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Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
I'm 45. And currently a full time carer for Mom.. I am also disabled, and suffer from Avoidant Personality Disorder. I also like Photography, Museums and Art Galleries. I have a keen interest in Military aviation. The Korean War and the Allied Bombing Offensive over Europe 1939-1945. And also a keen interest in Military vehicles.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

1/35th Tiger Ausf.B build. Engine compartment and fighting compartment progress 22/03/2017

Ok so its been a while since I updated any progress on the Tiger Ausf.B build. This is the state of play so far. The engine compartment is all but done, just a few decals to add. And then I will continue fitting out the interior and then move on to the upper hull.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

1/35th Tiger II build lubrication pipes and interior repaint and torsion bar prep 16/02/2017

The interior has now been repainted with a more suitable cremeweiss (the previous colour was too yellow). The lubrication pipes have been added (these were done with solder). And started prepping the torsion bars ready to have the swing arms added and for painting before installing on the tank.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Takom 1/35th Tiger II build 12/02/2017 a big update

Well this is the work done so far on the Tiger II. Since these shots were taken the interior has since been repainted in to a better cremeweiss. More about that soon.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Takom 1/35th Tiger II Build Day one.

Today I made a start on the kit. And the first place to start was the lower hull and adding the hull stiffener's.

Next came the lower hull sidewall's 

These were then painted Humbrol 133

The masked areas are the demarcation for the ivory areas. 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Takom 1/35th King Tiger early production turret

I received this kit towards the end of last year, after falling in love with it after seeing it advertised. The model represents an early production turret version as serving with s.PzAbt.503. I've called it the early production turret version as the Turret was actually built by Krupp for the Porsche version of the King Tiger.
So below is the box top, followed by the kit contents, instructions, decals and other bits and pieces. I will post details of references I'll be using once I start the build.

And a few pictures of Tiger II's of the 503rd at Mailly le Camp in 1944.