Thanks for everyones continued interest... Even during my prolonged absence, things are slowly getting back to normal, and I have been tinkering and purchasing in a Tiger theme again.
The '211' Doppelganger is all repaired and ready for painting, and the other two Late 2nd Kompanies Tigers will be getting a dust off ready for paint processes shortly.
Two things I recently purchased...
Just when you thought that there wasn't enough brass on a Tiger!
Seriously these are excellent additions to the RB range, whilst the DML supplied antennae bases are very good, these two part machined parts are a lot crisper.
Another item I have bought and I am awaiting is the Verlinden 1:35 Panzerwerk Tiger I Stage 1 Hull, #2648... Whilst it looks very interesting, I have one initial reservation, by depicting the hull roof with an armoured turret protection ring (February 1944), this will limit a lot of modellers, to a very short production period, as the hull has the flat 'un-sculpted' lower hull front end plates (up until March 1944?) It does have the September 1943 firewall though! Still a very interesting and affordable production piece of factory dioramas or 'wrecking' projects!!!
The thing that really interests me is the hull floor, those supports and braces look like they will save a lot of scratch building.
Cheers, see you all real soon... Phil.