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Kassel 'Octopus' Tiger
ColinEdm
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 08:04 AM UTC
Colin Key shares some pictures of his take on the ''Octopus'' Tiger abandoned and shot up near Kassel in the last days of the war.



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Thanks!
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Piet946
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 07:34 PM UTC
Very well done, nice hit marks and very realistic.
Must be a lot of work to make this camouflage.
I hope to see a lot more of you.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 08:04 PM UTC
Great job, you've got the sheer weight/bulk of it nicely. I'd maybe chuck some more dust over it but it's a beauty as is.
ColinEdm
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:51 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

Matt, good idea about the plaque, I'm going to look into getting one done.

Piet, the camo wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, just need a good fine tip brush for all the little circles.

Tim, yes, good point, the front glacis seems a bit shiny, I will add some dust to dull it down.

Cheers!
Taeuss
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:11 AM UTC
Really like what you did here as you took an actual tank and brought it to us to admire! Also appreciate the absence of over-weathering and the inevitable huge rust streaks that some live and base their reputations on. Good job!
easyco69
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 02:30 PM UTC
very nice.
bill_c
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 08:35 PM UTC
Not to nitpick, but the muzzle brake seems to be rotated too much to the top. Weren't they always aligned to have the gasses ejected horizontally?
ColinEdm
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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Not to nitpick, but the muzzle brake seems to be rotated too much to the top. Weren't they always aligned to have the gasses ejected horizontally?



Somebody got interrupted unscrewing the muzzle brake to take as a souvenir
All_You_Can_Kit
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Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Very nice detailing over the entire tank. I also admire the ground base you've created, very fantastic grass. Thanks for sharing.



Cheers


Garry