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PzKpfw Tiger Ausf.B ( Sd. Kfz. 182) with production turret Revell 1/72

the last series of my photo session from yesterday is my Tiger II build in April 2014
For this one i didn t used the schemes in the instructions or a historical vehicle. My
little Tiger was inspired from the great book ” Panzer und Kettenfahrzeuge des zweiten Weltkrieges” from Jean Restayn. The profiles from this artist are gorgeous ! My favorite
ones are the B1 tanks of the french army .
My Tiger could be a vehicle from the 502. schwere Panzer-Abteilung, Germany in 1945
The tank was painted in the “ambush – scheme” and build without skirts.
This makes even a Tiger looking fast ; – )
The Revell kit is a trouble free build, the only problem was a light clean up on the
of the tracks, if you look closer, it is not 100%
The next time i will add the meshes over the fans on the engine deck.
The model was primed with dark yellow with my airbrush, the rest was hand painted.
I hope you like it


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16 responses to PzKpfw Tiger Ausf.B ( Sd. Kfz. 182) with production turret Revell 1/72

  1. Cracking Tiger Bernd. These Revell kits really look the business. Again very nice paint job.

  2. A cool cat Bernd! Figures 🙂 ?


  3. Another great build there Bernd.
    As Gregor said, Revell have a nice job on there 1/72 scale armour.
    Well done sir.

    • Thank you very much, Simon, glad you like it : – )
      Revells 1/72 AfV kits are more or less easy to build but thanks
      to their sice a bit fiddly. Currently there is a british Challenger I
      on my bench, but i messed this one a bit up and the decals are
      wrong. May the force be with me !

  4. Another good build that without the matchstick you wouldn’t know the scale. Never realized a Tiger’s tracks overhung the hull without skirts.

    • Thank you very much, Al.
      They used two kinds of tracks on the Tiger series. Larger movements were done by rail, for this transportation, the Tigers used ” Transportketten” or transport tracks, those are narrow, the combat tracks “Gefechtsketten” were put on in the vicinity of the railroad station. With these tracks the Tigers are to broad for transportation by rail !
      The Tiger crews were trained on this task. The german rail service developed also special flat transport waggon for the Tiger units.
      All the Best

  5. “Panzer und Kettenfahrzeuge des zweiten Weltkreiges” is a book every schoolchild should read! Nice Tiger Bernd.

  6. Hi Seamus, thank you and you are right, it is a beautiful book !


  7. Bernd,

  8. Another miniature masterpiece Bernd, you got the track sag just right i know the revell link and length tracks can be a bit tricky you have done a super job
    well done mate

  9. Yet another nice looking 1/72 scale model from you, Bernd,, you’ve certainly got the touch with these models, especially impressive that you hand painted the tricky looking camouflage scheme.

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