COBI 2513 – 38cm Sturmtiger – Speed Build Review

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Even if there have been very few vehicles of this type, they were so huge that they deserved a model of their own. The structure differs significantly from the normal tiger.

Manufacturer: COBI
Set-Number: 2513
Theme: Military
Release: 2017
Parts: 535
Figures: 2
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 2 Hours 30 Minutes


90 construction steps, which were divided into 2 construction phases, are waiting for us. The manual is a classic and comes without a parts list at the end, as the model is a bit older and is no longer in production. Otherwise it doesn’t hide any surprises. Old construction steps are grayed out and all new parts to be placed are colored.


The large 8×16 plate is not the beginning of this set, but covers a construction made of smaller plates and gives them enormous stability. We are already used to such a massive construction at COBI. While the hull is being set up, the front and rear castors are being built separately.

The special shape of the storm tiger requires additional parts to be built separately, as otherwise the bevels of the armor cannot be displayed. With various hinges, minimal bevels are also implemented. The entire front armor, including the mortar, consists of a large component that is clamped behind another separately built part and then attached from above.

Of course, the mortar does not have a turret and so the hull goes directly into the area for the crew. Various printed parts are used here. There are no stickers in this set. Before the tank can be finished from above, we turn it over and put the rollers and tracks. These run smoothly and roll perfectly on all surfaces.

Now we can finish the rest on the top and build an extension arm that can be used to heave the heavy grenades into the cargo hold.


The storm tiger is a beautiful and also extraordinary model. Unfortunately, it is no longer manufactured and I am glad that I bought it in time.

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