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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Command Tiger
squad95
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:50 PM UTC
Hey guys

Just finished work on my early command Tiger. The kit is Dragons Wittmann's Tiger which I added a few aerials and figures too. I will eventually get round to painting up a few figures to go on the back, completely finishing it.






Tojo72
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 07:13 PM UTC
Looks real good,I really like the faces,nice work.
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 01:08 AM UTC
Very nice build so far. I think you can go a little farther with the weathering. The running gear is remarkably clean, given the amount of dirt on the vehicle sidewalls and mudguards. Might want to dirty up the roadwheels a bit more. It's not brand new--it's been in service long enough to lose a tire, so I would expect it to be a bit more filthy, with less bright metal on the tools and cables.
Byrden
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 04:08 AM UTC
Did you forget to apply the S-mine launcher tubes?

David
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 04:53 PM UTC

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Did you forget to apply the S-mine launcher tubes?

David



No, I left them off intentionally as they were very commonly removed by the crews.
oldbean
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 05:53 PM UTC
Nice build, but like Gerald said, it needs to be dirtied up more. Especially on the upper surfaces. Also (and David will correct me if I'm wrong), command Tigers had the turret MG removed to make room for another radio. The piping on their uniforms should be more pink and less red.

Jesse
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 07:49 PM UTC

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Nice build, but like Gerald said, it needs to be dirtied up more. Especially on the upper surfaces. Also (and David will correct me if I'm wrong), command Tigers had the turret MG removed to make room for another radio.

Jesse



Yeah, your correct the MG was removed and they fitted a Fu5 in its place. I wasn't aware of that until you said it. They removed a fair bit from the interior for the command Tiger. Including 26 rounds which is surprising.
I do agree that it needs more mud, but I will do that when I add the extra figures.

Thanks for the feedback
Byrden
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:00 PM UTC
That's correct, Command Tigers had no turret MG. The hole was plugged up or was never there.

The S-mine tubes were welded to their bases. If they were removed then only the brackets would remain on the tank. See:

S-mine brackets

David
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 08:57 PM UTC
And throw some rust on those tow cables!! Way too shiny. A quick wash of black followed by one of rust will tone it down nicely!