LT-7 Tiger

 

The LT-7 Tiger is an original design from the series Junk Tank Rock. JTR is an obscure series of garage resin kits and were only available from the one day event in Japan called Wonder Festival. This is a very limited run garage kit from the 2008-09 time frame.

Maybe less than 100 were ever kitted. The designs only exist as kits; there was never an anime or manga but the line has had influence far beyond its limited run. I acquired this kit as part of SkinnyBob/Daniel Graham Martin's estate of kits that were sold off by a family friend after he passed away in March 2018. I hope he enjoys my interpretation.

The basic kit was super simple. It comprised around 30 parts including a pilot which I substituted for an figure from Tank. I added a few parts from the spares bin like the exhausts and raised the center portion to better clear the legs.

The model was painted with Tamiya acrylics and the chipping was created with the hairspray technique. The model was weathered with oils, enamels, and pigments. The footprint is a little large for a base so I kept it simple until I have more room in my display case.