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Airfix- Tiger I "Late"

Kit Number:
A1364
Scale:
1:35
Published:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Manufacturer:
Airfix
Retail Price:
44.39USD
Reviewed By:
Henry Milton

Tiger I (late production)

Kit Number: A1364

Scale: 1/35

Manufacturer: AIRFIX

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The history the Tiger I, as well as its dominance as a subject in the modeling world, is well known and highly documented; Nuf said.

Airfix continues its recent release of reboxed Academy kits with this Tiger I (late). Having had the pleasure of conducting a build review on another of these releases I was happy to get this kit in the mail. When I cracked open the box, I was struck by the quality of the sprues. The parts look crisp. This kit traces its lineage back 25 years or so. It stands up well for its age.

Eleven sprues in tan plastic

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, lower hull,

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rubber band tracks,

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a small PE fret, polycaps, string and decals are contained in individual plastic bags.

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The instructions are presented on light weight, gloss paper stock. 16 steps are covered over 12 pages in a booklet format. 2 decal/camo options are presented in color on the last 2 pages.

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I have reviewed the web history on this kit and there are some detail issues that have been documented. I would still add this kit to the stash/build list. Now each modeler will have a choice when they pick up this kit. Build as is, for an enjoyable, less intense and time heavy project, add some detail culled from the stash or get all the aftermarket goodies and go wild. This model is suited to either, any and all between. That, along with price, is the top selling point. This is a great base to explore and develop skills at a great price. Get one and enjoy.

Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders pending full build review.

Thanks goes out to AIRFIX for this review kit.

Reviewed by Henry Milton

 

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