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Pz VI Tiger Ausf. E – Revell 1/72

The finished article. Paints and effects used:

– acrylic paints by Gunze, Tamiya, Vallejo for the camo job,

– MM Gun Metal for the armament and track base color,

– Tamiya X-11 for track bare metal effect,

– various dark metal shades for the chipping effects,

– thinned Revell browns used for the washes (darker on the hull, lighter on the tracks),

– Agama patinators and Koh-I-Noor pastel chalks for dust, smoke and heat staining on the exhaust heat shields,

– Alclad II Engine manifold on the exhausts for that extra oily exhaust look, feel and SMELL,

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Building Revell’s Tiger E in 1/72

First thing to do is to get rid of the molded-on tools. Considering the absurd ideas to make the hammer our of 3 layers of PE and the jack out of 9 layers – some tools were replaced with items from the Attack’s set “Implements and tools”, and I kept the jack almost stock. For the time being I glued on the retaining PE clasps and straps for them and the tow cables.

Stripped from the tools - PE added
Stripped from the tools – PE added

Aside from the molded-on tools and the symmetric turret there are few other issues with the Revell kit:

– directly sticking the spare tracks to the turret walls – there are brackets for this on the actual machine – I used PE items form the Part set.
– the gun that is very crudely molded in one piece together with the muzzle brake – replaced it with RB Models item 72B26 turned aluminum barrel with bronze muzzle brake. Since the barrel is turned there are visible traces from the lathe on its surface – I sanded down with 800 and 2000-grit sandpaper.

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