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Dear All Concerned,
Very nicely done! Any pre-painted pictures?
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Id love a comparison shot between that and the normal sized one.
Rep for you!
Intriguing... Very nicely executed work - it looks like the tank was designed that way!
Those are 1/35 Tiger tracks, right?
The expanded turret is nicely done, my only issue is that the front end with the gun mount looks rather undersized in comparison with the bulked up turret and that beefy cannon.
And the hull work... That looks like an 8-10mm stretch, just to the right of the engine deck grille, correct? The oversized cargo bin makes it obvious from that angle, but I'm having trouble spotting the extra width up front... Where is it expanded there?
Your painting is really nice, but that mud definitely makes the model! How did you do it?
EDIT: YIKES! For some reason the meaning of "3-up" totally escaped me last night... Of course, 3x bigger!!! Everything makes sense now that I'm actually awake. That is an incredible piece of work, and you sir, are awesome. Now where's that comparison picture??
Thanks for the nice comments, I appreciate them, now I'll try to answer some of the questions.
1. Well done to Wraith, they are Tiger tank tracks but you are way off with 1/35 scale. To make a true 3-up 1/16 scale tracks are needed.
2. The whole model is exactly 3x the size of the GW model. It is a 3-up in every sense of the word. Every detail is scaled from the GW model, so if something looks a bit undersized it could be the camera angle or just that in small scale it looks right but when made bigger it looks wrong.
3. Wraith, I am not sure what you mean by 8-10mm stretch in front of the engine grill. If you could be a bit more specific I could provide you with an answer.
4. The one thing I do not have is work in progress pictures, but to give you an idea here are some of the materials used
Softwood, hardwood, mdf, copper pipe, aluminium, acrylic, plasticard, plastic sections, card and some brought in components, most notably the tracks.
5. The mud is made using MIG pigments, acrylic resin, PVA glue, powdered filler and clumps of scenic grasses etc.
nice job on the tank rep for you!!!
Beautifull - nice work - seriously!
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