Preview of coming attractions…FRANKENTIGER!
For the most part the build portion of the Tiger is done, and I am starting work on the diorama I decided to place it in. TheTiger will be from SPz Kompanie Hummel during the retreat across Germany after the Ardennes fighting. It will be based on the “Elsdorf Tiger” which fell victim to a US Pershing in February 1945. This Tiger and another lost in the same town had rain shields welded on the turret to cover the gap between the turret fce and the mantlet. These Tigers have sometimes been attributed to belonging to sPzAbt 301 (Fkl) a unit equipped with Tigers fitted out with radio transmitters to control remote controlled demolition tanks, but most agree they were from Kompanie Hummel. The last picture shows the various parts from AFV and Dragon I used (including an entire Dragon turret) as well as the sheet brass rain guard.
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.