Few days ago I was recieved post package with new model of PzKpfw-VI Ausf B King Tiger (late) w/Interior (ICM 35364). And today we take a look inside the box with this model from ukrainian manufacturer ICM. Kit made in 1/35 scale and has a full interior and separate track links.
Box-art is amazing and very brutal, I think. This picture made by artist Vladimir Booth.
So, now it’s time to open the box with this “armored and dangerous predator”. Box contains 19 sprues of gray plastic with 703 details, 11 photoetched parts, decal sheet and assembly/painting gude. Details are perfect quality and has a nice detalization.
Model has a fully detailed interior (transmission, battle compartment, full of ammo, engine and turret interior). Of course, this is not extra-hardcore complectation (as we can see in MiniArt’s Interior Kits), but this “King Tiger” can be very difficult for begginers. But modellers with medium experience and experts – are welcome, this kit for You!
This model also has a separate track links and few photoetched details, which add an extra realism to this kit.
You can build Your King Tiger in four variants:
- PzKpfw-VI Ausf B, s.Pz.Abt. Feldherrnhalle, Hungary, March 1945
- PzKpfw-VI Ausf B, s.Pz.Abt. 503, Danzig, March 1945
- PzKpfw-VI Ausf B, s.Pz.Abt. 501, Ardennes, December 1944
- PzKpfw-VI Ausf B, Stab/s.Pz.Abt. 501, Ardennes, December 1944
Test-build of this King Tiger coming soon!
I think, fully detailed interior, separate track links and very famous prototype make this model very attractive for all medium-experienced modellers and experts. Highly recommended!
Thanks to the ICM-team for this amazing “King Tiger”!!!
And in final, short historical note about King Tiger from Wikipedia:
The Tiger II is a German heavy tank of the Second World War. The final official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, often shortened to Tiger B. The ordnance inventory designation was Sd.Kfz. 182. It is also known under the informal name Königstiger (the German name for the Bengal tiger), often translated literally as Royal Tiger, or somewhat incorrectly as King Tiger by Allied soldiers, especially by American forces.
The Tiger II was the successor to the Tiger I, combining the latter’s thick armour with the armour sloping used on the Panther medium tank. The tank weighed almost 70 tonnes, and was protected by 100 to 185 mm (3.9 to 7.3 in) of armour to the front. It was armed with the long barrelled 8.8 cm KwK 43 L/71 anti-tank cannon. The chassis was also the basis for the Jagdtiger turretless tank destroyer.
The Tiger II was issued to heavy tank battalions of the Army and the Waffen-SS. It was first used in combat with 503rd Heavy Panzer Battalion during the Allied Invasion of Normandy on 11 July 1944; on the Eastern Front, the first unit to be outfitted with Tiger IIs was the 501st Heavy Panzer Battalion, which by 1 September 1944 listed 25 Tiger IIs operational.