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Tamiya, 1/35 scale
by Brett Green




Here is my Tamiya 1:35 scale Elefant, built in July but only finished late last week after being set aside for a couple of months.

I lost my armour painting mojo recently, but finishing the Tamiya Simca in the previous week spurred me on to drag this one out of the cabinet and get some paint on it.

The model was built straight from the box except for the homemade zmmerit. Tamiya Epoxy Putty was shaped with the tip of a fine electrical screwdriver for this.




I based the low-contrast disruptive camouflage and the mud distribution on several good reference photos in the excellent Fedorowicz 653 book.

The photos also show the wooden barrel resting on top of the front spare tracks. There is no sign that the barrel has been tied down in the photo. It appears to be held in place between the spare track links' guide teeth.




I tried a few new products and techniques with this model too, including Lifecolor acrylic (their Dunkelgelb Easy 3 set) paints and Easy Mud.

I also added a full crew from two sets of Royal Models figures.

This model is the subject of a detailed Construction Feature in Issue 81 of Model Military International magazine, available in early December on newsstands or online from ADH Publishing




MMI is now also available as a digital magazine that you can read on your PC or Mac home computer. This means that the issues are available easily on day of publication the world over.

To subscribe or buy single issues each month just go to www.pocketmags.com and register with an email address and password.

Thanks to Tamiya for the sample.
Tamiya products are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited

Model, Images and Text by Brett Green
Page Created 14 October, 2012
Page Last Updated 14 October, 2012