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DML#6383 Tiger 1 Turret Zimmerit Mod
Major-Hazard
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 07:45 AM GMT+7
...or you could use the upcoming Alpine Miniatures figure;







Can I come for tea too? I like Yorkshire Tea, me. Strong, white, no sugar.


Bill
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Posted: Friday, May 20, 2011 - 08:47 AM GMT+7
Hi there Phil!
I guess you're right as for my missing parts concerns and I should address Dragon Care (don't want to bother you with that, cause I'm sure you will need your spare parts for future builds). I haven't seen wooden gun 'lock' yet, so link would be much appreciated.
Here are two Russian links with what is believed to be translation: http://scalemodels.ru/articles/3839-Dragon-1-35-Sd-Kfz-181-Tiger-I-Late-Production-6406.html
http://www.dishmodels.com/gshow.htm?p=6791&lng=E
Looking forward for the updates!
Good luck!
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 04:43 PM GMT+7
Hi again Phil You must be busy with your modeling, but I've got one more link for you to visit:http://www.world-model.ru/diorama_model/diorama/diorama_05/diorama_05_part01.php
Hope it would be interesting.
Cheers, Paul
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 02:20 AM GMT+7
Privet Paul, kak dela? spasiba za link , are these the RB barrels?
Removed by original poster on 06/18/11 - 19:05:56 (GMT).
Moraand
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Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 10:32 PM GMT+7
Hi all; left to right 3 Wittman head´s, Hobby fan (AFV), Dragon and legend, I prefer DML! I painted a Takahashi Figure, a General Góring Tank Officer. Beauty cast! (some pictures) Congrats! are superb!








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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 11:52 AM GMT+7
How is this coming?
barkmann424
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 05:17 AM GMT+7
...No longer 'Standing in the water'! Finally got back to the Werkstatt with this long term project, after a year of utter mayhem. I am back at the work... (er dining room table) bench, and will be dusting off '211' later this week. I extremely sorry for the vacuum, with the updates. Hopefully I can now concentrate on continuing this blog, and pay back all the kindness and patience shown over these last couple of years. One positive is... I eventually managed to get to La Gleize to see Helmut Dollinger's '213'!



I have put a walkaround, photographic survey upon my 'Barkmann's Corner' Blogspot, they are large photo's so lots of details.

http://barkmannscorner.blogspot.com/

Once again thanks for the support... Cheers Phil!

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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:21 AM GMT+7
Glad to see that you are back!
Dan
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
Hello Dan good to be back! It was toch and go at one point... Belgian beer is far superior to our swill!
I'll drop you a PM later.

Cheers Phil.
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 10:05 AM GMT+7

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Glad to see that you are back!
Dan



I agree. Can't wait for the next update.

Johannes
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Posted: Monday, September 12, 2011 - 07:56 PM GMT+7
Hi Phil,

Nice detailed pictures of 213! Thanks for sharing.

I only have 5 of the Dragon Battle of the Bulge kits to build, so I needed some inspiration.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 07:48 AM GMT+7
Hi Phil,
Great to see you back and, like a lot of people I suspect, looking forward to the next installment.
Nice to see you got to La Gleize in the summer, great pics, copied and stored thanks.
Some summer eh?, it started & ended on a Tuesday at the beginning of the July over here..

Best Grant.

PS: Cool jacket...

barkmann424
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 09:17 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Hi Phil,
Great to see you back and, like a lot of people I suspect, looking forward to the next installment.
Nice to see you got to La Gleize in the summer, great pics, copied and stored thanks.
Some summer eh?, it started & ended on a Tuesday at the beginning of the July over here..

Best Grant.

PS: Cool jacket...




Haha! Now that is funny Grant! I was told by some guys in Stavelot, that it has been a dire summer in NW Europe! It was a bit on and off when we were there.
Glad you like the Jacket, saved me from many a burning Tank, it was a bit warm though when marching the lads from Trois Pont to La Gleize! I am starting to come round to your way of thinking on chipping, rust, water marking etc. '213' was notable in it's lack of rust and weather streaking, even though many avid 'Panzer Mountaineers' have crawled all over her and chipped a lot of the edges and raised fittings. Maybe the lack of rust streaking is down to the high carbon content in the rolled plate armour?
Thanks for the yellow ribbon of modelling, it feels good to be home!

Cheers and Best Phil.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 10:30 AM GMT+7
Phil, I've seen the La Gleize KT many times, and looking at those photos in your blog has made me want to go back again. I spent many a long weekend mooching around the Ardennes when I was living in Germany. One of my favourite parts of the planet not only because it's steeped in history but also because it's utterly beautiful.

And as you say, Belgian beer knocks the spots off the muck they serve over here!!

Last time I was in La Gleize, the KT it was just all-over "dunkelgelb" ....



Looks like they've now finished the paint job, but I'm really not sure about that "rotbraun". And it could definitely do with some washes to add depth. A bit of subtle weathering wouldn't go amiss either. Looks far too toy-like as is .

- Steve
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 01:12 PM GMT+7
Cool pic Steve! Was it a race weekend? I am actually thinking of moving the family out there at some time in the future... It's like round here, but with the Forests!
Maybe we could get a group of modellers together under the tutelage of Mig, and go and weather '213'!

Cheers Steve! Phil.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 01:40 PM GMT+7
Hi Phil, Im glad to see you back, hope to see some updates soon.
I liked the idea of weathering the 213
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Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 06:02 PM GMT+7

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Cool pic Steve! Was it a race weekend? I am actually thinking of moving the family out there at some time in the future... It's like round here, but with the Forests!
Maybe we could get a group of modellers together under the tutelage of Mig, and go and weather '213'!

Cheers Steve! Phil.



Count me in Phil. Pigments by the bucketload applied with large brooms. Much fun to be had there I reckon .

Not a race weekend at Spa I don't think, but it was a sultry summer's day and the heavens opened while we were there. We'd also been rained on earlier at the Grandmenil Panther.

I can also see myself returning to that neck of the woods permanently at some point in the medium-term future (I'd go back next week if I could). Probably just across the border in Germany though, as the tax regime in Belgium is punitive and property prices in Luxemburg are unaffordable.

- Steve
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 07:22 AM GMT+7
Sounds good Steve, at least we'd have some near neighbours!
Malmedy is good halfway for a swift 330ml!





And so it begins again! This is a really beautiful kit, 6660's are flying together, the roadwheel options excellent.

Sorry just a 'teaser' for now!

Cheers folks... Phil
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
Ahhhh,

Its nice to see some plastic posted in this thread again.
Totalize
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 08:34 AM GMT+7
Hey Phil,

Great to see you back in the saddle again. Always nice to see you posting updates to your build. Your work is outstanding.


Thanks for sharing.

Dave.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 09:43 AM GMT+7

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Hey Phil,

Great to see you back in the saddle again. Always nice to see you posting updates to your build. Your work is outstanding.
Dave



Ditto that! However your absence did give me the opportunity to catch up on your log . . . don't do that again or you'll find yourself sitting in the corner of the room with outstretched arms holding two buckets filled with water, LOL

Some of the best builds, information and photographs posted here from you and everyone participating in this log. Keep it rolling along, this is excellent!

-Eddy
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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2011 - 10:55 AM GMT+7
Been going through this thread again, most outstanding and breathtaking work old chap!
My wee kittens have started to move around and demand some attention....bugger!
These felines are certainly the cats miaou!!
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 04:32 AM GMT+7
Thanks for everyones continued interest... Even during my prolonged absence, things are slowly getting back to normal, and I have been tinkering and purchasing in a Tiger theme again.
The '211' Doppelganger is all repaired and ready for painting, and the other two Late 2nd Kompanies Tigers will be getting a dust off ready for paint processes shortly.
Two things I recently purchased...


Just when you thought that there wasn't enough brass on a Tiger! Seriously these are excellent additions to the RB range, whilst the DML supplied antennae bases are very good, these two part machined parts are a lot crisper.

Another item I have bought and I am awaiting is the Verlinden 1:35 Panzerwerk Tiger I Stage 1 Hull, #2648... Whilst it looks very interesting, I have one initial reservation, by depicting the hull roof with an armoured turret protection ring (February 1944), this will limit a lot of modellers, to a very short production period, as the hull has the flat 'un-sculpted' lower hull front end plates (up until March 1944?) It does have the September 1943 firewall though! Still a very interesting and affordable production piece of factory dioramas or 'wrecking' projects!!! The thing that really interests me is the hull floor, those supports and braces look like they will save a lot of scratch building.



Cheers, see you all real soon... Phil.
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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2011 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
Yo Phil!

What did you use for Zimmerit on the CH6660 turret? Looks good to me!

Here's my most recent effort;





All the best, Tigerfan!