two very early Nichimotigers in france 1:35

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  1. fam43

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    Hi,
    because I'm still fighting my deseaseI can't do fine modellwork so this is the right time to show two vignettes of some 30 year old Nichimo Tigers I brushed up last summer.

    I found this two monsters via internet.

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    A good friend of me was electrified when he saw this pictures. " Whow this are two of the remote controll transmitter tanks they tried out"! As it was, the idea to use such a large tank to controll tiny charge carriers was moronic. The two tanks were on the way back to normal tankbusiness when they were lost. They were very early Kingtigers which differed not only by having the 18 teeth dreive sprocker and early tracks.

    That is what I found in a long forgotten bag.

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    the differences to later versions:

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  3. Airframes

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    Looking forward to this Michael. I remember building a Nichimo Tiger II about 30 years ago, and being impressed with the kit, for the time.
     
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    Interesting project Michael. I'm looking forward to that. :)
     
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    Looking forward to it!!
     
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    #6 fam43, Jun 30, 2011
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    Here is another pic of number 11 a little bit more dry.

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    But back to modelling. The Nichimo tanks have solid engine covers. Didn't like this and dived into my sparebox.
    this Dragon tank didn't need his one for obvious rasons.

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    The second came from a dinosaur Tamiyatank.

    First I did the 88. I embedded a meat skever to give strenght and some tube to get inner detail.

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    Up into a slow turning drill.

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    Number 11 will need some inner hull detail while number 02 is so kind to hide all with his turret over hang. thanks number 02!

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    Nice work so far Michael. Am I right in thinking that Number 11 was from Panzer Lehr?
     
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    Very cool concept! Really looking forward to this one.
     
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    Hi airframes,
    number 11 and number 02 belonged to special remote control unit which was very short lived. Have to ask my friend who does some studies on thes theme.

    You don't see to much through the hatches so I keep detailing on a low level.

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    The interior of the turret got a little bit more attention.

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    First test.

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    Some improvements to the paintjob and this will do it.

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    Looking great Michael.
     
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    I'm liking this one. Keep up the good work. Well Done!
     
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    Looking good
     
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    No. 11 got ome more detail.

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    Fantastic work Michael!
     
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    I like it !
     
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    #17 fam43, Jul 4, 2011
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    Some white paint to accent details.

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    The rear bulkhead was fixed to the upper hull.

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    A test shot reveales you can't see much through the hatches. :cry:

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    Now how I do Zimmerit:
    I use a water soluble modelling clay. These are german brands but I'm sure you will get this worldwide.

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    Just an example why I favor this water soluble stuff.

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    I forgot outer hulldetails. No problem 5 minutes soaked in water and off went the "Zimmerit" to rectify my forgetfulness.

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    Nice work Michael. I like your zimmerit application tools!
     
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    Very well done!
     
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