Tamiya or Dragon Jagdtiger?
Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:51 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:28 PM
+1 on the Dragon (Revell reboxed it by the way.. Cheaper, though without any of the nice photo etched bits..).. There is one thing to remember.. The kit is based on the Jagdtiger at the Aberdeen proving grounds, which had its recoil dampers drained and then they fired the gun before abandoning it. This means that the barrel is modelled after the one that's stuck in full recoil position. You'll need to add a quarter of an inch or so of shim behind it. Basically lining the widest part of the taper on the barrel up with the mantlet.
The recent Dragon Jagdtiger is newly tooled plus it comes with a very nicely done moulded on zimmerit. I do know the earlier one you mean which was repopped by Revell.
As regards which one then the Tamiya kit will be easier to put together but the Dragon kit does come with etchy bits in the box and having looked at the instructions APPEARS to be pretty straightforward (although read them carefully cos Dragon do like to throw in a few howlers)
This is the new one;
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:18 PM
I'm trying (or planning to) get all the 'crazy' German armour...Sturmtiger, Jagdtiger, Elefant, Brummbar and so on along with the King Tiger, Panther, Stug III, Jagdpanther, Jagdpanzer and, well, i'm sure there will be others!
Edited by DaveJL, 26 November 2012 - 06:21 PM.