COBI 2537 – PzKpfw VI Tiger Ausf. E *LIMITED EDITION* – Speed Build Review

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The new Tiger I comes in the chic dark gray that many fans have wished for. The Limited Edition includes the identical tank from the Standard Edition and 4 additional figures as well as various small parts.

Manufacturer: Cobi
Set-Number: 2537
Theme: Military
Release: 2020
Parts: 840
Figures: 5
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 3 Hours 30 Minutes

Instructions

The limited edition model is identical to the normal Tiger I, which will be launched a few weeks later. A tabletop card is also included here, which must be cut out of the instructions. The entire structure consists of 3 construction phases with a total of 137 construction steps. Old construction steps are grayed out so that new parts can be set easily.

Construction

Even a limited edition starts with a few plates, as you are used to from almost all tank models. Different holders for the rollers and large bricks are placed on top of it. The front apron is the first complex, separately built part that is attached to the hull using hinges.

Since the actual hull of the new Tiger 1 is wider, the structure differs significantly from its predecessor. Instead of tiling directly on the hull, 2 side parts are built that cover most of the hull with tiles. As with its predecessor, the engine is completely built and does not just consist of molded parts.

Numerous details will be added to the front and rear in the next construction steps. The cover of the engine compartment was solved in a great way. So it’s really fun to build a model.

After a few more details, it is the turn of the rollers and tracks. These run very well, but not as smoothly as you are used to from the two previous models.

The turret also differs in some details from the last Tiger and, in addition to printed parts, also has tracks and smoke throwers as accessories. There is also a new muzzle brake for the gun.

After the turret has been completed, it is the turn of the figures. While the standard version only includes one driver, the commandant, a mechanic, a boy from the Hitler Youth and the Volkssturm are added here. Of course, this set also includes a laser-engraved nameplate with the number of the set and a signed certificate.

Conclusion:

The shape is of course very similar to its predecessor, after all it is also a Tiger I. The hull is wider, however, and more details have been incorporated. The structure is identical to the standard version 2538. Only figures and accessories are also available here. Everyone has to decide for themselves whether that justifies the significantly higher price.

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