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World War Toons Meng Tiger
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 19, 2003
KitMaker: 641 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 08:24 PM UTC
Morning all, it's been quite a long time since I've posted any builds, so I am going to try and rectify that, I'll be posting some dioramas over the next little bit on some of the stuff I've built over the last several years, but I thought I'd start with my most recent build, Meng's World War Toons Tiger I kit. Needed to do something fun after taking two years to finish my latest diorama (wayyy too long to spend that much time on a small dio, will post pics later on it) so I picked up this little kit from Meng. Being a fan of the video game, I thought the kits looked really cool. Didn't do too much to the kit, I thinned out the exhaust covers as they were pretty thick, ground off the moulded on tow cables on the sides, applied zimmeret, and a fire extinguisher. Tried using Vallejo Mud Effects, which is a pretty cool product, and dusted with pigments. The Cammo is a bit rough, as I am using a new airbrush, an Iwata Eclipse, 20 years of a Aztec, I've had to re-learn how to use this new airbrush, but I've been practicing.













Biggles2
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
KitMaker: 7,158 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hmmm...didn't know the Tiger l came in a compact model!
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
KitMaker: 11,610 posts
AeroScale: 79 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 07:28 PM UTC
That would scare and Elefant. These look like fun builds. Your's turned out quite well. How does it compare to other builds(35/48) armor?
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 19, 2003
KitMaker: 641 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
LOL I think the Tiger rammed itself into a wall to make itself shorter and more compact!
Matt, I only have the Tiger (so far) it was a fun build for sure, just nice to not have to worry about correctness and stuff haha. Its a snap together kit, but I glued anyways, it's fairly detailed, and some 1/35 stuff looks fine on it, but it's funny because these kits don't really have a scale! Maybe like 1/40th? The tracks are kinda cool, they're rubber band, but actually already pre-assembled if you will, so once the running gear was in place you just stretch it over the wheels and your done! I did glue them down to the wheels though as they did sit quite high over the wheels when on.
firstcircle
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,187 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC

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Didn't do too much to the kit... applied zimmeret,


Yeah, that's nothing really!!
Looks good, agree it looks like it crashed into a very strong wall.
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 19, 2003
KitMaker: 641 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 11:32 PM UTC
Well....maybe I did a little more LOL I was thinking initially on taking out the rear vent screens and putting some PE screen in, but one of the tow cables was moulded right over a couple of them, and underneath the upper hull there are some thick plastic re enforcements right where the screens are above, so I just said to heck with it too much work
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 427 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 04:32 AM UTC
Great job with the zimmer. The one I built was fun also. Are you think of getting the rest of the set also?
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 19, 2003
KitMaker: 641 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 08:04 AM UTC
I'm sure I will, the King Tiger, new Panzer IV and T-34 do look really cool
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 427 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 08:47 AM UTC

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I'm sure I will, the King Tiger, new Panzer IV and T-34 do look really cool



I have the king Tiger on order. Its seems the Sherman has about half the parts as the Tiger does.
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 19, 2003
KitMaker: 641 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:11 AM UTC
From what I've seen of the Sherman, it is super tiny, like half the size of the Tiger
samkidd
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Alaska, United States
Joined: January 06, 2006
KitMaker: 530 posts
AeroScale: 4 posts
Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 03:11 PM UTC
These toon tanks (and planes!) look like so much fun! I really like the fact that you can build an interesting subject without getting too wrapped up in the details. Sort of a getting back to basics fun building experience. Personally, I plan on purchasing a couple of these. Looks like just the thing for those of us who have almost no time to ever build anything these days.

Jim
LSA
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017 - 03:42 PM UTC
I'm buying one or two of these for my niece and nephew. They love seeing what I'm working on. Hopefully, I can bring some new blood, into the fold.
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 427 posts
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 01:03 AM UTC
Andy did one of his typical awesome build reviews on both the Sherman and Tiger on youtube. here you can see size difference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB1vynqGbn0
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 3,785 posts
AeroScale: 11 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 03:13 AM UTC
Nice comeback KellyZak. This is the best build of this kit I've seen so-far.