Sunday, 13 May 2012

Review 1/72 Zvezda Tiger tank

I've decided to down the dark path with my KGN Germans and picked up a tiger, I was torn between a resin cast model and a "normal" kit and decided to gamble on a kit...

So I grabbed a Zvezda Tiger, now I was interested to see how good this would be as the stuff I've picked up from them previously hasn't been too bad and with the "snap fit" claim lets see how this bad boy goes together!














so the instructions for the kit well laid out and quite easy to follow and half English & Russian so educational at the same time!


















pic's of the sprues, 


















interesting to note that most of the road wheels are in one piece


















the lower hull and rubber type tracks, 


















so after a bit of clipping, removing some mold lines and gluing I had one tiger, took about 90ish minutes so not a overly complicated kit but the amount of stuff you stick on the top of the hull is quite alot!

next to a armourfast stug & plastic soldier company panzer 














Different view














On its own next to hanz the grenadier














rear detail


















other side.. 














and the front















So actual thoughts on the kit...

Pro: Its pretty good for the price and the detail is nice as well, with plenty of extra bits that you can plonk on it, no idea what some of the bits are though but it looks cool, The snap together type construction makes it really easy to throw together.

Con: Its an early tiger production kit it would be better for the eastern front rather than the Normandy theatre due to the lack of the anti-mine paste but if that doesn't bother you then its worth picking up. The track units are a bit of a pain in the arse, I managed to get one of the sides spot on the other I didn't so doesn't look "perfect" but at gaming table distance you wouldn't notice anyway!

Overall I'm happy with the kit and value for money its not bad, and even though its a model kit it feels "gamer" proof!

So does anyone have any other model kits that they would recommend?