[[Template core/front/global/utilitiesMenu does not exist. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]
  • Announcements

    • Dave Ambrose

      Board Status   07/20/2018

      We're still trying to solve a disk space problem. Unfortunately, it's being stubborn about getting rectified. There will be a long maintenance window this weekend, which I will announce here. Thank you all for being patient. 
Sign in to follow this  

King Tiger Tank ("Anneliese") in progress

Recommended Posts

This is Dragon's kit #6312. The Zimmerit anti-magnetic coating was done with Milliput Superfine White epoxy putty. The pattern was made by rolling a lid from a Tamiya paint jar onto the putty. I didn't want it to be stark white. The weathering would be representative of the snow first starting to melt. Most of these techniques are new to me. The last time I built a model tank was about 20 years ago.

Here are a few pics from start to where I am now.









Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

That's some excellent work Lee.

What scale is that and how did you get the numbers and the cross on the zimmerit? Hand painted?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's 1/35. The numbers and Balkan cross are hand painted. One pic has a test piece for Zimmerit and painting on the markings. I cheated a little bit. I used wide Tamiya tape to make a rectangle mask the had lines representing the borders for the numbers. I continued the lines onto the Zimmerit with a sharp pencil, then filled in the lines...mostly. The 3 and the diagonal line in the 4 were freehand, but having the vertical lines done plus limits marked out really helped. The faded 3-color camo under the numbers was done with dry brushing oil paint. I'm really liking the oils. That's new to me. The idea came from a book by Tony Greenland. That dude is a tank model guru. The carbon stain around the coax machinegun muzzle is also dry brushed oil. It's a cool technique. It looks like airbrushing.

Thanks. Lee

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this