Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 05:55 AM UTC
Meng Model provides an option to display your Tiger II in a workshop scenario.
Meng Model's The German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Turret Maintenance Stand & Muzzle Cover (SPS-061) is a resin kit for the two Meng King Tiger kits. After installing the interiors, the turret can be placed on the maintenance stand to show all the details in the turret basket. At the same time, you can also see the hull interiors. The muzzle cover designed by digital sculpting will add some unique features to your King Tiger.

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Great idea and very original. Of course, like all the other Meng resin accessories, if you want it you will have to pay dearly for it. Based on the photo and other kits in this range, it will probably be at least $40-50 USD.
APR 24, 2018 - 07:11 AM
Hmm, this is actually interesting to me and I normally don't do a lot of aftermarket extras. I received the Takom KT as a gift so didn't buy the Meng version, but this should theoretically fit the Takom, right?
APR 24, 2018 - 08:00 AM
Yes, Very interesting and original. Would this work for other tanks, or just the KT? Iím thinking a Tiger. Would make for an interesting dip, being pushed into combat by four helpless guys... Would this also be used for gunnery practice?
APR 24, 2018 - 08:44 AM
Yes let's build tank factory diorama
APR 24, 2018 - 11:54 AM
Wow, incredible idea. I might need to buy a KT now. As asked previously, was this a special hoist for KTs omly or could it be used for Panthers and Tigers also? Thanks In advance. /Stefan
APR 24, 2018 - 11:57 AM
I can't be the only one who would love to see a modern turret stand, like for a Bradley or an M1 Abrams turret? Maybe with some modern service tools for a garage-type dio? There's a lot of WWII tools out there already.
APR 24, 2018 - 05:38 PM
Dunno, my tank's tool bag was probably from World War II. (Circa 1990) The tools were equally ancient except for the occasional Craftsman replacement. How much have wrenches and sockets changed since World War II. Even the freaking firing circuit tester was nearly identical to the one pictured in a Sherman manual. Check BII layout photos from Sherman's to M47 to M60 to M1 and not as much has changed as you'd think. Most of the electronic equipment is little more than wires and key pads. Ever see a turret mechanic do the whole diagnosis and repair for the fire controls on an M1?
APR 24, 2018 - 06:12 PM
It would never survive as a practice stand; its not built for it as this was only to wheel a turret around on the shop floor. The actual base for target practice was a large cement slab similar to a Pantherturm and was permanently afixed into position. I doubt that they even easily turned. Something as powerful as the main gun on a King Tiger would probably flip the thing over.
APR 25, 2018 - 02:39 AM
Oh, and I completely forgot to mention how much I like this option for display, and the addition of the muzzle break cover is just more icing on the cake!
APR 25, 2018 - 02:40 AM

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