Monday, 9 May 2016

1/35 Trumpeter's - E100 Heavy Tank (Part 1)

Having used the last of my primer and waiting for my eBay order of paint to arrive, all current projects are on hold. So, feeling bored I excitedly grabbed another kit from my stash - the E100 Super Heavy Tank!
Beautiful artwork..........Okay, so the word 'beautiful' hardly fits such a scene of destruction but you have to admit, the art does a fabulous job of selling the kit and making Paper Panzer enthusiasts want to built it.  
Photo above for reference purposes only.
This kit is based partly on reality, at least the lower hull existed anyway.
There are lots of road wheels to clean so it took me two boring sessions to get them sanded and cleaned to my satisfaction. 
Photo etch grilles are included with the kit - nice!   
With a 1/35 tanker standing in the hull we can get an idea of this beast's size.
Photo above for reference purposes only.
In the reference photo above we can see the hull minus track guards - I may or may not have them installed on my kit. 
And with the turret (which I believe is fictional) loosely placed on the hull we can see how she'll look a little later.  In the background is one of two attractive colour schemes supplied by Trumpeter. I will probably use a scheme of my own.









2 comments:

  1. Great start!
    if youre interesting, i make a magazine with a friend for a forum, it's call "Warpaints Mag" and the next issue is about Paper Panzer. This issue came in decemberso if oure E100 is finished for november...
    Send a message to Max Lemaire on his mail :
    warpaintsmag@gmail.com

    thanks

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  2. Hi,
    i forgot, you can find the Warpaints mag in PDF herre:

    http://www.warpaints.net/portal.php

    bye

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