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5 10 January, 18:10
Greg Borisko
This kit caused me to take the summer off from modelling 😉. Most of it was my own fault. In trying to do the zimmerit by hand, I became too much the perfectionist and was disappointed with the outcome. In returning to the kit before Christmas, I was a little more gentle with myself and accepted this was a first try. I also found the instructions very poor. I had just finished the turret with the instruction pieces when they threw in that the hatch on the right side was circular, using a different part number. Lessons from this...read ahead even more than I usually do and check/double check that version I wanted to do is what is actually being done.

A couple of notes...the decals were not going to work with my zimmerit work (found this quickly) so I just put the one decal on the rear tool box to save myself heartache. For the dark yellow, I used Mission Model late war. It came in pretty light but given that the vehicle was coming from a training unit and likely was hastily prepared, it seem plausible especially since I had departed from prototype already.
10 January, 18:35
Ken Kolenovsky
I think you did a great job on it Greg. You salvaged the zimm and considering this was from a training unit, they most likely would have had a crappy, refurbished piece of junk to train in. Good job all around!
11 January, 15:01
Greg Borisko
Thank you Ken...I appreciate your kind words.
11 January, 20:40
Logan Eden
Good Morning, Greg Thanks for posting, enjoyed looking. We all hit the wall with projects, great that you did not give up. Too bad about the instructions, I like the RFM Tiger's. Thanks for the heads up on the turret. Interesting work on the zimmerit. Catch Ya, Logan
15 January, 12:22
Very impressive clean build hand of a master
15 January, 12:32


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1:35 Tiger I Gruppe "Fehrmann" (Rye Field Model RM-5005)

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