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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
Giovanni1508
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7

Hi Michael,

Great job so far. The King Tiger is fantastic. I'm following...

Cheers
airborne1
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Posted: Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 05:46 PM GMT+7
Thanks Mark and Giovani.

I appreciate your words.

Received some dry transfer vehicle numbers from Archer just recently and spent near an hour yesterday applying them onto the side of the vehicle. The spare tracks also have also been glued onto the track hangers.

The tiger has been completed with detailing, chipping and washes...etc.
The hatches and external components are being painted and glued into position today.

Photos to follow shortly.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 10:38 PM GMT+7
Hello again

Happy New Year

Here is the 95 percent completion of the Takom King tiger

There is still some further shipping with a combination of oils blended down with Mig's odourless thinner



The Tiger will have the rear engine deck off with the engine suspended in the air from the crane jib


The series of images are still WIP with some very minor detailing.







Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 10:34 PM GMT+7
HNY Michael - yum, its got that essential mean & deadly look, excellent work. Im sure it isnt but it looks like a socking great knock-out pin dent in the front wall of the engine compartment whats its real purpose? Hmm odourless thinner eh is that like zero-alcohol vodka?
airborne1
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 11:49 AM GMT+7

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HNY Michael - yum, its got that essential mean & deadly look, excellent work. Im sure it isnt but it looks like a socking great knock-out pin dent in the front wall of the engine compartment whats its real purpose? Hmm odourless thinner eh is that like zero-alcohol vodka?



Hi Tim,

Thanks for your words. The recessed circle on the front engine wall is what I can presume an access panel of some description into the engine bay. The round recess hole will be painted black.

There are some many things you can achieve with the odourless thinner apart from described as a zero-alcohol vodka

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 11:03 PM GMT+7
Hello Again,

Head down trying to complete the King Tiger before heading back to work tomorrow.

Here are the completed images of the king tiger. Will sit behind glass before being placed onto the diorama.

The Tiger was predominately painted in Mig Ammo acrylics with additional Vellajo, lifecolour and Humbrol enamels.

Weathering was made with Ak Earth filter(wash) to distress the paint from new.
Oil paints for the chipping.

Now back to finish the Famo and trailer :good














Michael
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 12:02 AM GMT+7
Brilliant, fantastic especially knowing it's fully kitted out inside. Might it have had a bag over the muzzle under maintenance? What do I know, just a thought. Looking forward to Famo progress
airborne1
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 10:03 PM GMT+7
Thanks Tim

I left the cover off as I was contemplating using the Miniart tank repair crew cleaning the barrel.
Then decided against it as the Mini art figures stand a little taller placed beside a 35th scale Tamiya or Alpine figure.

That and the fact that the diorama scene was leading to having too much going on around the tiger. A critical trap we all fall into with a large diorama area to work to.

Finding the correct visual balance as there will be a number of figures around the bilstein crane at the rear of the tiger with the engine ready to be placed onto timber supports.

Michael