As it reached the Eastern Front in late 1942 the Tiger was proved to be unmatched in long range duels. Impenetrable from the front and almost immune from the sides on medium ranges its 88mm cannon reaped grim harvests among the ranks of the Russian tanks. Some Heavy Tank battalions sported 13:1 kill ratio in armor versus armor engagements! However mechanical problems and the fact that both Allies and Soviets outproduced it with smaller cheaper tanks meant it did not turn the war as Germany hoped.

Introduction

This is a wargaming kit made by Plastic Soldier in the 1/100 scale (15mm). Needless to say i was hyped about this one after the Panther that i assembled. Boy, i was not disappointed!

PSC Tiger

The sprue.

Assembly Process

The kit can be made into either Early, Mid or Late production. I chose the Late period.

PSC Tiger

Tracks.

I started with the tracks this time just to randomize things a little. They are extremely easy to assemble.

PSC Tiger

Wheels snap together from 2 sides.

PSC Tiger

Next add the tracks.

PSC Tiger

And done.

Now we go to the turret which has a moderate amount of parts.

PSC Tiger

Turret pieces.

PSC Tiger

Adding the gun to the turret.

PSC Tiger

Adding all the details to the turret.

I made a mistake that you should not do. The top hatch should me mounted pointing towards the 9 o’clock position. As you can see mine is 12 o’clock.

Finally, the hull. Simplicity in itself. As you can see there’s not much to assemble as most of the detail is precasted with excellent quality onto the pieces already.

PSC Tiger

Hull pieces.

PSC Tiger

Hull done without details.

With the hull completed it is now time to assemble the whole machine out of the 2 tracks, the hull and the turret.

PSC Tiger

Final step.

I made another mistake in mounting the special exhaust. It would have been fine for Early/Mid version probably but Late version never saw North Africa fighting.

And the cat is now complete. Good looking and extremely crisp joining and details.

PSC Tiger

Left side view.

PSC Tiger

Front view.

PSC Tiger

Right side view.

PSC Tiger

Back view.

Evaluation

Plastic Quality 4.5 (Very Good) Very Good. Hard plastic. No flash on the pieces.
Number of Details 5 (Perfect) Nothing that needs to be added.
Instructions 4.5 (Very Good) Easy to follow.
Building Time 4.5 (Very Good) Under 15 minutes!
Enjoyment 5 (Perfect) An easy to assemble but lots of details Tiger? Yes, please!

I don’t think I even need to say it. An excellent kit to have in your arsenal. Easy to assemble but still not sacrificing any detail which is a big plus for me.

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