Here's my latest completed model - Tamiya's brand new 1/48 scale German 38cm Assault Mortar Sturmtiger. This model was built from pre-production test shot sprues, but the final model should be pretty close to this except for the colour of the plastic.
I wasn't really planning to build this one, but I couldn't resist when it arrived a couple of weeks ago.
Tamiya will be releasing a self-adhesive zimmerit sheet but as this is not yet available, I made the zimmerit using Tamiya two-part epoxy putty and a small screwdriver. I also added a set of Voyager Tiger I engine grille mesh, which fitted perfectly.
This is another trouble-free build and a nicely detailed result.
I'll be writing up assembly and the addition of the zimmerit in detail for Issue 133 of Model Military International magazine.
Thanks to Tamiya for the test shot sample
Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited
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by Brett Green