Hi Everyone Hello James! I am really sorry for the delay in posting any recent updates on this blog, life 'n' stuff kinda jumped up quick and bit me. Anyway I'm back with a quick update on the #6383 OOB.
James thanks for your kind words of encouragement
Got to make this one a feature when your done.
Well have to see how they end up looking!
I'm going to have a play around with a few painting and weathering, with some products and mediums from various companies. So should be interesting!
Right first things second! A special thanks to Oliver and Freyja(two of the clan) for helping with build whilst I have been unable to build. Thank you to Oliver for finishingjoff the PE! Don't think he'd swap from his Warhammer 40k for good though!
And to Freyja for the careful application of the track hauling cable, no mean feat with the unruly DML cable, even annealed! She followed the layout in Patrick Stansell's 'The Modellers Guide To The Tiger Tank' Ampersand Publishing. As the instructions hazy lead for the hangers PE option are a little bit vague.
. Anyway I'll shut up and get on with the photo's...
Right so thats that over with!
I have added some items from the other Tigers in the mix, such as extra PE clamp handles for the starter parts. The brackets for the turret spare track links were drilled, and a length of streched sprue (still out of a box
) cut to size and used as the locator pin in the lower bracket plate. The Magic Tracks provided for the spare links were drilled and mounted on these, so they can be moved freely until fixed in their preffered position (these things really swung about a bit whilst manouvering at full tilt) .
So nearly at the priming stage, just a few decisions to be made on the track choice (officially I have a full set of Magic Tracks to play with(still out of a box, well a few boxes really)... As well as a heap of DS tracks... So maybe I'll leave that choice to you all out there. And what paint manufacturer to use?
Thanks once again for your patience, with this modelling madness
Back real soon... Phil