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Old 08-11-2017, 01:01 AM
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Huge pile...

Thats a nice huge pile of parts I especially like the engine - it is an independent model itself, would be nice to see it on a stand.
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:45 AM
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Thanks MZ ,

The Engine is going to have chains draped around each end free standing in the air from the Bilstein crane.

The next phase now is the primer painting to the Takom king tiger. A lot of painting


I have commenced with painting the Track tools and cables. Easier to paint than trying to detail on the tank.


Finally have the tables and chairs glued together the next stage is to slop them in the paint que and get them ready for completing the Ardennes building.


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Old 08-20-2017, 03:27 AM
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Hello,
And now for the next round...

The Takom king Tiger rounds painted and ready for the decals, will have to lay a coat of gloss over each round to have the decal sit flush.


The sub section parts ready for priming


And now painted with Mig ammo primer, the calm before all the painting and detailing begins


The Road wheels receive a coat of Mig Ammo Steel


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Old 08-21-2017, 03:52 PM
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Hello again,

I have turned all my attention onto the lower running gear of the Tiger 2 and will alter from the build instructions.
The first step will have the sides and base of the hull painted before gluing all the running gear onto the tank .



I have test fitted the torsion bars into each side and found there is a lot of flexibility in the wheel arms, there is a lug that apparently is meant to lock the arm in but there is still movement on the wheel arm once inserted in place.

Looking around on the net there has been some horrible build attempts on the torsion bars and it's with this series of photo's to show that Takom have manufactured the model correctly albeit with a little sanding on the torsion bar arms.







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Old 09-12-2017, 02:27 AM
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Next Update

Humbrol Matt 29 earth on the rear and belly of the tiger with a cover coat of Tamiya earth over the hull and drive arms.


Mig ammo red base over Black primer


Mig ammo red primer and creamweiss for the upper hull.


Dark wash applied around recesses of the lower hull


Removing all the raised sections from each individual track link.


Painting each individual track link
Mig Ammo track colour highlighted with Ammo steel and Gunze silver for the extra wear on the track


Lower Hull ready for running gear and track to be glued on


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Old 09-23-2017, 03:10 AM
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Annnd a quick update

Tracks are on the tiger, including the weathering in between each link.





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Old 10-01-2017, 04:33 AM
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A quick progress update on the lower hull and engine bay.






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Old 10-01-2017, 09:55 PM
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Another small update,

The engine is painted in Vellajo black grey with Lifecololour rust and light rust.
Vellajo wash and Ammo steel, Gunze Steel highlights

This is the first stage of painting with detail painting of the engine to follow.










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Old 10-07-2017, 12:00 AM
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Hello again,

Next installment of images.
All the 88mm rounds have been detailed and glued into position in the turret and lower hull. Been a long time to get to this stage.
The kit is taking shape, a real tribute to Takom with the immense detail in this kit.













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Michael, your build progresses nicely. This huge beast makes me wanting one of these
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