from Greensboro, NC United States
Overall, this is an awesome model. That said, I did have a few issues. The rear fender plates are next to impossible to attach flush, and I ended up having to superglue them on. Also, it comes with the option for open or closed hatches. The hole for the driver's hatch was not drilled on my model, which means that I am likely going to have to go with the closed hatch option. That isn't the worst thing in the world, as the driver has SS flashes on his collar. The Waffen-SS had no armored regiments in North Africa, and certainly no Tigers, which belonged to either schwere panzerabteilung 501 or 504. Again, not a huge deal, and it could likely be easily removed or painted over. Finally, the locking tabs on my turret ring had a bit of extra material on them, which made the initial fit very tight. I had to do a little sanding before it would turn. Overall, these issues weren't enough to change my mind about anything. A great model that displays well.
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Collector Showcase Afrika Korp Tiger
January 13, 2013
from Virginia Beach, VA United States
I was very pleased with the Tiger however the Tiger was missing the locking mechanism on the underside of the turret. Also was missing the numbered issue card. I have contacted Brian Levy at Collectors Showcase and he says he will forward me the missing parts, will keep you posted.