This, to E.T. standards,
medium-sized PE set is meant for Dragon's Tiger I Late Production
(kit 7370), but I believe other Tiger kits might use parts of this
sheet (from Dragon or others), if you so desire.
Disclaimer: I don't have the
Dragon kit this set is meant for, so I cannot give a complete and
objective apprehension of the value of this set.
What does this E.T. sheet give you
- Various fittings, clamps, lift hooks and handles. These will definitely
improve the kit parts.
- Tools. I've never been convinced by PE tools, except perhaps for
a wrench or tow shackle. Items like a shovel will, in my opinion,
always look too flat. The multipart extinguisher, Notek and jack
will be difficult to assemble, and I am not sure if the result will
look better than the corresponding kit part.
and rear mud-flaps. These look very good and will improve scale
thickness, and facilitate the simulation of battle damage.
- Detail for the area around the transmission.
Periscopes and covers.
- New Rommelkisten. I am not sure
how you will manage to fold this correctly. (Perhaps by using the
kit part as a support.)
- S-minen attachments.
- Holders for the spare tracks on the bow.
- Weld seams. I don't know about kit
7370, but the kits I have (7251
"Mid Production" and 7357
"Fehrman") do not have convincing weld marks, so I
guess this is valid for all Dragon Tigers. Then again, I don't see
why E.T. did not include the separate sprue with PE weld marks in
all of their Tiger sets. (E.g. set 72-003
does not contain them; actually both sets have little in common.)
- A plate with "Tiger I Initial
Production 1/72" and elephant insignia, which will look great
on a display stand.
In all, a sheet with potential, including
parts that are within reach of every modeler with basic PE-experience
and some parts to raise the bar for others.
Sample kindly provided by John Wreford of Cove Models Ltd.