Scale: 1 / 35
The kit's background
This kit is a "de luxe" edition of Rye Field's "Tiger I Early Production", adding to it an interior and some transparent body panels. Compared to the earlier #5003 kit, this one omits the "E" sprue (parts for Initial Tigers) and adds the transparency sprue, while making some small part changes.
This kit builds an Early Tiger of the period March - May 1943. Its interior is apparently copied from the previous "Eastern Front Tiger" kit without correcting any of its faults.
The six optional transparent panels comprise the upper faces of the hull and the entire turret shell. They can be mixed with opaque panels as desired. They omit equipment from the inside turret walls to aid visibility.
This kit has decals for two of Michal Wittmann's Tigers. But Tiger "S04", on the box art, cannot be built from the kit.
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