A direct comparison with the predecessor shows significant improvements. COBE has completely redesigned the new Jagdtiger both inside and out and hasn’t skimped on details.
|38 x 14 x 11 cm
|Building Time ca.:
The first layer of the hull on this Jagdtiger does not consist of the usual plates. Instead, a construction technique is used that we are used to from smaller models. A wall made of bricks and plates is laid on its side, providing a smooth surface. The first layer of plates then comes on top of brackets. The engine in the rear is partly built and partly realized through printing. The front and rear are built separately and anchored to the underside of the hull. The tracks snag slightly on the front mud flaps, but otherwise run very well.
Of course, the Jagdtiger doesn’t have a turret. Instead, an enclosed space is built. The side panels need to be attached via hinges, which can be a little tricky. A massive, movable gun is being built for the interior. Now all that’s missing are the side skirts, which are a rather shaky affair to build. The attachment to the model via 2 studs is not much more stable. The only accessories are the tank commander and a nameplate.
At over 70 EUR, this set is a proud price. However, you also get significantly more than the predecessor. Even the current King Tiger is a row of knobs narrower. Next to the Jagdpanther, the Jagdtiger looks great on the shelf.