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Cyber Hobby King Tiger Initial
Teacher
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 03:48 AM UTC
Here''s a first look at the new King Tiger Initial Production from Cyber Hobby.................start sourcing that zimmerit!

Vinnie

Cyber Hobby King Tiger Initial Production



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
DAK66
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 04:24 AM UTC
Thanks Vinnie Your a machine before i have had time to digest one reveiw here you come with another!!Do you think the Atak zimmerit would fit or do you need a whole other set because of the configuration?
blackeast19
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 06:50 AM UTC
hi,

I just received mine yesterday and was really wowed!!! But can you advise where to get the Zim? Are u referring to afterproduct Zim that has to be assembled? Cos I thought the Zim can be made using putty + screw drivers!

pls help, as I will be doing my first kit with Zim!

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 12:14 PM UTC
Thanks, Atak set no. 35025 should fit, although you might have tp play around with it a little in the area of the front glacis, where it meets the side walls. Bearing in mind that it's around $40 though, you might want to try and make your own? You do get a comeplete new turret though! The Cavalier set is a lot cheaper at $17, and is on sale at Hometown Hobbies.

Vinnie
dsotm
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 01:34 PM UTC
Great review Vinnie, I think Cyberhobby have come up trumps in revisiting this kit.

Dan
If this is your first zim, you could have a look at my first zim project, on this tank Tamiya version), here: http://www.bsbit.co.uk/kt/article.html there are full details on how it was done. Having said that, Vinnies suggestion of AM zim is by far the best route, takes minutes to apply and beats the best homemade stuff every time for accuracy. At the time I thought I could do a better job (and ATak was not around) - I will never again make my own!

Brian
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 06:30 PM UTC
Another great review, Vinnie ! I ordered mine a few weeks ago, and cant wait to get it. I'm a big fan of the Porsche Kingtiger.

One thing I did notice, and want to comment on. On the Cyber-Hobby site there is a poster for this Kingtiger Initial Production kit, it shows the kit coming with newly-tooled early version 800mm Gg24 type "Magic Tracks". It shows the same thing on the Dragon USA Online site.

On your review, you mention that the tracks come on sprues ? Did they change the design of the tracks, and not give you the "Magic Tracks" ?

Dont get me wrong, I really like these Cyber-Hobby kits, but this seems a bit of a let-down

I'm sure the rest of the kit is really nice , and I'll be looking forward to the Fed-Ex truck dropping off a parcel in the upcoming weeks

Cheers !!

Robert
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Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 07:25 PM UTC
Hiya Rob! No apparently these 'Magic Tracks' are on a sprue! :-)

Vinnie
blackeast19
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 10:21 AM UTC
Thanks Brian,

that was surely a great article..it even mentioned the mud making, which, I am experiencing now with my KV-2. Thanks, again, for sharing!

Cheers!
dsotm
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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2006 - 01:35 PM UTC
I have founsd a much simpler and better way to make mud. Get a jar of Vallejo Sandy Paste, put a teaspoon into a mixing vessel, add Mig pigment until happy with colour and consistency (Russian Earth is a good colour) and apply with an old stiff brush. This stuff dries concrete hard within 30 min and looks EXACTLY like mud when applied

Brian