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1/35 Military Miniature Series no.325
German Heavy Tank Destroyer Elefant
Item No: 35325


Length: 236mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

Elefant Defense
The German heavy tank destroyer Elefant was armed with a powerful 8.8cm L/71 gun which could knock out T-34 tanks at a distance of 2,000m, protected by armor up to 200mm thick, and equipped with advanced features such as a hybrid drivetrain. It had its roots in the Porsche-designed Ferdinand, which was first deployed into combat during the Battle of Kursk in 1943. The lessons learned from that battle resulted in modifications including the addition of a commander's cupola, a machine gun for infantry defense, and better tracks and the enhanced vehicle received the new designation Elefant in February 1944. Elefants were deployed to Italy and the Eastern Front, where they continued to defend against Allied forces until the final skirmishes of the war.

About the Model
Length: 236mm, Width: 97mm The imposing form of the Elefant, including its 8.8cm gun and large fighting compartment, has been accurately reproduced based on a thorough study of an actual museum example. One-piece fighting compartment is made via slide molding technique. The main gun, engine grilles, and detailed suspension are designed to ensure easy assembly. The tracks feature one-piece straight sections with realistic sag effect. Kit comes with commander, loader, and driver torso figures. 3 marking options included to depict vehicles deployed to the Italian and Eastern fronts.

Packaging


The Elefant's imposing form is faithfully depicted thanks to thorough research of an actual example at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.


Features an accurate recreation of the bolt-on front armor. A driver torso figure adds further to the realism of the final model.


Assembly type tracks give a highly realistic finish, providing authentic depiction of the 'sag' seen on full-size tank tracks.


Tracks even have realistic detail on link surfaces. Single-piece straight sections help to ensure that the assembly process is not too daunting.


Also included in the kit are torso figures of commander and loader, shown in realistic action pose and ready to add to your model!


Slide molded renditions of the lower hull and fighting compartment have allowed us to provide great detail without multiple separate parts.

Left: A full color painting guide is included, as is a background story leaflet.

Right: Separately sold Zimmerit coating stickers (Item 12644) are also available.



Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/35 German Heavy Tank Destroyer Elefant

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-1 Red brown TS-2 Dark green TS-3 Dark yellow

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-55 Dark yellow 2 LP-56 Dark green 2 LP-57 Red brown 2
LP-3 Flat black LP-11 Silver LP-27 German gray
LP-54 Dark iron LP-61 Metallic gray LP-66 Flat flesh

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
XF-60 Dark yellow XF-61 Dark green XF-64 Red brown
XF-88 Dark yellow 2 XF-89 Dark green 2 XF-90 Red brown 2
X-5 Green X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver
XF-1 Flat black XF-15 Flat flesh XF-56 Metallic grey
XF-63 German grey XF-65 Field grey XF-84 Dark iron

Useful tools and materials in the construction of your model
Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)
Item 74134 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.0mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73007 Display Case F

Information is current as of February 17, 2022. Specifications are subject to change without notice.