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ACTSMS Competition 2005
Tiger II, Ardennes 1944

by Gary Millias


Tiger II


Tamiya's 1/35 scale Tiger II is available online from




This is Tamiya's 1/35 scale Tiger II painted in Vallejo Modelair acrylics, and weathered with a combination of acrylic craft paints and pastels. The caked on mud was made from a slurry of Polyfilla, ground up kitty litter and acrylic paint.



Painting and Markings


I sprayed the entire kit in Panzer Yellow then used consecutive layers of Maskol to achieve the hard edged camo. The dots were applied by first punching out small circles on a strip of Tamiya masking tape then, using it as a stencil, brushed on the dots.


The side skirts and front and rear fenders were scratch-built from brass sheet. The rear screens were cut from a sheet of Eduard mesh stock. I used Aber tool clasps and some Grandt Line wing nuts for extra realism. The barrel is from Elefant. The tracks are the vinyl ones supplied with the kit.





For the figures I used Dragon's excellent Panzer Riders set with Hornet heads. The figures are painted entirely in oils and dusted with pastels.


This model was photographed at the ACT Scale Modellers' Society Annual Competition held during May 2005 in Canberra, Australia's national capital.



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Author: Stephen A. Hart
Illustrator: Jim Laurier
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UK Price: 8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 February 19, 2003
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1841765430
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Model and Text by Gary Millias
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 03 June, 2005
Last Updated 03 June, 2005

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