The weekend is here! Now I just have to locate the workbench
I have mainly been reading up (okay looking at pictures!
) of the Tigers innards. Very scant references and many modifications along the way, are making this a tricky task indeed... Though not as tricky as some other puzzles I have been up against recently!
Also with the treadplate failing to materialize, I have had to re-order, thanks to Histortex Agents, always the modellers least remembered friend, a good stock of Abers treadplates will be on the doorstep very soon!
Hi David! Thanks for the link to the MP bracket. That must be what attaches to the welded strip in my Saumur references? I am starting to ponder about the reason for the removal of most of the turrets interior wall mounted stowage was either crew snagging, or the items becoming dislodged when in combat? Do you know of any internal images of the Kubinka Tiger, maybe this holds another piece of the jigsaw? Thank you as ever for your insights David.
Hello James! Thank you ever so much for the extremely kind comments. The Zimmerit was mixed using the original recipe... Without the sawdust! It was done to slake my own inquisitiveness about it really, and for a little research project
It involves a 1/2 scale turret side, lots of coloured paints and some bushes!
The pattern was 'raised' using a spatula (more in keeping with the Mantlets pattern) rather than a 'gear' (I have not been able to convince a scrap dealer to part with one yet, for less than a couple of quid. I think I will have to construct one from wood!
Hello there Frank! Great to hear from you, thank you for your comments, as always very uplifting to get praise from such an accomplished modeller such as yourself. I have been poring over your T34 dio, exquisite! Those bricks have been noted and will be used in an Elsdorf Tiger scene at some point in the future. Cheers
Well Hello there Rob! I think the praise should be directed more towards yourself for the excellent SBS's that you have provided on your site... You have done all the hard work for us, embellishing us all with a very enjoyable and effective set of techniques, that certainly do the job! I am really looking forwards to getting some more paint onto this cat...
Greetings Wouter! Good to see you, how is the #6600 coming along? I have not had much chance to 'mess' with mine yet, but it sure is a beautiful, and extensively researched kit. Don't worry about the wheels coming off this Tigerfest, I have a few more to come yet... All in the name of Zimmerit research!
Are you still being tortured by the scorching weather, or is it 'bailing out' season in Groningen now?
Perhaps I could procure one of those medical camera jobbies? That would certainly get where the sun don't shine (in a Tiger of course!), and I don't mean the North West of England!
Any Tigers straining at the leash to be built recently?
Hmmm! 16 tonne Jack? Does Aber cover it in there 3-1 heavy German Jack Fret #AB35A19? They include the 20 and the 15!
Good to hear from you mate!
Right I'm off to have a mid-life crisis... And build some tanks!