Thursday, 25 February 2010

Hello again! Well I thought that I had forgotten something, and I did... The sibling to '121'... '112' This is a straight 'OOB' build using the Gunze Sangyo paint code given in the instructions for DML #6383 Tiger 1 Late with Zimmerit. The only things of note on the build, is the removal of the moulded Zimmerit pattern behind the exhaust assemblies, the shortening of the DS Track by '3' links (though this has now been resolved with shorter tracks in the Cyber Hobby "Wittmanns last Tiger" kit #6610. Still not a great fan of the moulded Zimmerit or DS tracks, but with a little attention and patience, #6383 can give you a highly acceptable depiction of this legendary beast. Weathering was achieved using a mix of MIG Productions pigments, artists pastels, and oil washes, pin and dot filter.

The 'spattered mud' effect on the exhaust shrouds was realised by 'blasting' air from the airbrush over a heavily loaded brush, heavy with a mix of pigments, pastels and fixatives. (P.V.A. and MIG Productions)

Right then off to the others kitties in the litter!

Back soon, Cheers Phil.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Well there has been a little more work on the first kompanie Tiger '121' (this is a slightly 'modded' DML #6383 with moulded Zimmerit... Not a big fan!) a bit of subtle shifting of the pigments and a light dusting of a very heavily diluted Tamiya Buff XF57. This is applied along the lower hull, and at the intersection of the turret and hull roof. This helps 'tie in' the pigments and washes, and gives the effect of a very recent coat of 'travelling' dust... After all these Tigers road marched some 10k to get knocked out at Villers Bocage!
Now that this Tiger is nearing completion, my thoughts turn to the next Tigers upon the 'workbench horizon'! These will both be from the second kompanie, the first incarnation of '211' and either '233' or '234' using the tactical numbers of two unidentified Tigers to tie in with a 'knocked out' second kompanie Tiger, that features a few interim features of a February '44' build.

Right then "scalpel nurse"... Cheers Phil.