Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf.E
Tiger I
Initial, Early & Mid versions

Tanks of Schw.Pz.Abt.506 & Gruppe Fehrmann
Decal Sheet No. AXT351008
Review by Terry Ashley

This latest sheet in the Tiger series from Echelon Fine Details provides markings for 4 specific Tigers and 5 suggested markings for Mid, Late and Hybrid Tigers of Schw.Pz.Abt.506 & Gruppe Fehrmann.

The decal sheet is again printed by Microscale and is of excellent quality with clear well printed markings, good colour register and very thin carrier film that is cropped close to the edge of the printed image that should react well with any decal setting solution.

Included on the sheet are the turret numbers, unit insignia and a selection of balkenkreuz with the turret numbers and markings for the 4 specific vehicles as well as selection of turret numbers in white, red and yellow with additional black outlines to uses as required.

The sAbt 506 emblem is also provided in the different colours for the three companies (1 white, 2 red and 3 yellow) as well as additional black and green emblems as there is some debate on the actual colours and again the provision of alternatives is excellent.

The full colour instruction sheet is a feature of Echelon decals and this sheet is no exception with each vehicle getting a large side view as well as those with zimmerit clearly indicated. The illustrations clearly show the decal placement as well as giving information on the camouflage scheme each was finished in.

Also included is a list of 15 notable references available to provide additional info on the sheets markings.

The vehicles included on the sheet are:
An explanation of the term 'Hybrid' is included to shed more light on this and generic numbers give an almost endless choice of markings.

    Actual vehicles
  1. Mid Tiger "4" of 3rd Company sAbt 506
  2. Mid Tiger "11" of 2nd Company sAbt 506
  3. 'Hybrid' Tiger "F13" of Gruppe Fehrmann
  4. 'Hybrid' Tiger "F01" of Gruppe Fehrmann
    Suggested markings using the generic numbers provided
  5. Mid Tiger "13" of 1st Company sAbt 506
  6. Mid Tiger "6" of 2nd Company sAbt 506
  7. Late Tiger "7" of 1st Company sAbt 506
  8. Late Tiger "3" of 1st Company sAbt 506
  9. Late Tiger "13" of 3rd Company sAbt 506

Another well researched and presented decal sheet with plenety of choices for your model and the painting guides will be of valuable assistance.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Larry of Echelon Fine Details for the review sample.

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