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Alistair Gauld
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Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 1 Early Production

August 16, 2019 · in Armor · · 14 · 3.2K

I built this a while ago but thought I might show it off here as I'm now in my fourth week of sanding, filling and filing my attempt at the Airfix Vulcan.

Having never built any armour when I was younger and after being not so subtly advised that Innis would quite like a Tiger I started to make plans for the setting. I was fairly sure that the build would be fairly trouble free and, indeed it was. I just fancied a winter scene and something related to the railway.
The only addition to the build were a metal barrel as I flattened one side a bit taking the seam out on the kit one. The tracks were MiniArt Russian Gauge and the Crew were also Miniart Winter Tank crew.
I used Precision Ice and Snow Krycell to simulate the winter scene. The winter camo was distressed using hairspray. I'm fairly chuffed with the way it came out and have include a couple of work in progress shots to show the track.

This was a lot of fun. The wee man fell in love with it and it now sits in a place of honour in his cabinet.

Who knows it may not be the last armour I do.

Tanks for looking


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  1. Excellent work in every aspect, my friend...nice job!

  2. Beautiful work, Alistair! Ground vehicles have their own different techniques. You have certainly got that (them) going great already. I love the snow! You certainly have the right to be "chuffed" about the way this came out before the snow "fell."


    • Many thanks for that. i was very impressed by the way the Krycell has settled on the ballast exactly as snow does just before it starts to fill everything in. It might have been a fluke but everything I was trying to do with this worked. Figure painting needs a bit more work but yes I was surprised by the end result

  3. Very nicely done, I like the hairspray weathering on this Tiger so the default German Grey coat shines through. These Tamiya classics fall together like a charm, pure modeling enjoyment. The dio is also fine and makes you wonder who would win the duel: The Steam Engine closing in or the 88 of this beast!? 😀

  4. Love the weathering and the paint work. The figures are super.

  5. Awesome.. just awesome!

  6. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Nice work on this Tiger tank, the detailing on the figures alone are very much the joy of this work, add to it that tank … and the results can be seen … good work Alistair.

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