German Heavy Tank Tiger I

  • June 06, 2019
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: tanks3d
  • License: CC-BY
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This is a heavy German WWII era Tiger I tank of non-specific version. It's a clean low poly model of roughly 32,000 quads/faces, including tracks [1] made in Blender 2.8 for animations, with a procedural camouflage pattern texture and some decals.

The 8.8 cm KwK 36/L56 main gun, the turret and the 7.92-mm auxiliary machine gun are rigged with a constrained IK-chain (enable pose mode and move projectile helper object to use it).

Tracks and wheels are running when the vehicle is moved (each in the opposite direction when turning). A simple firing movement animation for the main gun and a turret traverse anim is included in the library/action editor.

Insignia show the tactical sign (left front) and lock pick tool emblem (right front, left rear) of the 101st Heavy SS Panzer Battalion, the unit which in famous panzer ace Michael Wittmann served; the turret number "132" means 1st company, 3rd platoon, 2nd vehicle. Eleven kill marks can be seen on the barrel while a woman's name has been painted in Gothic letters on the commander's cupola.

[1] The literally invisible inner support wheels would've eaten up about 4,000 further quads so I left them out but you might simply add them by using an array modifier.

P.S. In case you wonder, the hull looks so clean because I didn't bevel edges/corners and left out most of the accessories, i.e. tools, jerry cans, spare tracks, etc. which the Germans bolted simply to the outside of the tank.

P.P.S In pose mode you can press Ctrl-L and then cycle through the different poses by simply hitting the left/right arrow keys

Happy blending :)

Stan Eshman


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    Written July 24, 2019