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1:16 Hobby Boss Tiger I need advice

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Hello everyone, I finally dug my Tiger I and starting to get the model bench cleaned off. I read Mike's review here on it and a few other posts. Tiger I being my favorite tank and I am not a expert on these but do have the book The Modeler's Guide to the Tiger Tank. My question is from what I have read here that it sounds like this is a mixture of the productions and it falls more in the mid to late production with some early production features. Which production is this going to be the easiest one to model? Or is this going to involve tracking down Tamiya plastic sprues in order to add to this model. Also does anyone know if the AM people been making sets for the Hobby Boss Tiger?

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It is a little bit of a mixed bag combining both early and mid production features. I think it is best to stick to making a mid production as that would require less work and will save you from having to source new tracks and the Feifel air filter system.

Aber have released a comprehensive PE set while Voyager have released front / rear fenders and sideskirts. Schumo make a variety of metal items designed for the Tamiya kit which could also be used. Atak do a full zimmerit set if you do not want to tackle that job yourself. You should be able to source all the parts you need and it is worth checking out some of the upgrades for henglong RC tanks as many of them can be used on the hobbyboss kit.

Take a look at the following link, it will give you an idea of what is available. http://www.welshdragonmodels.co.uk/tiger-1-9-c.asp

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Matt182, Thanks for the link. It does show a lot of very good AM parts for this tank.

I think I finally settled on what tiger to do. In Osprey book Modeling the Tiger I there is a build of 321 SS.PzAbt.101 Normandy 1944. Was it true that they had blue numbers with a white outline?

The other one I was thinking of was Wittman's tank 007.

suggestions on which one or someone have any other suggestions for a mid production tiger.

Dan

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a build of 321 SS.PzAbt.101 Normandy 1944.

The other one I was thinking of was Wittman's tank 007.

suggestions on which one or someone have any other suggestions for a mid production tiger.

Dan

Tiger 321 looks like a match for the kit ( except for the kit's errors, see http://tiger1.info/EN/HB82601-errors.html )

007 was a Command Tiger of a later date, and in fact I think it had steel wheels. You would have to make a few changes for accuracy.

David

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David, thanks for the link that shows some of the errors of the kit. It appears a lot of them won't take much to fix them. It looks like it is going to be Tiger tank 321. Just have to continue picking up some AM a little at a time. Dan

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Greetings everyone. I need some advice or better yet colored pictures. I am about to start on my Tiger I and was wondering what color should the interior of the engine compartment be? What color the fuel tanks and the fan compartments also. Thanks and early Happy New Years.

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Might pay you to post this in the Armour discussion by era part, May get more looks and replies than in the 1/16 part

Smaller scale I know but the colours will still apply to yours

Sorry I don't know the answers

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I recently bought the ATAK Zimmerit set for this Hobbyboss kit. It's expensive, but I don't have the skills or patience to reproduce the Zimm using putty. The ATAK set is very nicely made and should look amazing once painted and weathered. The bits I have mated up to the plastic fitted it like a glove. 

 

There is also a rubber Zimmerit set (produced to fit the Heng Long RC kit) which can be made to fit the HB Tiger with a bit of subtle persuasion.  There is an on-line article detailing how to fit the rubber set on the Hobbyboss.    

 

Chris. 

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