Scale: 1 / 35
The kit's background
This accessory set contains replacement parts for Rye Field's "Bergepanzer Tiger 1". It provides a molded-on Zimmerit texture that is lacking from the Rye Field kit. This particular Tiger had been damaged and some of its Zimmerit was missing; the Atak kit attempts to replicate that effect.
The set contains a turret shell and mantlet plus side hatch, hull side and rear walls, a glacis plate, and a hull upper front wall. There is also a sheet with a few stick-on Zimmerit patches intended for specific places.
Rye Field's kit has some accuracy errors; it lacks the small Befehlstiger fittings that were present on the real Bergetiger, and it also has a version mismatch. Atak unfortunately did not use this opportunity to correct the kit's errors.
The right-side hull wall should have the socket for the mast antenna; this is not provided by Atak. The side walls do have the welded mount points for side skirts. However they lack the S-mine support at the rear corner.
The rear hull wall is lacking the C-hook holder between the exhausts, and the four welded mounts for the antenna tube (the tube itself was not carried by the Bergetiger). The mounts for the exhaust shields are all present and correct. However, eight mounts for the Feifel system are also missing from Atak's part. There is also no indication of the S-mine launcher support arm that should be present at each corner. Rye Field's parts for this are incorrect and it would have been nice to get corrected arms with this set.
The turret shell has the correct "wide" vision ports and cut-away armour at the chin. It lacks the plugged-up pistol port that was highly visible on the real tank. Also missing from Atak's turret are the weld marks where the Borgward antenna and the spare track holders used to be.