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Tamiya’s “Elefant” Tank Destroyer

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Tamiya’s 1/35th Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer “Elefant”

 “Painting”

 This is a Tamiya “re release” of an earlier kit. This kit has fine surface detail, and new individual/partial track sections. I was not so thrilled with the tracks, so I bought a track set by Hobby Boss. I also bought an 88 barrel, as well as MG34 tips, both by Arber. The kit has three nicely detailed crewmen, which I will use in another kit. The sections fit really easy. PE would have made it truly awesome.

 I went the “modulation” route, using AK interactive German Dunkelgelb Modulation Set.

 I used MIG red brown and Olivgrun opt. 2A for the patch camo. I applied Testors Model Master Acrylic Gloss Clear Coat.

Let dry for two days and then applied a wash of AK Summer Kursk Earth, MIG Brown Wash, and for the tracks I sprayed them with Vallejo Black Grey and applied MIG Ammo Streaking Rust Effects. I will do some more pin washes, where needed, plus adding a light rust wash.

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Tamiya’s 1/35th Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer “Elefant”

My Current Project

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My Next Project, Dragon’s Pz. Kpfw. VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz 181 Tiger I Late Production, Kit# 6406. The Contents are very impressive. I have my eyes on the Tiger from the 1./s.Pz.Abt.505, Nowe Koszary ’44. That is the famous “Charging Knight” of Tiger Tank Battalion 505. Dragon hits one out of the park on this kit.

This King Tiger kit by Dragon,was in all honesty a breeze to put together and a real joy. Dragon did and excellent job on the zimmerit,and the one piece barrel added class. Also not to forget those cool Magic Tracks.  If any of the latest King Tigers are like this one,put me on the list. I chose to use a scheme base on the Tiger Battalion engaged in the fighting in  the Hungarian region against the Soviets late in the war. I painted the basecoat with Panzer Dunkelgelb 1943 Model Master Enamel. Let dry overnight,then the next day I sprayed the Winter topcoat with Tamiya matte white,let dry for about 15-20 minutes. Then went to sink and got the entire surface wet,then sprinkled Tide dry detergent over it ,being careful not to over do it. Waited 15 -30 seconds and rinsed it off . With the stubborn paint I helped  it along with a large brush. When dry I did the usual weathering with washes and pigments. It was my first Winter White Scheme. I really loved doing it.

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