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Dragon: Jagdtiger w/12.8cm PaK.80
CMOT
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 05:27 PM UTC


Dragon releases a paper-panzer Jagdtiger armed with the 12.8cm PaK.80 (L66) gun, brought to life for fans of armor based video games. Here Russ Amott Reviews and Builds the model with a pleasing result.

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Thanks!
Cantstopbuyingkits
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 05:32 PM UTC
Why would they call it a "pak 80" when it was designed decades before 1980?
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 06:15 PM UTC
That paint job is awesome! I love the scratch built sides also. Great job.
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 06:23 PM UTC
Yes, I second that on the paint job. Thanks for the review Russ.
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:09 PM UTC
Darren, thanks for the sample and for getting this up so fast!

Dustin and Tat, thank you!

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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 08:47 PM UTC
very nice work.
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 09:15 AM UTC
Nice build, though I think that the time spent on Paper Panzers by manufacturers is silly, but hey, each to his own poison...
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Posted: Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 06:46 PM UTC
Adam and Frank, thank you for your comments. Frank, I agree that there are many kits of real items I would rather see than more paper panzers, especially as many of the paper tanks were unrealistic or failures. It shows the influence of gaming on the hobby.
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 04:39 AM UTC
Ya! Go gamers! reality be damned! I'm thinking about that weird 'n wonderful Jagdpanther II kit recently offered by some manufacturer...and yet another MAUS kit! (groan...)
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Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 - 09:53 PM UTC
DOE'S ANYBODY MAKE A METEL BARREL FOR THIS ONE?
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 03:40 AM UTC
Russ,
Very nice! Interesting, yet another crazy idea for an overweight behemoth. Great camo scheme!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 05:58 AM UTC
Mark, I don't believe there is anything available to replace the kit styrene gun with.

Gary, thank you for the compliment.
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 06:02 PM UTC
The only thing I have to say about this kind of vehicle is that if the manufacturers wish to humour the gamers, perhaps they would consider an amended boxing, clearly labelled World of Tanks, or Fantasy Series to prevent "realists" who aren't members of a forum mistakenly buying them. The box design shown implies that this was a production model.