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Old 03-29-2004, 10:38 PM
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I'm building a DML and a Tamiya Tiger II right now, The DML is the new incorrectly named Porsche turret version. I had put some zimmerite using regular Milliput and I was not happy with the results so I sanded it off and redid it using a two part zimmerit putty I got a few years ago from RJ Enteprises. I used the rake piece that comes with the Cavalier zimm set I'm using for the Tamiya Henschel turret version. It's small but it works and I'm really much happier with the result this time using this putty and rake. Using a rake and the Tamiya tool like in the recent Military In Miniature Tiger specail is from what I've read not strictly technically correct. Rakes weren't used in real life on the real tank- each crevice was pushed into the zimmerite paste to create the pattern. However- in the scale model wrld it seems to look okay and its easy so for this build I will use the rake technique. Here are som pics of the veriouys versions and processes. The last pic is of a scratch built snorkel device that was on the very early versions of the Porshe turret . It may not be perfect but I'm happy with it.

The first attempt with the regular Milliput- it's too thick in my view and too round and puffy lookin'...


sanded turret...


new zimmerit I used the Caveleir zimm as a reference in look and depth/shapes ect. It cam out pretty close.



snorkel...
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Old 03-29-2004, 11:13 PM
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Wow, quite an improvement on the second zimm. was that putty as well?
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Old 03-29-2004, 11:36 PM
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so I sanded it off and redid it using a two part zimmerit putty I got a few years ago from RJ Enteprises.
Yep-2-part-its quite nice . its not as sticky as Milliput-put sticks fine to the plastic-spreads out nice and is workable with water.
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Old 04-05-2004, 12:07 AM
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making some progress with the DML Porsche turret Tiger, here's a pic with the dunkelgelb fäber applied...
first the turret- I have added the side shell discard opening with it welded shut and redid the pistol port as I had sanded it off with the zimmerit redo..

and the hull...
....still things to attach but I needed to get my bearings and painting sometimes helps...
the rear exhaust on this very early model needed to be scratchbuilt ... first part



and then the finished bit (not perfect but I'm happy with it...


and the beginnings of the metal skirt that goes around the exhaust.


the rust colours are priliminary and will be added to. the Tiger II I'm making is one of the five that was with the 1./Panzerabteilung 302 (FkL)

Number 13


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According with the inventory of the Panzerlehrdivision the 1th june 1944,
("Zustandsbericht"), six Tiger II assigned to this unit (FKL 316) and three Tigers I, sixteen goliath and undetermined number of B IV.

So...Colonel Ritgen (II/Panzer-Lehr-Rgt.130.) and Jean Claude Perrigault "La Panzer-Lehr-division" Editions HEIMDAL, 1995 think only five Tigers II are deleted to this inventory and crews assigned the 1./Panzerabteilung 302 (FkL) the 15 july 1944, Tigers must be come back to German factory for destruction.
MORE can be read here
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php...r=asc&start=120
about the fate of these Tigers and other vehicles in the Falaise gap
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Old 04-11-2004, 02:10 AM
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got the mufflers to a good place now- ready for the metal heat shields ..
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... the Aber rear fenders are getting put together- its looks a bit messy but the solder will disappear under a coat of paint...


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amazing, very good job!, can´t wait to see it finish
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Thanks for the comments... here is what I've done lately...
fender basically complete...


mounted in place...


the heat shields added and painted out are mounted here and the fender as well...
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Old 04-15-2004, 06:42 PM
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Holy cow James. That's gona be one sweet Tiger II man.

I hope you have one of those photoetch bending tools, looks like that would be a pain without it.

Was it raining up there? Looks like water on your lens in the last shot...

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Holy cow James. That's gona be one sweet Tiger II man.
Well thanks but it's not done yet...
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I hope you have one of those photoetch bending tools, looks like that would be a pain without it.
Yep... got the Hold and Fold and the Etchmate one as well...the Etchmate is better for holdin' and foldin' but I use the Hold & Fold for holding small parts to file off the nub of the metal attachment point.
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Was it raining up there? Looks like water on your lens in the last shot...
yea don't know what that was - noticed it when I posted- maybe some dust- it was taken inside...
Got the day off so I pushed ahead with the other sides rear fender and did some work weathering and painting... getting the wheels done too and beginning to look at the tracks...

this vehicle had the five piece early tracks and the eighteen tooth drive wheel.



base coated..

This is the front end


I have done some washes and repainting so there is a bit more flavour now... pics tommorrow??
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