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Tiger I Initial Production

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Jeffrey Nelson shares with us an incredible model of a Tiger 1 in 1/144th scale. The model is a Dragon Models offering of the Tiger I Initial Production.
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About the Author

About Jeff (majjanelson)
FROM: SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES

I began modeling in middle school around '71 or '72 and continued into college, but then went dormant until about 11 years ago. I've modeled A/C, Sci-Fi, Autos, but mostly Armor, WW2 to Modern. I'm a retired Combat Engineer with over 33 years in the SC Army National Guard and an OIF-3 Veteran. As ...


Comments

The only thing is I don't think unless this is traveling in a quiet zone is that the gas containers , I don't think that is the right place to put them . A couple of shots and the gas will run into the tank all it's waiting for is a flame .
NOV 22, 2013 - 05:39 AM
Amazingly, this was standard procedure for this battalion on those long drives through Tunisia! David
NOV 22, 2013 - 06:40 AM
Looking good, Jeff! It's really hard to appreciate the scale without seeing this in person. It'd literally fit into a small matchbox with room to spare. Thanks for sharing!
NOV 22, 2013 - 09:39 AM
Darren, Thank you for posting this for me. This was a pleasant surprise to find. Edmund, Thank you for your comments. As David's post shows, there is evidence that the 501st did indeed tie-down Fuel and/or Water Cans on top of their turrets, along with boxes that likely contained kit, spare parts and ammo. Apparently, the unit's personnel felt secure enough moving their vehicles from the sea port where the Tigers had been offloaded off the ships, to their Area of Operations. David, Thank you for your post and also for the information you provided. Your assistance helped me with this build, and is helping with a second, hopefully improved build of this same kit. Mike, Thank you for your kind words. They ARE pretty tiny.
NOV 24, 2013 - 02:48 PM
Edmund, The DAK armor usually strapped Watercans on the top of, and behind turrets! There are numerous pictures of tanks and vehicles with watercans on hoods and turrets. Watercans were black with white X's. Happy tank trails to you!
DEC 01, 2013 - 02:30 AM