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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Takom Tiger 2 Repair Dio
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 01:15 AM GMT+7
That's a great looking radio station and yes,you should include that I think.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 02:55 PM GMT+7
Thanks Jerry,

It is going to be a tight squeeze and I think it may work if I drop the flak 38t. The flak is small enough to possibly fit in a corner.
Once all the vehicles are made and positioned on the base will give me a fair indication and it's a check and see what works in a balanced view.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 01:12 AM GMT+7
Michael,

This is an exceptional build. The detail you have put into presenting this to all of us thus far is amazing! Great job! I'm looking forward to more as this is truly inspirational and motivational.

vr

Tim
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 08:17 PM GMT+7
Thanks Tim,

Apologies for the late reply have been head down with the track links.
Each track link has been detailed.The links will also have a earth substance from Tamiya or Vellajo to give the appearance of travelling through soft soil.

Here is the next Update

Humbrol Matt 29 earth on the rear and belly of the tiger with a cover coat of Tamiya earth over the hull and drive arms.


Mig ammo red base over Black primer


Mig ammo red primer and creamweiss for the upper hull.


Dark wash applied around recesses of the lower hull


Removing all the raised sections from each individual track link.


Painting each individual track link
Mig Ammo track colour highlighted with Ammo steel and Gunze silver for the extra wear on the track


Lower Hull ready for running gear and track to be glued on


Michael
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 08:11 PM GMT+7
Annnd a quick update

Tracks are on the tiger, including the weathering in between each link.





Michael
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 09:43 AM GMT+7

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Thanks Colin Keith and Rob

Colin,
The Tamiya field Kitchen falls together.It's the Riitch models Field kitchen which is the hardest of the 2.

Keith,
The Famo will be ok by itself. With the trailer it is a challenge, good luck if you want to torture yourself with the Famo

Rob,
Even in the retiree world you can find too much modelling can be a little tiring. I found when I was in between jobs spending 4-6 hours in the chair modelling was too much and needed a break. walk away and come back to it.

Michael

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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 09:59 AM GMT+7
Oops,I screwed that " Reply & quote" up ! I wanted to say that what You said to Rob is So true.I've been retired for a few years now [ & even before that ] , I have had to take breaks from burnout sveral times over the years. As much as I love modelling,if You do it a few hours daily ,it morphs from a hobby to work.After a Sabbatical,You start to miss it.Sometimes,just diverting from Military to doing a Muscle car or M.C. kit is enough to back back to it. And Yes,Michael,Thanks for the heads up on the FAMO,Trailer & all.Being a Model Masochist I will build one eventually.Can The tractor & trailer haul a FAMO tractor ? That'd be a humerous Dio ! Keith R.
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Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 09:40 PM GMT+7
Ha ha thanks Keith.

Hello,

Here is a quick progress update on the lower hull and engine bay.






Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 03:02 PM GMT+7
Another small update,

The engine is painted in Vellajo black grey with Lifecololour rust and light rust.
Vellajo wash with Ammo steel, Gunze Steel highlights

This is the first stage of painting with further detail painting of the engine to follow.









Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 02:55 AM GMT+7
big project , cool
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 03:07 AM GMT+7
The Blitz radio van looks first rate!

Might I ask; from whom did you get the AM rooftop cargo load?
airborne1
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Thanks Guys,

Michael,
The aftermarket set comes from Blackdog.
The set is for the Roden bus.
With a little modification to the base of the resin makes it perfect for the radio van.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 11:01 PM GMT+7
One of my favourite builds mate, coming along beautifully - I swear I can smell oil

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Posted: Friday, October 06, 2017 - 05:10 PM GMT+7

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One of my favourite builds mate, coming along beautifully - I swear I can smell oil




Ha Ha thanks Tim,

Apologies for the late reply head down with 88mm rounds.

Appreciate your words and hopefully with the next installment of images we make the build/builds more interesting.

All the 88mm rounds have been detailed and glued into position in the turret and lower hull. Been a long time to get to this stage.
The kit is taking shape, a real tribute to Takom with the immense detail in this kit.













Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 01:48 AM GMT+7
Progress update,

Here are some final shots of the turret and lower interior before being glued together.
















Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 07:52 PM GMT+7
Wow, I just happen to love this beautifully crafted interior! Well done Michael, it looks amazing!
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:33 PM GMT+7
Thanks Marian,

On holidays now and the best part is coming up. The external painting and weathering.



Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:41 PM GMT+7
Shedding a silent tear here for the interior...I guess you’ve already gone through every argument for not gluing it all down?

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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 06:29 PM GMT+7
Thanks Tim,

It is a shame that it has to be all glued together
With the king tiger on the diorama with the engine hanging out the back it will all be forgotten about. There will be other vehicles and figures beside the king tiger and I think it will be consumed with the overall appearance, Who knows there may be a camo net raised over the front that may distract the view inside

Michael
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 03:16 PM GMT+7

Here is another small update on progress on the King tiger.

Both the turret and hull are glued together,the the voyager fenders are next and the painting begins. :yipee



The parts below are going to be painted separately and then glued onto the hull once intricate detailing is done.
All the hatch's will be covered up with Tamiya tape before and painting begins.

At the moment I have left the barrel and sleeve unglued, they will be painted and detailed individually and then glued in place.






Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 03:48 PM GMT+7
Michael This is a real stunner!
The tracks and wheels etc look very realistic and weathered perfectly, cool!
Nice presentation too, thanks.

Regards Dave
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:36 AM GMT+7
Hi Dave,

Thanks for your words, sorry for the late reply as I have been head down with the photo etch for the side skirts.

There has been some difficulty in the front fender etch bonding to the plastic fender.

The etch fender is finally on and progress photo's will follow shortly.

I was surprised to see that Voyager did not give the front and rear fenders in the etch set.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 03:39 PM GMT+7
Hello again,

Next installment of images, Voyager etch fenders are on

The 3 front quarter fender brackets are not included in the etch set and had to be robbed from another etch set.
I could have scratch built the brackets but decided that it was easier and quick to put on from a back up Aber set.






Michael