Hello all! Wish my hand was numb again, been drilling friulmodel track links and MasterClub most of the day, and my fingers are creasing me Still they are worth it in the end eh? I will be able to compare the different links in images tomorrow, along with some other stuff... Those vision ports on the modded #6383 are becoming endangered. I have been playing around with some RTV rubber, and trying a few casts on some 'unpasted' turrets, not going to bad so far, just the casting in resin, thats the trick part I hear!
Hi Geraint Your explanation of the track wear seems to fit with all the variables I have been given, It does seem to appear more on the Late 'Gummi' wheeled Tigers than the Mids with the rubber tyred roadwheel. I keep meaning to look at a few Panthers and KT's to see if they also exhibit a similar wear pattern.
Hi Jim thanks for the comments, they mean a lot. I am really looking forwards to the final weathering on your AFV club Tiger. That camo job is excellent, top notch. I will go through David Byrdens SBS on the DS tracks but I am a little unsure as wether I will use them or the Magic Tracks yet... It depends on if my sore fingers are up to all those guide horns! Though they could be put on and then Thanks for the vote on the Magic Tracks Karl, If they don't get on this Tiger they will be showcased on the other #6383. I'm glad you are enjoying this Tigerfest also Karl, it is madness but of the good kind I hope!
I have a set of Lifecolor German Tank paint sets, and will use them on one Tiger I have sets of Vallejo and Tamiya ready to go... Which leaves a fourth paint option, well Van it is an OOB so... Hmmmm! Gunze Sangyo have a newer range of Panzer Colours one of them H403 is on the instructions, and it would be of use to many I expect, to compare all these options we now have for Dunkelgelb open to us now.
Maybe we could compare some weathering options also? As there seems to be an ever expanding number of companies producing weathering pigments and mediums recently. Does anybody remember Carrs Railway Weathering Powders? I found some in an old forgotten model box the other day... May well give these a go on something.
Thanks for the input guys, it helps with the therapy