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DML Tiger I Late Prod w/Zimmerit
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 04:16 PM UTC
Rowan Baylis takes an In-Box look at the newly released Tiger I Late Production with Zimmerit by DML in 1/35 scale.

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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 08:34 PM UTC
Hi all

Many thanks to James for all his help in preparing my review. I'll start building the Tiger this weekend. As you'll probably expect, it'll be OOB because this is my first tank-build in yonks. Please be tolerant if I make some real howlers - but I'll also really appreciate help and advice along the way.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 08:50 PM UTC
Great review Rowan.
Looking forward to seeing you build this one.
Andy
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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 10:20 PM UTC
Rowan;

Here's a list of tweaks for the prior kit, they should still apply.

David

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Posted: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 10:54 PM UTC
Many thanks David - they'll be a great help.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 03:51 AM UTC
Nice review, I just may pick one up and do my first Tiger also----- someday!
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 04:58 AM UTC
Great review, looking forward to buiding this one...thanks for the help
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 11:36 AM UTC
Gawd. Why didn't they at least put a metal barrel in the darn thing? This day and age a metal barrel should be standard. Yes, I know I can get one from Aber etc, but that isn't the point.

John
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Posted: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 01:15 AM UTC
the review said "I don't know if that was common practice on the full-sized vehicle" re the non-zimmed area...

yes, for certain LSSAH vehicles, there was a zim free area on front glacis where the unit insignia went.
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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008 - 07:41 AM UTC
Soon as I saw this on the ARMORAMA site I got my butt down to the local hobby shop and picked this up as past attempts at Zimm were less than spectacular. At $67 it was a little pricey for not having a lot of PE or a metal barrel but I'm going to steal all that stuff off the Dragon kit# 6253 the 3 in 1 kit in my stash. I'm up in the air about the tracks as I've never tried the DS tracks any painting tips out there for this style? Anyway winter is coming on in Wisconsin and this will be a great project to keep me off a bar stool. I think I'm even going to diorama this baby up too. I also picked up Dragon's kit #6478 the Blitzkrieg in France figure set , it will make Tamiya's little Renault tankette look better.Why does Tamiya make such nice kits and sub standard figures??!!? ON the bench: Dragon's 88mm FLAK 36 and Tamiya's Marder III with a Warrior "TANKER W/ JACK" figure #WA35062
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Posted: Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 05:12 AM UTC
Very good for an in-box review. Thanks James. I might pick it up at the local store, even though over $60 is a bit pricey. For sure I will not use the tracks provided in the kit. Instead, I will go with Friul and a barrel from Aber - provided they have one for this particular kit. However, it seems like Dragon is kicking some Tamiya a$$ at this point. I am a Tamiya fan, but this Tiger might be the one and it should be a fun build.
Cheers!