I slept on my problem and decided that Battlefront can go screw themselves when it comes to my money. In today's marketplace and the amount of options available from other manufacturers I can complete any current and future projects without having the shit service.
So off I went and purchased a box of the new PSC (plastic soldier company) Tigers, the box contains 4 models and at £16.50 is not unreasonable working out at £4.12 per tank that's a lot better than BF's £8.50.
I forgot to take a picture when I started the build this evening. It is currently on my workbench drying out ready for me to undercoat in the morning (still going to dry and get this painted and based for Sunday).
The parts went together extremely well and there really was very little to clean up just the small areas that were attached to the sprue and the earlier mentioned mould line on the barrel.
I have to say I am very impressed with these and this is one manufacturer that is now on my bookmarks list.