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KingTiger (Henschel turret) PE Update for DML6208

by: Pawel Krupowicz [ VODNIK ]


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In one of my previous reviews I examined Voyager's photoetched update set for Dragon model of KingTiger with Porsche turret. Now I received a similar set for review, but designed for the Henschel turreted version of the Dragon kit. As both sets are very similar I will not repeat what I already wrote before, so please read my review of Voyager PE35025 set first.

PE35036 set is packed in a Voyager standard thick paper compact disc case with instructions printed on three sides of two A4 size paper sheets and a resealable plastic bag with all parts inside. Most parts in the set are the same as in Porsche turret set and these aside from PE parts include ABS rods, wires, cables and piece of styrene. Two of photoetched frets were modified with new parts and one new small fret was added. Photoetched zimmerit applicators which were added to previous set are also present here.

Fret B is very similar to the one from older set, but large engine intake meshes are now slightly smaller and new detail parts for the Henschel turret were added. Fret C is almost identical to the one from the PE35025 set, with just two tiny new parts added. Completely new is one small square fret (24 mm x 24 mm) with various butterfly nuts on it. These parts are actually not necessary, as there is enough nuts on other frets to finish the model, so these can be considered spare parts, or used in other models.

I was quite impressed with the Voyager set for Porsche turreted KingTiger and this set does not disappoint either. Once again I cannot comment on accuracy of parts, as my knowledge of WW2 armor is almost non existent, but design and etching quality is very high. The set includes a lot of tiny pieces and assembly of some parts may be quite complicated, so it is recommended to experienced modelers.


Many thanks to Voyager Model for the review sample!

Voyager Models detail sets are available in USA among others from Mission Models. For a list of other resellers and distributors please e-mail Voyager at: Support@voyagermodel.com.
SUMMARY
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: PE35036
  Related Link: Voyager Model website
  PUBLISHED: Sep 17, 2004
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 82.20%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.70%

About Pawel Krupowicz (Vodnik)
FROM: WARSZAWA, POLAND

As first lines of this bio appear under all my reviews, I feel it is important that I start with this information: In March 2005 I ventured into the other side of modeling "industry" - I was not only building model kits, but also helping design them as a consultant for Dragon Models Ltd.. These days...

Copyright 2019 text by Pawel Krupowicz [ VODNIK ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.


   

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    Contents of the set.
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    First page of instructions.
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    Second page of instructions.
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    Third page of instructions.
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    Fret B with modified engine grille meshes and some new parts.
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    New fret with butterfly nuts and new parts added to fret C.