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Baranovich21 Jan 2020 2:12 p.m. PST

More progress on my Tiger I winter diorama.

The Tiger itself finally has its unit and tactical markings. My diorama is set in winter, and the tank's markings designate as Tank 111 of s.Pz.Abt 502, nearly Leningrad, winter 1942.

This would be the pre-zimmerit era which I learned about before applying decals. I didn't plan on doing zimmerit so I had to place the tank sometime before zimmerit was used. 1942 was safely before the zimmerit was used, based on the basic research I did.

I made sure to use the early hatch version when choosing parts from the AFV Club kit. I kept the rest of the tank pretty much as it came out of the box.

I'm sure it's not 100% accurate in all respects but I feel like I placed it well enough in a particular time and theater of the war to be passable. The diorama on its own of course could generally represent a Tiger anywhere during the winter on either the Western or Easter Front.

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Legion 421 Jan 2020 2:30 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Garand21 Jan 2020 2:49 p.m. PST

IIRC Zimm started getting applied in August 1943, so you could do a Tiger all the way up to Kursk & still be accurate with a no-Zimm vehicle…


Baranovich23 Jan 2020 10:14 p.m. PST

Latest photos. Some additional elements added to the exterior of the tank: infantry weapons, helmets, and bedrolls to convey that the tank has infantry nearby that may have been riding on its exterior.

The Tiger I crew and some infantry figures will be gathered around a fire barrel near the tank to tie the whole scene together.

I also attempted to do some frozen, muddy ruts where the Tiger's tracks had rolled. Most of the mud effects will be covered in snow but I wanted some mud showing through.

Thresher0124 Jan 2020 11:57 a.m. PST

Looking great!

Needs a bit of blackening around the muzzle, so it looks like the gun has been fired.

Baranovich24 Jan 2020 10:58 p.m. PST


Thanks, much appreciated!

Ahhh, I was wondering about that. So even with the more advanced propellants in WWII it would still leave a residue like that? Interesting, I did not know that. Will definitely do some dry brushing of black on the muzzle area…

Thanks for the info.!

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