WWII German Tiger I Late Production

Kit # E72-003

Preview by Rob Haelterman - heman_148(at)hotmail(dot)com

Picture by Al Magnus.

This, to E.T. standards, medium-sized PE set is meant for the Dragon Tiger I Late Production kit (7203), but I believe other Tiger kits (from Dragon or other manufacturers) might use parts of this sheet, if you so desire.
Disclaimer: I don't have the Dragon kit this set is meant for, so I cannot give a complete and objective apprehension of the value of this set.

What does this E.T. sheet give you ?
- Various fittings, clamps, lift hooks and handles. These will definitely improve the kit parts.
- Tools. I've never been convinced by PE tools, except perhaps for a wrench or tow shackle. Items like a shovel will, in my opinion, always look too flat. The multipart extinguisher and jack will be difficult to assemble, and I am not sure if the result will look better than the kit part.
- A tow cables. Necessarily flat.
- MG mount.
- Spare track hangers for the turret.
- A new Rommelkiste. I am not sure how you will manage to fold this correctly. (Perhaps by using the kit part as a support.)
- Periscopes and covers.
- Front and rear mud-flaps.
- New exhaust shrouds.
- Late model rear blackout light.
- Engine grills.
- Lateral fenders.
- A plate with "Tiger I Late Production 1944-1945 1/72", which will look great on a display stand.

In all, a sheet with potential, including parts that are within reach of every modeler with basic PE-experience and some parts to raise the bar for others.

Note that this sheet has little in common with set 72-006 for the early Tiger



Sample kindly provided by John Wreford of Cove Models Ltd.

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Article Last Updated: 16 October 2010