Posts Tagged ‘Tiger 131’

Tiger 131 in Tunisia

Posted on January 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

This is a Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E of the 504th German heavy tank battalion in April 1943 just before it’s capture and transfer to England. Today Tiger 131 is probably the most famous exhibit in the Tank Museum at Bovington Dorset and remains (…

First 6mm Tanks off the Production Line

Posted on October 28th, 2012 under , , , , . Posted by

Following on from my earlier post about bases here’s my first batch of 6mm tanks based up, labelled and varnished. A trio of Tigers to give the Allied a headache.Tiger PlatoonBase LabelsNow that I have painted my ‘test’ models I’m really happy with the…

Catch that Tiger : Fact or Fiction

Posted on September 19th, 2012 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I have just finished reading a book I bought recently on the recommendation of a friend. Now that I have finished it I may have to reconsider his recommendations in future! Catch that Tiger purports to be the true story of the capture of Tige…

Haynes Tiger Manual

Posted on April 27th, 2012 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve just finished reading the Haynes Tiger Tank Owners Workshop Manual. I wanted to buy this earlier but I actually got it as part of my ‘Goodie Bag’ at the end of Tiger Day. Now that I’ve finished it I have to say it was a darn good read.Unlike a tra…

Tiger Day Slideshow

Posted on April 5th, 2012 under , , , , , , . Posted by

As promised here is a slideshow of all my pictures from Tiger Day at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset. I had to be pretty ruthless to cut down all the pictures I shot to make the final selection you see here. I’ve posted some of the best pictures o…

Tiger Day Picture Review – Part 2

Posted on April 4th, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

Yesterday I posted pictures from the first half of Tiger Day. After our first look at the Tiger, lectures from the likes of David Willey and a slap up lunch we went out to watch the days tank display in the arena. As Premium Ticket holders we had our o…