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Kassel 'Octopus' Tiger

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This is modelled after the 'Octopus' Tiger that saw action near Kassel at the end of the war, being abandoned by it's crew and subsequently shot up by passing American tanks to make sure "nobody was home", eventually catching fire. This vignette shows the tank after it has been sitting for a few months.

Academy's Tiger 2 Last Production kit was used for this as it came with the narrow transport tracks that were found on this particular wreck. PE fenders and tool clasps were added and the model was painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with oils and pigments.
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About the Author

About Colin Key (ColinEdm)
FROM: ALBERTA, CANADA

Colin started modelling with cars and planes as a young child then moved into armour by rebuilding his older brothers motorized Tamiya Tiger II and winning a model contest with it at age 12. He continued modelling into his teens until university and other distractions got in the way, resuming the...


Comments

Very nice indeed, very understated paint job, subtle is probably a better word, and some nice battle damage as well with all the hit marks, just needs a plaque saying 'Anyone Home' on the base, or something like that. Matt
MAR 16, 2018 - 05:31 PM
Very well done, nice hit marks and very realistic. Must be a lot of work to make this camouflage. I hope to see a lot more of you.
MAR 16, 2018 - 07:34 PM
Great job, you've got the sheer weight/bulk of it nicely. I'd maybe chuck some more dust over it but it's a beauty as is.
MAR 16, 2018 - 08:04 PM
Thanks guys! Matt, good idea about the plaque, I'm going to look into getting one done. Piet, the camo wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, just need a good fine tip brush for all the little circles. Tim, yes, good point, the front glacis seems a bit shiny, I will add some dust to dull it down. Cheers!
MAR 16, 2018 - 10:51 PM
Really like what you did here as you took an actual tank and brought it to us to admire! Also appreciate the absence of over-weathering and the inevitable huge rust streaks that some live and base their reputations on. Good job!
MAR 17, 2018 - 08:11 AM
very nice.
MAR 20, 2018 - 02:30 PM
Not to nitpick, but the muzzle brake seems to be rotated too much to the top. Weren't they always aligned to have the gasses ejected horizontally?
MAR 26, 2018 - 08:35 PM
Somebody got interrupted unscrewing the muzzle brake to take as a souvenir
MAR 28, 2018 - 01:12 AM
Very nice detailing over the entire tank. I also admire the ground base you've created, very fantastic grass. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Garry
JUN 10, 2018 - 03:24 AM