GERMAN HEAVY TANK PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI(P) DRAGON 1/35

It is a premium edition of Porsche Tiger with a lot of photo-etched parts. I made it from February to March 2014.

Box package of Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

Last time I made Zimmerit Coating pre-molded King Tiger. I would like to make coating by myself after a long time, I choose this Porsche Tiger. By the way, Last night Figure skating at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men’s singles were amazing, I had been looking till morning after all.

Suspensions are movable. Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

Suspensions are movable.

front part armor assembly, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

I think that the front part armor is a little difficult to assemble, it’s better to fix and paste immediately after trial assembly.

The sprocket wheels can be adjusted back and forward. Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

The sprocket wheels can be adjusted back and forward. It’s comparatively easy to connect caterpillar parts.

Slacking of the caterpillar is very good looking. Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

Slacking of the caterpillar is very good looking. It is one of the big charm of Tiger tanks.

Lion Roar’s Zimmerit Coating stamp, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

Lion Roar’s coating stamp, the appearance is smart but as an industrial commodity inaccurate. This stamps fitting with the shaft is not good, unmatched sized. It may be only my purchased one, I’m not sure. Slightly regrettable, although it is useful without shaft.
(15-February-2014)

The left caterpillar position is too high, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

I failed. The left caterpillar position is too high and it hits to a fender. I cannot make it further unless adjusted it.
The slack condition of the caterpillar is considerably pleasing, and my mind did not turn to that position.
(16-February-2014)

photo-etched parts are fairly good. Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

I corrected it as a sprocket wheel and caterpillar were shifted downward somehow, and fender is now fitting in. Part of the front caterpillar parts are removed once and attached again. These photo-etched parts are fairly good.
(18-February-2014)

making Zimmerit Coating,  Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

Since etching did not fit on the front armor plate well, I rose the height of this armor plate thickness with epoxy putty.

Zimmerit pre-molded kit is an easy and regular pattern, it looks good. But coating by myself is also good.

Zimmerit pre-molded kit is an easy and regular pattern, it looks good. But coating by myself is also good, a place the coat peeling and unevenness emphasize handmade taste.
(Real tank Zimmerit was coated in the factory, I suppose.)
(18-February-2014)

Gepackkasten (tool box) fastener photo-etched parts, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P)

Gepackkasten (tool box) fastener photo-etched parts assemble was required quite fine works. It’s too small and my eyes hurt… After Gepackkasten attached, I’m afraid I can’t see the reserve caterpillar which is really good accent.
(22-February-2014)

These wire net etching, Porsche Tiger

These wire net etching is also required detailed work. I used much of instant glue.

Porsche Tiger’s weight balance is quite front forward.

Porsche Tiger’s weight balance is quite front forward.

metal barrel of Porsche Tiger’s weight balance is quite front forward.

I would like to rise up a telescope from a hatch, it’s opened. For putting a figure, I felt it’s slightly narrow. Somehow I can set up figure on the left square hatch.

The aluminum gun barrel is effective for sharp straight impression.

I used the photo-etched parts where the appearance is better than plastic parts. The aluminum gun barrel is effective for sharp straight impression.

the gun turret was turned under transportation as this photo.

I heard that the gun turret was turned under transportation as this photo.

Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P)

I noticed in the photo from just beside, the epoxy putty which has overflowed into the lower side of the gun turret is not shaved exactly, appearance is bad so I’ll remove them out later.
Since I’m working while looking at slant angle, careful about upper side but not lower edge.

German tank crew with Hornet resin headset.

Last time I used the Hornet resin headset and I liked it. This time continue to use them. The right tank crew, the sleeve interfered with the hatch when the hand was put on it. I adjust sleeve shape. I tried to make the shape of skull mark of garrison cap.

German tank crew with Hornet resin headset.

This crew is relaxed posing so having no cap. This body is from the Dragon Models tank crew.

German tank crew with Hornet resin headset and Porsche tiger turret

May be because of the lighting, the cloth of the garrison cap looks thick but not so much actually….. . I have to fill in the gap of neck. These days everyday cold in Tokyo….. Not having feel the painting. I would like to make small AFV and placed with this big Porsche Tiger.
(22-February-2014)

mixed white with surfacer and lighten it.

It is the painting after a long absence. I mixed white with surfacer and lighten it.

Painted in base color dark yellow, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P)

Painted in base color dark yellow.

Camouflage of the dark green, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P)

Camouflage of the dark green. Color is not good enough whether the white balance of the photograph is not properly adjusted, maybe.

Three color camouflage, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P)

I feel it’s a good color after I coordinate white balance. Assembling and painting photo cannot do a fresh start. Dark yellow, dark green, red brown, these 3 colors, I painted a little brighter than the original bottle and adjust the brightness later.
(14-March-2014)

painting of Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P)

It’s warm today and I can open my window and painting this model, but cedar pollinosis is serious for me now…..
I sometimes painted caterpillar tracks by airbrush, but this time by brush. A work procedure was changed for a feeling at that time in various ways.
It seems the vehicle number decal should have been attached a little upper position, but I think this is the best even it’s different with the instruction.

Oak leaf pattern camouflage German tank crew uniform

Will I say it’s the Oak leaf pattern camouflage? It’s an autumn version jacket. Base color is Tamiya flat earth, It may be four-colored constitution, but if I put another one color and good atmosphere, it’s end and finish up.

Body color was settled down after I performed washing.

Body color was settled down after I performed washing. It is almost complete.
(16-March-2014)

Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

Dragon Models Porsche Tiger was completed. This tank’s center of gravity is considerably front side and a strange shape. It’s rare tank and this dragon model kit also valuable, I suppose.

German army encountered with the Russian high-performance tank in the Eastern Front.

German army encountered with the Russian high-performance tank in the Eastern Front when the battle opened. German approached by the development of the heavy tank which was more powerful than a mark IV tank. Porsche and Henschel competed the heavy tank development competition and Henshel won it.

At least two tanks seemed to be fully deployed. Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

At least two tanks seemed to be fully deployed. I think these two had no great success. There were around 90 machine parts which produced halfway were switched to Ferdinand and Elephant heavy tank destroyer.

Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

It’s not a major tank, it was a considerably enthusiastic item. The words are bad, but “are a rejected, failed tank”. Dragon models had a great job to make this rare tank kit.

light weathering with acrylic resin and pastel, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

I had light weathering with acrylic resin and pastel. Caterpillar tracks are big and cool so I didn’t like hard weathering.

wood stock painting, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

Regarding wood stock painting, after having painted in sail color,(I mixed buff and white of Tamiya enamel), I shaded off some borders, but not so good work and needed more improvement.

The pattern on the gun turret are a little detailed than the body’s one. Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

There is no regular pattern of camouflage. The pattern on the gun turret are a little detailed than the body’s one.

painting of the turret, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

The camouflage pattern resembles the Tiger late type displayed in Saumur Tank museum in France, but the main color is dark yellow because it’s not yet WWII latter period.

This tank belonged to the 653rd heavy tank destroyer battalion, the same as the Elephant tanks.

This tank belonged to the 653rd heavy tank destroyer battalion, the same as the Elephant tanks.

rear view of Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

On the flat panel, I expressed muddy water gathered and dried. I suppose the modest weathering is enough for the camouflage pattern, this pattern variation has much eye catch point.

Autumn Oak Leaf pattern camouflage German tank crew

I challenged an Autumn Oak Leaf pattern. Based on Tamiya Flat Earth I pictured a dot after some wrinkle parts in a dark color.

Autumn Oak Leaf pattern camouflage German tank crew

It’s 4 colors camouflage but salmon pink is unnecessary? This tank crew rank is private.

sitting on the Tiger turret, Autumn Oak Leaf pattern camouflage German tank crew

A back shot is lonely. I think the camouflage pattern finish work is good.

Very good expression resin figure, German tank crew

The above crew has red hair and this captain has blond, not captain, maybe second lieutenant. It’s detailed point, I made a periscope lens colored dark green, and covered gloss clear, I’m satisfied with it.

Very good expression resin figure

Very good expression. This man’s eyes are blue and the other is light gray. When it’s light gray, it’s hard to give an expression. That should have been darker.

I should have coated the escape hatch more carefully.

I should have coated the escape hatch more carefully. But the carving was deep, and shadow of the washing looked good contrast.

side view of Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

The spare caterpillar has old rust and using caterpillar has not, some points are shining.

Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

I suppose that it’s better and strong feeling for heavy tank’s camouflage pattern is bigger and bolder.

I suppose the coating on the caterpillar fender was not needed, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

I suppose the coating on the caterpillar fender was not needed, but anyway there’s in the box art picture.

Tank crew have many medals, elite soldier.

As the tank crew has the mold of the many medals, I took a ceremonial photograph. I felt the medal too big. This tank crew has many decorations so skillful and reliable.

Gun turret is turned to back, Porsche Tiger Panzerkampfwagen VI(P) Dragon Models 1/35

Gun turret is turned to back, it’s moving position. It’s a German heavy tank and some points are same as the last King Tiger, but many different process, It’s happy modelling all round.
(21-March-2014)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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