Rubicon Models Tease Their Royal Tiger

November 18, 2019 by avernos

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If you were lucky enough to get to Warfare at Reading last week then you had the chance to see Rubicon Model's prototype for the Panzerkampfwagen Tiger Ausf. B, or as it's more commonly known the Königstiger in the plastic. If you didn't then don't worry because the internet is here to bring Reading to you.rubicon King Tiger

It's scaled for 1/56, so perfect for 28mm if you feel like ruining your friends hobby across the table by dropping one of these down in a game of Bolt Action. The version they had at Reading while painted is still a prototype but you can already see it's a lovely bit of kit.

rubicon King Tiger Interior

The kit itself has a full interior and one of the reasons I've been keeping an eye since the first renders appeared. I wouldn't have the space to do a Königstiger with a full interior in the usual 1/35 or larger scale. But having it in 1/56 makes it a viable option, and as you can see from this render there is a lot of detailing in that kit.

King Tiger Exploded view

In fact I actually fancy making it exactly as above, using pins to support each level of the kit. But I've plenty of time to make my plans, Rubicon have this slated for release in the second quarter of 2020 so we may have a long wait to lay our hands on it. Finding new ways to stand out against competitors is always risky, this blurring of gaming piece and display piece is certainly one way to do it, as long as they don't price themselves out of the market I think it could very well be the way to go.

Would you super detail your models, or glue all the hatches shut?

"Finding new ways to stand out against competitors is always risky, this blurring of gaming piece and display piece is certainly one way to do it"

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