PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI(P) GERMAN HEAVY TANK 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGELast time I made Zimmerit Coating pre-molded King Tiger. I would like to make a 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 the morning after all.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSuspensions are movable.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI think that the front part armor is a little difficult to assemble, it’s better to fix and paste immediately after trial assembly.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe sprocket wheels can be adjusted back and forward. It’s comparatively easy to connect caterpillar parts.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSlacking of the caterpillar is very good looking. It is one of the big charms of Tiger tanks.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGLion 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)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI 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)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI corrected it as a sprocket wheel and caterpillar were shifted downward somehow, and the fender is now fitting in. Part of the front caterpillar parts is removed once and attached again. These photo-etched parts are fairly good.
(18-February-2014)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSince etching did not fit on the front armor plate well, I rose the height of this armor plate thickness with epoxy putty.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGZimmerit pre-molded kit is an easy and regular pattern, it looks good. But coating by myself is also good, a place the coating peeling and unevenness emphasize handmade taste.
(Real tank Zimmerit was coated in the factory, I suppose.)
(18-February-2014)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGGepackkasten (toolbox) 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 a really good accent.
(22-February-2014)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThis wire net etching is also required detailed work. I used much of instant glue.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGPorsche Tiger’s weight balance is quite front forward.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI used the photo-etched parts where the appearance is better than plastic parts. The aluminum gun barrel is effective for sharp straight impression.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI heard that the gun turret was turned under transportation as this photo.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI 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 the upper side but not lower edge.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKING GERMAN TANK CREWLast time I used the Hornet resin headset and I liked it. This time continues to use them. The right tank crew, the sleeve interfered with the hatch when the hand was put on it. I adjust the sleeve shape. I tried to make the shape of the skull mark of garrison cap.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKING GERMAN TANK CREWThis crew is relaxed posing so having no cap. This body is from the Dragon Models tank crew.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKING GERMAN TANK CREWMaybe 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 the neck. These days everyday cold in Tokyo….. Not having felt the painting. I would like to make small AFV and placed with this big Porsche Tiger.
(22-February-2014)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt is the painting after a long absence. I mixed white with surfacer and lighten it.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGPainted in base color dark yellow.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGCamouflage of the dark green. Color is not good enough whether the white balance of the photograph is not properly adjusted, maybe.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI 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)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGIt’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 from the instruction.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 PAINTING GERMAN TANK CREWWill I say it’s the Oakleaf pattern camouflage? It’s an autumn version jacket. The base color is Tamiya flat earth, It may be a four-colored constitution, but if I put another one color and good atmosphere, it ends and finish up.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGBody-color was settled down after I performed washing. It is almost complete.
(16-March-2014)

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTODragon Models Porsche Tiger was completed. This tank’s center of gravity is considerably front side and a strange shape. It’s a rare tank and this dragon model kit also valuable, I suppose.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOGerman 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 for the heavy tank development competition and Henshel won it.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAt 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 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt’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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI had light weathering with acrylic resin and pastel. Caterpillar tracks are big and cool so I didn’t like hard weathering.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTORegarding 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThere is no regular pattern of camouflage. The pattern on the gun turret is a little detailed than the body’s one.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis tank belonged to the 653rd heavy tank destroyer battalion, the same as the Elephant tanks.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOOn 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO GERMAN TANK CREWI challenged an Autumn Oak Leaf pattern. Based on Tamiya Flat Earth I pictured a dot after some wrinkle parts in a dark color.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO GERMAN TANK CREWIt’s 4 colors camouflage but salmon pink is unnecessary? This tank crew rank is private.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO GERMAN TANK CREWA back shot is lonely. I think the camouflage pattern finish work is good.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO GERMAN TANK CREWThe 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO GERMAN TANK CREWVery 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO GERMAN TANK CREWI should have coated the escape hatch more carefully. But the carving was deep, and shadow of the washing looked good contrast.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe spare caterpillar has old rust and using caterpillar has not, some points are shining.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI suppose that it’s better and strong feeling for heavy tank’s camouflage pattern is bigger and bolder.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI suppose the coating on the caterpillar fender was not needed, but anyway there’s in the box art picture.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAs 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.

PORSCHE TIGER PANZERKAMPFWAGEN VI DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOGun 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 processes, It’s happy modeling all round.
(21-March-2014)

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