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Artitec 387.75-WY Highlights:
Model: Artitec's 387.75-WY 1/87 scale Porsche Turret is fully assembled and painted with a Dunkelgelb base coat with Rotbraun and Olivegrün stripes. It is whitewashed for winter service and is covered with Zimmerit anti-magnetic mine coating. Zimmerit was a paste, hardened with blowtorches, applied to German armored vehicles between December 1943 and September 1944 to prevent magnetic mines from sticking to armored hulls. All the new Artitec finished models are highly detailed works of art. They are all hand painted and finished using the highest quality resin, plastic and metal parts. Add a few to your collection today before they are sold out. Models are made in small production runs so don't delay in ordering.
Prototype: The first 50 production Tiger IIs had a turret with a commander’s cupola that bulged out to the left, a rounded front, and steep sides. This was referred to as the “Porsche Turret” because it was falsely believed that Ferdinand Porsche, who had conducted design work for both Tiger tank projects, had designed it. This turret was produced by Henschel but discontinued it in favor of a simplified version (standard production version) that could be more easily and quickly manufactured. PLEASE NOTE: These models are all handmade and painted which makes every one unique. This means the paint patterns may vary a little and the detail parts like sandbags, turret tracks, antennas, etc. may also be arranged differently. This was also the case in real life. These models are very prototypical.