About this detail of the Tiger
The Rye Field kit does not provide enough equipment to model every Tiger of s.Pz.Abt.501 "out of the box", but it can be converted. The decal sheet is extensive and supports this.
There were 20 Tigers in s.Pz.Abt.501 in Tunisia, and they were renumbered twice. The kit provides many digits, enough to number most of these Tigers at most times in their life, but not all of them.
The headquarters Tigers, 01 and 02, are not covered.
There are insufficient digits for Tiger 111.
Some Tigers had digits on their turret bin as well as their turret sides. There are not enough decals to cover Tigers 213, 231, or 813.
The decal sheet contains "7" digits, suggesting that it covers the time when these Tigers were in the 7th company of Panzer Regiment 7. But when the Tigers were painted with new numbers, a different font was used. The decal sheet does not cover Tigers 712, 722, or 724 for this reason.
The complete list of Tigers in the 7th company is not known, but it seems that the following Tigers existed and could be marked up with the decals provided in the kit: 711, 721, 731, 732.
The decal sheet has other limitations. Tigers with the "stalking tiger" symbol, usually carried 3 copies of it; but Rye Field's decal sheet provides only two. Some Tigers had names written on them; the sheet provides two of these names, but omits others, for example "Janny" which was written on Tiger 241. The complete list of names is not known.
About half of the Tigers carried a small red tactical symbol on the front plate. This is not provided by Rye Field Model.