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1/35 Tiger 1 - Late Production.

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I’ll add this to the mix fo group builds. This will be my very first group build so uncharted territory.

Anyway, found the venerable Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 1 item 35-146. dated 1989. This is described as the late version by Tamiya. The good news is no rubber band track, oh yes individual track links, which in imho a lot better. Not as good as a set of Fruil but that’s the cost of the kit again. The big surprise was the amount of AM I had collected over two or three years.....

  1. RB shackles
  2. RB 35B39 MG34
  3. RB 35B71 88mm KwK 36 L/56
  4. RB 134 01 Chain
  5. Tamiya 36/166 88mm brass projectiles (
  6. Eduard 35441 - Tiger 1 Late etch for Tamiya
  7. Eduard 35442 Zimmerit Tiger 1 for Tamiya

Didn't realise I’d collected so much.  Going to base it on this......A0D688E2-7F9C-4D94-9F1C-BDEB046CCB62.thumb.jpeg.511a276d7899530ca83638f4edf8beba.jpeg

The only item I have to research is tactical number for a specific vehicle and having the correct decal style available. This is going to be tough......

Here’s some pics of where I am starting......

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I love a Tiger Tank!

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Nice choice, that's an excellent kit. I was hoping someone would build a Tiger here.

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Good choice, Phil.  It's really a nice kit.

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Just now, Bomber_County said:

Jeff that’s what you call heavy metal.....

No kidding eh, man you'd be the hit at the play ground with this beauty.....

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4 hours ago, Mikester said:

Good choice, Phil.  It's really a nice kit.

The crazy thing is looking at the parts count against the Tamiya and say a Dragon, I stress this, it should be a walk in the park :lol:

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I'm thinking I have an original issue of this kit in my stash, from the early 1980's...... and it has the rubber tracks.... I might have to step up and get some good metal ones to do this kit.... you have stirred me up here Phil....

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Do it Jeff do it.......a pair of Tigers for the GB...........yeahhhhhhhhhh........

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Nice choice Phil, I do like a Tiger! Would have hated to confront one though. The mere threat must have been very off-putting, to say the least. That is a nice selection of AM products too.

 

Cheers

 

Kev

 

 

 

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Great choice Phil. I built this kit years ago OOB, with RC setup for a friend. Very rewarding build. Gotta find the pictures. :)

Cheers

Martin

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So how good is this, at the bench working on the GB and listening to World Cup international cricket match between England and Bangladesh........for course everyone loves cricket.......;)

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More PE and the cutting of various items off the stock kit, my eyes are going to be shot after this one. Twelve months ago I’d wouldn’t have dreamed of taking this on........

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Nice PE-work Phil. those fenders look great and so many opportunities to let them look a little bit deformed realistically in PE.

Cheers Rob

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Great start. The fenders look great. How is the PE zimmerit to work with? I've never tried it and only used the Atak sets a couple times with mixed results. 

Carl

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5 hours ago, DocRob said:

Nice PE-work 

Thanks Rob, there are 5 parts to that one fender and three folds (underneath). going to build it all up first and then add the distressing. I think this project is going to be PE heavy compared with the spruce count. Also I have read three sets of instructions, Tamiya, Zimmerit and the Eduard fenders etc. Enjoying it......

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3 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

How is the PE zimmerit to work with? 

The zimmerit is a pure joy. The registration to the kit is perfect so far. I bought some Gorilla gel cyno which is great for spot fixing. Very impressed so far with Eduard. The gel also comes in small tubes with screw cap, ideal size because how many bottles of cyno have we all ditched because they go off.

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hello

not a fan of the Ed zimm but at least no compound curves for it to negotiate eg Panther kugelblende etc

anyway, you will be quite limited as to the tank you make because the turret zimm is i believe (please confirm) of the same 'narrow' gauge found on the hull

turret zimmerit was usually a wider gauge

the well known and well photographed 211 of Hans Weiss is in sSSPz 102, but has the larger turret zimm for instance

312 of sSSPz 505 has the narrow zim if you like the charging knights...

 

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Tiger I Late sSSpzAbt 102 211 SS-sturmbahnfuhrer Hans Weiss July 1944 4.jpg

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13 hours ago, nmayhew said:

not a fan of the Ed zimm but at least 

Thanks for the heads up on the turret and the pics, very interesting.  I won’t be going the extra mile to replicate the pattern differentiations . This is the first time I have used the Eduard Zim and would again in an instant......

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