The 26th model I completed depicts a German vehicle of the Second World War, the heavy assault mortar "Sturmtiger". It took four months, from April to August 2018.
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The model is by Tamiya (no. 35177). As befits the products sold by this Japanese brand, it is well-detailed and easy to build. The interiors were included too, but since they would have been nearly invisible once the build was finished, I decided to leave them out. Same for the miniature, that I will use elsewhere.
Assembling and painting
In the box we find four sprues in sand-yellow polystyrene, the hull of the same material, and three black polystyrene sprues for the single-link tracks. There are also a pair of nuts, bolts and washers used for the gun trunnions, a decal sheet, the instruction manual and a painting guide.
The details, as earlier mentioned, are crisp, and there are no ejection marks visible. The joints are perfect, no filling was needed. As further details, I added the Zimmerit on the lower part of the hull (as you can see in this post), a roll of barbed wire (look here) and a chain.
For the painting I airbrushed the following Tamiya acrylic colors: XF-67 NATO Green, XF-64 Red Brown and XF-60 Dark Yellow. Then oil washes followed: Raw Umber on the hull, black on the wheels and Burnt Sienna on tracks and bare metal parts. After that came a dry brush with Naples Yellow oil color and finally the dusting with Mig pigments.
Here are the photos of the finished Sturmtiger model: