Kingtiger Porsche 1/35 - WIP

Rescuing the Kingtiger Porsche 1/35, hee,hee: Two days ago I saw a Kigtiger Porsche in poor condition, he started the hull very bad, finally I gave an offer to the ex-owner and now is mine; the kit was began with hull bad worked and it not have tracks, sprocket wheels and more pieces, yesterday I started the re-construction of it. (Missing tracks for now).

I started it in September/2020.

This kit was a disaster caused by the ex-owner (shame) and it not have some details, but it can resolve during the weathering. Here I applied the Vallejo blank Primer before to start the painting.

Here was Applied Vallejo/Model Air Black-grey, nothing artistic or spectacular but, it looks ugly, hee, hee.

Here I used AMMO/MIG paint with RAL7028 (A.MIG-011) Dunkelgelb (Aus’44 DGI.), not was necessary flow with thinner. The skirts, are not glued yet.

Here I used AMMO/MIG paint with RAL6003 (A.MIG-02) Olivgrün, not was necessary flow with thinner and coat of MIG-Satin Lucky Varnish before to start weathering. The skirts, are not glued yet.

Soon more pics!
Regards!
Rodolfo

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Thanks for rescuing this poor abused kit :wink:

You’ve certainly given it new lease of life Rodolfo, well done.

:grin: Hello friends!

Thanks for your kind comments!.

@ Robin_Nilsson - this kit was battered up from the entire surfaceand try to smooth it out by sanding it carefully.

@ Johnnych01 - apart the kit had missing ilder wheels and PE partially destroyed :face_with_head_bandage:, I used tools of another kit (spare parts). I will buy the tracks because are missing too!.

Regards!
Rodolfo

:grinning: More pics of my actual WIP

Here I used AMMO/MIG Tool Color Set: Combination of New wood, Light Wood and Old Wood, Bakelita and Gun Metal were applied The skirts, are not glued yet.

Earth on Chassis: I have added a layer of white glue to add plaster and avoid using so much pigment, it is also easy to paint.

Here I used Tamiya paintings mixing XF-19 Sky-grey with XF-52 Flat-earth copying the tone Europe earth of MIG pigments; the paiting mixed was thinned with Lacquer (yellow cap). Added brown and black tamiya acrylics with a touch of MIG Europe earth on the lines.

Regards!
Rodolfo

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:smile: Hello friends!

More updates:

I applied Filters A-MIG-1510 and some discret sratches pressing the brush to remove the paint and uncover black color that is as a previous layer. Skirts continue without glueing.

Regards!
Rodolfo

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Great recovery, was the zimerit a option? i see it on the box art. just woundering, looks great though!

Thanks for your kind comments Joshua!. The box art refers to the famous tank Anneliese which it coming with zimmerit; this is optional without zimmerit carried to Arnhem.

More updates:

I have seen pics that white powder covering the tanks so I did it simulated with white MIG / Oilbrusher with Enamel Odourless Thinner, now i need to apply more weathering the whole tank.

Regards!
Rodolfo

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Well done Rodolfo, it is a great save. It’s looking really good. I may look at getting Porsche version as I’ve only ever done the Henschel version.

Thanks for your kind comments Johnny!, this is my first King Tiger porsche too.

More pics:

I applied small dots of Oils MIG/Oilbrusher Red tile + Black and I blend it gently by adding another point of Red tile again in order to obtain a smooth reddish. I will continue the weathering ad details.

Regards!
Rodolfo

Hello friends!

More pics:

I added some more scratches and a light weathering using Wash A.MIG-1000; I continue working more details.

Regards!
Rodolfo

Hello friends!

More pics:

I added some more scratches and a light weathering using Wash A.MIG-1000; I am continue working more details.

Regards!
Rodolfo

Rodolpho, your Tiger II is looking great so far! I just got Dragon’s Henschel turret Tiger II in today, I can’t wait to get started!

Thanks for your kind comment Justin!. In last July I finished the Turret version too!.

more pics!

I applied A.MIG-1000 general washes in all the tank, (after of the previous wash on srcrews and details was necessary to wait 12-24 hours in order to avoid removing this work with the general wash). I applied A.MIG-1203 Streaking Grime in front, rear and sides in all tank.

Regards!
Rodolfo

Hello friends!

More pics:

I refined more scratches with Vallejo Sadle brown mixed with black and over them with A.MIG-43 shadow rust.

Regards!
Rodolfo

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