Welcome to Put a Tiger in Your Tank! Happy Modelling
This is a Tiger build thread much like the Pz IV, Pz III & Panther threads I started previously.
However, before we get all AFV, here’s my first memory of a Tiger Tank from being a kid in 1970, the Tamiya Early Tiger E kit’s era.
The Esso brand in the USA has long since been replaced by Exxon Mobile just as WW2 Tiger’s, JS3’s, T10’s etc, the heavy “break through” tanks have long been replaced by the modern MBT.
Basic Background Wiki - Tiger I
A few pictures for discussion only from around the web.
Why are you interested in Tigers?
Are you a GD fanboy or wehr-boo?
My interest in Tiger’s also dates back to the mid 1970’s when I discovered Avalon Hill’s fantastic wargames like Panzer Leader, PanzerBlitz, Squad Leader & Cross of Iron. In PL & PB, the Panther was easily my favorite tank but in SL & COI, the Tiger 1 proved to be my favorite as the 8.8 cm was significantly better for blasting Infantry with HE. Likewise, losing a COI game and only having one immobilized Tiger 1 remaining, it rapidly brewed up four JS-2’s at close range with near Otto Carius style. That endeared the Tiger 1 to me - game wise.
As for GD, I grew to specifically dislike Grossdeutschland (and other units) as I learned more about the unit(s) despite their attached Tiger Battalion and elan. German-armored-unit-atrocities by Panzer World makes a nice little primer on that in case anyone is curious.
On to the model, #35056 Tamiya’s original 1/35 Tiger 1 E kit.