Tiger II s.H.Pz.Abt 505
February 5, 2016 in Armor
Here is the Tamiya 1/48 Tiger II with the excellent resin zimmerit from ATAK Model. I used about half of the Hauler P-E set, and lenses were added to both Hauler and scratch built periscopes. Grab handles and headlight conduit were added with brass wire. RB and Aber turned barrels were used.
The model represents a new vehicle just after receipt by the unit and application of numbers and insignia, therefore weathering is very light- just a bit of dusty dirt and lightly worn paint on the running gear.
Model Master RAL 7027 Grau enamel was used for the base color, which is technically wrong. However, comparing paint chips in the Tomas Chory reference, this MM color is almost a dead match to a later variant of RAL 7028 Dunkelgelb, so I went with it. Camo is Tamiya red brown which is a pretty good match to RAL 8017.
All comments and criticism welcome as always.
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