king tiger crew 1/16

The figures are from Verlinden productions (German Tiger / Panther crew 120mm). The quality is ok, but they need a lot of reworking, and for the head sets I bought an additional PE set from Aber.

From the parts I then built three figures: the commander, the radio operator and the tank driver. Below you can see how the guys look like. Actually I am quite happy with the pea dot pattern.

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Tamiya king tiger 1/16

The first model I built after a lot of years without modelling was the king tiger RC tank from Tamiya in 1/16. I bought the kit in 2009 and built it during the summer.

In 2012 I didn’t like the look of the model any more, and I therefore disassemblied the tank completely again. Then I bought some PE and other additional parts and started to rebuild the tank. During the build, I realized that this project is going to be very time consuming and will always be some sort of compromise: on one side lot of delicate details, and on the other side a RC model capable of moving around.

Another essential feature to me was the addition of some figures, as I think that scale models without figures look very lifeless, and that nice figures add a lot to the overall finish of a model. Therefore I bought some resin figures from Verlinden productions, that were assemblied and painted after the recompletion of the tank.

And that is how the tank looks like now:

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