Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 4

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The Tiger 2 is almost complete. The spare tracks have been added to the turret and any accessories have been attached to the tank hull. From the above Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 4

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 3

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The next thing to do on my tiger 2 was to add the decals and tank commander. I applied the decals to a layer of varnish and then varnished Continue reading Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 3

Tamiya 1:35 King Tiger Radio Control Part 2

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Next on my todo list is finishing off the r/c Tiger 2 that I started last year.

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The upper hull turret and barrel is air brushed dunkel gelb.

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After the main coat was applied I hand painted on a red brown camouflage pattern.

Flames of War Tiger Tank

I felt like doing a bit of hand painting this week and decided to give the Flames of War Tiger tank I built a go.

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I thought it would be nice to go for a simple camouflage pattern and decided on green and brown stripes over the yellow base coat. The green looked pretty horrific Continue reading Flames of War Tiger Tank

World of Tanks Ferdinand Kit

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I am a keen player of World of Tanks, so when I discovered that there were WOT kits available I decided to investigate.

At first I thought these would just be re-branded releases of standard Italeri kits but you do get some nice WOT tanks extras.

The main bonus is the inclusion of a code which will get you a special event premium tank in the game itself. Special events vehicles can not brought and are hard to get hold of. The vehicle that come with the Ferdinand is the 105 leFH18B2 Self propelled gun (shown below).

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As this is a premium vehicle it gets more credits, experience and crew experience than standard tanks you can get in game. It is the first of two SPG’s in the game. I have used thi vehicle several times in the game and am having great fun with it. It was actually the deciding factor in my purchase.

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The kit also comes with a semi colour instruction book where the example camouflage scenes are in colour. These match some of the schemes you can purchase for German armour in game. There is also a decal sheet of some of the insignias from the game, this comes with both allied and axis decals despite the fact that it is a German tank destroyer.

Lastly you get a mini guide showing you the weak points of the world of tanks armour available in kit form.

(There is also a bottle of glue provided)

Flames of War German Armour

Last year at Tank Fest I purchased the Flames of War Open Fire Starter box.

For those who don’t know, flames of war is like a real war (mainly ww2) table top game like Warhammer.

Even if I never play the actual game I thought it would be nice to make the models in it.

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I have recently built the Stug G tanks from the set as well as a Wittmans Tiger Tank I found on eBay. The Tiger kit was new and good fun to build. It has a resin hull with any additional parts to add being metal.

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Here I have started the process of painting the models by giving them a coat of grey primer.

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I then airbrushed the base coat for the models using lifecolor RAL 7028 DunkelGelb.

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Yes DunkelGelb is that infamous colour of German armour that people will argue about till the end of time. Being basically dark yellow in German I guess its open to a lot of interpretation. I have used a variety of different shades of dark yellow on German Armour and find lifecolor’s one to be the best.

Tiger Tank Update: First Set of Tracks Fitted

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I finally got around to doing some more of my tiger tank build at the weekend. Last week I received the final parts of the series so I thought it was time to get back into it. In this session I fitted the exhaust stacks to the back of the tank and added the left track. The track is made of 96 metal links held together with pins.

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I did encounter some badly cast track links, but these were overcome with a bit of filing and brute force.

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The tracks fresh out of the packaging.
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Spraying the track links black.
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Joining the links.
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The complete left track.