COBI 2539 PzKpfw VI Ausf. B Königstiger *LIMITED EDITION* – Speed Build Review

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A new version of the King Tiger was released parallel to the old one and it is bursting with details. I’m building the limited edition here and showing the additional parts of this set.

Manufacturer: Cobi
Set-Number: 2539
Theme: Military
Release: 2020
Parts: 1050
Figures: 5
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 4 Hours 30 Minutes

Instructions

Construction

We start with small plates from which we form the large hull of the King Tiger. The entire lower part of this model is hollow and not completely filled with bricks, as one is otherwise used to.

After the front and rear have been built separately, it’s the turn of the machine. This is neither a molded part nor a part built into the hull. Instead, the engine is built completely separately and can be placed on the shelf next to the Tiger. The cover for the engine compartment consists of a large, separately built part that is attached with just a few studs.

The entire stern was equipped with numerous printed tiles. Even hidden parts were printed.

Now it is the turn of the rollers and tracks. This is where the wide tracks of the Maus and the Mauerbrecher come into play. These are much more authentic than the original. After a few more small details, let’s start with the turret.

The construction techniques do not differ from other models. A base with a reversal of the construction direction is created, to which the armor is then attached in several steps. In contrast to its predecessor, the gun of the new version is given gradations and thus also looks more realistic. New parts and new techniques are used for the side skirts. The individual parts are anchored and then covered with tiles and stabilized.

The limited edition contains 5 figures. The engine also has a small platform with a printed type plate.

Conclusion:

A lot has changed compared to its predecessor. The new King Tiger is much more detailed and comes up with new construction techniques. The limited edition has a proud price, however. Those who can live with 2 figures and some other small parts are much better served with the standard version.

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