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Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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King Tiger (Trumpeter 1/16)
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
Masterpiece, great to see you back Dmitry
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 09:37 AM UTC
@Dmitry,

Well worth the wait! I don’t come here as often as I use to been very busy with other life things but was sure happy to see more progress on your build. Truly inspiring! You’re creative talent is leaving us with a great piece of history, on the technical working detail side of a Kingtiger that we would otherwise not be aware of. Keep up the excellent work!

~ Eddy
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 01:45 PM UTC
You may have out David Parkered David Parker! Thank you for not adding cheesy music to you video! Thank you. Inspiring work and I wonder how you can stay so persistent and focused.
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments! very nice to hear them!
I'm very glad that there are people like you who can appreciate what I'm doing.
your comments really help me continue this madness.



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I wonder how you can stay so persistent and focused.


I do not know myself, but already in the course of 8 years every day I do this model. I do not do it, only on those days when I was on vacation.
Perhaps this is my mission in this world

P.S.
btw, new video - "Rear turret hatch"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFbb4fMoeT0&t=26s


I really like this dunkelgelb color.


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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018 - 03:32 AM UTC
Beautiful work on that hatch, on the whole tank in fact.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 09:07 PM UTC
The insanity is real!

No, seriously Dmitry; there is no need any more for reference books, pictures or other stuff once this build is complete. Your detailing is just mind blowing big time.

Keep up the excellent work Dmitry!
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:53 PM UTC
Dimitry,

Your work is awesome!
I'm actually using your and Liejon's build as reference, they're that good!
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC
Hi Dmitry, once again i am about to post something in your thread

Please tell me to remove the post if it is not of your liking.

I found a amateur vide from the restoration pictures i think you have used for your build and well, think it could be cool to hear from the people working with the real think, scale 1:1 =)

King Tiger restauration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_z1P18BwXw
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:06 AM UTC
Thank you all for the comments, guys!


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Hi Dmitry, once again i am about to post something in your thread

Please tell me to remove the post if it is not of your liking.

I found a amateur vide from the restoration pictures i think you have used for your build and well, think it could be cool to hear from the people working with the real think, scale 1:1 =)

King Tiger restauration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_z1P18BwXw



Thank you, very nice video. But I did`t learn anything new for myself. I do not mind, let the link be here .

I hope to show you soon the photo/video of the periscopes. They took me just a huge amount of time .
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 06:24 AM UTC
wow ...fantastic job. making a Masterpiece.
thank you for sharing your art i cant wait to see this when finished
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC

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Thank you all for the comments, guys!


Quoted Text

Hi Dmitry, once again i am about to post something in your thread

Please tell me to remove the post if it is not of your liking.

I found a amateur vide from the restoration pictures i think you have used for your build and well, think it could be cool to hear from the people working with the real think, scale 1:1 =)

King Tiger restauration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_z1P18BwXw



Thank you, very nice video. But I did`t learn anything new for myself. I do not mind, let the link be here .

I hope to show you soon the photo/video of the periscopes. They took me just a huge amount of time .



Alright, i leave the link were it is and hope to see some updates from your masterpiece soon
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC
Hello guys!
I apologize for the long break, but this work, as always, took much longer than planned. But I did it!














































video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z11h0ZhaUNY

some more photos -

http://s77.photobucket.com/user/Dmitry78/library/King%20Tiger%20-%20Trumpeter?sort=3&page=1

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:33 AM UTC
Dmitry great to know you’re still working on this beauty – that cupola’s another little work of art
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 08:35 AM UTC
That hatch is just the hatch of all the hatches ever done by any modeller, ever - period!

Know i repeat myself but the work, detail and effort you put in Dmitry is breathtaking.

And no excuses, Christmas, new years eve and all that takes is time as well as scratch building parts with top of the line details
Dmitry78
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Posted: Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC
Thanks for comments, guys!

Small update - Loaders hatch. (some small details will be made later)















Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS9vtKblMak&t=4s

https://s77.photobucket.com/user/Dmitry78/library/King%20Tiger%20-%20Trumpeter?sort=3&page=1
leffegnu
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2019 - 05:44 PM UTC
Glad to see you keep the project going with same extrem detail Dmitry :>
Dmitry78
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 12:27 PM UTC

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Glad to see you keep the project going with same extrem detail Dmitry :>



Thank you!

Small update:



post a picture

upload image on web

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHbVVtzsMDo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tte1jku-8AI
Scarred
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 06:08 PM UTC
Beautiful work, keep it up.
Dmitry78
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Beautiful work, keep it up.


Thank you!

Small update (I know that some elements are missing, such as a fan, etc. - everything will be done in the best possible way a little later).














https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCf0Hanfw1Y
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Posted: Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 11:35 PM UTC
Dmitry, absolutely stunning work. I myself am busy with this model since it was released. First built one out of the box, and for about 7 years now I am building a second one, but with detail as far as my abilities stretch. I have always used the Network54 forum as a reference guide and have David Parkers' book. Also Liejon Schoot has done a phantastic job on this one. But all parts you created so far are just so extremely well crafted, without exceptions. Next to this, you have the discipline to keep on going. Where did you find all the time needed? I spend less time on it and don't have the precision as you show here. With my pace I will need another 10 years perhaps!
You have put so many effort in this project, it will be invaluable in price when finished. I wonder, are you never afraid of some disaster striking destroying all your work? A fire? Burglary? A little too enthusiastic child? ;-)
I notice myself, it worries me sometimes as years of work could be vanished in an instant and you can't just lock it in a safe every day. Just some thoughts.
Anyway, you are the master of modellers. Pictures usually show an enlarged image, the actual parts are often much smaller in real. To recreate all details in a realistic way is one thing, to make them work like real as you often did, is a BIG step further.
Yes, I just signed up here to comment, I just needed to express my admiration finally!
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 12:23 AM UTC
Thank you very much for your kind words!
But I do not think that I am a master. I am sure that there are many modellers who can do the same and even better.
I make this model every day (with rare exceptions) from 2 to 6-7 hours a day, depending on my mood. At times it is very difficult psychologically, especially when there is no mood), but it seems to me that if I do not do anything (at least 1 detail), then this day seems to me to have been wasted. Although now I'm already so tired that for the first time in 8 years I took a break for almost a month! But I allowed myself to take this pause (I planned it) because the interior is 90% ready and I'm already quite tired of it. After the break, I will continue to do the exterior. I hope you forgive me this break.
Yes, such work will be difficult to evaluate, because there are very few people who could appreciate it. But this does not upset me, and I will be happy to give this model to some museum (Not to the Russian Museum! This country is not worthy of such an exhibit. Although I myself am Russian, but I value my work too much. If there is an opportunity, to Switzerland, Germany or the UK - it will suit me perfectly).

I’m not afraid of accidental loss, because the main thing is not the model itself, but the skills that I have. And in the end, the photos will remain anyway.
Liejon's work was a very big incentive for me, he is an excellent modeller. I hope my work helps someone too. Thank you again!
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 01:17 AM UTC
Interesting reflections Dmitry - hopefully in a few years we will all be able to put on our Virtual Reality headsets and examine superb models like yours in 3 dimensions…even open up hatches without breaking them and look inside…from the comfort of our own homes. But first you have to finish it, and please before any of us followers get too old to see it!
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 02:40 AM UTC
Been reading through this build this evening and after 2 pages I recognized it. Then I got curious if it ever was completed. thank the Gods of Thailand you're still at it.. Most impressive and you are an absolute Master.
I have a theory on the absolute talented and extremely skill full modelers from eastern Europe, maybe I will share that. I am in admiration of your display, the way you present a little step in detail, just unbelievable.
Glad to see you're still building and (for sure)will finish it after all these years.
My Hats off for you Sir.
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2020 - 04:04 AM UTC
Thanks guys! Such comments are a good incentive to continue this craziness