GERMAN HEAVY TANK TIGER-I PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 DRAGON 1/35

It is a quite popular Tiger tank. I made it from April 2008 to July 2008.

Box package of Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models 1/35

Tiger I is the most famous tank of the AFV model fan.

Zimmerit Coating on Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181

Roller coating is interesting and able to complete Zimmerit Coating very fast.

Zimmerit Coating, Modelkasten coating rollers

It’s the second time in use the set of Modelkasten coating set.
(2008/04/13)

Zimmerit Coating, on Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E

I could do it well though the back of the body was complex. There is a compressor for painting under the exhaust cover.
(2008/04/19)

The fuel tank with the cooler fan of the engine, Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI

The fuel tank with the cooler fan of the engine.

Zimmerit Coating, on the Tiger-I turret

The row of a spare caterpillar is good-looking!

Zimmerit Coating, on the Tiger-I turret

I will correct the overflowed coating later. I opened all the hatches this time for 2-3 tank crews later.
(2008/04/29)

painted Tiger-I cooling fans

Are there cooler fans? Anyway I painted them. But maybe when I cover it, it’s almost invisible.
(2008/05/11)

German Heavy Tank Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models 1/35

It is because of the angle, quite good-looking though it’s tall height impression. This time, since it was a belt type caterpillar, it was considerably difficult to apply loosening pose. I used the instant adhesive very much.
(2008/05/11)

photo-etched engine cover, Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models 1/35

After all, we can not see the cooler fan painting at all. Photo-etched parts on the back is high quality. It is easy for fitting the wire on the body after annealed.

wire rope on the body, Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models 1/35

The wire rope on the body side looks like hang down by gravity. I painted the lower side of the body in mat black in advance.

Zimmerit Coating, Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Dragon Models 1/35

The attachments of the front side parts were photo-etched parts. Maybe Aber photo-etched parts are higher quality, but I suppose it’s good.

Basic painting in dark yellow. Tiger-I Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models 1/35

Basic painting in dark yellow.
(2008/05/18)

standard three color camouflage painting, Tiger-I

It is a standard three color camouflage painting. I will make colors settle down though it is too bright for a moment.
(2008/05/20)

German tank crew in Tiger I late-type

Commander and gunner before dressing uniform. It will be possible to adjust later, though there is a space in some places.
(2008/05/31)

German tank crew in Tiger I late-type, Sd.Kfz.181

I decided to board three crews after all. I will dress them the camouflage uniform. It’s becoming vivid vehicle when three crews are in the hatch.
(2008/05/31)

"Shinsengumi" decal for the camouflage uniform

I used the “Shinsengumi” decal for the camouflage uniform. It’s very handy decal not much time of painting.
(2008/07/21)

Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

Tiger I is one of the core curriculums of the German army tank fans. Tiger I was produced about 1350 tanks between July 1942 and August 1944.
56 calibers 88mm gun strongly annoyed Soviet and Allied army.

Marking was 101st SS heavy tank battalion

This time, Marking was 101st SS heavy tank battalion. Blue and yellow marking is attractive. This battalion had been organized in the spring of 1944, it was deployed in Normandy. It is a battalion that famous ace Michael Wittmann was belonged to.

Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models

Latter term type, it is a substantial change that the trank roller became steel-made , it was produced after February, 1944.

Zimmerit coating had started peeling off

I painted the place where the coating had started peeling off in the gray.

cover that concealed red burnt exhaust muffler, Tiger-I

The cover that concealed red burnt exhaust muffler was painted in rusted color.

German tank crew in camouflage uniform

We can’t see any change tone in the photograph though I put the change on the painting of a spare caterpillar.

German tank crew in camouflage uniform

I painted the camouflage uniform to all of the three crews this time. I used the Tamiya decal set of insignia and Shinsengumi camouflage decal for their uniform.

German tank crew in camouflage uniform 1/35

The angle from here is dignified. It was difficult to fit the number decals on a Zimmerit Coating, silvering is occurring.

German tank crew in camouflage uniform Dragon Models

When zoom up…. The wrinkle of a camouflage decal like genuine fabric wrinkle.

chipping work, Zimmerit coating

The chipping work made me sleepy, but harder than every time. I painted this spare caterpillar rusty, dusty, and considering iron quality of material.

German tank crew in the turret of Tiger-I

It seems to be effective when seeing from a long distance when tank and crews are in camouflage. At least, I think the black uniform is discovered easier.

exhaust muffler was burnt, Tiger-I

The exhaust muffler was burnt.

Tiger-I Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

I think it is a nice photo from here. All crew are in this frame. There were many processes to reach the completed goal. The Zimmerit Coating and figure making is good experience for me.
Let’s challenge the cat families of King Tiger, Panter, etc, next time!
(2008/07/27)

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.

2 Replies to “GERMAN HEAVY TANK TIGER-I PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 DRAGON 1/35”

    1. Hello. The exhaust was painted in black and then washing was done by melting pastel with aqueous thinner. By the way, your site, aircraft seat-belt work is outstanding!

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