Aber 35K01 Tiger I Early Production

Andrew Dextras

Known for their over the top photo etch sets, Aber now ventures I the realm of "all in one" detail sets with this release for Tamiya's 1/35 Tiger I Early.  Essentially a "Mini-me" version of their monstrous 1/16 Tiger I set, this one consists of 3 large PE sheets, a sheet of engine grilles, small sheet of PE with chains, a jordi rubio turned aluminum barrel, tow and track changing cables, brass wire and a piece of wood for the jack block.

Quality of the PE parts is superb as we've come to expect from Aber.  This set is not a re-hash of their earlier Tiger I set, Aber has improved many of the parts and added a large amount of new ones.  Main parts include engine grilles, side skirts, exhaust shields, a complete turret bin, sponson scallops, periscopes, tool fittings and countless detail parts for almost every section of the tank.

The tow cables are a bit stiff and will require annealing to make them more flexible, I still prefer the Karaya cables for this sort of thing.  The Jordi barrel is a nice touch and the wooden jack block looks much better than a piece of plastic.  Instructions consist of a 34 page booklet which is superbly illustrated.  Aber are clearly not fooling around here.

Overall a neat new concept for "one stop detailing" and hopefully a sign of things to come.

Highly recommended.

AirConnection Website