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King Tiger hard edge Ambush diagram.
Chaman911
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:54 PM UTC
Hello, does anyone have or know where to find a set of 1/35 line drawings of a King Tiger preferably in the late war/Ardennes offensive hard edge Ambush pattern. I am building the Meng kit and have not been able to find painting masks for this cammo pattern so I will make my own but need a reference from all directions of the vehicle. Thank you very much.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 02:33 AM UTC
Mask by Jís Work:
http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/german/jsworkppa5001reviewlp_1.html
Chaman911
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 03:42 AM UTC
I appreciate the link. Unfortunately J's workshop's template for King Tiger Ambush cammo does not look anything close to what the pattern appears to be in historical photos.
Removed by original poster on 10/31/17 - 23:17:10 (GMT).
brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC
Well, there wasn't one specific pattern if that is what you are looking for.
Chaman911
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 05:40 AM UTC
I'm sure there were many KTs that were transferred in or made just prior to the hard edge factory applied scheme orders but there is one pattern that seems to appear over and over again. This is what I am looking for. I am surprised more people are not.






They all seem to be a little bit different but pretty darn close
Panzerdan412
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 07:14 AM UTC
Get your self a set of Watercolor Pencils and you can draw on the camo and the watercolor dissolves easy when the paint goes on or with a Small Qtip with water
Chaman911
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 07:48 AM UTC
That is a wonderful idea! Thank you!
brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 07:50 AM UTC
Unless I am replicating a specific tank, I just approximate the look to generally match vehicles of the same time period/location.
Kelley
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 03:54 PM UTC

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Well, there wasn't one specific pattern if that is what you are looking for.


Actually, yes there was. Starting "around" September '44 the factory applied the camo paint to the Tiger 2. In the majority of tanks seen after that time, the camo scheme was basically the same on each tank. I can't see the pics Bryan posted, but I'd guess they illustrate this.

Bryan, I don't know of any line drawing that shows the scheme from all sides. The front and left side have been pretty well documented, and the right side to a lesser degree. It's the rear and of course the top that is still kinda up in the air. I'd study available photos and make a best guess.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, September 07, 2018 - 09:58 AM UTC
thanks for the info