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Dragon's 1/72 scale Die Cast
Tiger II

Refinished by Chris Wauchop


Tiger II

images & text by Brett Green

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One of Chris Wauchop's regular clients approached him recently with a bag full of die-cast, pre-painted aircraft and armour models. Chris's mission, should he have chosen to accepted it, was to weather these models.

The second of these die-casts was Dragon's 1/72 scale Tiger II. This is a very nice kit indeed, with few compromises considering its mass-produced heritage. The most noticeable issue is the plug behind the hull machine gun.



The paint job was not as convincing as the rest of the model though, so Chris decided to completely repaint it.

The model was sprayed with a combination of the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush, and the new metal body Aztek airbrush. Tamiya paints were used to spray the camouflage pattern and the "ambush scheme" spots freehand. Let me tell you, those spots are small in 1/72 scale!

Grime and streaks were added with a thin mix of brown and black in th cup of the airbrush.

The kit markings stayed in place throughout the repainting. In fact, they had a vinyl-like texture, so any overspray was easily wiped off with a Q-Tip and alcohol.



Chris certainly achieved a splendid result from this inexpensive pre-assembled kit!



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Modelling the F4U Corsair
Osprey Modelling 24
Author: Brett Green
US Price: $17.99
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Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: October 10, 2005
Details: 80 pages; ISBN: 1841768804
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Model Painted by Chris Wauchop
Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Brett Green 
Page Created 07 October, 2005
Last Updated 06 October, 2005

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