I’ve wanted to build a Tiger tank for a long time but didn’t want to bother with accuracy. Tigers are too well documented, and I would get bogged down trying to match a photo, so I decided to build a VK3001P as a “Tiger”. I really like the lines on this vehicle, especially without the fenders.
The Hobby Boss is a basic kit detailed enough with a nice rolled steel surface texture. I omitted the fenders which required a bit of filling and cleanup on the hull sides. Some details were lost so I redid all the welds with epoxy putty and textured the surface with Tamiya putty thinned with liquid cement.
The tracks about killed me on this. They did not fit together so each knuckle had to be filed down to fit. It was a horrible and tedious process. I have a partially built Dragon Tiger 1 initial that I used for parts to replace some of the basic looking Hobby Boss kit pieces.