Late War cat is done!
Here she is, AFV Club Tiger I late production (built spring-summer of ’44, I’m not going to be more anal than that!) with Dragon details and Fruil tracks. Figures are Alpine, Master Box and the guy in the drivers hatch is a “Frankenstein” from the spares box. She is a “representative” build from Kampfgruppe Hummel in the area of Esldorf Germay, spring of ’45, meaning I did not try and build a specific tank, but one that is representative of Tigers from that unit after the Bulge during the retreat across Germany. At least 2 Tigers from this unit had extra guards welded on the turret over the MG port, gunners sight and a rain guard over the gap between the mantlet and turret. The welded rain guard on the turret top I decided to do as a piece of raw thin steel that was starting to rust. They may have painted these, but in my mind the crews would have had little time or supplies to do painting. Lastly as is my tradition I have a lovely smoked porter from Alaskan brewing company in the Bobba Fett pint glass my daughter gave me for Father’s day!
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