Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Patrice, Aug 7, 2004.
A tiger I late,Tamiya in 1/35 scale.
nice tank patrice,
you know i have a early tiger I by acadamy , just waiting to put it together, but one of this day i will, again congrat, it is a good looking and a well done job. :grin:
btw is is a late tiger i, right?
Thank you me262,yes it's,as I had already the early Tiger as well the mid production Tamiya, I did not buy the Academy Tiger early.
The Academy model is splendid and you should have much pleasure to
Wow Patrice! Nice Tiger! It's actually quite coincidence cause I'm working on a similar vehicle but on 1:72 scale.
Your model is a nice example for me!
but considering my age the 1/72 gently become all too hard for me,in a few years,I plan to launch me in the 1/6 and will surely finish with 1/1 scale.
Awesome model Patrice.
I´ve begun to consider going the other way btw, from 1/35 to 1/72, as I´m not as patient as I used to be. I guess age affects us in different ways. :wink:
Thank for the compliment.
When I see the last models at the1/72,I will leave myself well tried by a return to this scale.it is enough for me to change glasses .
That is a fantastic model!
Thanks Mutant and Ricky.
Incredible attention is paid to detail here.How did you get the tracks to 'sag'?This is a key point of detail that is hard to get right. Especially with the German heavies.
you can do that using track asambled link by link, modelkasten, academy, tamiya or fruilmodel
In this case I used the Tamiya link by link tracks.
To obtain a good tracks sag ,the key it is to start with the links of the lower part,by lenghts of 10 or 15 links,untill the end of the road wheels,for that you one can use Cyano glue.
Always by lenght of 10 to 15 links this time with traditional glue,always starting from the lower links, have continue the assembly to the top of the Drive Spocket,a little of Cyano to ensure the joining,and have continue the assembly with the traditional glue and before the complete drying of the glue have can form the tracks sag,same operation for the rear idler wheel,if the axis of the rear idler wheel were not stuck one little margin for the final has.
LOL, so how abóut your garden? is it tankproof yet? :lol: 8)
No it is an Mid production TigerI...
This artwork shows the TigerI late production with the steel roadwheels
as well as the monocular sight (singlehole to the right of the main gun barrel).
It also shows the notched hull extensions
on the front where the tow cables attach. These were notched beginning in January 1944
KBO it is well the late version which I assembled.
Ther are three principal types of TigerI Ausf E (Sd.Kfz.181).
The Tiger I Ausf E early,drum style cupola,rubber rimmed roadwheels.
The Tiger I mid Ausf E mid production,cast cupola,rubber rimmedroadwheels.
The Tiger I late Ausf E Late,cast cupola, steel rimmed resillent roadwheels.
There is still in these main versions other variants in the optical,the escape/loadind hatch, smoke dischargers, and so on .
Some photos of the Tiger I E
Picture one a Early Tiger I
Picture two a mid production Tiger I E
Picture three a Late production Tiger I E
Sorry i didnt notice the Steel rimmed resillent raodwheels on your tank, i only in a split second noticed that it didnt have the Single monocular sight, i didnt even notice the steel wheels on it... sry my bag...
I dont know if its me but it looks like the Tiger on the last picture has a broken Recoil system, since the main gun seems pretty short, it must have been destroyed when the tank was hit........ :kill:
Best regards, KBO
There are no problems KBO .
That can be also a sign of self-destruction,have to see the gun in Full recoil position on several Tiger I abandoned.
you can also notice that the suspension torsion bars are busted