Today I continue talking about my new and over due WW2 project in 1/72 scale. Today, I present the painted King Tiger tank. Before I start, I would like to say that I started this piece in 1/72 scale because I thought in would be easier and cheaper - at test run so to speak. I was right on the cheaper side of things, but I could not have been more wrong on the painting side.
The truth is that it is quite harder to render a realistic paint job at this scale, than it is at 1/48 or 1/35. I found myself thinking and measuring and calculating time and again before executing anything in paint or pigment. A hundred mistakes after I managed to finish the tank.
Well enough prattle, let's get down to business. The first item on my to do list was to give the tank a good primer and to check for any faults. I did find some casting errors around the tank which I filled with putty and sanded down.
Until then farewell and good health as always,