This is just one of the King Tiger Prototypes that wasn't chosen for production. I couldn't find any photos of the real thing so I am not sure it made it off the drafting table.
This is the Hobby Boss kit, which I was pretty impressed with. To start, the turret detail interior was so fine that I had to leave open all of the hatches and put a light in it. Still cant see all of the detail inside without taking the turret off. I even left out the ammo to help see inside from the rear hatch.
Vince B. Dec 1
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
I found out this was named after a dog. This is the MENG kit out of the box. I am really happy with the ease in which this went together and the quality of the detail. I think the Russian scheme in grey came out nice as well using two layers of dark grey enamel and a lot of oil washing and dullcoat.
The tracks were really good to assemble and provide a lot of flexibility, workable to fit on the road wheel assembly.
Well, this one was a challenge for me in 1/35 scale. These were leftovers from John Fords collection. Mixture of, I believe Italeri and Tamiya components. I believe these kit were from the same molds? Anyway, since I didn't have directions on the side car, I had to rely on the photos I found on the internet. Building this taught me some about how it functioned mechanically. I had not realized that the side car wheel was powered from the motorcycle through it own transmission.
Vince B. Dec 1.
I added missing details like SOME of the wiring and cables for throttle and ignition. The side car didn't have the machinegun mount so I found parts and stowage to put that together.
I didn't have decals so needed to go to my decals scraps to find the suitable markings.
Vince B. Dec 1.