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Tiger Ausf.B 'King Tiger'

Starter Set

Airfix - No. A55303 - 1:76

Boxart Tiger Ausf.B 'King Tiger' A55303 Airfix


Title:Tiger Ausf.B 'King Tiger' Starter Set
Released:2012 | Rebox (Model set)
Type:Full kit

Box contents

Includes: Plastic sprue, Decalsheet (waterslide), Glue, Brush, Paint


Pz.Kpfw. Tiger Ausf. B (Porsche)

3R Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)

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13.88  PL Out of stock
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Alternative SKUs for Airfix A55303: AIR55303 | 55303 | AX55303 | AFX55303

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ALAN MCLAUGHLIN completed this item
2. November 2014 at 15:41:53 Share
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ALAN MCLAUGHLIN Well John he's still trying to be a clever dick(though one that can't spell correctly) as you can see from the above post. I fully agree with your points but I still think it is lazy from Airfix to "dumb down" to the extent where they release easy to assemble kits but which end up being curious amalgams of several different production variants -Early,Mid,Late etc....I didn't realise such a point of view could possibly be so controversial and I still find it unacceptable that someone ,instead of attempting to debate or put forward some alternate view, seems to think they have the right to demean another person about whom they can know absolutely nothing...and that,John,is a misuse of Forums such as this one and indeed of their own knowledge and skills.
5. December 2014 at 16:50:43
Urban Gardini You just can't stop insulting me can you?
5. December 2014 at 17:54:01
John Van Kooten Well yeah, I agree that personally I would have added "Porsche" on the box, if it were me marketing this kit. It's not really hard to do the extra typing when creating the boxart, after all ;) The problem is that most manufacturers output their product with a certain "group of people" in mind and don't really care about the others. Usually being dictated by the sales department or some other department concerned with financial results, i.e., not the people with the love for the hobby. So unfortunately all we can do is disagree with it and voice our opinion, like you did, even though it probably won't change a thing.

By the way, I think we were all overreacting a bit in this thread ;) me included. It's nothing controversial, it was just an observation on your part and things went a bit south after that. It happens sometimes with written conversations where no emotion or intent can be conveyed.

As for the "can't spell", yeah... like i said earlier, not everyone is proficient in English language. I think that is also where the misconception & misinterpretation started.

And finally, I completely and strongly disagree with what you said here : "It also remains true that far too many "comments" on posts on this site are from people trynig to be smart asses".
Simply because in all of the time that I have been here, I have seen no evidence of that. Instead, in my experience and if you give people a chance, they will try to help as best as they can, without being judgemental. There have been differences of opinion, of course, but that's just natural when a large group of people from all over the World gather in a single place. And it isn't a problem (for me anyway). There's nothing wrong with people having different opinions compared to mine and I also have no problem accepting that. Agree to disagree and move on without being resentful :)
But sure, this place probably has its fair share of idiots on board, just like any other forum. Can't be helped or stopped, it's the age of the keyboard warrior.

Anyway, I want to apologise (not just to you but to everyone reading this) if anything I have said seemed inappropriate because that is not how I normally act (at all) and what I am about. But I think (and hope) most people here know that already.
5. December 2014 at 18:06:57
ALAN MCLAUGHLIN Fair comment John, and I have enjoyed building all those "flawed" Airfix kits as much as any one else. But, when one sees what other manufacturers can do ,even with 1/72 & 1/76 Scale Kits, it's just disappointing that they have not undertaken any re-vamp of their older kits or even a slight re-positioning of their more recent releases to at least be competitive with the current state of play,where accuracy and levels of detail are rather more important than they appeared to be in 1975.
5. December 2014 at 18:44:45
John Van Kooten I am not really knowledgable in the 1/7x field of scale models but I'm guessing Airfix is what Italeri is for 1/35th scale models. They are pretty much doing the same thing.
And I too still like (some of) those flawed Italeri kits. I just ordered another one of their recent "D-Day" reboxes of ancient kits ;) I just love building them. But it's like you say, I really can't understand why they don't bother updating even a single part... They certainly have the ability to make use of current technology... It would make those kits much better and far more interesting for all levels of modeler, especially since they have chosen some great subjects. But I guess they are only interested in milking this years 70th anniversary of D-Day for some extra cash :S

I wonder how long they can keep this up though, both Airfix and Italeri. Like you said, competition is fierce, plus the competition actually IS moving forward. Let's just hope they come to their senses, before it is too late.
5. December 2014 at 20:38:28
Holger Kranich I read this thread since yesterday and i was curious how it will develope... Lets remind, its about a manufracturer who gives his kit a name... If its the historical and correct name is not the question in my opinion... But thats my cup of tea!
And Alan, please dont take this as an personal offence against you, that is not my intension (and this is not my mother tongue), but i´m more with Urban and John.

I know, no one asked me to join this discussion but it hurts me to see (read) the insults against Urban... He is a great guy and i think insults are not appropriate in this great website and community...

Let me please quote Voltaire:
"Your opinion is indeed disgusting to me, but I will be dead beat for your right to say it." François Marie Arouet called Voltaire (1694-177 8)
5. December 2014 at 20:55:23
M.Julian Marles I agree - in my view Scalemates was started as an alternative to other forum sites I won't mention where trolling, sniping, know it all posters constantly deride each other and start flame wars. I think it's a little more civil over here, at least that's why I left the other sites! There are all different skill levels and knowledge levels as well as a hugely diverse international membership - indeed it could be said the English speaking members are less than the continental European contingent :) ..there will certainly be language issues along the way...I like the "chill" aspect of Scalemates and I think everybody here trys to help/offer advice - it's not a place to start flame wars...just to "hang out" from halfway around the world and see what everybody's up to....there's even the odd post about someone actually completing a model :P ..happy weekend everyone!
5. December 2014 at 23:50:24
M.Julian Marles Speaking about Airfix, I think their marketing is a little different than Italeri's - Airfix is generally geared towards the new/casual/young modeller whereas Italeri considers itself geared towards the serious hobbyist - yet, confoundingly, refuses to improve mould technology or retool older kits. We should remember that back in the 70's Italeri gained a reputation that was equal or better than Tamiya. What we often forget is that virtually all of Italeri's offerings were actually Peerless/Max moulds and technology. Even their dio accessories were originally Verlinden plaster moulds. I suppose a good "measuring stick" would be seeing what Airfix's 1/48 armour looks like as it is newly tooled. Hmmm.
5. December 2014 at 23:59:53
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