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Jay Biga
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September 23, 2022 · in Uncategorized · · 17 · 0.9K

This is the venerable Sturmtiger. I'm currently working through my pile of shelf queens and this one had been sitting in the pile of shame for a number of years now. I picked it up as a bargain, including the metal ammunition that Tamiya made for the kit and a set of the Zimmerit sheets, which have a pattern that's pure fantasy, but I used them anyway.
I decided to paint the model up and use it as a testbed for some weathering techniques I wanted to try and I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.

One less box in the stash!

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17 responses

  1. Great job, Jay! Love the weathering.

  2. The mud’s great, Jay, glad you finished this kit.

  3. Well done sir
    I see you got the Tiger track sag spot on, something that many modelers do not seem to pay much attention to

  4. This sturmtiger looks incredible ! I especially like the work you have done on the tracks and road wheels. This looks exactly how the parts (minus the grease) on our tanks looked when we had driven them in the field. There were some times when we would take out our “tankers bar” and chip off the accumulated mud which had dried out and stuck on the hull and road wheels because of the heat generated by the engine and the friction of the tracks.

    Your grease stains are incredible too. I have seen this in some vintage photos of various German armor and you have nailed it.

    Outstanding work done here ! I’m definitely going to be clicking on the “like” button before I go.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.

  5. Excellent work, Jay @jaybiga
    The weathering is a true work of art.

  6. I really like how you added the mud very real looking

  7. Excellent job, Jay! Superb weathering!

  8. My, you've got such a big gun! Nice paint and weathering.

  9. Great weathering 👍🏼 I especially like how you did your tracks and the caked mud. I haven't worked my way up to that yet.

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