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||Italeri 7030 Jagdtiger|
||79 light tan plastic parts
on two sprues; 46 silver-grey link and length tracks on one
sprue plus alternative rubber band tracks; decals for four
vehicles; A5 fold-out instructions with history, parts plan, 9
build diagrams and 2 pages of paint/decal drawings.|
USD$12.96 available online from Squadron|
||Lots of detail, even for an
ex. Esci kit; link and length tracks and excellent decals.|
||No detail on the inside of
link and length tracks, ejector pin marks on the inside of all
Italeri's 1/72 scale
Jagdtiger is available online from Squadron.com
It is a bit of a pity that Italeri didn't release some of
these ex-Esci small scale armour kits a few years ago. Esci's range
was so vast that some of them are unlikely to ever be done again and
some are up there with today's best.
This kit, judging by the level of detail, is one of Esci's latter
efforts, in fact, when the Editor gave it to me to review, he
thought it was a new Italeri moulding (I really did - ed.).
Italeri's 1/72 scale Jagdtiger comprises 79 parts moulded in
light tan plastic, 46 silver-grey link and length tracks on one
sprue plus alternative rubber band tracks; and decals for four
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All the hatches can be modelled open, including the large doors
at the rear of the fighting compartment. All tools and attachments
are separate. You even get three reasonably moulded figures, one
full length and two busts, with mounts so they can be placed in the
open hatches. The road wheels are nicely detailed except that each
pair are moulded as one, although, it would not be hard to put a
groove in each to make them a pair. That said, however, the back of
each wheel has three ejector pin marks right in the middle of all
that lovely detail, which you will have to live with, but at least
they will not be visible from the outside of the completed model.
Tracks are the usual Esci link and length - beautifully moulded
on the out-side and nothing within.
Decals are printed by Zanchetti Buccnasco of Mi. Italy. They
demonstrate perfect register and minimal carrier film as we've come
to expect from Italeri, with markings for four vehicles but crosses
for only two.
Instructions are the usual Italeri format with nine very clear
build diagrams and two pages of paint and decal drawings, three of
which are repeated in colour on the rear of the box.
I am not aware of any other 1/72 scale Jagdtigers, but if there
were one, it would have to be very good indeed to improve on
Thanks to Italeri for the review sample.
Review and Images Copyright © 2005 by Glen Porter
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