The Tiger looks great David !!!
You’re about to unleash the Beast !!!! I have added a link to a web site by a man you may have met during one of your recent visits at the IWM. His name is David Byrden and he specializes in Tiger tanks.
The only little thing that catches my eye is the side fender skirts. The way they are molded isn’t how they were if you were to look at one from the end. These were simply flat pieces of metal and they didn’t have a vertical edge on the ends. Here’s a few photos showing what I’m trying to describe,………….. sort of like the “florists wire” thing a while ago………as a degaussing wire for the Big E.
I noticed the edge of the fender skirt is showing a flat faced edge to it where the missing skirt is in the first photo you posted. If you could somehow remove that little part it would look even more realistic.
Please don’t take this the wrong way, as this is a masterpiece by itself, and is very impressive. It’s just meant to be a little input as you requested.
If you really wanted to go full on “Tiger OCD”, you could check out the little things that set the 501st Tigers apart from the others. If not, then only 1 person in about 152 million would possibly know the difference, and that person’s opinion doesn’t matter.
Either way it looks great. I like how the colors look outside in a natural environment.
Well done my friend. 🙂
These early Tigers from S.Pz.Abt.501 had some odd little things about them that were not found on your typical early production Tiger. These were things like how the head lights were mounted, the front and rear fenders may have been a little different, and possibly the tow cables could have been mounted in a different manner. It’s also possible the rear muffler shields / guards could have had a different venting pattern in the metal. I’m not 100 % certain about these things, but David’s web sight should be able to point you in the right direction if you so desire to go down that dark and lonesome road………….
Experience in the field eventually led to changes on the assembly line. One such example is on the very first Tigers, the headlights were mounted on top of the hull. They were very prone to breakage there, so they moved them to where they were located ahead of the front slope. Some tanks had two headlights, while others had a single light mounted in the middle of the front slope.
Please check out his web site, and in particular the bit on the 501st, as he even has tank numbers listed that were present in Tunisia.
I sincerely hope this helps…………….