Quoted TextI have friends in my club that despise link oand length and Magic tracks and so wanted DS. I have been happy to do a straight swap of my DS tracks for Magic tracks. Now I am ecstatic, but I wonder if my friends have opened boxes lately...... and if I still have friends..
Hurry up and build those kits before your friends come and ask for their tracks back
POOR DRAGON!!! They're SO CLUELESS, regarding their "DS Tracks". I wonder if they've EVEN NOTICED, (or care), that modelers are experiencing very unsatisfactory "events" with these tracks..?
So far, I haven't experienced any problems with "DS Tracks", (these are mainly with my 1/35 US Armor and AFVs), but that's not saying that I won't! As to my German DRAGON kits, they ALL have the "MAGIC Tracks", which I had to spend A LOT time with, as far as "clean-up" was concerned. Sooo IMO, the DRAGON "MAGIC Tracks" aren't anything to write home to Grandma about, either...
As far as DRAGON kits of tracked subjects are concerned, I think the best solution, (especially the German subjects), is just to set the "DS Tracks" aside and buy A/M track sets. What the modeler does with the left-over "DS Tracks" is their business...
In any case, DRAGON has proved that they haven't paid much attention to customers' opinions, wishes or complaints, regarding ANYTHING... True, they have consulted with a few of our esteemed fellow-ARMORAMA members in relation to some kits, but as far as the "DS Tracks" versus the "MAGIC Tracks" are concerned, NIX- In fact, DRAGON has continued releasing NEW KITS which include these much-detested tracks.
I really can't agree with some of the modelers in this thread who won't ever buy DRAGON kits just because they include "DS Tracks"; you're missing out on some great subject-matter.
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL??? Some of you will spend a small fortune, (myself included), on after-market PE and resin, or multi-media update sets, PLUS A/M TRACKS, ANYWAY!
So, just as I'VE BEEN TOLD BY MANY OF YOU GUYS when I "ladied" about US/Allied AFVs and GIs, it is now MY TURN to tell YOU:
QUIT YOUR DAMNED CRYING ABOUT "DS TRACKS" because it's already been discussed too many times, and DRAGON ISN'T GOING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THEM!!! DEAL WITH IT!!!