Well. Howdy y’all. Sorry I have been a ghost took a hiatus from modeling over the summer to do some of my other hobby’s but now that it’s getting cold out and I cant do those. I’ve picked it up again.
I recently broke my collarbone and have been sitting at home all day so I went and got a backfire model to build so I’m not bored all day and here is the progress so far. So far the build has been a breeze other than my pain. Cockpit is almost done and got some other sub assemblies done. I will be at the meeting on zoom.. seeing as I can go anywhere and such
I got this urge to build again and since it has been a while that I finished my last build I thought that I would go with this kit. As far as I can tell there are really no fit issues but dry fitting will lead to a better build. You do have to ensure that the bulkheads are facing the correct way. I didn't and almost had to do a do over but I got it sorted out and so far as I am concerned I foresee no real problems. I have the belts and masks for this set but since I really don.t care where this ends up I left the belts out. The masks are a needed luxury here. I know the pics are out of sequence but right now, I don't care.
This one is just about ready for the paint booth. It's the Dragon Tiger II Late Production, kit #6232. I'm going to finish it as one of s.Pz.Abt. 506 vehicles. The 506 was the only German army unit, not SS, equipped with Tiger IIs at the Battle of the Bulge. I figured I would need to get some zimmerit on it, however my research found that the 506th received 6 new tiger IIs in early December '44. With the order to stop zimmerit application in September of '44, the replacements they received would have not had the zimmerit applied. The figures came with the kit, except for the TC he's an Alpine miniature. I replaced the tool clamps with MJ Miniatures tool clamps. The MJ Miniatures tool clamps are 3D printed resin, and as you can see they are fantastic. I know someone will ask, yes the cable ends are loose in the clamps and do move.