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Tiger II Annaliese

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Piet built his Tiger II "Annaliese and added some figures and a simple base representing a winter scene in Hungary in early 1945. For the base he added some home made pine tree and some grass/bushes. It was all covered with snow with the help of a spray can: Matt varnish, (sprayed from appr 40cm) and directly after that covered with several kinds of snow. Several layers are put on to get enough depth and coverage. Piet cautions to be careful as too much aerosol will ruin the previous layers.
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About Pieter Siegel (Paiegel)


Comments

Winter scenes can be tough to pull off convincingly, but I think you nailed it! I really like how you've got those fenders mounted separately.
MAY 27, 2019 - 02:34 PM
This is a great work of art! What paint did you use for the white wash coat?
MAY 27, 2019 - 03:45 PM
Really nice work! I'm no expert, but I have a couple of small observations: 1. I wonder about the tow-cable being hung on the tailpipe. 2. Maybe the jerry cans should be spun 180° (spout-side upwards) in order to minimize fuel leakage and to aid with grabbing their carrying handles when moving them from the rack. Cheers!🍺 —mike
MAY 28, 2019 - 09:10 AM
Really nicely done but I've got to agree that snow is hard to depict realistically sometimes and while everything that you've done is excellent in reality there should be packed snow on and between the road wheels; any time a tank is driven it carries what it drove through. That's it for me. I'm going to file those photos as inspiration for the rest of the kit if and when I build one like it.
MAY 29, 2019 - 04:37 AM
Those TANK figures have really good poses! My only complaint with the TANK figures as a whole is that the heads look too similar in general across the whole line of figures and also in other figure lines like First Legion. However, with new heads that give them markedly new looks, they are first class, really! Overall, with their good loose poses as compared to the rigid lines of the Tiger, it makes a great, very cold look and I like this.
JUN 05, 2019 - 04:34 AM
This is very good model building and groundwork. The figures are also very well posed and painted, save the headphones which look too large and awkwardly positioned. The DML kit, however, provides incorrect markings. Photos of "Anneliese" show that the turret number was dark outline only, possibly red - the old Tamiya kit gives this marking, and at the time the photos were taken, it had no fenders.
JUN 09, 2019 - 03:52 PM
Thanks Evertons. It is those replies that makes you want to build more since there is always room for improvement. One remark on my side: I do however saw a photo with the tow cable wrapped around as on “my” machine. Thanks again for all the replies, I will think about it a next time Piet Siegel
JUN 14, 2019 - 07:04 AM