Although launching of MENG TS-031 German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger (Henschel Turret) model kit is being delayed, it's possible know all its details thanks to images available on the website of this company, even Box Art.
The box art is drawn by the well-known artist Mr. MASAMI ONISHI, featuring the No.334 King Tiger (Henschel turret) heavy tank in Hungary in late 1944. It’s the No.3 ace of s.Pz.Abt.503 and was credited with 103 kills under the command of Heinz Gartner. There are many highlights in this box art. Mr. ONISHI even includes the German Gold Cross on Heinz Gartner’s chest.
We can know too some details about this model kit like that the SPS-040 German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Zimmerit Decal will be sold separately and that a metal barrel will be included in the first batch of products as a bonus. Meng-Model's design team hopes to bring modellers enjoyable modelling experience by providing more reasonable configuration and easier building tools.
The King Tiger looks like a king leading a powerful army
The vigorous commander and the loader are discussing the situation
The link & length tracks are more realistic than vinyl tracks
A metal barrel will be included in the first batch of products as a bonus
The interior set designed for the TS-031 King Tiger (Henschel Turret) will present you the complex interiors of the most powerful WWII German tank.
All the chassis structure has been replicated
These are the driver’s and radioman’s seats. Periscopes are represented by clear parts
The power unit under the top armor
Fuel tanks on both sides of the chassis are realistically reproduced
This interior set includes torsion bar parts to make movable suspension
The Maybach HL230 engine, drive shaft and transmission are perfectly replicated in the interior set
The ammunition racks have various rounds. These rounds are provided as separate parts, so you can add unique details on to them
The interior set will show the complete structure inside the turret.
The Henschel turret is fitted with a powerful KwK 43 L/71 gun
The 8.8cm KwK 43 L/71 is the most fearsome part of the King Tiger
The turret basket has many interesting features. Spare periscopes and a storage box of the co-axial machine gun spare barrels are also provided
Among the ammunition stored in the turret bustle, there are normal APC and HVAP rounds and also then rare HEAT rounds
Details on the top of the turret are also precisely reproduced. The commander’s cupola’s structure is also realistically represented
The turret rear hatch has an interesting structure
The TS-031 King Tiger kit includes two different gun mantlets
Metal pins are included in the SPS-038 German Heavy Tank Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger Workable Tracks kit. So the tracks will be firmer and will have better details
A whole set of torsion bar parts are also included in the workable tracks set
A combination of movable suspension and workable tracks will help make a more realistic model
The TS-031 King Tiger kit includes a track assembly jag which can be used for easier positioning of the link & length tracks included in the TS-031 kit. The jag can also be used to assist the assembly of the SPS-038 movable tracks
The King Tiger kit also includes tools that can be used for easier bending of the PE parts