After the construction of this kit, I continued with painting and weathering. I like the Panzer grey colour, but I find it quite difficult to bring it to life.
The turret doesn’t have decals because the yellow numbers turned green, through a mysterious chemical process, or maybe just because they were too thin. There are also white numbers on the decal sheet, but I finished it without registration.
The weathering was made with oils and Vallejo pigments.
Though marketed as a quick assembling kit, this Pz II from S-Model turns into a great little tanks, with lots of potential for upgrading.
Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger II Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz. 182) Porsche Turret
Pz.Abt 503 Normandie France 1944
This beast of war was armed with the formidable 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 gun, capable to knock out any allied tank and a thick armor .
The model showed here, with the Porsche turret prototype correspond to the first Tiger II who saw action in Normandie.
Due to problems to manufacture curved bulge on the turret’s left side, this turret was not manufactured in large numbers, around 50 of them were mounted on Henschel hull and saw action so, and did not enter in production phase, which was won by the Henschel factory. Main differences between Porsche and Henschel design were in the hull, transmission, suspension and automotive features.
The Altaya model show an interesting camouflage pattern and no more, details are not good, specially exhausts, tools in the hull and aerial.
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