DML Tiger 1 late with Zimmerit

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DML Tiger 1 late with Zimmerit

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Yep, the Shelf Queens are still running, so let's have another entry!

This is Dragon's late Tiger with Zimmerit - I bought it when it came out, built it shortly afterwards and then got stuck on painting. Back in the day I was trying to recreate the unique scheme of s.SS.Pz.Abt. 102 in Normandy with masking fluid, which sort of failed. I stripped it off again, gave it a new yellow base coat, found a few flaws which needed to be fixed and immediately lost interest again. Fast forward a few years and for one reason or another I've brought it back to be finished once and for all.

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The wheels and tracks are basically finished, so there's not that much left to do actually. Or so I thought. The spare tracks got lost somewhere in time and space so I had to make a new set with the leftovers of the Rye Field kit. And just like there I just had to add the track pins.... :roll:

Here's what I'm going to finish as, Tiger A12 of the Grossdeutschland Division, somewhere in East Prussia in July 1944. I have a set of Bison Decals for GD tanks, so that's settled as well. A different candidate would have been one of the Tigers of s.Pz.Abt. 508, but one Italian Tiger is enough for the moment :P

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I'm not in the mood for a major rebuild, so I'm not finishing it as on the photo with the transport tracks fitted, but rather an hour later when the combat tracks and fenders were back on :lol:

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Philipp Gross wrote:The wheels and tracks are basically finished, ...
Famous last words... :roll:

I had planned on starting the painting today, but alas I had to atone for past sins first. Turns out there were still huge mould seams on basically all the wheels which I had to sand down.

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By the way, the tracks are individual workable links by AFV Club. I couldn't stand DS tracks even back then...

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You seem to have Tiger fever at the moment Philipp ;) This one is looking good too. :D

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To be honest I'm just sick of having a box of Tiger parts on my workbench for the past few years :lol:

Besides, I need the space for something big I started almost a year ago, more on that soon :mrgreen:

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Philipp Gross wrote: Besides, I need the space for something big I started almost a year ago, more on that soon :mrgreen:
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Really :?: :?:

You do know how to peak a chaps curiosity :roll: :lol:

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Let's just say I have every reason to finish it until February 14 :lol:

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Hmmm a cryptic clue. I can see a game of 20 questions starting shortly :lol:

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Sorry, I spoiled the game. But we can have a guessing game about my other insane project I want to start afterwards :lol:

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Camo is on:

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Probably not quite like on the real thing but to be honest it's quite hard to tell. Most of all it seems to be quite dusty.

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I like it :)

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