Tiger I by Leningrad
Tiger is one of my favorite panzers of WW2 but I never built a model of it. A year ago I braved up and gave it a og,but different Things played in and it got stalled. I recently started it up again and hopefully it wont take too long before I can start painting it. Plans might change but my thought was to make a little diorama of a Tiger getting ready to move back towards the front to fend of some pesky T-34s trying to break out of the ring around Leningrad the Winter of 1942. I plan to use a few figures as well but havent figured (terribly sorry,it just had to be a pun there) out which to use yet. Will be updating here until completion:) The kit is Dragon kit # 6600.
It feels like the roadwheels will take forever to clean and make ready for painting..but,now I have them done..
Optional PhotoEtch fenders,but I choose to use the plastic ones as they seems to have a better size.
So this is where I am with the Tiger so far. I will put on all the tools and wheels and then start the turret and cannon.
As a backdrop for the diorama I am making a section of a German barrack out of plasticard and strips.
Finally I got all the roadwheels done, this is one of the jobs I hate most when building a panzer, the wheels and tracks, but halfway there now. I made some wear to the rubber rim of the wheels by sanding them and making a few cuts and damages with the scalpel.
Turret,cannon and all the little fittings is glued in place and it is ready for painting.
I started painting the barrack. First I gave it a layer of primer , then a basecoat of Gelbbraun from Lifecolor. To add depth and try replicate unpainted planks I make a few thin paint mixes by adding water and anthrazit grey to the Gelbbraun , and then wash,or glaze it on random planks. This work will take a few evenings and I will use different shades of washes in the end.
I have selected a few figures to add a crew that is preparing the Tiger for the front. This panzer dude from Dragon , and a couple if not all from the Miniart kit.
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