PzKpfw VI Tiger Ausf. E /late/ "whittmann" printed kit review

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    PzKpfw VI Tiger Ausf. E /late/ "whittmann" printed kit review

    Model: PzKpfw VI Tiger Ausf. E /late/ "whittmann"
    Scale: 1:25
    Publisher: GPM model # 271 SERIES H
    Designers: Grzegorz Pomorski, Katarzyna Ploszajska, Dariusz Ploszajski,
    Marcin Kusniar, Pawel Homerski
    Bought direct from gpm poland
    Printed kit
    http://gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=produkt&edycja=3478
    For the complete kit delivered to louisiana 75.09$us


    i will start with the negative
    there are only two
    the main gun barrel is not included (wood)
    i feel that since this kit has raised the bar in card models
    that because it was not included gives this kit a slight demerit!!!
    i really dont think it would hurt that much for gpm to offer the barrel in this kit since they have allready have a 99% kit here...
    (i even tried to buy it seperately but its out of stock)
    in one of the accesorie kits for the engine intake filters a laser cut out of the vent filters was missing from mine.
    however on mentioning this to gpm it was immediately rectified and they are drop shipping the parts to me.. with out any complants or charges...
    what a nice company!


    now for the positive
    this is a very nice kit
    well designed and printed
    the quality is very very high
    there are no registration errors through out the entire kit
    and the ink is well saturated in every color printed on every page.
    i am very impressed with the add on kits they have included with this model
    especially the engine intake filter kit
    including all of the kits really make the model shine in a professionally finished model ( if the builder dont squishy it)
    lol
    now here is my personal favorite of this kit

    it is the first time from a major publisher that i have found english instructions planned to be included in the kit not as a after thought.
    can you imagine my suprise as i turned to the last couple of pages and saw english sitting there... yeah i know alot of them are slipping in english translations on a seperate page, but this is showing that they majors are now acknowledging that there are finally enough english builders out there to justify this... that really made me smile!!!
    there is one final accesorie pack i did not purchase
    it is a laser engraved steel plate kit
    it adds 3d relief to the outside of the tank
    im not certian if i like it...
    the tank treads
    wow
    look at them close
    they really are a fine piece of work and i feel that they are fully justified
    for the cost, some people may say its cheating but with some one like me that
    takes a big hit from arthritis i cringe at thinking of doing it with a knife

    well i believe i have rambled on enough and will let the pictures speak for themselves from here on out

    besides i have to finish my orlik russian tank so i can start on this one
    and maybe i will even do a full kit review on it too

    thanks for continuing my interest in cardmodeling gpm!!!
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    in fairness to the publisher i have not included pictures of every page of the model. and the ones i have i took at a angle to prohibit unauthorised printing.
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    photo 6

    apparently i am some how infected with harmless cute green tree frog

    maybe he will help me make the tank??

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    Thats really an impressive kit!!
    I was onto it when it first came out,but during summer I forgot about it.
    But now It's going to end up in a pile very close to me in the nearest future :)