Sunday, 26 September 2010

Painted and tools on

The Jagdtiger that I wanted to recreate is the vehicle of Otto Carius. There are not many photos of these tanks apart from destroyed ones or in museums.
The cammo scheme is from the Tamyia kit but the numbering is from what the forums believe is the correct numbering from sPzJagAbt 512 2nd company.  

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Body built

The wheels and tracks are on now and the hull is constructed. The magic tracks were not as bad as I had imagined and do look great.
The barrel is mounted to a cannon body attached to the lower hull which was a pain to get the upper hull over and being metal is currently pointing down. Once I've finished the painting I'll sort this out.
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Friday, 3 September 2010

Extra details

This kit certainly has alot more datail than the previous two. Putting on some of the small details has taken quite alot of time as well as lots of crawling around on the carpet. Just to add to it, I was given some photo etched tool clamps from Dave's dragon Tiger 1 kit. I can see why he didn't use them after looking at the instructions for the whole kit, but I decided to rise to the challenge.

I didn't think about it at the time, but adding the armoured skirts to the upper hull means that it will be extremely difficult to get the magic tracks fitted when the upper and lower hulls are joined. Will have to put the wheels and tracks on the lower hulll first, then be very careful when painting the rest of the kit.