Tiger I, early version
by Chris Wauchop
images by Brett Green

 

Construction

Chris Wauchop has built Tamiya's 1/35 scale Tiger I early version, kit number 35216.

The model has been finished with the assistance the following accessories:

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Royal Model No. 158 "Fruhe Production" photo-etched set

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Model Point set 3551-1 - Smoke grenade launchers

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Elefant Model Accessories no. 35-393 - 88mm turned aluminium barrel & cast muzzle brake.

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Modelkasten SK-2 - Early Tiger I tracks.

 

 

In addition to these commercial accessories, Chris also made the following additions:

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All hatch handles replaced with copper wire

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Wiring for smoke launchers and lights added using fine wire and fine solder

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Thinned, separated and buckled plastic kit side skirts

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Radio antenna added using tapered brass wire

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Jack block from balsa wood

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Lots of chipping and painting on gun breech which is now impossible to see!

bulletGun cleaning rods hollowed out at one end and pin inserted. This was not easy as the rods are moulded to the plastic tow cables.

 

 

Painting and Markings

The model was painted using the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush.

Kit markings were used to depict Tiger I "S33" of 2nd SS Panzer Division "Das Reich" at Kursk in 1943.

 

 

The marking on the hull sides and front is a Chinese symbol of luck, applied upside down!

 

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