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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #105 on: February 12, 2018, 07:44:46 PM »
nice work. I would do some panzer grey chipping, these early panzers come to Africa in grey and they were painted on front,  very often with british colors from captured stocks and the paint peeled off heavy from desert weather.........

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #106 on: February 13, 2018, 01:08:06 AM »
Thanks friends! You're right, this should have more chipping and grey showing through, but it was a test mule so I could learn how to weather a desert tank. Now I'll use the practice to start on the Tiger.

Daniel, I've watched your uses of pastels for quite a while now and you're my "tutor" on this method.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #107 on: February 13, 2018, 06:27:28 PM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #108 on: February 18, 2018, 11:47:12 PM »
Overcast afternoon, but here are a few photos of the "test tank". I also must state that this very old Tamiya kit was easy and fun to put together for me. I bought the kit for just a few dollars at a model show and it turned out to be a good investment.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #109 on: February 19, 2018, 06:01:36 AM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #110 on: February 19, 2018, 05:26:46 PM »
good !

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #111 on: February 23, 2018, 08:21:30 AM »
Lovely  :-love :-love :-love

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #112 on: June 29, 2020, 12:26:13 AM »
Along my travels in model-building, I came across four military VW kits in an antique store. I think I paid about the price of a good bottle of beer for all four, two of which are Italeri and two are the oldest editions of Kubel and Schwimmer from Tamiya. None of the kits are really up to standard, but the two sand colored ones I just used to practice camo spraying and color selection for the Tiger that started this thread. I've never stopped researching Tiger 712 in the eight years since I started this thread, and it's pretty certain that a green/grey color was used along with the tan color on the early Tigers sent to Tunisia. With that in mind, I decided to mix up some color and spray different shades on the Kubel and Schwimmer. I'll study this some more and eventually will add the color I'm satisfied with on the Tiger.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #113 on: June 29, 2020, 07:26:36 AM »
Good trade!!