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AFV-Club Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf.E Sd.Kfz. 181 Abschlußausführung (late) 1/48

February 26, 2015 in Armor

Hi here are some pictures from my AFV-Club Tiger I in 1/48, Its a very nice kit, with pe parts
for the cooling grills and molded on Zimmerit, which is very fine.
The decals didn t work, that was the only problem.
The kit was build on New Years Eve 13/14 and i took it out, today to make photos in the beautiful sun here.
Hope you like it


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30 responses to AFV-Club Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf.E Sd.Kfz. 181 Abschlußausführung (late) 1/48

  1. Nicely weathered and built Bernd.
    Tracks look like they have done a few miles.
    Well done mate.

  2. Nice work, Bernd…looks like you’re movin’ up in size from the last few builds (could 35th scale be far behind?) – 🙂
    Still waitin’ for that “other” build goin’ on in the house. [She] better get it done before the garden’s in bloom – (priorities ya know).

    • Hi Craig and thank you, yes there will be more tanks in a bigger scale, than 1/72, got a Trumpeter T-80 in 1/35 new and a Dragon Panther Ausf.A, i am not so happy with the Dragon kit but the T-80 looks great.
      “The other build in the house” is still “progressing”, in a good way, its in bloom 😉 that means its yellow and looks quite good and in “another direction” because the canopy was messed up by a not “too perfect” masking job and a deep scratch while masking. We will see (still no hands)

  3. This is an awesome build my friend. The camo is correct in colour. Subtle weathering and a superb paint job makes this a winner. Sehr gut mein Freund!!!

    • Hi Morne, thank you very much for this compliment. While my bench is currently catching dust, i thought it was a good idea to make some pix of an older build today in the sun.
      The AFV-Club Tigers are little gems and easy to build, something for me 🙂

  4. Great looking camo, Bernd.

  5. Nice one Bernd, a really nice build and finish, well done mate 🙂

  6. Great job Bernd , great looking cat .

  7. Your outdoor photographs really catch the finish on the tank while the tracks make a good contrast with the camouflage, they really look like metal. Look forward to seeing your T-80.

    • Hi George, thank you very much for the kit i have tried to capture the look of one of the tanks from Panzerregiment “Bäke” in southern Russia in summer 44. These tanks were mostly dusted but have no mud on the vehicles, on my photos.Sadly the decals were a proplem, so its just a Tiger.
      The T-80 is a very complex kit, with some hundreds parts.The russian tanks from Trumpeter are really nice kits and i hope i get this one on my bench at some time.

  8. Very nice Bernd! This model sure packs a lot of fine detail. Great job on the painting. That zimmerit is well detailed! Too cool!
    California Steve

    • Thank you for your compliment,Steve.The AFV-Club kits are very nice, the Zimmerit on this one is probably the highlight of the kit.If you build one, have an eye on it, it will build itself 😉

  9. Nice build! I have it’s 1/35 scale cousin on the bench right now! Good job on the paint and weathering!

    • Hi Rob, thank you very much. Will you build the Dragon or Tamiya Tiger ?
      Both are nice kits, the Dragon Tiger is a very detailed but complex kit, i am looking forward to it, i guess my very next tank will be the Dragon M4A1 in 1/72

  10. Bernd,
    This is amazing. It looks so real. I like the fact that the weathering is subtle which doesn’t detract from this incredible build. I really like this.

  11. Bernd, I have the AFV Club 1/35 “Latest Version” which i believe they mean final version. It is so far better than Tamiya, but not as nice as Dragon. I have a couple of Dragon kits that didn’t fare too well on my cross country move though that I will be using to get parts from that are better detailed than the AFV club. One thing I like about the AVF club kit though so far is it is a simpler build. Again great job on your Tiger I would have never known it was 1/48 had you not said so, looks as good as any larger scale build out there!

  12. Hi Rob, had some time this AFV-Club article in my shop, you are right with the 1/35 AFV-Club Tiger, is yours the one with the transport tracks ?
    After seeing your Panther, your Tiger will be again a absolute stunning build.
    The 1/48 tank kits are really nice, i think its the best kit for the money, very easy to build, perfect fit and great and petite details.
    Made today some “upgrades” on my1/48 Tamiya T-34 and hope for some sunny moments to make pics to post it here too.


  13. You know, if you had some pine trees in the back ground of you “out door” shots, the tank would appear to be the real thing, at least to me! Really a convincing looking model tank, great work!

    • Thank you Mike, i have a lot of ideas about outdoor photography
      sadly the trees at our home are way to near and too high. For some fast pix outside i am using colored cardboard. Maybe our bakeplate will be “famous” at some time…..

  14. Looks great mate! The finish is fantastic, I like the effect you have on the wheels and tracks!

    • Thanks for this compliment,Richard. My T-34 1/48 was refurbished yesterday, maybe i can post it soon

      • Cool. I’m assembling a 1/35 SAM at the minute up at work, but I’ve got no idea when it will be finished. I’ve got 3 holidays booked over April, May and June so it will be a few slow months for modelling!

        • Hi Richard, at some time it will be finished and will brighten our day here 🙂
          I am wondering too, if i ever got something finished, lots of work and a quite chaotic habit of my hobby.
          The pixs from the T-34 were not too good, because the winter whitewhas reflected too much with the sun, maybe i try later

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