King Tiger Ausf B Late Early to Mid Production Feb to April 1944

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    King Tiger Ausf B Late Early to Mid Production Feb to April 1944

    Post  Guest on Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:42 am

    Hi, I am adding some photos of my last model that I took to Euromilitaire 2009.

    This is how it came in the box.



    The following 2 pics are the bibles I used as reference





    Detail sets used are as following:-

    Photoetch By Eduard, Lion Roar, Voyager & Aber

    Aluminium & Brass Barrel by Aber

    Zimmerit by Atak

    Tow cable Eyes by Elephant

    Antenna by Adlers Nest

    Tracks & Drive Sprockets by Friulmodel

    Scratch built Tow Cables, Starter Crank, Fighting Compartment, exhausts, Optical Sights, Coaxial Machinegun, Lifting Eyes on Turret and various lifting handles, adding weld detail, detail to Loader's Hatch, and cleaning rods.

    Model under constgruction.
























    And now some pics of the finished model:



































    Cheers

    John study silent Twisted Evil

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    Re: King Tiger Ausf B Late Early to Mid Production Feb to April 1944

    Post  iCocker on Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:18 pm

    Mighty Tiger! Prosit John this is a nightmarish job, trying to bring in so much detail on thios beast and you managed spot on!

    But John did you have referance for all those details bom

    Keep them coming, we await the Pz1 now ...

    Ivan

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    Re: King Tiger Ausf B Late Early to Mid Production Feb to April 1944

    Post  Guest on Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:04 pm

    Yes Ivan all details were checked with reference available

    Cheers

    John study

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    Post  Guest on Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:27 pm

    To amplify a little more. The early production King Tiger ( please note that the reference to this tank having a Porsche designed turret is incorrect as this turret was in fact designed and built by Krupp. The model I built is not related to any particular unit however it is noteworthy that the some early King Tigers soldered on till the end of the War that is practically over a year since being built. One year for a tank is a very long time especially a German one. Early production King Tigers served in France (Normandy etc..), Belgium ( Battle of the Bulge), Holland (Arnhem), Germany and Hungary to name a few countries.
    Typical finishes for the early King Tigers were Dark Yellow (my choice), Dark Yellow with Red Brown, Dark Yellow with Olive Green, Dark Yellow with Red Brown and Olive Green and also Dark Yellow with whitewash.

    If you havy questions please ask.

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    Post  iCocker on Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:51 pm

    As if you would not have any reference[ie.books]! ... if Marco is the nut for planes you are our walking information and bookworm of any tank produced!!!!

    Keep them coming ... achtung panzer!

    Ivan


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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:20 pm

    Hi John , I see you are already setteld here , very well done indeed with this model , you have made a very good with the weathering welldone... cheers

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    Love the detail!

    Post  Dottore on Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:22 pm

    Thats my fave...super detailing!

    Great job John

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    Re: King Tiger Ausf B Late Early to Mid Production Feb to April 1944

    Post  Ray on Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:30 pm

    Welldone John cheers

    Seems you're talking a LOT more here then when at club Sad

    Ray affraid

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    Re: King Tiger Ausf B Late Early to Mid Production Feb to April 1944

    Post  Guest on Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:15 pm

    Terrific job!, great attension to detail too. Did you apply the Zimm yourself with putty?

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    Re: King Tiger Ausf B Late Early to Mid Production Feb to April 1944

    Post  Guest on Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:56 pm

    The Zimmerit is the ATAK set which gives you a complete hollkow turret, gun mantlet and hull machine gun mount and thin resin sheets for the hull


    Cheers

    John

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