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Old 08-24-2009, 04:57 AM
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I haven't studied the Early kit for accuracies, so I cannot comment on that, but if the Early is anything like the Late Tiger kit from Skybow / AFV Club, it has the best fit of any kit I've ever built. It's even better than Tamiya. And the level of detail is way beyond Tamiya in this scale, and you will not have to suffer the fancy metal lower hull tub.

Now, here's my late Tiger:



Coops, slam your together and get some paint on it!

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Old 08-24-2009, 10:18 PM
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How's your head Steve? Hope you can show us some pics of this Tiger mate.
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The head's come good thanks [getting to old for hang-overs]. I'll add some pics now that I've built some of the kit.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:22 PM
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I haven't studied the Early kit for accuracies, so I cannot comment on that, but if the Early is anything like the Late Tiger kit from Skybow / AFV Club, it has the best fit of any kit I've ever built. It's even better than Tamiya. And the level of detail is way beyond Tamiya in this scale, and you will not have to suffer the fancy metal lower hull tub.

Now, here's my late Tiger:



Coops, slam your together and get some paint on it!

Arild
Good work Arild , love ya little kitty. I've tried to slap the kit together and this is where I got to last night.
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[BTW, thanks for look'n in on me ]
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:38 PM
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Ok today's post. This is as far as I got last night.
The kit does fit very well [but it does have quirks]. David B. told us in his post above that this kit "is" the Bovington Tiger and you can see that damage to the mantel on the loader's side [two strikes] has been replicated almost exactly [but not the big one on the gunners side ].
Anyway I would like to see AFV revisit this kit and ramp up some of the short comings [in line with DML's who must be seen as the benchmark]. I'm not talking about just the topic but some of the things that detract from the kit like the air intake hoses to and from the pre-cleaners. I found that area to be toy-ish.
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1st two photos are to show the damaged mantel [I don't know who owns this photo and I hope he don't mind my use here ].

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Old 08-24-2009, 10:43 PM
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Are there are any problems not listed here?

David
BTW [by the way ], David, the hand starter plate on the hull rear is upside down on the kit. The part [A15] has a key locator so I know it wasn't me .
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Dear Steve,...good luck on this new project...IŽll be following with a big interes!

Thanks for sharing!

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Old 08-24-2009, 10:51 PM
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Now this is where I got to in about 3 hours so she will not be a spectacular example of skills on my part and I've tried my best not to get stuck in to thing and detail the hell out of it as is my want on most other builds [I've only ever done two OOTB builds since I got back into the hobby in the late 80's].
The kit so far



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Old 08-24-2009, 10:58 PM
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Dear Steve,...good luck on this new project...IŽll be following with a big interes!

Thanks for sharing!

Luiz.
Hi Luiz, it's a good kit with a lot of potential for super detailing if you want something to do over a long-ish time frame.
Thanks for looking in and the support I get from all of you is great .
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:03 PM
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Sorry about the poor photos but there all I can get out of my gear .
The smoke pots on the turret and despite my best efforts I couldn't help myself and had a quick twiddle.



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Now the s-mines [which I've added due to half the mounting being molded on].



The back one
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