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Big Cats Mk.IV
Tojo72
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 03:26 AM UTC
Not a lot going on with my Tunisian Tiger,but being off from work this week,I'm slowly adding details.



Those feifal filters and hoses were a real pain !!!
Thirian24
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 06:01 AM UTC
Looking great Anthony.
GazzaS
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:07 PM UTC
Anthony,
I've avoided the Feifels since my first Tamiya Tiger years ago. Though, I guess if you wanna do a Tunisian Tiger....

Glad to see your progress!

Gaz
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hey fellas. I decided to go ahead and the dark green. I also painted some of the road wheels. I need to finish up the rest of them.

I also need to touch up the hull red line where the fenders would have been. Overall I think it came out ok.









Cheers
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 10:15 AM UTC
That looks very good to me, Dustin!
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:37 AM UTC
Dustin,
Looking sweet!

Gary
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 02:19 PM UTC
Hello,

Nice progress you have there Dustin -- looking good!

While looking for the whereabouts of my Jagdtiger, I found a couple of braille cats -- a Tiger and a Sturmtiger. I recall buying these from a fire sale years back. All complete, except for its boxes, they came real cheap.

So I decided to forego my original plan and go with these two instead:



I started with the Tiger. Not much parts to go around, it builds quick and quite straightforward.





The turret had holes to mount spare tracks -- didn't want to go for it so had to fill them up. The upper and lower hulls are currently dry-fitted -- need to fill up that gap in front.

I've glued the rubber-band tracks and waiting for it to set -- hopefully it behaves.

Cheers,

Tat
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 03:22 PM UTC
Not bad for 1/72 scale, Tat!

But, ahem...this campaign is for "big" cats...lol.

Of course, I'm only kidding. Can't wait to see them both complete.

Cheers,

Gaz
Tojo72
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 03:37 PM UTC
Excellent camo work Dustin !!!
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 04:33 PM UTC
Tat, those look... cute Not bad for the small scale, tough.
Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 09:22 PM UTC
Thank you fellas! I finished painting the road wheels and spare tracks. Now just need to do the detail painting.

Sorry for the poor lighting




Thirian24
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Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:31 PM UTC
Tat, that Tiger is looking nice!

One side of the tracks on. I still would like to do friuls on this. I'll see how these turn out first.

Armorsmith
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:02 AM UTC
Looks pretty sharp. You can also try MasterClub tracks. The come in resin and metal. Both are a bit cheaper than Frulis.
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:09 AM UTC
Thank you Armorsmith! I looked at the website you told me about and I didn't see any for the King Tiger or Jagdtiger. I'll look again
Armorsmith
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 01:20 AM UTC
They might not carry them for the KT or none exists, although I'm pretty sure I saw them somewhere. Then again my memory is not as good as it was so I could very well be mistaken.
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 06:39 AM UTC
Man, I am so stupid. I started building an old Dragon Panther in the middle of building a Pz III H and a BF109G-6 and forgot to enlist in this campaign.
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 06:57 AM UTC
That's ok Shell! Go ahead and enlist. Everybody forgets things! Lol
Armored76
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:08 PM UTC
Except for the bits that need to be painted separately and assembled later, the overall assembly is now finished. Time for a first layer of paint!

Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 06:13 PM UTC
Very nice looking sir!

If you don't mind me asking. What's are the doors that stick out on the turret?
Tojo72
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 07:20 PM UTC
The desert kitty is moving along nicely.This cat is assembled,primed,and ready for its basecoat.



I started roadwheel madness,there is just so many including alternate one provided by the kit,so I'm just doing one row at a time so I don't get confused.



I will also attempt to use this DAK commander figure

Armorsmith
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 08:23 PM UTC
Great looking figure. Rest of the build is top notch as well.
Thirian24
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Posted: Friday, July 15, 2016 - 08:30 PM UTC
I can only echo what Armorsmith said. Can't wait to see some paint on it
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 02:16 AM UTC
Looking good, Anthony! I learned one thing about road wheels when I was a kid: never, ever build a PzKw IV immediately after building another PzKw IV based vehicle.

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 04:24 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys. Am giving the rubbber-band tracks extra time to set before mounting them.

I echo what the others said Anthony -- looking forward to seeing its warpaint.

Gaz, am now now building a Pz IV for the 500+ campaign. I already racked up 300 parts just to get roadwheels + suspension assembled. Put in another 200 or so for the indy links

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 04:37 AM UTC
Well, Dustin, since you okayed it, here's my entry.

I don't have any beginning photos like I do for the Pz III as the III was my focus; the Panther was just a distraction while I waited for glue to dry and stuff. I was also working on a BF109 at the same time. Gotta keep busy, right? Oh, and I decided to add a Stug as I didn't have one of those on my shelf yet, either. So, this is the kit:



As I wasn't sure on the accuracy of the IR gear or how to dress it up, I decided to leave all that off and build a straight-up late production model, mostly OOB but with a few bits and bobs from the spares, and for the first time my own hand-wound tow cables.

Here's what's left over:



The instructions and paint guide I won't be following:



A few in-progress shots:











Panther and pals getting ready for their primer coats:



Hope to lay paint this weekend; have online school ending summer term and then public school starts in two weeks so its back to work.