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Friday, February 02, 2018 - 05:59 PM UTC
Trumpeter has released the first of its two Tiger I kits that were previously announced late last year.
Pz.Kpfw.VI Ausf.E Sd.Kfz.181 Tiger I (Late Production) w/Zimmerit (09540) contains over 500 parts that features a multi-slide molded hull and turret, individual link tracks, Zimmerit, options for marking, as well as photo-etched details.

Five finishing suggestions are available to the modeler including one depicting a captured Tiger I in French service. As built, the model stands at 239mm in length and 105.4mm in width.
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More fun at the party! With David's help this kit might be worthwhile or, more likely, another "reasonable approximation of the real thing" kind of kit. While the instructions are irritating and far too small, and the detail fiddly, The Dragon kit does build up well. Not perfect, mind you. It'll be interesting to see how this one does.
FEB 03, 2018 - 06:54 AM
Well if companies are going to keep churning out tigers, they should attempt accuracy. A couple of incorrect fixable details is acceptable - but early style mantlets and weird visor locations is just poor research...probably relying on tertiary sources. That being said, most of us probably have extra mantlets. If it's anything close to Dragon pricing, however, I don't see the point. Far from being an expert here, but the rear turret hatch looks a little...off...
FEB 03, 2018 - 09:24 AM
Hobby Easy lists it at a little over US$25. http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/lxkrsnwx8zs3qbnjzlbi.html
FEB 03, 2018 - 05:42 PM
About time Trumpeter !!! Keep going..build the Germans & Allies Armor of WW2 in 1/35 scale ! Yee Haw! But I would like to hear David Byrden's view on this kit. He is the Tiger I king.
FEB 03, 2018 - 10:24 PM
Looks like a fun build for an afternoon and evening. I may actually get one.
FEB 04, 2018 - 10:57 AM
The marking options are interesting however, including SS sPzAbt 102 & the French captured version. Not that I'm suggesting for a moment you would buy a kit just for the marking options...
FEB 04, 2018 - 04:42 PM
Yes, but it won't be complete until I see all the sprues in detail - at least. Anyway, this is where I will comment on the Trumpeter Late Tiger 9540. David
FEB 06, 2018 - 04:30 PM
Doesn't every Dragon Tiger have two driver's visors? Actually, I should check their accuracy too.... David
FEB 06, 2018 - 04:32 PM
Here is the unboxing of the kit: LINK
FEB 07, 2018 - 01:42 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
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