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VK 45.01 (P) Tiger I Prototype
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 04:31 PM UTC
Georg Eyerman tackles a scratch build project to produce an accurate VK 45.01 (P) Tiger I Prototype in 1/35th scale.

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Thanks!
JSSVIII
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 04:49 PM UTC
Great job George! Thank you for writing that, I will be using your article as a guide when I build mine.
TheGreatPumpkin
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 05:07 PM UTC
John, go out and pick up the Jentz book, it's worth it's weight in gold for this project. Be advised almost every single prototype vehicle was different, especially when it comes to the tool stowage arrangement, so make sure when you start building, that your reference pictures are all of the same vehicle.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 05:27 PM UTC
This is what you told me about! Wow, very nice.
If you really had wanted colorful markings you could have done "panther " team from Girls und Panzer

There is a "master class" kit by Platz of the Girls und Panzer tank based on the Dragon kit that includes a revised turret and engine deck. The regular kit is the straight Dragon kit. Amazing what they'll do to tie in with an anime.
TheGreatPumpkin
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 09:02 PM UTC
If it moves product and makes a profit, the company is happy.
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 04:15 AM UTC
Love reference material like this, will have to look my Dragon kit over carefully.
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:34 AM UTC
Great job on the kit bashing. Check your references for the drive sprockets. The prototypes should have 8 spokes instead of the 4 on seen on later models.
Biggles2
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:57 PM UTC
Interesting shade of faded Panzer Gray. It looks like there is some blue in it. I always add a small amount of blue to make Panzer Gray and got into a heated argument with another member who claimed there should be NO bluish tint to the color. Personally, I think it looks better with a hint of blue.
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 03:44 AM UTC

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Interesting shade of faded Panzer Gray. It looks like there is some blue in it. I always add a small amount of blue to make Panzer Gray and got into a heated argument with another member who claimed there should be NO bluish tint to the color. Personally, I think it looks better with a hint of blue.



Because there is none. The bluish appearance is caused by the way grays interact with sunlight under different conditions. You can recreate this effect yourself.

http://www.greenwoodindianapolispainterpainting.com/why-does-grey-look-blue-or-green/
Chapman
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 09:03 PM UTC
Excellent build Georg! Fantastic kitbash and build log too. Love the nice modulation and really enjoyed seeing this up close and in person this past Fall!
ninjrk
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 01:00 AM UTC
Nice job! I've been seeking out an old Accurate Armor kit since that one had the correct sprocket and tracks. Sadly, they don't have the masters or molds anymore so someday I'll have to just scratchbuild the bloody tracks. Ugh. . .
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:35 PM UTC
Looks great, George! Nice build enhancements. The weathering brings the gray to life. It has well earned its awards.
TheGreatPumpkin
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 03:04 AM UTC
Ninjrk, couldn't you use the Modelkasten set, SK-74?
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 02:18 AM UTC
Having seen this one "live," it looks even better in person. Congrats, Pumpkin!