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jagdtiger- finished (finally!)
moJimbo
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2005 - 11:34 PM UTC
hello there evryone... i've just finished my jagdtiger for the tank terror campaign...

btw some of my in-progress pics can be found in the forum thread below:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=44193&page=1

the kit is DML built OOB with tamiya figures... while the vehicle is from a panzerjagd battalion (can't remember the number) in defence of the Rhine, April 1945..













as usual all comments are definitely welcome...!


thanks...
SpiritsEye
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Posted: Sunday, February 13, 2005 - 11:57 PM UTC
Nice build!!

i love the camouflage on that beast

only thing is on the last pic, the decals kinda silvered badly.... try to give it several thin layers of dull coats to get rid of that silvering..

great job!

Frag
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 01:39 AM UTC
Nice addition to the campaign!! The paint job is well done and I like the figures too.
SgtWilhite
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 06:32 AM UTC
Looks great. I agree that the decal did silver a bit. I've had that happen a few times. I know you probably already do this, but I usually use some brush on gloss coat under the decal before I put the decal on, then dullcote over it. This usually get rid of that.

But anyway, good looking model. Excellent pait job and the figures look damn good too. It's a great addition to our campaign. Thanks for building it.
Blade48mrd
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 06:58 AM UTC
moJimbo -

Outstanding build and congratulations on a such a high quality "Tank Terror" entrant. I especially like the job you did on the figures, you've brought out the details that tend to be hidden in Tamiya figures versus the resin ones available. Be great to see this in a diorama, but again congrats on a fine job.

Blade48mrd
warvos
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 09:42 AM UTC
congrats on the nice tiger there Jimbo!

the camo looks very convincing, and the tracks look very worn and saggy !

I agree with blade, it would be nice to see this one in a dio, maybe only even some cobblestones and some rubble would do the trick to make this beast really stand out from the crowd!!

Only comment would be on the silvering, but that's a thing we all have to live with it seems.
Still, it doesn't distract that much from the overall pic!

moJimbo
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 09:08 PM UTC
thanks for the comments everyone...

yup.. the decal sure does look shiny on the last 2 pics. i did apply some gloss coat before putting on the decals.. but well, i guess an extra dull coat will fix them....then later i'll probably add some mud & grass groundwork to the base for a countryside setting... not a full-blown dio but just a simple scenic base to put the tank in context...


IMO one of the reason why afv modelling is so popular is that it's an endless process. i.e: even after finishing the kit, later on you can always add extras such as stowage, crew figures, battle damage etc and then setting it on a simple base or a sizable diorama with other afvs, and so on... however this case doesn't apply to cars/bikes/ships and to some extent aircraft models ....
...and that's why i love armor kits!

well in the meantime i'm moving on to my next project: the academy tiger1 with interior, and the tamiya sdkfz 251 stuka zu fuss...
beachbum
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2005 - 09:15 PM UTC
I was wondering about your long silence, Mojimbo. Obviously its been very well spent. Nice work on the tank and the figures. Very subtle and well placed weathering including the blending of the tank camo colors.
Puma112
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 09:40 AM UTC
Great build!

I think that you could add ammo to the MG. Drum or belt.?

May use this as a pattern for mine!!
Puma112
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005 - 09:41 AM UTC
Great build!

I think that you could add ammo to the MG. Drum or belt.?

May use this as a pattern for mine!!