About this detail of the Tiger
This is a finely detailed kit that unfortunately contains no optional parts to allow for the many changes made to the Early Tiger's design at different times. Therefore it accurately represents only those Tigers built in a short period from January to February 1943.
The kit includes 3 decal options. This article addresses the question of how accurate is the kit for its own decals.
Option A: Tiger "224", s.Pz.Abt. 502 :
Two photos of this tank are known. It seems to be a good match to the kit, although it is impossible to see whether the mantlet was of the flat type that the kit provides.
Option B: Tiger "23", s.Pz.Abt. 505 :
This battalion numbered its Tigers with 3-digit numbers, and no photographic record of a "23" is known.
Option C: Tiger "131", s.Pz.Abt. 501 :
This was a typical African Tiger, dating from earlier than the one built by the kit. The differences include the fenders, the front hull edges, the storage of the rear toolbox, and most obviously the turret storage bin. Correcting all of these errors would be difficult.
In conclusion; this kit can be accurate for only one of the decal sets included in it, and those are in question. But it's worth noting that the kit must be a very accurate representation of some Tigers issued to s.Pz.Abt. 503, 504 and 505, if decals for them can be obtained.
 DW to Tiger 1