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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2012, 04:59:02 PM »
I think that if I had used the "unsticky" 3M tape we're using it might not lift the paint.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2012, 05:29:55 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2012, 06:02:16 PM »
Here's the final result for the skirts. They'll be mounted to the hull later and weathering applied then.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_9998.jpg
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #63 on: May 07, 2012, 06:15:06 PM »
:-clap

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2012, 06:32:15 AM »
Finally, some decals! The photos of Tiger 712 show that there are other markings on the turret, specifically an 8 and 1 are visible. This tank was renumbered during a consolidation of equipment. The painters partially obliterated the earlier numerals and painted the later numbers over them. On the model these numerals will be oversprayed with a thin coat of paint to obscure them.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0015.jpg
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2012, 07:03:13 AM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2012, 07:20:52 AM »
Go ahead! :-ok

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2012, 07:22:34 AM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #68 on: May 16, 2012, 04:27:33 AM »
Here are the overpainted numerals on both sides of the turret. Next will be another coat of clear gloss, then the 712 decals.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0023.jpg
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http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0025.jpg
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No source I've found knows exactly what the third numeral was that was overpainted. There isn't any evidence of this on the photos and the 1 is very faint also.

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2012, 06:27:58 AM »
Very good effect :)

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2012, 08:08:00 AM »
Yes,great effect. ;)

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2012, 06:52:22 PM »
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #72 on: July 21, 2012, 09:23:48 PM »
Over the past couple of months just small progress on the Tiger. The turret numbers and Balkenkreuz are applied and flatcoated. The next step, and one I'm still studying, is staining and weathering to properly replicate how the tank looked when my dad worked on it.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/IMG_0374.jpg
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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #73 on: July 21, 2012, 09:35:18 PM »
I guess you will need thin spray on top with pale sand or off white, to make sun fade color

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Re: Tunisian Tiger I (My Father's Tank)
« Reply #74 on: July 21, 2012, 10:05:03 PM »
The odd thing about this tank is that it was in that part of Tunisia that is more temperate and doesn't really seem to have as much fading as it does dirt and grime. The photos of it "as-found" show mud on the tracks with trees and grass around it. This is the reason for my study, getting the weathering done correctly will have a lot to do with the historical accuracy of the build.

This photo, as best I can tell, was taken after dad's guys got it operational for test-drives:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/DadsTigerinTunisia-1.jpg
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