That puppy right up there is one of the biggest, baddest tanks of World War 2. The Konigstiger (Which is actually German for Bengal Tiger) or Tiger II or Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B is hulk of a machine. It weighs in at 67 tons and had, on it's most armored spots, a whopping 108mm's of armor protecting the crew. More impressive is the gun, which could penetrate any allied armor at a range of 1.6 miles.
But were not here to talk about that guy. Where here to talk about this guy:
The Konigstiger Platoon from the fine folks at Battlefront. In this first part of the review we'll go from box to base coat taking a look at the great scwhag, some troubling casting and what, all in all a very fine kit.
Read on to get the full run down on the Konigstiger
|Obligatory box shot, but what do you get for $65 other than 3 giant death dealing tanks?|
|Tokens, cause who doesn't want more tokens?|
|Each tank is a separate sculpt with a matching turret. These are labled B through D so I'm assuming they're different than the original 1 tank Konigstiger Box.|
|And they honestly look fantastic, very little bubbling on on the resin, except under the turrets (watch out for that when you're trying to seat the turret)|
|They all really do look great, but there's one problem...|
|Ruh roh... Casting fault not in your favor grasshopper! All three of the chassis had this same issue. The hole, however, sits underneath the prodigious turret and is easily fixed with some liquid green stuff by... those guys|
|I'm not going to go through all the assembly steps, but this resin and metal kit has some real difficult bits, at least for my sausage fingers.|
Part 2, where I paint these bad boys will be up in the next day or so.