Monday, 20 May 2013

Sd Kfz 182 Pz. Bef. Wg Tiger Ausf. B

A quick snapshot of another build in progress, yes another Kingtiger. My favourite German subject and over the years have built up an impressive collection of reference books and kits. As you tell in my blog , I have built a few as well. This is a Dragon kit the premium edition ,with the addition of the Griffon photo etch set which I think is the best on the market, superior to any other photo etch manufacture in reference to accuracy , instructions and ease of build. Tasca set , and some parts I robbed from a Dragon Tiger 1{6253}kit.

 All the fenders are soldered for strength and studded onto the body with brass rod. Styrene spacers under the photo etch were glued onto the side so there was no gap underneath.

All tools and accessories are separate in ease of painting and placement after camo applied. The exception is the fire extinguisher.

Used the Tamiya track hangers due to their strength and proper design , the Dragon ones are wimpy in comparison. Some texture using my Dremel, some dental bits and some Gunze surfacer. Still some work to do on the loaders hatch.

                                  Some resin addition's to the front light pilfered from my stash.
Top portion is not glued on , still some detail needed for the cable and painting underneath in the rear area under the engine vents.

                                               Casting numbers added from the Griffon set.
                                         Added detail to some of the tools , more still to do.

Cast texture added using Gunze surfacer and baking soda.
More updates on this build to come shortly.

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