Hi all! I start building a model of a self-propelled artillery mount Panzerjager Tiger ausf. B “JagdTiger” in my favorite scale 1:16. Photos of what is happening at the moment will be posted here soon. I will be glad to discuss with you the nuances, inaccuracies, details and much more. I’m here for the first time, so please do not judge strictly, I will be glad to advice and constructive criticism.
I started working on Yagdtiger unusually: first the trucks. Each of the 110 connecting tracks has 7 traces of pushers, which were smeared with putty. We’re going to be treated with sandpaper. There is no such problem on gear trucks.
To get acquainted with the experience of other modellers (unlike me very famous), he bought two books about the experience of building royal cats: David Parker and Sam Dwyer. For in-depth immersion in accordance with the real prototype, I plan to buy a recently published Russian-language publication about the history of production and construction. I hope it’s possible not to torment him with questions
Here’s the set itself: the weight of the box is more than 8 kilograms. Due to the use of additional sets from aber and metal barrels + shells, the weight of the finished model will be significantly higher.
My friend Ilya (instagram - @il.kobrakov) made the most openwork set of the MG-42 machine gun with removed bipods at my request for a lot of money. 3D printing level 8k. You can see through the cooling housing of the barrel, there are beautiful holes in the casing itself. Great barrel! And what do you think?
The next step, having put aside many previous ones (for example, I could have already processed all 110 connecting trucks, but sandpaper is just coming to me), I did the following: I checked with a photo the appearance of the seats of the reinforcement fixers and the appearance of the landing holes for torsions. Trumpeter has no welds, which can be seen in the photo of a real jagdtiger. Removed the convex parts at the base of the parts with sharp chisels, treated with 400 sandpaper, wait for 2000 and 2500 sandpaper for finishing.