big scale armor fans look inside

zorg

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
this is my verlinden 1/16th tiger 1 late version, i started building this about ten years ago over a couple of year period, i just cant believe i spent so long on this kit, probably hundreds of hours and thats no joke. this is the sort of thing i did before moving into props, i have thought of selling it but it would break my heart after all the time i spent on it........sorry for my now familiar shoddy pics :D












 

Forsaken

Well-Known Member
Looks great zorg IÂ’ve build many armor models over the years myself.
Armor modeling got me started in kit building.
Verlinden makes some great custom accessories for the modeler.

Bye for now
Al
 

KevVader

Sr Member
Originally posted by zorg@Jan 1 2006, 02:07 PM
this is my verlinden 1/16th tiger 1 late version, i started building this about ten years ago over a couple of year period, i just cant believe i spent so long on this kit, probably hundreds of hours and thats no joke. this is the sort of thing i did before moving into props, i have thought of selling it but it would break my heart after all the time i spent on it........sorry for my now familiar shoddy pics :D

[snapback]1148160[/snapback]​

.....very nice Zorg...nice Zimmerit job........and I know what you mean. I've been trying to get to weathering my Tamiya 1:16 RC Tiger 1 for months now....



....it never ends. :p
 

burningman

Well-Known Member
man the tiger 1 is my all time favorite tank..I've never built any larger tha 1:35th ...man I'd love to try one of those larger ones.

Although I am partial to the rubber road wheels instead of the all steel ones ;)

This site has a pretty awesome write up on a real Tiger Restoration..vvery interesting.
Tiger Tank Restoration
 

zorg

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
no its static with resin fixed tracks, i wouldn't trust this rolling around the garden all my hard work would fall off :cry

z
 

Lord Abaddon

Sr Member
The paint job is fantastic. Beautiful model. And yeah, the Tiger I is my favorite tank too...just an amazing vehicle.
 

RickDTM

Sr Member
Second that.. The Tiger I has always been my favorite tank, and I've been jonesin' for either the Tamiya 1/16th Radio Controlled or Static model.

Excellent work Chris.
 

JSA

Active Member
zorg - That Tiger Tank looks totally awesome. :thumbsup

You've just taken me back to my youth, when my father and I built 1:35 scale
military figures, tanks, cannons, and armor together. War items specifically.

Tiger 1 Tank
Tiger 2 Tank (King Tiger)
Panzer Tank
Panther Tank (I think)
Jagdpanzer Tank
Sherman Tank
Halftracks
all the support troops as well

many more, but those were just off the top of my head.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

JS
 

KevVader

Sr Member
Originally posted by Pauleysolo@Jan 4 2006, 01:11 AM
Is that radio controlled?
[snapback]1150150[/snapback]​


....mine is. :D .....once I get it weathered, I'll invade my neighbour's yard. The Tamiya RC 1:16 armor line is fantastic....and a pretty easy build considering how many parts there are. The tanks has all functions including turret rotation & gun elevation control as well as all of the engine/gun sounds....a very cool toy.

I'll try to put together a quick mpeg of it in action and post it.....
 

WhiteCommando

Well-Known Member
Can you imagine showing up in this...



to fight this?...



Lots of Americans were sacrificed in those little Shermans. I have heard 4-to-1 ratio to kill Tigers for the war, but at Normandy, and the retreat of the German Army out of France, the ratio was as high as 10 Shermans killed by 1 Tiger before they could take the Tigers out with a flank shot to the treads or fuel tanks.
 

KevVader

Sr Member
....once the Firefly came out with the 76mm gun, it was a bit more of a threat to the Tiger....



....but the Tiger still outclassed it with its 88mm cannon and thicker armor.....
 

zorg

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
just as well the nazis couldn't produce their weapons on mass or we would have been up "that" creek without a shovel

as much as i like the tigers i'm glad they had their weaknesses.

and a hats off to the guys who fought against these tanks :thumbsup


i have a collection of 1/16th tanks

this tiger 1
2 tiger II with henchel turret
1 tiger II with porsche turret
1 flakpanzer gepard which is brand new and i got cheap on ebay because the guy misspelled the auction title :D
1 leopard a4 which i am converting to an up-armored canadian version

and i sold a sherman recently

i got into tanks because i just didnt like model glass, such as car windsheilds and aircraft canopies,they never look right to me :unsure

thanks for your comments guys they are appreciated :love
 

nivektunk

Active Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Beautiful Tiger Zorg. I'm a big fan of German armour. They really had superior armor. Nice zimmerit and weathering. Im working on 2 early production Tigers right now. A 1/48 Tamiya and 1/35 Dragon. Did you super detail the interior too? I've never seen the Verlinden kit.
Cheers, Kevin
 

masterjedi322

Sr Member
Very nice build-up. The time you put in really shows.

Funny you should finish this now...this month's issue of Tamiya Model Magazine has an article on the that model. What a coinky-dink.

Sean
 

zorg

Master Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
thanks guys, i had all the hatches open at one time and a full verlinden crew, i closed it all up as it was a bitch to dust. the interior has no detail.

if i could choose a tiger 1 again it would not be the verlinden tank, it really needed a lot of work to correct, at the time of purchase it was the worlds largest resin model (not anymore lol)

i didnt know tmm had this model on the cover, i stopped my subscription about 3 or 4 months ago after about 15 to 20 years :( i just dont do this stuff anymore so thought whats the point?

z
 

KevVader

Sr Member
Originally posted by zorg@Jan 7 2006, 04:36 AM
thanks guys, i had all the hatches open at one time and a full verlinden crew, i closed it all up as it was a bitch to dust. the interior has no detail.

if i could choose a tiger 1 again it would not be the verlinden tank, it really needed a lot of work to correct, at the time of purchase it was the worlds largest resin model (not anymore lol)

i didnt know tmm had this model on the cover, i stopped my subscription about 3 or 4 months ago after about 15 to 20 years :(  i just dont do this stuff anymore so thought whats the point?

z
[snapback]1152998[/snapback]​

Hey Zorg...was the zimmerit molded into the hull/turret or did you apply it yourself? If not, what did you use....(i.e. putty and a comb, etc?). I'd like to apply a zimmerit job to my Tamiya RC Tiger.....
 
Top