Sunday, March 4, 2018

Tamiya 1/48 Jagdtiger - Ready for Action

Or how to burn over 500 points for a Bolt Action force. Not sure why anyone would want to field this in a 1,000 point game, but it is ready if needed. I managed to pick up a bottle of Tamiya Dark Yellow to dry brush over the hand-painted green camo striping. This seemed to tone the green down a bit, but it's still nowhere as nice if it were airbrushed. However, I'll likely never be an airbrusher - so, this will have to do.
Pin washing and adding the tools and spare tracks also help hide the flaws in the camo work.
The driver and commander are nice additions to the kit.
With some Victory Force Minis for scale.
The fit and finish of Tamiya kits are quite impressive - and these can be had for under $30 on ebay.
Thanks for visiting and allowing my indulgence into model kit building.

26 comments:

  1. What a real monster! Beautiful work!

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    1. Thanks, Michal! Yes,it was the largest/heaviest armored vehicle that saw action in the war. Best, Dean

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  2. Looks superb, Dean. You wouldn't want to run into that anywhere, I don't imagine!

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    1. Thank you, Aaron. According to Bolt Action - it has an 84" range! I don't have a table that long. :) Best, Dean

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  3. Well done Dean! That's quite a beast.

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    1. Thank you very much! Huge and quite monstrous. Best, Dean

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  4. Job well done, Dean! That is a beast.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. I hope to try the camo brushwork again on another kit - this time, I'll take my time with the washes to more gradually build up the color. This one was a bit rushed and too think in some areas. Best, Dean

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  5. Gosh that's a big cat, lovely finish airbrush or no airbrush!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank, Iain. Yes, I keep watching YouTube videos on airbrushing. And although it looks great when done right, there is too much clean up and maintenance for me. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Phil! You are too kind. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Thats a nicely done big german cat Dean>
    I used to love making the tamiya tiger and panther tank kits back in the day when i was a young lad, sure dont miss the smell of that plastic glue though!!!

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    1. Thanks, Chris. I know that smell. Nowadays I use Tamiya liquid cement. Hardly any odor, and very easy to apply with a brush. Regards, Dean

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  8. The Tamiya kits are indeed little gems. You have done this one proud!

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    1. Thanks, Scott. And their 1:48th kits have a less parts than their 1:35th kits. Best regards, Dean

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  9. It's very well painted monster of a tank Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I wish they would make a Maus in 1/48 too. :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  10. Great looking Big Cat you have here.

    Cheers Ross

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    1. Thank you kindly, Ross. Warm regards, Dean

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  11. That looks stunning Dean. Job well done mate.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. You're too kind. Warm regards, Dean

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  12. I have a bunch of 1/48 kits. Admittedly smaller tanks like Shermans, Cromwells, and PKIVs. I like them, but my friends thing they are too big. How do you like using that scale in Bolt Action?

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    1. Hello, Daniel! I've used 1/48 and 1/50 - I have a lot of Corgi diecast tanks - Shermans, Panthers and a Tiger I. I also have a couple of 1/43rd vehicles - Kubelwagen and Schwimwagen. I think they look fine along with my VFM figures (on the large side of 28mm). I've played them in Bolt Action games in the past with no issues - either by me or from opponents. Please see my Bolt Action and Disposable Heroes posts - http://wabcorner.blogspot.com/2013/03/bolt-action-play-test-saving-pvt-ryan.html http://wabcorner.blogspot.com/2010/10/operation-cobra-dhcf7b.html

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