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Poll: Tiger 1 &2 kit

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  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Lamarque,Texas
Posted by uspsjuan on Monday, June 24, 2019 7:22 AM
Thanks everyone! So much to look into now. Decisions decisions ….maybe I'll just get them all !!!
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    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, June 21, 2019 5:08 AM

Meng Tiger II kits are the best as you have the option to get the interior as a separate add on kit. Their instructions are clear, easy to follow and detailed. You can get both turret types, initial and series.

the detail of the actual parts are really good, crisp and the plastic is good quality. You can add to these kits with Friul metal tracks that fit perfectly and give the realistic sag and look, also Aber do a range of barrels and muzzle brakes that were fitted to the two turrets which while adding to the cost just add the edge of crispness to the barrel and also means you have no seam to deal with.

I would recommend Rye Field Models' latest Tiger I offering. It has clear turret etc parts and a complete interior. You can always paint the clear parts if you wish or go your own way! Again look at Friul tracks and match them to the vehicle, early, mid or late, this means you will have some reading to do! Not sure about metal barrel at the moment. Will have to do some looking around.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 5:43 PM

Tojo72

You would just see it thru the open hatches,unless you do something diffrent,some don't glue the roof of the turret so you can open it,others might do a cut out opening parts of the hull.

 

Ditto I like to leave some sections loose so the seldom seen interior can be visible. I have several armor kits with interiors including 4, 6 and 8 rad armored cars.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:51 PM

For ease of buildibility, the Tamiya  kits are great.  Dragons are great as well.  You just have too pay more attention to little things, but they are very nice as well.  Dragon does nice zimmerit on some of their kits.  They don't have interiors.  I think that interiors, although nicely done, are a new gimmick added on to get us old timers to buy their new kits.  I admit , I've been suckered a few times.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:27 AM

You would just see it thru the open hatches,unless you do something diffrent,some don't glue the roof of the turret so you can open it,others might do a cut out opening parts of the hull.

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Lamarque,Texas
Posted by uspsjuan on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:13 AM
Thank you for your responses! I hadn't considered an interior. how are they seen once the hull is closed up? I have never built on with anything more than could be seen through a hatch.
  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, June 17, 2019 8:36 PM

I have several Tigers from Dragon, Tamiya, Takom and Rye Fields. IMO Takom and Rye Fields make the best Tigers complete with full interiors. . 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, June 17, 2019 6:08 AM

For accuracy Dragon's Tiger I 's are very good,I am not a great builder by any means,but I have built guite a few of them without any issues,despite sometimes comfusing directions,but they make a very nice Tiger I

The resident Tiger expert Mr Bryden has this site which may prove helpful

http://tiger1.info/kits.html

I have also enjoyed their Tiger II's

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, June 16, 2019 11:31 PM

I have no opinion on the Tiger kits but I will say that I cleared a lot of my stash out 4 or 5 years ago for different reasons.  Getting back into it a couple years ago, I've found that it's not a bad thing.  Manufacturers change, tastes change.  It's like when you sell your old car and buy a new one and the technology differences are mind boggling.  Apologies for the tangent, but some what relevant - carry on

BTW a poll capability would be a nice feature on the forum.

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Lamarque,Texas
Poll: Tiger 1 &2 kit
Posted by uspsjuan on Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:23 PM

I an looking for opinions on the best kit of the Tiger 1 and 2 ( King Tiger ). By best i mean 1) accuracy 

2) clearity of instructions

3)mold quality

4) paint guide

Money issues a couple of years ago dictated i sell a big chunk of my stash to pay bills. Fast foward a few years and everything is back on track. So I would like to start replacing the kits that i had to sell, preferably with up-to-date kits. So first up is the Tiger 1&2 . I know everyone has their own favorites so thats why i asked for OPINIONS.   Thanks everyone!

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