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1/48 Military Miniature Series no.103
German Heavy Tank Tiger I Early Production
(Eastern Front)

Item No: 32603

Length: 175mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

A Formidable Feline
When it appeared in 1942, the Tiger I represented a significant evolution in German armor, with its heavy armor and powerful 88mm gun. Tiger Is produced between November 1942 and June 1943 can be termed early production versions, and featured a tubular cupola and hull rear air cleaners. Mainly deployed in new heavy armored battalions, early production Tiger Is were largely sent to the Eastern Front, where they enjoyed clear initial superiority.

About the Model
This is a 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 175mm, width: 77mm. The bulky, heavily-armored Tiger I form is artfully rendered in 1/48 scale, with faithful depiction of early production vehicle features. Features a realistic depiction of the suspension, with assembly type tracks using one-piece straight sections. Install the included weights in the plastic lower hull to give the model a realistically heavy feel. Comes with 2 marking options, for tanks deployed on the Eastern Front.


The powerful form of the Tiger I is captured accurately in compact 1/48 scale, with moving turret and gun.

One-piece straight sections are employed in the assembly type tracks, which offer excellent detail.

The hull rear features early production air cleaners. Plenty of accessories give the model even more life.

Left: There is plenty of detail on show despite the compact size, from accessories to fender hinges and much more.

Right: This image shows the model with markings for the dark yellow 502nd Heavy Panzer Battalion scheme in Russia.

Left: The plastic chassis contributes to a fuss-free assembly, and can be fitted with the included weights.

Right: The kit comes with two marking options that can be used to depict Tiger Is fighting on the Eastern Front.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/48 German Heavy Tank Tiger I Early Production (Eastern Front)

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-55 Dark yellow 2 LP-56 Dark green 2 LP-57 Red brown 2

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
XF-88 Dark yellow 2 XF-89 Dark green 2
XF-90 Red brown 2 X-10 Gun metal
XF-1 Flat black XF-52 Flat earth
XF-56 Metallic grey XF-64 Red brown
XF-84 Dark iron XF-85 Rubber black

Useful tools and materials in the construction of your model
Item 74122 Modeler's Punch (2mm/3mm)
Item 74134 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.0mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is current as of May 7, 2022. Specifications are subject to change without notice.