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Dragon's 1/72 Scale

by Andrew Judson



images by Brett Green

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This is not a scale that I would normally build, but I was challenged by a fellow modeller so I decided to give it a go.

1/72 scale armour kits is a relatively new venture for Dragon, and I am sure that they will do well.

Dragon's 1/72 scale Sturmtiger is a little beauty which was assembled without any problems at all.



The kit comprises 112 parts in grey plastic, rubber tracks and photo-etched brass exhaust shields. One interesting aspect was the metal upper hull. Why wasn't it plastic? Ah, who cares, it looks fantastic!

The kit was built straight from the box with the exception of copper wire handles for the hatches, mesh for the engine screens and some extra detail on the munitions crane.



Painting, Weathering and Base


Now to the best part - painting!

Everything was done using Tamiya acrylic paints applied in a typical German tri-colour camouflage with my Testor Aztek A470 airbrush.



Weathering was achieved using a dirty, dark brown overspray followed by a application of MIG Productions powders to finish it off. These pastels really added another dimension to the vehicle.

The base is also from MIG Productions. This received similar treatment to the vehicle, with Tamiya acrylics and a heavy dusting with MIG powders.



The figures and from Preiser and were hand-painted using Vallejo acrylics.

I was very happy with my first 1/72 scale armour kit. Who knows? I might even take another trip to tiny town some time soon!



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Sturmartillerie & Panzerjäger 1939–45
New Vanguard 34
Author: Bryan Perrett
Illustrator: Mike Badrocke
US Price: $14.95
UK Price: £8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 November 18, 1999
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841760048
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Model and Text Copyright © 2004 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright © 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 09 March, 2004
Last Updated 10 March, 2004

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