrel instead of the kit aluminum one for the nicer looking muzzle brake. If anyone is interested in the Kit's 'single link' late tracks and 18 tooth sprocket and/or the Fallschirmjager figures, I'd be happy to donate them. Just send me a PM.


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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 12:46 PM GMT+7
Looks great Tojo!
Tojo72
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 12:08 PM GMT+7
This one has primer and is ready for paint,note the extra armor on the turret







Chaman911
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 01:34 AM GMT+7
A little progress on the KT. The bottom picture is the paint scheme I have finally decided on.




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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 11:34 AM GMT+7
Coming along nicely fellas!!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 02:32 AM GMT+7
Getting the main parts assembled before priming. Hull is together.





And of course a wheel, or two, to clean-up.

Tickosity
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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 12:04 PM GMT+7
Turret ready for paint for the most part. Interior tub mostly ready for paint. Next onto the transmission and engine, probably start tonight.





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Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 - 04:08 AM GMT+7
Bit more progress on this end. Most of the large sections are still loose while I wait for some upgrades to arrive.





Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 04:24 PM GMT+7
Very cool, Colin. Looking forward to watching that.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 02:58 PM GMT+7
Just signed up for this one, I'll be building Academy's Tiger II Last production:

and I will be aiming for this:

which I am also doing for the 'Battle Damage' campaign (goin' for a twofer).
Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 01:09 PM GMT+7
Bob, nice Zim.

Anthony, killer looking as always. I always enjoy your builds.
Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 12:06 PM GMT+7
I attached the upper hull and began to attach the smaller items,so far,so good.





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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 11:45 AM GMT+7
It looks good from what I can see. I'm not brave enough to put the zimm on my kit and I don't want to buy the pe sets. I might change my mind though. I'll think on it while I'm building the interior. I still am considering a metal barrel for it, I'm not too happy with the kit barrel.