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Is there any aftermarket zimmerit for the Dragon Tiger I? I got the kit today from a friend and I don't feel like making my own zimmerit (since I have never done that befor) for it. What is the best/most accurate kits? Photo ets or resin?

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Old 08-27-2006, 11:46 AM
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Here are your options:

1) Make your own
2) Use resin zimmerit sheets
3) Use resin conversion sets
4) Use PE zimmerit

Resin Zimmerit
The two most common resin zimmerit makers are Atak and Cavalier. I have not used Cavalier before but have compared both Cavalier and Atak. To my eyes, Atak looks better and more accurate. Both are easy to use. All you need to do is to sand away from the back until the zimmerit panels pop out. Then all that is required is to glue them onto the model kit. Advantages of this is obviously it is faster but also saves you the effort of making the zimmerit around bolts (for eg Sturmtiger, Ferdinand, Elefant) and MG (Tiger I, Panther). Only thing you need to look out for is for shrinkage.

Here is a review on PMMS for Atak.
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/revi...k/atak35032.htm

Resin conversion set
Kirin used to make a Tiger I zimmerit set and included a full turret with interior. It is easy to use but turret is not asymmetrical. I am not sure if it is still available though.

PE Zimmerit
I have not used PE zimmerit as I don't think it looks as good as resin. The ridges of the zimmerit just looks too flat to me. You can PE zimmerit from Eduard, Royal Models. I am not sure if they fit the DML kit though.

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If you don't want to do your own, I would go with Atak. They usually include resin replacement pieces for certain items too.
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I had the resin Zimmerit set from Cavalier's...it looks good...

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Thanx for the help! After seeing the review of the Atak set I ordered it!

Ps. Those "magic tracks" are great with a bit of glue.
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The_Dagger write;


"Thanx for the help! After seeing the review of the Atak set I ordered it!"

Dagger, you could also order AFV-Club Zimmerit tool (AC35003) It is right tool
even those who hate modelling zimmerit in panzer models.




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