Not quite a new project (and not a fully completed one too), but I wanted to share some photos of my 1/144th scale Ratte tank.
Of course, it is a “what if” tank, that was never built (the thing would have be totally impractical to construct and operate anyway) but it is an interesting model nonetheless.
I have completed assembly, without adding too much details. Funny enough, I had more fun painting the 2 small Maus tanks than painting the Ratte itself. I am not that pleased with the final look of the red primer turret with the Nazi emblem, so I think I will repaint it.
As you can see from some of the pictures, I started to plan a base for a “diorama”. I also purchased tiny 1/144 German soldiers to put on the deck of this behemoth and on the ground, near the Maus.
Enjoy the pictures!
Beautifully executed by you… but what an abomination! 🙂
Thank you! You’re right: It would have been an abominable machine (and a disastrously inefficient one too). It’s a fascinating subject. I am currently changing a bit the turret: I removed the Nazi flag and replaced it with an additional anti-aircraft turret. An update will be posted soon: stay tuned!