I’m going to build this Italeri Tiger I. The mold isn’t so sharp and precise. Assemble quickly and soon get into the painting process.
The parts runners are in a box just as it is. It’s an ITALERI way that plastic bags aren’t used.
Not ultimately building the box of the chassis, there is a part to assemble while checking the fit of some parts. It was not too difficult.
The turret inside of parts is an expression that stands out half like a relief.
While I make wheels, I assemble the gun barrels and other turret parts a little. I needed to be careful not to be the wrong combination of road wheels; there are many types of wheels.
I finished the installation of the characteristic rolling wheels. I also mounted a one-by-one track. It is easier to build the Dragon Magic Tracks.
Unexpectedly, the partial connection caterpillar adjustment is difficult. I am winding it at once before the adhesive dries. I changed a delicate curve with my finger.
I’m waiting for drying road wheels, and caterpillar tracks with books as a weight.
I think that the hard part was over when I completed the caterpillar.
The positions of the periscopes are different, as I see it well. Mistaken. After correcting them, maybe I have no choice, but the hatches are closed.
To adjust the slack of the caterpillar, I used the rounded tissue between the caterpillar and the body.
Other kits separate small parts; many Italeri parts are all one mold.
I felt the tank is a little high.
Since the accuracy is not good enough, it’s better to assemble first and fill the gaps later.
I built the main gun turret, and all completed it.
The United States is confused. A police officer kills a nonresistant black person, and a retaliatory strike is received. Conversely, the order is corrupted. At least, I think that the general sales may be limited to a handgun class. I read something about gun control; the United States gun ownership seems similar to the fishing rod sense of Japan because it is rooted in a hunting culture. If a fishing rod is prohibited, maybe I’ll be furious.
I don’t use any etched parts this time.
Yes, it seems massive and strong.
Both hatches are open.
Because I express painting detachment, I used hair spray. The base color is black.
I painted German gray Tamiya acrylic. After that, I blew different tones on a large area.
Peel the acrylic paint to give the chipping effect. I attached it to water and scratched it randomly on the soft paint surface with a fine tool.
I thought about whether it was completed, but I felt somewhat awkward. A gun barrel bends a little in the bottom when I see it well. The Tiger-I looks weak.
I’ll fix it with the pouring glue and putty. At this angle, it looks worse. It was terrible that I didn’t pay attention well.
In the past, twice, I put a Tiger in this HP. It’s my first time building the Tiger. I colored in German gray.
The partial connection caterpillar is more challenging to assemble than each track caterpillar.
After I attached spare tracks on both sides of a gun turret, I had no place to put decals. So I put the small decals in my spare.
If the vehicle number font style is round, it’s not a strong image. The Tiger is square-built, so I feel a square-built font matches.
I love the shots to apply a gun turret aside and have taken it in various ways.
The weathering is done in various ways to wipe out a monochrome flat feeling.
The effect of chipping and peeling off the paint at the beginning is eliminated after too much washing. But I am weathering until I am satisfied.
I think the bars between the metal wire are cleaning rods; maybe this is made of wood, the wrong color.
This time, the primer is lacquer, German gray is a water-based paint, and washing is mainly enamel paint.
I thought I made too shiny metal parts. It becomes a good accent of the single-color painting.
Since the included decal sheet was a little yellowed, I changed it to Cartograf Decals. This decal is highly reliable.
I think a curved line from the top to the center works well.
Because it does not use metal parts, hard to put a dent in the fenders and muffler covers.
The wide tracks are one of the reasons for the cool-looking Tiger Heavy Tank.
Regarding the attachment of the spare caterpillar, I wonder if it’s OK for the early-stage type as in this photo. There is no space to put a giant decal.
If we are worried about the shape of the clamp and other things, we should replace them. This time I don’t care about detail.
The Dragon is recognized as the king of the actual model maker if he keeps the quality of those days. Recently, Dragon Models tank kits have been inferior in quality, and the only price is up. Dragon’s Tiger is a better joint in almost all parts than this kit.
On the other hand, the Italeri kit price is reasonable, and the number of parts is not much. The fit of parts is regular.
The gun barrel is not metal, but I think the quality is enough. I was able to make it happily.
I own one more Italeri Tiger I; I wonder if I build one more at a burst…
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.