It is a Dragon King Tiger which Zimmerit coating is molded from the beginning. It was made in June 2015.
This 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.
The 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.
King 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.
Tiger 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.
Tiger 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.
It 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?
I 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.
This 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.
Oh, 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.
I 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!
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.