King Tiger Tank

This is a Plastic Model Kit of the 1/35 Scale German King Tiger Production Turret Tank from Tamiya. This kit is recommended for age 10 and up.

Tamiya King Tiger Tank Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #35164
 Tamiya # tam35164
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Tamiya Item # tam35164
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/35
  • Length: 8" (20.3cm) (measured without gun)
  • Width: 3-3/4" (9.5cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35164
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"Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger"
This was an awesome kit to build and I enjoyed every second of it. The detail was close to as defined as dragon kits are, and the fit of everything was great. The back piece to the chassis was the only part I needed to add putty to after assembling. The interior detail was more than what I was expecting. It is enough to leave all the hatches open if you choose, and would be a great start if you want to buy after market interior parts to really display the inside. I don't really like the rubber band style of tracks, but because the top of the tracks are covered they ended up looking fine. The decals were nice and stuck very well with the help of decal solution. In addition, the instructions were clear and provided a lot of information. I ended up buying photo etch grill covers because the mesh they provide just does not look good to me. Along with that, I bought a metal barrel to replace the two piece plastic one from the kit. This was a great kit, the only thing that could make it better is if tamiya could replace the mesh with PE grill covers. Personally, if the cost went up just a bit for PE Grill covers I think it would be worth it.

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  • Detailed plastic parts attached to sprues and molded in light brown and black.
  • Highly accurate static display model.
  • Accurately reproduced exterior.
  • Authentic 88mm gun with loading breech.
  • One lifelike commander figure.
  • Detailed flexible tracks.
  • Thick armor included.
  • Machine gun mounted on the front hull section and on the turret.
  • Escape hatch included.
  • Vinyl netting for air intake cover.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Detailed pictorial instructions.


  • Scale: 1/35
  • Length: 8" (20.3cm) (measured without gun)
  • Width: 3-3/4" (9.5cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35164


One 1/35 German King Tiger Production Turret Tank

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"Really impressive when done"
I really liked building this tank - it was very satisfying to look at when done because it is so dang big and powerful looking compared to the others in my collection! The add-on details like extra tracks are nice, but one of the things I like most is the 'tread skirt' which hides the top portion of the rubber treads. Very nice kit!

"awesome !!! spectacular !!! another tamiya home run !!!"
I absolutely love this kit..i took my time on it. all parts fit perfect little to no flashing. all sprues are readable. it gives you 3 types of color schemes. I went with the desert sand and german red brown. you cant go wrong with this kit. highly recommend for everyone. enjoyed this a lot. this is my second kit of the king tiger. love it...

"Excellent kit"
This is a great kit from Tamiya. The details are nice and crisp. As with any Tamiya kit I have built, there is very little flash, always a great fit and the instructions are very easy to follow. I was a little disappointed by the rubber band tracks as I feel you get better detail out of molded plastic ones, especially when it comes to replicating the sag of real tracks. There are plenty of after market parts that can really make this kit great. I'd recommend this kit to anyone, as the only thing I saw wrong with the kit were personal preferences.


  • NOTE: Please keep all small parts and sharp edges away from children ages 3 and under.
  • Care should be taken when using various tools and modeling knife.
  • Paint recommended for use with this kit is for adults only.

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