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Geir Andersen
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King Tiger with Porsche Turret and zimmerit

March 23, 2019 · in Armor · · 13 ≡

Last Christmas I got the King Tiger kit with full interior from my wife (talk about real love, giving your old man toys for Christmas).

When I opened the box, I realized that this is probably way over my skill level but as it was a gift I started on it none the less. The build started sometime in January and I have just finished it. I took me probably 150+ hours and I learned a lot from this build. It is the first time I have tried chipping fluid and I also invested in some metal tracks from MasterClub that where a pain to assemble but gives a realistic sag to the tracks.

To be able to show off the interior I decided not to glue the top of the tank and the top of the turret. As it fits well together I'll keep it like this to keep the inside free from dust.

Thank you for watching.

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13 responses

  1. Fantastic build!

  2. Awesome work, sir...I really like this! 🙂

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    I tend to go back and forth looking at the pictures while doing this post, this is a very nicely done model Geir. The tracks look way too good and just seeing them gives one the " feel " to it. The camouflage is well done and the weathering well applied and not over done. Nice work. Thank you for the images.

  4. Geir, This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing !

  5. Very amazing build and finish and Congratulations for your relationship!

  6. Looks like it's very much at your skill level Geir, well done!

  7. Great build, thanks for sharing.

  8. I like this a lot. The interior shots make you realise just how vulnerable the crew were, sitting on top of all that ordinance. A really lovely build, Geir, in one of my favourite Tiger colourings.


  9. Geir,
    This is a wonderful build of one of my favorite WW2 German tanks...and what a perfect Christmas present from your wife. How was this one to build ?

    The interior details are amazing as well. I especially like the stencils on the sides of the 88 MM shell casings. Nice touch.

    I can't remember seeing one painted up like this before, but I like it. 🙂

    Well done !

    • I had a lot of fun (and some frustrations) building this kit. At some point, I started thinking that TAKOM added parts just for the part count. The motor is built up from 65+ parts and is more or less a model at its own. The sad thing is that you only see the top of it and that is more or less only the air filter.
      Anyone can build it but it takes time and dedication. And if you think you found a fault in the description, it's probably a mistake from your part 🙂

  10. That’s really impressive! I’m glad you didn’t glue it all up, it’s interesting to see the interior on one of these things.
    Great article!

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