which current Dragon kit for a DAK Tiger I

which current Dragon kit for a DAK Tiger I

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:08 pm

February 5th, 2012, 10:09 pm #1

Which Dragon or Cyberspace Hobby kit would be best for a North African Tiger I?

Can the latest 'Leningrad region' be used?

And, yes, I know, I'm 7 years late to the party.
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February 5th, 2012, 10:37 pm #2

Tiger 1 Initial Production 1.Kompanie s.Pz.Abt.501 DAK Tunsia 1942/43

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... nt&id=1136
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Joined: January 26th, 2004, 11:30 pm

February 5th, 2012, 11:13 pm #3

Which Dragon or Cyberspace Hobby kit would be best for a North African Tiger I?

Can the latest 'Leningrad region' be used?

And, yes, I know, I'm 7 years late to the party.
...you're 7 years late to the party!

The best quality kit for a tank of s.Pz.Abt. 501 would be this;



but it's now an expensive collector's item. This comes next;



and finally this;



The Leningrad kits that you asked about;



are unfortunately lacking the fenders, mudguards, Feifel system, front headlight supports, special turret bin, decals, exhaust shields, and other bits that the African Tigers carried.

If you're willing to build the tanks of s.Pz.Abt. 504 then more kits become applicable. What was your intent?

David
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February 6th, 2012, 2:31 am #4

Tiger 1 Initial Production 1.Kompanie s.Pz.Abt.501 DAK Tunsia 1942/43

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... nt&id=1136
......but it ain't gonna happen......not with ridiculous stupid ebay prices.
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February 6th, 2012, 2:39 am #5

...you're 7 years late to the party!

The best quality kit for a tank of s.Pz.Abt. 501 would be this;



but it's now an expensive collector's item. This comes next;



and finally this;



The Leningrad kits that you asked about;



are unfortunately lacking the fenders, mudguards, Feifel system, front headlight supports, special turret bin, decals, exhaust shields, and other bits that the African Tigers carried.

If you're willing to build the tanks of s.Pz.Abt. 504 then more kits become applicable. What was your intent?

David
My fears were confirmed.

Looks like it's going to be the Tamiya route with a crapload of aftermarket.

I want to do a Tunisian Tiger from Pz. Abt 501.

Unfortunately I'm having one heck of a time trying to find WWII Productions, Karaya or MasterClub tracks. It seems Friul is all that's out there.

Does the AFV Club Tiger I workable track (early) work with the Tamiya kit?




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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

February 6th, 2012, 1:18 pm #6

......but it ain't gonna happen......not with ridiculous stupid ebay prices.
Yes the Dragon one was excellent but unless you want to pony up some $$$$ your best bet is the very good Tamiya offering. There is nothing really horribly wrong with it, and throw in some new tracks and a decent p-e set and you are good to go
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February 6th, 2012, 3:14 pm #7

My fears were confirmed.

Looks like it's going to be the Tamiya route with a crapload of aftermarket.

I want to do a Tunisian Tiger from Pz. Abt 501.

Unfortunately I'm having one heck of a time trying to find WWII Productions, Karaya or MasterClub tracks. It seems Friul is all that's out there.

Does the AFV Club Tiger I workable track (early) work with the Tamiya kit?



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Joined: April 5th, 2005, 10:53 pm

February 6th, 2012, 5:39 pm #8

My fears were confirmed.

Looks like it's going to be the Tamiya route with a crapload of aftermarket.

I want to do a Tunisian Tiger from Pz. Abt 501.

Unfortunately I'm having one heck of a time trying to find WWII Productions, Karaya or MasterClub tracks. It seems Friul is all that's out there.

Does the AFV Club Tiger I workable track (early) work with the Tamiya kit?



Just wondering...

Scott G
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

February 6th, 2012, 6:00 pm #9

In most instances. Their German halftrack tracks are not the best, but for the big heavy tanks like the Panther, Tiger, Elefant, Stalin, etc. Friuls are great.

Cost is probably their main down side...
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February 6th, 2012, 6:12 pm #10

Just wondering...

Scott G
but hey, that may be an option.
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