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DML Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (V)
c5flies
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Posted: Friday, December 18, 2009 - 04:24 PM UTC
Tim Sloan provides an in-box review of the Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (V) Smart Kit, a newly tooled release from Dragon.

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DT61
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 12:51 AM UTC
Mine arrived a couple of weeks ago from Dragon USA. It is a very nice kit. I love the low sleek lines of these tank hunters.
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 01:46 AM UTC
I got one at AMPSEAST.it looks great in the box,I'm anxioius to build it,i plan to use it for the Workhorse Build later next year.

thanks for the link.
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 07:09 AM UTC
thanks for the review i just bought the kit two weeks ago its a lovely kit and the boxart is great cheers
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Posted: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 07:54 PM UTC
I've been admiring this one in the box all week. I'm very pleased with the support structure for the side skirts that mounts on the front mudguards. Previous kits all depict this as a solid block, when it was actually a hollow square tube bent together from sheet metal and welded. Previously, one had to replace this with photoetch to properly show the open end (facing the center), but Dragon has done this in beautifully molded thin styrene. This is the kind of detail that could easily have been skipped, as it's hardly a glamorous feature, and I am seriously impressed with the finesse of Dragon's kit engineering.
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Posted: Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 06:07 AM UTC
I agree, this is a great looking kit in the box and can't wait to start it for the "Workhorse" campaign.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 03:36 AM UTC
Sorry to resurrect this but I am looking to purchase this kit. Tim has shown a photograph of a dragon track link and a Friul track link which is very different. So is one incorrect and if so which as I do not see clarification in the review.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 03:58 AM UTC

the workhouse campaign sounded so great, then I realized this thread was from '09....

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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 04:38 AM UTC
There were several designs of Kgs 61/400/120 track and both of those shown were used on the Pz IV/70 (V) so you just need to ID which type was on the vehicle you intend to depict.
GeraldOwens
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 04:58 AM UTC
Dragon's link is the last pattern, with small transverse indents in the cleats to lighten the track and save metal. It looks like the Friul link in the photo is actually wider. Since I have not noticed anything incorrect in the width of the Dragon Panzer III and IV tracks, I would infer that the Friul link might be too wide, but I'd have to see the actual link and measure it.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2020 - 05:20 AM UTC
Thank you all for your input
dhines
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:21 PM UTC
This is an awesome kit with loads of detail. I got this kit long ago and I decided to go full crazy, and use the Lionroar etch set which has an incredible amount of detail parts. Sadly, I still only have it half built and it currently resides on my unbuilt shelf of shame along with a couple of other builds.