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Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 06:35 AM UTC
I'm in.

I've got a Meng King Tiger I'm saving for a group build over at the Haven. I had plans of trying to pick up HobbyBoss' King Tiger for this one, but I think I'll use this as motivation to finally get crackin on Takom's Panther A (early/mid) with Interior.

brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC
I have a a representative from most of the German cats already, and have a Dragon Panther G built so far. I am going with Meng's Panther A Late, although I know most seem to prefer the Takom kits. However, I got the working suspension for practically nothing prior to buying the kit, so I felt obligated to buy the Meng at that point. At any rate, I can compare it to my Dragon experience.

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Distrito Federal, Mexico
Joined: April 06, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 08:26 PM UTC
Hello friends!

Nice choice!. I retired 4.5 years for my bad health, now I am better and I will return with something simple; I will re-start with an Tiger I Ausf E/H of Italieri (No.286), will be "Out of Box" in 99%, I will add a Jordi gun barrel and grids made by me. I am very happy to return to build again!!!.

Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:04 AM UTC
As this is a simple kit, it goes together quickly.




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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
The Zimmerit looks very good!. Here 2 pics of my Tiger:





Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 04:22 PM UTC
Principle assembly is now complete. Will start applying primer and paint this weekend, I hope.




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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 05:28 PM UTC
Working the tracks and fixing some problems.





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Rodolfo
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thueser
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European Union
Joined: October 10, 2012
KitMaker: 45 posts
Armorama: 36 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hi guys,

after a fight against AMS/build anxiety and a complete new approach to this hobby, i'll join with this build:




I'll try a slow but steady build, because i had to buy most of my modeling equipment anew. For example, new airbrush equip after May or June. Well, let's start for now.
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 06:37 AM UTC
Mark, the beginning is impressive.
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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 07:17 PM UTC
The rear section ready!. I replaced the tool-box because in the kit is missing.



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Rodolfo
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 06:06 PM UTC
Tools mounted without problems, except the extinguisher that I placed in oposite side.



Beginning the turret with bad luck, in one side plentiful scratches and holes, and the other side is normal. In order to solve this I used Plastic Putty of Vallejo.



Regards!
Rodolfo

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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 09:08 PM UTC
Hello!

Painted interiors of turret with Vallejo; I cut the muzzle break for adjust with the Jordi gun barrel. I will add a light weathering before to glue the turret.





Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 04:56 AM UTC
Nito74,

Is this the forum to use for posting all Big Cat entries, including non-armor builds?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 03:00 PM UTC
Rodolfo,
Your build is coming along very nicely. I've done the same with the fire extinguisher on past builds.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 08:05 PM UTC
Thanks for your kind comments Mark!, yes, it seems to be a frequent problem.

More pics.

I applied a weathering using ATL (Mexican) pigments and pencil-pigment Koh-I-Noor - Hardtmuth from Czech Republic.









Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 03:32 PM UTC
@Nito74 - John,


Interested in joining in on the fun, so would the new 1:35 Hobby Boss VK30.01 (P) kit fit in? The vehicle was also known as the TYP 100 and Leopard.

~ Eddy
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 04:34 PM UTC
Came across this recently and really wanted to build it, some I'm coming in with this:





After a bit of work,this is where I'm at.
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 06:30 PM UTC
Where I'm at with the Meng Cat:

the moveable suspension






Lots of tiny metal pins to contend with this weekend.
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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 06:40 PM UTC
Ready for paint!. I have built this Italieri Tiger in simple form without complications in order to recover my "sleeping skills", hee,hee. Conclusion: I will need more patience than before and more attention to detail in my next project. Next step: I will see how I am in the matter of painting. I have checked my compressor and it is okay and my airbrush apparently fine after of 4.5 years without use.









Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 04:03 PM UTC
Looking great Rodolfo. I'm at that same point. Haven't been able to find time to paint these last few weeks.
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 05:17 PM UTC
Thanks for your kind comments Mark!. I hope that you will have time for continue soon!

More pics:

Before to start the paint, I applied a coat of Surface Primer of Vallejo.











Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 07:10 AM UTC
I corrected some imperfections using Putty of Vallejo and adding some rough surface above of the turrer for the weathering.



Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Here is the first application of painting using for shades "tank-green" of Vallejo.









Applied "tank-green" of Vallejo in all surface without affect the shades.





Regards!
Rodolfo
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Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019 - 04:16 PM UTC
I finally found a few minutes to spray some paint. I haven't decided what camo approach I'll be taking.