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My ” First ” Tiger I

Hey folks… Here I have for you my very first Tiger I (early) I ever built.. Tamiya 1/35, a classic Tamiya kit that I feel still holds up to today’s offerings without interior.. This was a really fun build.. I learned quite a bit on weathering by experimenting on this build.. The kit itself is great as usual with just about all Tamiya kits.. No fit issues, Nothing confusing about it whatsoever so I won’t bore you with the step by step rundown on a shake n bake kit.. However I can elaborate some on the small mod I made on the side fenders.. I just simply used a razor saw in the joints to separate each skirt panel and bent them in odd directions to show damage and better separation.. One on the left side I removed completely as if it was knocked off, I also used a micro drill and made the four holes where that fender skirt would’ve been attached..

Painted with Vallejo model air colors, chipping is actually real chipping done with the back of a hobby knife and some dental picks, weathering is artist oils, oil pastels, Tamiya weathering master sets A,B & C.. this kit was built straight OOB and was a real blast.. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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5 responses to My ” First ” Tiger I

  1. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice work and build Justin. As one observes these photos, the fun you had with this project is clearly seen. Those old TAMIYA kits still hold on and look great.

  2. Great Tiger, Justin. You weathered it quite well.

  3. Terrific Tiger! Nicely done.

  4. Looks good….I like it.

  5. Beautifully done Justin!

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