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Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 01-21-2014, 07:46 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
What-if Kingtiger "Porsche"

This is Frankentiger put together from various bits and pieces, before receiving its new camouflage coating. Weathering will be rather subdued, the individual components being cleaned before being...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-03-2012, 09:33 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
This is how FrankenTiger looks when completed. It...

This is how FrankenTiger looks when completed. It is longer and has a lower roof over the driver and radioman (to help depress the 12.8 cm main gun of the Jagd- version). That only enhances the...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-03-2012, 09:23 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
The front. Done. the turret is now covered in...

The front. Done. the turret is now covered in Zimmerit.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-03-2012, 05:24 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
The right side of the turret:

The right side of the turret:
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-02-2012, 11:40 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
For the Zimmerit I used Zwaluw's Universal...

For the Zimmerit I used Zwaluw's Universal Sandable Putty. I prefer it because of its texture when dry, its excellent adherence to plastic, and the fact that it could be removed at any time by simply...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-02-2012, 02:42 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
In the spares box we've only found the top part...

In the spares box we've only found the top part of the turret, so I've made a new bottom section out of white styrene.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-01-2012, 09:17 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
This is the hull, it is (almost) done, and the...

This is the hull, it is (almost) done, and the turret is next. Four hex bolts should be applied on each the suspension units and it should be completed.
Due to a difference in texture, the turret...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 10-01-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,604
Posted By FlorinM
The shot deflector around the turret ring -...

The shot deflector around the turret ring - making it circular would have been easy, but I preferred to make it out of straight segments, to look like something that was improvised. In the second...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-30-2012, 03:08 PM
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Views: 11,604
Posted By FlorinM
Actually there was no prototype competition. The...

Actually there was no prototype competition. The first eleven Jagdtigers had the Porsche suspension, the rest up to around 70 had the Henschel suspension. In spite its obvious advantages, the Porsche...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-30-2012, 11:34 AM
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Views: 11,604
Posted By FlorinM
Here's the belly plate of the beast, an...

Here's the belly plate of the beast, an afternoon's worth of work:
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-30-2012, 04:43 AM
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Views: 11,604
Posted By FlorinM
I've drilled the holes for the suspension. A few...

I've drilled the holes for the suspension. A few words on the Porsche suspension: the cost of a Porsche Jagdtiger was 462000 ReichsMark as compared to 866000 RM the Henschel vehicle, with a 230 work...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-29-2012, 03:19 PM
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Posted By FlorinM
Testing the fitting of the new parts.

Testing the fitting of the new parts.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-29-2012, 09:38 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
I've cut the side armor for the tub, the belly...

I've cut the side armor for the tub, the belly plates are soon to follow...
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-29-2012, 12:44 AM
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Views: 11,604
Posted By FlorinM
Off with the superstructure! I contemplate...

Off with the superstructure! I contemplate building another what-if out of it: a Ortsfesten Jagdtiger (something in the spirit of a Pantherturm).
The body has received its roof made of white styrene.
Forum: Photos: In-progress Blogs 09-29-2012, 12:37 AM
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Posted By FlorinM
What-if Koenigstiger Porsche SPzJgrAbt 653

Some time ago, a friend of mine has ordered a DML Porsche Jagdtiger and to his surprise he found that the hull tub was missing. After failed attempts to get the missing part I promised that I'll...
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