KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET ZIMMERIT GERMAN HEAVY TANK DRAGON 1/35

It is a Dragon King Tiger which Zimmerit coating is molded from the beginning. It was made in June 2015.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThis is the King Tiger Henschel turret that had been touched a short time ago. It is a very high-quality kit with pre-molded Zimmerit coating same as Porsche turret before I made. I’m so sorry that recent Dragon Models kit price is becoming very expensive. Dragon released many superb kits the time of this kit released.
By the way, Zimmerit coating is a kind of putty covered on the tank body that the non-magnetic material to prevent sticking the magnetic mine. It’s preparing for Soviet soldiers close up the attack withholding this mine in hand. In terms of result, the Soviet did not have such weapons. However, Soviet soldiers might use the captured German magnetic mines.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGChassis was completed without any particular problem because I made similar underbody many times. Load wheels are a very large and strong presence.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGMagic Truck caterpillar is easy to adjust gentle slack, which is one of the appeal points of King Tiger.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGIt is very fun to make detailed photo-etched parts, they are helpful rich and precise detail up.   I’m wondering what is the best camouflage pattern of this kit…
(14-May-2015)

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGThere are not enough wire clamp thumbscrews photo-etched parts in this kit, I delivered from jack clamp to them. It’s impossible to make thumbscrews by myself.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGWhen I built Porsche turret King Tiger, part of caterpillar fender was removed. This time I tried to show the rough atmosphere for all fender parts removed.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGThe rear hatch was closed. The round and square hatch on the turret top was opened for figure space.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGI’m not sure after painting, but the mold of the Zimmerit coating is a very good feeling. The moderate random pattern is like a handmade craft.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGAttaching the metal wire was difficult. I could do it struggle with the instant adhesive sometimes sticking to my fingers. I needed to adjust the cleaning rod and metal wire balancing.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 MAKINGThere is a wide space to show the camouflage pattern on the turret side as I didn’t equip any spare caterpillar tracks.
(26-May-2015)

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 PAINTINGI blew dark brown on the shadow area, I have painted some of the surfaces almost dark brown…

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 PAINTINGI like the taste of dark yellow covered in the dark brown.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 PAINTINGThe camouflage pattern dark green was almost smoothly connected the turret and chassis.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 PAINTINGThe red-brown area is almost the same as dark green. Dark yellow is a little bit smaller than the other two colors, considering the last stage of WWII German tank pattern.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 PAINTINGThe marking of this tank is the 101 Panzer battalion of the 1st SS armored division in France 1944. National insignia and tank number are very simple. Yellow tank number is unnatural, but after the process of weathering, it’s matched with the armor surface.
(01-June-2015)

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKKing Tiger was one of the compulsory subjects of the German tank fan, I suppose. It is Henschel turret this time. I have almost understood the production process because I produced the Porsche Turret with Zimmerit coating before.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKTiger II has many slants armor in contrast with Tiger I. It’s similar to Panther tank. The front armor on the turret is 180mm, the body is 150mm at the maximum. The main weapon is a 71-caliber 8.8cm gun, and the ammunition loaded were 84.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKTiger II was produced about 500 tanks. Then, there were not so many Allied and Soviet soldiers had encountered this special weapon in the battlefield that considering the extension of all the front lines. Considering that the Sherman tanks were produced 50,000 in total, T-34 were 84,000, this might be the elite tanks, but 500 was too few for breakthrough the situation. I heard there was a lack of gasoline, it’s one of the reasons that King Tiger was not able to demonstrate 100% performance.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis time, I was careful not to become too dark in the washing process. Tank color becomes dark that more black paint was in the deep molds of Zimmerit coating.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKLight does not reach and it is difficult to take a picture of the vehicle rear. The exhaust pipes were painted in two or more rust colors and became quite a good feeling.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKUp of the muzzle of 8.8cm gun.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is very welcome that there is engine cover mesh net in default. It was a nice point of Dragon Models kits being able to achieve such a detailed reproducibility without using other sales parts.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKCaterpillar is noticeable because all the side fenders are removed. I did the washing in several colors on the caterpillar. I have shined the tracks on the metallic color for massive impression.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKAll reserve caterpillars were removed and the camouflage pattern on the turret side appears well. Some hooks of the tracks were painted as they had rubbed and shone.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKUh-oh, there’s a kind of rabbit hair at the shovel. I wonder it flew from the next room. I painted wires like rusty and shiny mixed.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is easy to express such a gradual loosening as a connected caterpillar. I have forgotten the sense of belt, which I’ve not assembled it recently. I would like the belt if it can express the natural feeling because the risk of falling is low. I wonder a recent Tamiya kit? Will Tamiya German tank be only belted as usual?

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKI intended to considerably dirty the chassis and the wheels, but it’s not so much when I see it later. I painted the large wheels getting variation for using many colors. This will be a moderate expression.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKBecause the molding of the Zimmerit was carved from the start, I can easily make a coated tank. Maybe it’s better looking than my piling putty by myself…

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis is the marking of the 101st Heavy Tank Battalion. Tanks marking decals were required a few, almost lots of decals are not used. The Cartograf decals are very nice quality, so I keep them in my hand.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKOh, this silhouette is great, I understand the reason for attracting. I thought that it was not so good to praise weapon, but Zero fighter, battleship Yamato and King tiger were popular plastic models in my childhood in Japan,(around 35 years ago). I have not yet made the Yamato and Zero fighter in my site, but want to make them soon.

KINGTIGER TIGER II HENSCHEL TURRET 1/35 FINISHED WORKI just completed the Tiger II of the powerful atmosphere and its high degree of satisfaction. The tank of the long gun barrel is cool when I turn to the gun turret aside. I would like to make Tamiya’s Tiger II compare with this one since Dragon kit is shortage stock these days. Of course, after almost of my stocks are running out. Thank you!
(07-June-2015)

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