Author Topic: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger  (Read 34869 times)

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2015, 12:04:52 PM »
Hi all, here is some more progress, I almost never use round cross section parts from the kit because they always have " flesh " and it's easier to me to replace the parts with wire or evergreen profile, this time won't be different but however the eduard give nice welds on the " hooks " for lifting the turret in case of repairs so I glued the parts but I will cut them off keeping only the welds.

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar_zpso4cm8th6.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger


On the both sides of the turret we can replace the box parts with photo-etched parts which are more probably points for fixing the wire for camo ( branches, mesh etc ) but the photo-etched part should be folded on two points and you should position the three identical parts perfectly to look look its one..... For me it was easier and more realistic to drill holes in the kit's parts

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar1_zps7ypsolbh.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger


Most of the King Tigers had Zimmerit protection, it was an anti-magnetic paste which was put on the vehicle to prevent it from magnetic mines. So I decided to put my King Tiger in Zimmerit, it's a lots of aftermarket resin and/or photo-etched Zimmerit's but I wish to made this one exactly the same way as they did it on the " real thing ". First using mask tape I protected the areas which wont get Zimmerit, by this I will simulate the fallen of Zimmerit ( very usual appearance ) and then just simply put on the putty and made the Zimmerit texture with a tool I made for this from a modelers knife blade.

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar2_zps4riiprzo.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar3_zpsmg44xnfp.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger


It's a slow and boring process but well worth it

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2015, 12:09:33 PM »
The commanders hatch on the inside is very poor, four pin marks and no details at all, which is not a problem if you close the hatch, but if you wish to open it you have some plus work to do. As always I like to complicate, I want to open all hatches so I had no choice but to scratch build the inside of the commanders hatch ( using some photo etched leftovers )

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar1_zps4m4sm3mz.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar2_zps1lyirgap.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar10_zpscg0xwvic.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger


The right side hatch on the turret can be nicely detailed with Eduard's photo etched parts. Of course here are some pin marks too, on a very nasty places...... First you have to remove almoust all of the kit parts and then to rebuild them from the photo etched sheet

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar_zpspgwxsfgj.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar9_zpsvky0mx8f.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger


And the turret is done

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar8_zpsgredm80m.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar7_zpsneouk1ma.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar6_zps4tc2skwi.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar3_zpsdxqhgkmg.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar4_zpswirug5mv.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar5_zps3xbapkgh.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar3_zpsmg44xnfp.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger

Offline No.1

  • Administrator and Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21248
  • Owner: www.letletlet-warplanes.com
    • View Profile
    • LetLetLet - Warplanes
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2015, 02:38:05 PM »
Finally :))

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2015, 03:02:17 PM »
Your Zimmerit looks great!

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2015, 04:37:32 PM »
Thank's mate !

The hull all detailed up

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar3_zpsjkbo8vzw.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar2_zpsghjin1c1.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar1_zpsytvp5n9f.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar_zps2cmrmmbj.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar5_zpsdwrgscko.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar4_zps5lvubei6.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar6_zps2shf2boq.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar7_zps1x2hmrlf.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar8_zps6zbwwaph.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar9_zpswojx5lbv.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar10_zpssm7wgb3r.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger


And a sneak peek of how it will look 

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar13_zpspbhpmqzf.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar11_zps68aupvld.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar15_zps6ulbnira.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar12_zpsdjyg23gz.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar14_zpsvpgoulkw.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger

Offline No.1

  • Administrator and Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21248
  • Owner: www.letletlet-warplanes.com
    • View Profile
    • LetLetLet - Warplanes
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2015, 06:25:40 PM »
Huge amount of work, this will be masterpiece once when completed :-ok

Offline draken35

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7809
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2015, 03:18:50 PM »
Excellent progress!

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2015, 03:39:27 PM »
First stage was to spray a layer of Gunze Mr Metal Primer to make a better surface for all the next stages of painting. After drying I put a layer of Gunze Mr Surfacer as a primer. And finally the paint work started. First color is a german base color, Oxide red which I put on all non-zimmerit surfaces and these areas will stay unpainted in camo, they will be in Oxide red. The reason for this is that in the last stage of war King tigers went out from factory in this color and the camo was painted in the units ( this is why you can see a million different camos on these big cats ), and I wish to make a worn out well used vehicle from the end of the war so all the missing parts reveals the original factory paint.

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tiger_zps5rwzydeq.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tiger1_zpshecvtofb.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tiger3_zps6dulzghe.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tiger2_zps1a7oahs6.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tiger4_zps8la9jbob.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger



Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2015, 03:08:46 AM »
 :-clap

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2015, 11:30:38 PM »
And the paint job started. First I applied the yellow which is a mixture of Revell 88 ,Revell 312 and white, don't know the percentage of them because I mixed them approximately, always adding one of them until I'm satisfied..... First I paint a layer of base, then with adding black into the base I made the shadows and the a cote of base again

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar_zps6obfltxf.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar1_zpshaxv9rqv.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar2_zpsus60dedh.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar10_zpsa6oggfo3.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar4_zpsds4xkoqn.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar5_zps7tidhmta.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar6_zpsgffdj29t.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar7_zps2badbopq.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar8_zpsam0iglxf.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar9_zps5srjife9.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar10_zpsa6oggfo3.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Last Edit: May 11, 2015, 03:29:51 PM by modellius »

Offline No.1

  • Administrator and Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 21248
  • Owner: www.letletlet-warplanes.com
    • View Profile
    • LetLetLet - Warplanes
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2015, 11:36:31 PM »
No idea of shade only I can say that it look really effective over surface :-clap

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2015, 03:46:53 PM »
The green. The method of mixing and painting is same as the yellow, used colors are Revell 360, Revell 312 and white

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar11_zps9ykspbds.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar12_zpsijyjpxss.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar13_zpsfokzetaq.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar14_zpsjdpy69yj.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar15_zpsdl0uvfpv.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar16_zps1llovopv.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar17_zpsbwhq1vcy.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar18_zpschgi76hy.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar19_zpshpqxk0x0.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar20_zpsc2thuvv9.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar21_zpses81pltl.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger

Offline Second Air Force

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5526
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2015, 11:32:12 PM »
 :-ok

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2015, 04:47:43 PM »
And the brown. Once again same method as the previous two colors with a little " twist ", the brown was a bit tricky to mix and after a lot's of attempts I find the right colors to mix, maybe a bit darker than it should be, but it stays like this now. the colors I used was Revell 70, Revell 38, Revell 88, Revell 80 and Revell 310

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar27_zpskbicodbz.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar24_zpsuta9minu.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar25_zpsekz6mhmr.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar26_zpsiytf6n2p.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar23_zpsgxg7banw.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger

Offline modellius

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1811
    • View Profile
Re: Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2015, 11:28:40 PM »
And the masks are off, some fine paint adjustments will follow to repair the damages

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar28_zpswd01qvs7.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar29_zpsvd45p7ln.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar30_zpsp870xweq.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar31_zpslwugfoli.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar32_zps7b2xirpu.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar33_zpsaoye30xl.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar34_zpsi1jjj5lc.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar35_zpschq8ggdc.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger
http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv347/modellius_senta/recenzija%20king%20tiger/tigar36_zpscfrkbvkb.jpg
Pz.Kpfw. VI Königstiger