Mad Steve 21,924 Posted May 23 Report Share Posted May 23 Morning Everyone * I thought the GB ended the end of this month, but we have another month to go, so let's do something else. Everyone into tanks probably built the old Airfix Tiger from yonks ago. I was trying to build all the British tanks. None of them were painted, but they were magic to me, I loved building them. I recall my parents went away for a weekend or something and came back with two of the Historic series dioramas they had found in a market somewhere, the El Alamein and Guadacanal sets The Tiger was in this set. I can remember it wasn't an easy build, all those wheels, but I eventually got it together. The new 1/72nd Tiger is a whole new kettle of fish (and there's no short shots, well done Airfix, Good Boy, Pat Pat Pat ) You've probably seen pictures of the new Tiger, and they look like this Forget that pic, what a completely shite picture to promote your product. Okay, my Tiger comes from the Firely/Tiger set I'm not that fond of Tigers because it always seems that its either an Otto Carius or Michael Wittman one. (In truth, there were only ever 2 Tigers made, one each captained by one of the above, honest ) This one tho, is even better, because its James Bonds Tiger... Yeeeeeees I know, Its Michael Bloody Wittman. See, told you... The runners look quite good actually. The third runner down is the easy build tracks, but really not that easy because they leave you with a join line all the way around... This is where I said, right then, let's get on with it. But wait, there's more.... Construction started and is well underway. The Hull fits together nicely, but there is an issue with the sides, they don't fit properly, but easy to fix by removing the lips on the inside of the full. The detail isn't bad, but a lot of it is molded on, well I'd say 98% of it really. The Turret has issues, and I couldn't find out why it didn't fit properly, So I just superglued it together. Once the turret is finished you need to open up the turret ring a smidge and trim the tabs down so that the turret can actually fit in the hole. The flash suppressor needs some attention as well, as its actually 1.5mm too short. Yeah there are a couple of issues but still this is a big improvement over the old one, and we haven't finished yet. Right, wheels next... 2 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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