Dragon Armor in 144th!

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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby Jose85 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 17:18

No other info so far? Strange...
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby F_IV » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:02

Hobbysearch just put them up for preorder today. Either singly or in a pack of ten.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10572591
They look pretty similar to the previous kits in the series which came out ten years ago or so. The separate tracks are very welcome. Especially if the etched brass ones from Dameya make a comeback.

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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby bluedonkey99 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 14:06

Interestingly those are being sold as a set of 10 - ah, there are other individual listing too!

Also, no photoetched fret in those sets, unlike the originals.
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby machinehead » Tue Nov 13, 2018 18:36

Hobby Link Japan has them sold individually. I just ordered 5 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf. H Late Production. https://hlj.com/search/go?isort=globalp ... r%3adragon
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby Jose85 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:08

Well :? ...
the "rubber band"tracks look bad even on the small resolution photos (warped...) On Tigers and KT saggy wide tracks this would be much bigger problem. Other bad thing seems to be the hull side details (no slide mold?)-hard to fix...
For the etched tracks this would be job for Brengun. :?: Pleease, at least Pzkpfw III/IV family. I need to upgrade the old "candy box" ones in my stash.
The photoetched drive sprocket and idler would be helpful too.

Overall, seems worse than even F-Toys "B-Team" stuff. Hoping for F-Toys "A-Team" Pzkpfw IV Ausf.H with Zimmerit someday. :lol:
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby bluedonkey99 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 0:11

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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby pbhawkin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:26

Hmmm, some resin castings for the road wheels and sprockets abs PE for the skirts and engine grills and brass barrels and it would be much better.
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby Jose85 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:41

The turret and hull bottom details dont look bad... but why they made a nice hull bottom details (which cant be seen normally), and such crude drive sprocket? :?
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby F_IV » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:21

Still haven't seen these arrive yet, but perhaps they will show up soon. Somebody called ICBM is making etched replacement tracks already

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