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Dragon Tiger I Tunisian Initial
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 01:00 AM UTC
Jim gives us a look at what''s inside the box of this recent release from Dragon Models, the Tiger I Tunisian Initial.

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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 01:37 AM UTC
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 01:50 AM UTC
A very nice Dragon Tiger,So diffrent then the European Tigers with its Trop Color Scheme.I'm looking forward to using this in Big Cats IV.Only downside for me is the DS tracks which I am swapping out with Spade-Ace.
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 11:51 AM UTC
What makes you think that European Tigers didn't use the Tropical colour scheme?

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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 01:29 PM UTC
Not to be a smart a55 or anything. But how can anyone know that this Tiger isn't Grey, brown, or dark yellow?

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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 03:14 PM UTC
We can't know for sure, but we do know that it was manufactured before "dark yellow" was introduced; that it wasn't dark enough to be Dunkelgrau when it was new and clean; and that it went to s.Pz.Abt.505 whose own combat diary speaks of new Tigers arriving in "tropical" scheme.

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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2016 - 03:21 PM UTC
Thank you for answering my curiousity, David.

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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 01:41 AM UTC

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We can't know for sure, but we do know that it was manufactured before "dark yellow" was introduced; that it wasn't dark enough to be Dunkelgrau when it was new and clean; and that it went to s.Pz.Abt.505 whose own combat diary speaks of new Tigers arriving in "tropical" scheme.

David



But, what exactly was the 'tropical' scheme, was the base colour a brownish colour? A greenish/gray colour? I'm always a little confused by this ref to a tropical scheme tbh.




Tropen is RAL 8000 and RAL 7008 see refrence

http://tiger1.info/EN/6608-colours.html
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 04:01 PM UTC
this new dragon tiger 1 other example of the armored formations of the "afrika-korps".
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:36 PM UTC

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this new dragon tiger 1 other example of the armored formations of the "afrika-korps".



The Tigers belonged to Von Arnim's 5th Panzer Army. They were not part of Rommel's Afrikakorps.

David