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Dragon: Pz.Bef.wg. III ausf H
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 02:44 PM UTC


Jacob Hederstierna-Johnsen reviews the Dragon Models 1:35th Pz.Bef.wg. III ausf H Smart Kit.

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Mannloon
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 06:54 PM UTC
I think if you built this you would have a better idea of if it was something to recommend or not. I've seen a lot of corner cutting by Dragon on kits in the last 2 years. Well written review regardless
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 12:24 PM UTC
well, it's an in-box-review...
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 01:34 PM UTC
Its only a matter of time when Dragon realize profits are down because they keep on putting them pesky DS tracks in their kits.
Anyway I have sent them a message on their Facebook page asking why they insist on supplying DS tracks in all their kits.
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 01:21 PM UTC
I love DS! So easy to handle and glue.
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 01:47 PM UTC

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I love DS! So easy to handle and glue.


What ever makes you happy
Hederstierna
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 03:39 PM UTC
Karl: Just because you and I don't like these kind of tracks doesn't mean that others can't like them.
Personally I'd like to see both kinds included in each kit, so you'll be able to choose which ever makes you happy.
Jacob
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 04:24 PM UTC

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Karl: Just because you and I don't like these kind of tracks doesn't mean that others can't like them.
Personally I'd like to see both kinds included in each kit, so you'll be able to choose which ever makes you happy.
Jacob



I hear what your saying but why should I have to buy after market tracks which costs Ģ30 just because Dragon are cutting corners and trying to save a few bucks.
I will continue to buy Dragon but only their wheeled AFV's or their older kits.
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
The only major gaffe I found buliding this kit was part U-2, the front armor plate. This should have had a round cutout for the MG Klappe on the BefWg. DML has it right on their boxart and the drawings in the instructions, but didn't follow through with an actual plastic part. Same old piece from their other Pz III kits with square cutout. Annoying.
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 11:03 PM UTC
Nice kit, blah blah blah. Probably somewhat better than the earlier release but it makes you wonder how many times they're going to do this to us? Improvements are great, re-releases for the heck of it while implementing hefty price increases are not.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:09 AM UTC
I agree with those that wonder why this people donīt take a salomonic decision and put both kind of tracks in the box, I guess that this decision will skyrocket the sales. And the cost would be negligible.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 09:31 AM UTC

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The only major gaffe I found buliding this kit was part U-2, the front armor plate. This should have had a round cutout for the MG Klappe on the BefWg. DML has it right on their boxart and the drawings in the instructions, but didn't follow through with an actual plastic part. Same old piece from their other Pz III kits with square cutout. Annoying.



Well, it wouldn't be Dragon if there wasn't an obvious cock-up somewhere.
Hederstierna
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hi all
I really want to further comment this kit, since Dragon Models' kits seems to get a lot of negative comments in general.
I've actually just finished assembling this kit, and I have to stick to my earlier verdict, and highly recommend this kit. As someone mentioned in an earlier post, there is an issue around the square opening in the frontal armor plating, which should have been round. This is very easy to fix with some plastic card and a bit of putty. No big deal at all.
I've changed the DS tracks with some Magic tracks and used some PE handles for the tool clasps, and that really made a great model.
I'll show some pictures of the finished model, once I'm done.
Jacob