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Big Cats Mk. V
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:08 AM GMT+7
Thanks, Dustin.

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:58 AM GMT+7
Very nice Gary. I've wanted to build a tiger like that also.
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Hi Anthony,
Thank you. I'd like to be more helpful with the colors, but I mix my own from artist acrylic paints in a tube. I usually find a paint chip by typing the RAL number into Google and the mix till I get acceptably close. I had to add more green yesterday just to be able to see where I was painting. It definitely looks less green in person. I imagine once I get some light weathering done, there should be less difference.

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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:44 AM GMT+7
Looks good Gary,from yours one can certainly see how early on those Tigers could have been mis-identified as olive green tigers.Again great look on the camo.

If I missed it earlier which brand and colors did you use,maybe I'll use that combo for Tiger 131
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 02:12 PM GMT+7
Colin,
That looks awesome!

Here is my latest update and my impression of the low contrast camo used in Tunisia by SPz. Abt 504.









Gaz
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 10:10 AM GMT+7
Extremely nice job, Colin!
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:24 AM GMT+7
Very nice work Colin !
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 05:54 PM GMT+7
Looking good guys! Getting close to calling this one done, added the rusty and sooty areas from the fire damage:

McRunty
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 03:25 PM GMT+7
The bug has bitten me hard so I have had my nose to the grindstone.

A flurry of glue and plastic later I find myself at this stage:



Now I am just trying to decide on a camo scheme. I found one I like but have yet to find historical evidence that it was ever actually applied to vehicle in the field.
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:36 PM GMT+7
Finished the Girls and Panzer Tiger 1 over the long weekend. The instructions were terrible like a lot of Dragons kits and there were numerous mistakes and parts omitted. The kit is pretty much OOB except for the engine grills, headlight cables, and S Mine dischargers I should be able to get to painting it this weekend.






McRunty
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 03:08 AM GMT+7
Work continues on the Jagdpanther. Suspension is done and hull has been put together.

I will say the instructions are not the best. Dragon would have you attach everything to the upper and lower hull first and then mate them together as almost the last step. This would be a terrible idea as given the issues I had getting the hull halves together, you would end up breaking all that detail right off.

As it is, apart from that, its going together very nicely.

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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 02:22 PM GMT+7
Looking gray fellas!

Colin, that Tiger is lookin sweet.
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 12:11 PM GMT+7
Some rusty tracks...
GazzaS
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 07:50 PM GMT+7
cool concept, Alex!
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:49 PM GMT+7
A quick update on alot of work.

As a refresher...I'm building a Testors boxing of the Italeri Leopard 1a4 as a what-if vehicle used by a "privateer" styled mercenary unit. The setting is a word where the West and Soviets have decided to focus on conventional proxy units to fight their wars to lessen the chances of nuclear war. To be fair, the superpowers use these privateers to test equipment and train.

The basic assembly is done. A quick review of the what-if additions to the Leo 1a4...the rest is pretty straightforward. This is a customized privateer styled force so I want a mixture of equipment. I was going to use a loader's 7.62mm MG from an old Tamiya M1 but went with a 50cal from a Trumpy JGSDF Command vehicle. I swapped out the kit's spotlight for a US version from the spares. The German smoke launchers were left off in favor of an armored set from the spares. I like to use the German style launchers on privateer M113s.

I was going to add reactive armor but it really didn't look right. The front of the turret just throws averything off. I did add some styrene armor to the gunner's sight and left off the kit's guards for it. I used the alternative front fender sections. I think they look "faster" than the larger sections you usually see.
Since I am using storage boxes instead of mouting all the tools to the side, I left alot of them off. You can assume they are in the storage boxes. I am going to mount some on the rear deck...tools that are too large for the boxes. I also put the gun cleaning rod on the rear of the turret.
BigCat_04

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Gray and dark green is the scheme I use for this unit. The lower hull and road-wheels are left dark green. The first coat is a light-med gray...which also serves as a primer coat. I masked it off and shot the dark green. And that's where she stands now...she's drying.
BigCat_06

I still have to add the roadwheels and tracks, weather & drybrush it. Add stowage. Wire the spotlight. Add aerial mounts...the kit ones are garbage. I'll probably give the commander a M60. And of course the crew...if time allows. For markings, I have a set of Jolly Rogers and Skull & Crossbones made by Archer. I'll add some other markings...like vehicle numbers and maybe some art.

So the next update will probably be the last one.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 02:10 AM GMT+7
My contribution to the campaign: A JagdPanther from Dragon.

I had earlier posted I was doing a Panther G but decided to go with the JagdPanther as I just like the look of it more.

I will be building this completely OOB as just lately I couldn't be bothered to deal with PE due to working on 1/350 ships with loads of it.

GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 09:03 AM GMT+7
Raj,
That;s some nice looking work! I wouldn't even try those little PE latches. My eyes and hands aren't up to it. Paint looks great!

Colin,
That looks really awesome. Love the believable rust.

Gaz
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:06 AM GMT+7
Thought about that but this picture from after the war seems to show it still in place:
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 06:22 AM GMT+7
I like the weeping rust stains, but if you're going for the picked-over look then you might consider losing the bow machine gun as that seems to be the first thing that goes.
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 05:59 AM GMT+7
Looking good guys, I love the flak BergPanther, and Raj, I remember that tiny PE when I did that exact kit, i couldn't see straight for a few days. Weathering is progressing on my knocked out Kassel Octopus Tiger, a bit more to go then I can do the fire damage. also working on the link and length tracks (not a fan), will need to get those on as well. I'm aiming for a look of abandonment on this, a few years after the war, everything useful picked over and stripped.



Think I need to drill out those exhaust pipes...
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 01:57 PM GMT+7
Hey Raj

Looking great, nice work on the turret. The size of that pe is making my eyes water!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 07:28 AM GMT+7
I think you are freakin' hilarious, Raj....oh, the tank is looking good, too!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 06:16 PM GMT+7
Hello folk.

May I present my entry for this GB. My apologies for posting the start pictures so late. I took the pictures but before I could edit them and post it, my laptop gave up its ghost. I tried having it fixed but as the technician its time had come. May it Rust in Peace

So having just setup my new laptop, let me update you all on my progress

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

Dragon 1/35 King Kitty with Porsche turret and moulded Zimm

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

Also the day my laptop went pffttt

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

Lt Minion is happy

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

The kit is an old one so it still has the dragon goodies in it. Metal barrel, tons of PE, Magic Tracks etc

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

And speaking of PE.....

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

I coudn't see beyond 3 inches for an hour

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

I'm happy with my first time bending PE like David Beckham.

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

The planned scheme

Dragon 1/35 King Tiger Porsche turret by iflytb20, on Flickr

Painted the turret to see if I can pull it off. Still needs a little touchup but what do you guys think?

Stay tuned for more update

Cheers
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 05:41 PM GMT+7
Linus,
That looks cool!

Richard,
chassis looks great, keep going!

Gaz
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 03:47 PM GMT+7
Nice contrast of dark gun on light hull Linus.
Time consuming part of build out of the way:


and the photo-etch zimmerit: