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Big Cats Mk. V
Hangelafette
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 22, 2012
KitMaker: 258 posts
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
Hi All,

I am joining the campaign with Dragon's King Tiger with the Porsche Turret. This is the old premium edition with lots of goodies. I will using the Cavalier zimmerit set. I will build the white-washed 'Anneliese' tank.
Kingtiger start

-Nate
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
KitMaker: 892 posts
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 10:47 AM GMT+7
Some nice cats being built! Assembly is done (except tracks) and primer coat on:



Time to get some paint on this beat up kitty!
Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: September 30, 2015
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:15 PM GMT+7
Looking real nice mike!
Blade48mrd
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Washington, United States
Joined: September 03, 2004
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 10:16 AM GMT+7
I've finally got Lower hull, Upper low, and Turret done. Base coat is on and ready to start painting. Tracks to do, then on to painting Crew, detailing and finally weathering. If all goes smoothly, I'm hoping on getting a Tamiya Jagdpanther (Late) done for Big Cats V also.


Mike
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:56 PM GMT+7

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Mark,
That looks great. I just glued on the Feifels today myself.



Looking forward to see updated pics of your build.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 08:17 PM GMT+7
Mark,
That looks great. I just glued on the Feifels today myself.
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 07:07 PM GMT+7
Finally got some time to get the equipment painted and installed. Next up will be the tracks.

Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: September 30, 2015
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM GMT+7
Welcome aboard to the new entries.

Love seeing all the progress.

Work has me covered smooth up, so I'm sorry for the lack of my presence.
Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 195 posts
Armorama: 188 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 03:18 PM GMT+7
What the heck, knocked this out today. Still falls into the category of "cats". But posting more for fun.

Next entry into this campaign will probably be a Panther or my Whittman Tiger.





Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 195 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:33 PM GMT+7
I am going to switch campaigns with this one. I'll get another entry to for this one.
panzerIV
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 02, 2007
KitMaker: 668 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7
heres my entry with dragons tiger 1 mid production





and the first wip small kit be built in a weeks time


Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 02:18 PM GMT+7
Here is my entry. Keeping it simple.

GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 05:55 PM GMT+7
Here is my Dragon Tunisian Tiger:

DS tracks, Painted with artist acrylics and highlighted with a silver BIC pen, then tied down with thread for sag. Some very limited interior details only painted buff and given a black wash.

Experimenting with using only oils for dust this time.







I'm quite amazed at the flexibility of the DS tacks and the way they hold the acrylic paint when flexed. They aren't as perfect a indi-link or Friuls... But they are supplied with the kit.
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 12:38 PM GMT+7
Some interesting conversions!
Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:18 AM GMT+7
Time to post some work. As a refresher, I was given what I was told was a Testors re-box of Italeri's 1/35 Leopard 1a5. It was a sealed plastic bag with the sprues and tracks. The plan was to build it as a what-if Leopard 1 armed with the 120mm gun and with reactive armor. The Leo 1a5 was designed with a turret that could mount the bigger gun and equipped with the compatible fire control systems.
I build a series of what-if AFVs based on the premise of "mercenary-paramilitary forces" used by Nato and Warsaw Pact to fight proxy wars and avoid "direct conflict" to avoid things escalating to WW3. Think Megaforce but without the motorbikes and metallic jumpsuits. They are equipped with oddball variant weapons...like a scout recon vehicle using a Sheridan chassis with a Bradley turret or a M113 with a LAV-25 turret.
The Leo1 with the 120mm gun should have fit right in...I even had the backstory worked up for the upgunned Leo. Unfortunately the Leopard1a5 kit is actually a Leopard1a4. The 120mm gun is out. But I'll still go with the reative armor and some other bits that come to mind as I build.
The Leopard 1a4 is an old kit...initially released in 1977...but not a bad kit. It's been reboxed...mostly unchanged...for Testors, Tomy, and Revell. Vinyl tracks and dark green Italeri plastic. I've always found Italeri's styrene brittle and it ages badly.
I've decided to not show alot of the normal build aspects. I'm going to focus more on the what-if additions.

Let's get to cuttin' on some styrene...

I built the lower hull and suspension OOB. And that is the last time you'll see any OOB build with this. BTW, I would suggest scrapping the Testors instructions and print out a copy of Italeri's instructions instead.
BigCat_01

I've never really liked how Leopard1s have their pioneer tools strapped to the sides. The Belgium Leos have side storage boxes, so I used those as inspiration. I scratched up some storage boxes to hold the majority of their tools. I used v-groove styrene sheet to give the boxes some surface detail.
BigCat_02

I added a bustle rack to the rear of the turret. I used a variety of styrene strips. I was going to use styrene rod and bend it for the horizontal rails, but decided to use strips to give it a more rudimentary look. I'm not completely satisfied with it, so I might I'll add some mesh to the floor.
BigCat_03

And that's where I am right now.

There's some neat tweaks on the design I hope to get in. The reactive armor is a big one. But I am also thinking about adding US MGs ...maybe including shields...for the commander and loader's hatches instead of the MG3. Maybe using different smoke launchers. And of course the camo scheme will be different than anything standard. But that's where the fun is in these style of builds.
Tickosity
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Alabama, United States
Joined: July 29, 2017
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 04:25 AM GMT+7
Looks like people are making good progress. Mine has slowed substantially. I'm waiting for paint to come in and trying to decide if I'm going to put zimm on or not. It's nice to see others making progress and it's keeping me more motivated to finish than I would otherwise be.
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 143 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 07:46 PM GMT+7
Thanks for all the positive comments
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: April 23, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 06:27 PM GMT+7
Anthony, Mike,
Nice progress!

Mark,
I'm building the Dragon Tiger 131 which I'm going to build as Tiger 111. Your's looks great!

Gaz
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 15, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 03:08 PM GMT+7
Looking good guys.
Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: September 30, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
Love the Tiger! 131 is on my list too.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 10, 2016
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Really nice detailing and subtle camo job, Mark!
Chaman911
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United States
Joined: August 28, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 03:30 AM GMT+7
Looks good everyone. Hopefully tonight I will have time to get some work done on my KT. It looks like I have some catching up to do!
d111298pw
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Delhi, India / भारत
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 143 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 02:58 AM GMT+7
Painting and decals are complete. Not perfect, but I'm happy with the results. Still have the tracks and the externals to finish.







Blade48mrd
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Washington, United States
Joined: September 03, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 07:39 AM GMT+7
Progress has slowed somewhat. Spent extra time having to file holes in road wheels to get them to fit on swing arms. I've since learned that this is common on several of Dragon's KTs (though disappointing from a quality expectation for a Dragon kit). Finally managed to get lower and upper hulls done and a base coat started. Completing the turret and then tracks. Painting to commence soon and also start on Alpine tank commander figures.


Mike
Tojo72
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Posted: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
Heres my panther with the basecoat on,also roadwheels are finished,next up camo colors.