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Numbering of grey Tigers
Seahawk
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:33 AM UTC
So went on to David's site and it is mentioned that 25 of the first tigers were painted grey. So early tracks, Feifel filters and smoke dischargers, No zimmerit do I have the basics covered?? My first grey tiger ,)

What numbers could be used for a grey tiger??
Byrden
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 08:50 PM UTC
The grey Tigers were rather specific and unusual. Most Tiger kits don't build them.

The batch of 9 Tigers sent to Leningrad with the 502nd, are addressed by only one recent kit: Dragon's #6600.

That same unit then got another few grey Tigers. They were promptly whitewashed, but they're counted in my total. A future kit from Dragon will build one of them.

The last remaining grey Tigers are the nine sent to Rostov. They had a unique turret bin and they didn't have the S-mine system (which affects the tool layout on the top deck).

Only one kit builds those Tigers: Rye Field's #5003. These ones apparently spent some time in their grey paint before getting whitewashed. Rye Field don't provide decals for this period, though.

You asked about numbers. We don't have enough photos of these Tigers to be sure of the exact numbering, but we can see some of them.

The first ones at Leningrad were apparently numbered :

100 101 102
111 112 113
121 122 123

When the extra ones came, they and the surivors were all renumbered a couple of times :

1 2 3 4 5

And the ones at Rostov seem to be:

200 201 202
211 212 213
221 222 223


David

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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
Thank you David you are AWESOME
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 10:38 AM UTC
That same unit then got another few grey Tigers. They were promptly whitewashed, but they're counted in my total. A future kit from Dragon will build one of them. QUOTE

David, is this a "spoiler" alert? Will Dragon be releasing a new early Tiger? Hope so and I also hope that you had a lot of input on this kit!!
Gotta keep them honest !
brekinapez
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 12:52 PM UTC

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That same unit then got another few grey Tigers. They were promptly whitewashed, but they're counted in my total. A future kit from Dragon will build one of them.



David, is this a "spoiler" alert? Will Dragon be releasing a new early Tiger? Hope so and I also hope that you had a lot of input on this kit!!
Gotta keep them honest !



Fixed it for you.
ivanhoe6
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2019 - 01:29 PM UTC
Thanks Shell !