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Attention Tiger Lovers !!!
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, July 20, 2015 11:29 AM

For all you Tiger lovers,following up their release of Tiger 131,we now have this announcement

http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA6608

 

I'll probably be a sucker for both,I just wish they hadn't done away with Magic Tracks

And,if Dragon isn't your cup of tea,here is another Tunisian Tiger by a new company

http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/vl5kz0x2mxb9icpy2udr.html

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, July 20, 2015 11:35 AM

So many Tigers................so little time..............Sad

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Thanks for the heads up. Big Smile

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Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, July 20, 2015 11:45 AM

One more to drool over. [sigh]

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 20, 2015 12:24 PM

Tigers are nice... But I'm still waiting on a few other subjects that have yet to be kitted...

 

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Posted by the doog on Monday, July 20, 2015 4:41 PM

Meh,....the "Desert Tigers" never did much for me. I'll pass. I already have too many Tigers and variants to build.

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Posted by jersey66 on Monday, July 20, 2015 4:54 PM
Haven't done a Tunisian Tiger since Tamiya released thier kit ages ago so I'll pick one of these up.
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Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, July 20, 2015 5:05 PM

Yeah I'm probably going to be getting both kits,  looks like the Initial Production will be from Dragon along with the Tiger 131.  And not one of those limited editions from cyberhobby. Cool

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R

           

 

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Posted by Liveaxle on Monday, July 20, 2015 9:19 PM
I know I'm late to the dance here, but who does Tiger 131?
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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:13 AM

Yup, saw them both. I have a Tiger I late that I started in the stash. It has taken a long nap. With all of the other great subjects out there, I really don't need all the variants. I honestly can't think of a another kit worth buying at this time. I might be the only one here that thinks this way. LOL

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:03 AM

Liveaxle
I know I'm late to the dance here, but who does Tiger 131?

The Tiger 131 is a Dragon kit # 6820

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Posted by JohanT on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:12 PM

Got a bit trigger happy last week and bought:

CH 1/35 Tiger I 1944 Production (Box no:67)

And:

Dragon 1/35 Tiger I Late Production DX07 Alfred Kurzmaul.

Completely useless additions the Tiger stash, I have all the sprues.

Not the stencils but they are invalid to me anyway.

The  Rye Field Model looks interesting though, is this the Zvezda with a correction of the turret roof?

Can i finally build #123 of 503 OOB?

Very Best Regards

Johan

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Posted by OldGoat on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 4:50 PM
I have the Tamiya "Ausf Africa" kit 90% finished. I bought the new Dragon Wittman Tiger,the new Dragon Tunisian Tiger and preordered the Rye Fields Tiger. That should keep me busy for a while.
Oh and I just finished the Tamiya " Mid Production " Tiger as well. I used Tamiyas own zimmerit set.
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Posted by Reaper420 on Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:11 AM
I love Tigers. Gotta put some Tiger in your Tank right? But I also feel there are starting to be too many tiger I kits. I recently started building tiger II's ( or king tigers or tiger royals, whichever you prefer to call them) and I picked up the amusing hobby Lowe (saw it at my LHS and fell in love) and the Dragon tiger P. Felt like I needed some freshness for the stash.

Kick the tires and light the fires!

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Posted by OldGoat on Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:51 AM

Dragon's Tiger 131 arrived today. Wow!

The box is chock full.

Looks like a winner to me.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:35 AM

OldGoat

Dragon's Tiger 131 arrived today. Wow!

The box is chock full.

Looks like a winner to me.

Cool,mines due this week,also pre-ordered the DAK version.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 26, 2015 10:06 AM

Reaper420
I love Tigers. Gotta put some Tiger in your Tank right? But I also feel there are starting to be too many tiger I kits. I recently started building tiger II's ( or king tigers or tiger royals, whichever you prefer to call them) and I picked up the amusing hobby Lowe (saw it at my LHS and fell in love) and the Dragon tiger P. Felt like I needed some freshness for the stash.

I do agree about the Tiger I's, as much as I love em. I got that Lowe kit last year and it looks really nice, and I just got their Neubaufahrzeug last week. Just to have something a bit different in the stash.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, July 26, 2015 10:44 AM
Granted, I have plenty in the stash. But, I already know, eventually, both these new Tigers will end up in the stash too.

Bruce

 

 

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, July 27, 2015 8:34 AM

Looks like there re-issuing 6252 1/35 Pz. Kfz . 181 Tiger-I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.502 L, in August. 

And this one, 1/35 Pz. Kfz . 181 Tiger I Late Production (3 in 1)

And Dragon 6406 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I Late Production (3 in 1).

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R

           

 

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, July 27, 2015 10:12 AM

DantheMan85

Looks like there re-issuing 6252 1/35 Pz. Kfz . 181 Tiger-I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.502 L, in August. 

And this one, 1/35 Pz. Kfz . 181 Tiger I Late Production (3 in 1)

And Dragon 6406 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I Late Production (3 in 1).

Are they accurate kits?Stick out tongue

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, July 27, 2015 11:02 AM

Well they look like Tigers

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Monday, July 27, 2015 11:28 AM

When they released 6252 back in 2005, the kit did not come with engine grills.  But came with other photo-etch parts.

On my Work Bench: Tamiya 1/20 Ferrari F2001.

Up Coming: Revell 1/25 Corvette C7.R

           

 

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, July 27, 2015 11:29 AM

LOL............so does the old 1/25 Tamiya kitWhistling

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Posted by Bish on Monday, July 27, 2015 1:24 PM

Sprue-ce Goose

DantheMan85

Looks like there re-issuing 6252 1/35 Pz. Kfz . 181 Tiger-I Initial Production s.Pz.Abt.502 L, in August. 

And this one, 1/35 Pz. Kfz . 181 Tiger I Late Production (3 in 1)

And Dragon 6406 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.VI Tiger I Late Production (3 in 1).

Are they accurate kits?Stick out tongue

I have the first and last one and they look pretty good to me. In terms of accuracy, especially for the second two, a lot would depend on which vehicle you are building as changes on the production line were almost monthly.

One issue with Tiger I kits is the shape of the turret. They were not symmetrical and many companies have this feature incorrect. But I believe Dragon is one of the companies which have the right shape.

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Posted by Byrden on Monday, July 27, 2015 1:30 PM

They were pretty good, but later releases improved on them...for example, #6600 was an improved version of 6252. The Late Tiger 6253 was very good, but by adding Zimmerit they made it arguably better in 6383.

I don't know what exactly is in these boxes, but I'm sure it's not the same content as in the original release.

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, July 27, 2015 2:24 PM

Bish & Byrden 

Thanks for the info. on those kits.

Good to hear about the turret and later improvements Big SmileYes

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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 2:12 AM

#6253 was one of the superkits with like a 1000 pieces. #6406 is a simplified version with less PE and comes with DS one-run tracks. Both Tigers need zimmerit added.

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Posted by crockett on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 7:26 AM

I sold one of my cyber hobby Tunisians for $450.00 two years ago........glad I did, this release makes those kits valueless....

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:46 AM

$450.00 for a model kit? Crying

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Posted by crockett on Friday, July 31, 2015 3:57 PM

Oh yes, the Cyber Hobby kits were limited release, Furmann, Wittman, Tunisian, I bought two of all of them, one to build and one too...well, .the prices on some of these kits went stratospheric. Some didn't. I sold the STAD gas Panther for $250.......

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Posted by tigerman on Friday, July 31, 2015 7:08 PM

Insane prices. I won't pay over $40, so I wait to get them on sale or wait for someone firesaling them.

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