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Italeri's Tiger I (Late) w/zimmerit
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Posted: Monday, March 01, 2010 - 03:31 AM UTC
Tom Cromwell reviews and builds Italeriís recently re-issued late-production Tiger I with zimmerit.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, March 01, 2010 - 07:57 AM UTC
A couple of things one might do to improve the kit:

The support legs on the engine hatch should be just behind the handles, as you can see on this Sturmtiger:




Dragon provide two covers for the heater port, one representing the loose part. It just needs the bolt heads added back. So there should be plenty of these in the modelling community's spares boxes.

The hook on the engine hatch should be moved:




David
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 04:06 PM UTC
Great review. I really enjoyed building the Initial/Early version of this kit. It was a real challenge and worth the effort if you prefer a 'craftsman' kit for a change of pace.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:49 PM UTC
David,

Thanks for the info! (I have another one in the stash that will benefit...)

Tom
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Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 02:11 AM UTC
Thank you Tom and David. I've got one of these in the pile and lookforward to your notes being all over my Bench of Chaos sometime in the future!
Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC
"kit turret sides are symmetrical...nobody got it right (or even recognized the problem) until recently"

Define "recently". I discovered this issue and published it in a modelling magazine in 1994.


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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 05:05 AM UTC
What!! You dug up a 9 1/2 yr old review just to criticize it?
Byrden
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 06:07 AM UTC
See, you're making my point for me.
A decade is not "recently" .

David
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 06:33 AM UTC
I am curious, though, why you didn't state this in 2010 when you first commented on this thread?

Wouldn't it have been more relevant then?
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 06:44 AM UTC
Didn't read the review then.

But now I'm writing notes about the kit.
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 06:49 AM UTC
Next time I'll bury the review with a stake through its heart, to keep it from rising...

David, feel free to point out any of my blunders - my knowledge of Tigers wasn't anywhere near as advanced nine years ago. (And the field was a LOT less crowded then too - with only Tamiya, Dragon, Academy, and Italeri to choose from. Now it seems we can't move for another new Tiger from a new manufacturer! Shermans are going the same way these days...)
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 08:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Didn't read the review then.




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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 08:49 AM UTC
Tom, well done mate...you made this kit look great, I have the WOT (World of Tanks) Version kit of the same vehicle and vowed never to do another one as it was a pig of a thing to build with those vague instructions (as you said, reference material needed...!). Well done mate.