COBI 2703 Panzer VI Tiger (Scale 1:48) – Speed Build Review

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The new 1:48 scale models are amazingly detailed for their size and have quickly found their own fan base. With the Tiger I there is another novelty that I have built for you.

Manufacturer: Cobi
Set-Number: 2703
Theme: Military
Release: 2020
Parts: 326
Figures: 0
Age: 8
Building Time ca.: 2 Hours
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Instructions

We only have one construction phase, but we still have 80 construction steps. Quite a stately number for this small model. Otherwise, the instructions do not contain any surprises. Old construction steps are grayed out, as usual, and at the end we find the overview of all parts used again.

Construction

We start with a reversal of the construction direction and dispense with a base made of plates for the little Tiger. The mounts for the rollers consist alternately of molded parts and bricks.

The lower hull is not quite as stable as several layers of plates. However, that changes quickly after 2×8 bricks are attached. After another layer of plates, we start to cover the studs with tiles. The front and rear were previously built separately, as is the case with the large models.

After a few details and printed tiles, we put on the rollers and tie the tracks. The tracks run amazingly well, even on smooth surfaces. A little pressure from above is enough.

The side skirts are attached to the side, similar to their big brother. In the last step it is the turn of the turret. Here, too, the building only differs in size. A base with a reversal of the construction direction is created, to which the armor is then attached. The gun is built separately and then attached to the turret.

The scales 1:32 and 1:48 don’t look so different at first glance. However, if you compare the two models, you quickly notice that the size difference is enormous. However, the level of detail in the small model is quite high and it definitely doesn’t have to shy away from comparison.

Conclusion:

Of the small models, the Tiger is the largest model so far. You couldn’t design it better in this size and compared to its big brother you can find almost all the details. The ideal alternative for the desk or when there is not enough space for the large models.

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