Saturday, October 31, 2015

Tiger Collection

More German tank destroyers.

For now these vehicles are serving together.

Just as in real life, this battalion will be broken up and used piecemeal to fill spots in other units.

Two prototype Tigers.

I tried to get all the reasonable versions of the Tiger into service.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Status Report

I have been upgrading and repairing and sorting my WWII German Tiger tank collection.

The vehicles in this battalion have all been inspected and repaired as needed.

Some were simply brushed off.

Others required extensive repairs, or conversions.

Some will have a bit of additional work when they receive their final assignment.

All of these vehicles have been primed and are ready for final assignment and painting.

When assigned to their final units, they may receive additional detail parts and then will get their final painting and decals.

Thursday, October 29, 2015


The third company.

 JagdTiger with the 128mm L/66 gun, longer and more powerful.

Due to the war situation, vehicles are placed in the same battalion that were never intended to serve together.

These tank destroyers were intended to serve separately from the tanks.

Still, the are a powerful addition to the fighting power of this unit.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tiger Tanks

The brick mat is from Michael's craft stores, it's a Christmas decoration.

The vehicles are nearly all Roco Minitanks, with a few others.

Including Paul Heiser Models and some small European companies.

All are HO 1/87 scale.

The troops are all from Caesar Miniatures in 1/72nd scale.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tiger Battalion

Two armored cars for organic reconnaissance.  

Motorcycles and light cars for administrative and operational functions.

Tanks of the second company.

An old Tiger, but still dangerous. 

The 88 can destroy any Allied tank.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tiger Battalion

A line charge Tiger to take out minefields.  A driver training vehicle can be turned into a supply vehicle.  Using compressed gas for fuel, it leaves more fuel for the combat tanks.

Old Tigers still have teeth.

Old and new serving together.

With Allied air superiority, the addition of anti-aircraft vehicles is essential.

Quad 20mm guns!

This will keep those ground attack aircraft at bay!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tiger Battalion

Figures by Caesar Miniatures.

Troops standing by.

The VIPs pass in review.

Three ARVs for the battalion.

An assault howitzer Panther.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


The Fuhrer inspects the troops.

Note the driver training vehicle with compressed gas fuel.

The battalion staff gets the swimmwagen.

Roco conversion of a proposed vehicle.

Several of these prototypes actually served in combat.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tiger Tank Battalion

Tiger Tanks, in Panzervision!

 A late war Tiger Battalion.

Important German officials come to visit the newly formed battalion.

 All manner of Tiger tanks are combined together to form a battalion.

Even prototype vehicles can fight.

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Paul Heiser Models Panther ARV.

Panther and Tiger II ARVs together.

Figures are the new Italeri Winter Germans in 1/72nd scale.

Boarding ladders were common on large German tanks in WWII.

I use the old Roco German machine gun barrels to make bow machine guns.