STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 GERMAN SELF PROPELLED HEAVY ASSAULT GUN AFV CLUB 1/35

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 BOX PACKAGE I will try to make this AFV Club Sturmtiger this time. Would it be the habit of the builder with a lot of stock to put hands on the old kit as remembered when some kit was released from other companies?

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING This area, I can build them without a manual.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING You can adjust the slackness of the caterpillar by moving the spring-loaded inside the mechanism. Because it is considerably tensioned and there is worry of strength, after winding the caterpillar it is better to remove the spring and bond it. It seems to be difficult to fix if the inside is damaged later. I personally do not need a spring.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING As the suspension is movable, it seems to fit well, even on the uneven ground with a diorama.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI used this connected movable caterpillar. The package seems to be an initial type track, I used a Tiger I track of the latter type. I also have an earlier type at hand, it’s for Tamiya’s Tiger I.
(05-November-2018)

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Everything was separated from the runner from the beginning. It’s nice!

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING I like this slack track. It is better to be able to express this easily if it is an articulated caterpillar. The movable track easily becomes like this.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING The movable mechanism of this kit is difficult to build the caterpillar. I fixed all the tracks with pouring adhesive. The Sturmtiger height may be a bit low.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Various molded parts colors.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGBecause the color of the Tamiya epoxy putty used for Zimmerit coating is different, it is more colorful, not flashy though.
(07-November-2018)

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING I spread epoxy putty flat and Zimmerit coating. In the past, we also added petroleum to prevent putty on the blade. I used grease for a bicycle, it was helpful for a smooth coating. But it will be full of oil, so I’ll have to wash carefully before painting.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING It is an interesting shape cannon.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Because nothing detailed in the cannon, there is rifling in the photo-etched sheet, and it is designed to roll it to a cylindrical shape and stick it to the inner diameter. As is expected, AFV Club’s good idea. Because it is a metal sheet it is difficult to roll and tightly stick. I heated the metal sheet with a gas range and then annealed before rolling it. Even if I fail, and there is a gap, it will be all right because I paint with the inside diameter black later.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING A small crane is attached. The detail is good with photo-etched parts and nylon rope.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING I am very thankful that the mesh engine cover is in this kit. Tamiya’s kit is sold separately for such parts and sometimes it is sold out. When it is sold out, there are times of an overcharging price.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING It was unusual for me to use clamps with Aber parts sold separately. It is a vehicle with less OVM, good accents of detail up points.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING I removed the front fender and some side fenders, I dared to carefully emphasize the caterpillar.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKING Because I used grease at the time of the Zimmerit coating, I washed off the oil with a strong detergent.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTING This time also painted the whole surface in black for the time being.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGIt is tri-color camouflage of dark-yellow, red-brown and dark-green. The German camouflage pattern in the latter part of World War II slightly raised the occupancy ratio of the other two colors, considering the declining ratio of dark yellow.
(09-November-2018)

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKSturmtiger has been completed. AFV with a distinctive design, someday I wanted to finish. It is equipped with a 38cm gun and is a rocket-propelled cannon.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKIn order to build Sturmtiger, they had to remodel the Tiger I heavy tank and it seems that General Heinz Wilhelm Guderian did not have an agreement of consuming valuable Tiger tanks. So it was only 18 tanks to have been produced after all. It depends on the situation, but I think the 18 Tiger tanks are more useful.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe initial type Tiger I tanks were remodeled. This work continued until December 1944.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKAlthough Sturmtiger originally decided to develop in early 1943 as a weapon for destroying the fortress in the first place, used in a real battle was in the summer of 1944 in Warsaw. I think that the attack weapons were not very useful at this time of retreat. It would be more appreciated if there was even one anti-tank weapon.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe painting was the 1001 Panzersturm Company in 1945 at the Western Front. I think that it is probably near Bonn. There is no decal in this kit. I attached the national marks, personal preference.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe weight of the ammunition of this rocket cannon was 345 kg, and it was carried to the tank by a simple crane. 14 rockets were able to be stocked. It will be frightening if the armor penetrates and explodes all.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe pistol port was a part that was reproduced the inside, I did additional work of hanging this from the inside with an extremely fine chain.

STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORK STURMTIGER 38cm RW61 AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED WORKA tank with such characteristics, I think it’s one of the attractions of German tanks that such tanks can be made as a kit. Because it was released in Tamiya from the old days, it’s a familiar AFV in the eyes of whom were former boys. This time it happened to be made with the kit of AFV Club. It was fun to make including painting and Zimmerit Coating work.
(10-November-2018)

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