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AFV Club Tiger I Late Version 1/48
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California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 07:23 AM UTC
Ted Hayward provides a Build review of AFV Club's Tiger I Sd.Kfz.181 Ausf.E, Late Version in 1/48th scale.

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:17 PM UTC
Nice review,I have a few 1/48 scale AFV kits and they seem to be of a uniformely high standard in terms of historical accuracy and detail...just wondering if they are significantly better than the Tamiya 1/48 kits which probably have the advantage of ease of assembly if for those who don't want to spend quite so much time on a smaller scale kit.
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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 11:45 PM UTC
I would say that this Tiger is better then the a Tamiya Tiger,more detailed,no steel hull,separately molded tools and a small PE fret.The only thing I thought was better was Tamiya's link and length tracks.

Also the molded zimm.looks pretty good.
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Posted: Friday, February 20, 2015 - 09:01 PM UTC
Both Skybow/AFV Club's Tiger l's are superior to Tamiya's, although I really don't see the point of the tiny screws to hold on the AFV's roadwheels. Overall detail and fit are better also on the AFV Club kits. On my one and only Tamiya Tiger, the one piece plastic hull top was more than 1 mm narrower than the metal hull bottom, requiring full length shimming on both sides to keep the top centered. The molded zimmerit on AFV Club Late Tiger l is very well done, especially seeing as it is in 1/48 scale. I believe a Panther and Jagdpanther were announced, but were abandoned - probably because of Tamiya's releases. Sadly, AVF Club seems to have totally abandoned this scale after the Sd Kfz 251 C.