Tamiya 1/35th King Tiger
I hadn’t done any armor pieces in quite some time (if that’s not already painfully obvious), and I acquired this one in a trade a few weeks back….it was a relaxing change of pace – especially given Tamiya’s great quality and fit. It included one figure (a tank commander), but as bad as I am painting figures, I closed it up instead. I chose a winter camo (don’t ask me why, I just figured most tanks are done in earth tones and I wanted something a little different). The base coat is Tamiya’s “Fine White Primer” and everything else was done with Doc O’Briens weathering powders. I hesitated to “dirty it up” TOO much and go overboard, but after looking at the pics, I suppose a tad more ‘grunge’ wouldn’t hurt. You guys that do a lot of armor stuff can feel free to “fire away” and gimme some do’s and dont’s, advice, suggestions, tips…..whatever will help me with my detail and weathering technique(s) – thanks.
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