The 2 'King Tigers' were purchased via eBay at a bargain price and arrived with a flat coat of matt sand. I'm pretty sure that they are Forged in Battle models from the resin bases. A touch of cammo followed by a wash of Sepia ink to blend things together, tracks painted and upper detail added improved the look. I also fitted rare earth magnets to the hull and turret to steady the heavy turrets with their massive 88mm guns as they were a bit wobbly! Again I'm waiting for decals to arrive to finish them off and will add the hull machine guns from pins. As I already have a platoon of 3 Tiger 1's I had not intended to add the Tiger 2 because they are just too powerful on the table top and nothing can stand against them, but I seem to have become an enthusiastic model tank collector, the 15mm collection having grown to in excess of 70 models German, Soviet & US.
Compare the Flames of War stats of the King Tiger to those of a Mk V Sherman!
Sherman V: Front armour 6, top armour 1, side armour 4, anti tank 10.
King Tiger: Front armour 15, top armour 2, side armour 8, anti tank 16.
The massive frontal armour was sloped to deflect shots, a lesson learned from the encounters with the T34's during the Russian campaign.
|Hull MG's will be added from pins.|