Dragon Armor in 144th!

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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby machinehead » Thu Oct 24, 2019 17:17

Got them today, I will post pictures of the sprues when I get home from work in the morning. :)
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby machinehead » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:04

Here they are.
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby machinehead » Fri Oct 25, 2019 16:50

First impression - the rubber band tracks absolutely suck. They are way too small and have to stretch too much. The idler wheels on the Stug 4s stick out and the material holding them to the hull is thin which results in them bending away from the hull under the track tension and breaking off. I've reinforced them with super glue and managed to get one to stay on. On the other the damned rubber band track snapped and I am trying to get it back together and installed. Very disappointed so far.
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby machinehead » Fri Oct 25, 2019 17:31

Glued the track back together and ran it under hot water and gently stretched it out and managed to get in on the hull. Looks like that will have to be the way to get them on. :roll:
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby smeg1959 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:15

Sad news about the tracks. Reminds me of the issues with the early Airfix 1/76 releases back in the day. The difference was that we're talking over 50 years ago. Surely we deserve better in 2019. :evil:
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby Namibia3011 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:21

I agree completly. The StuG IV is just a copy of that one from PanzerKorps series.
But the three Pz. IV kits (D, G and H) are new and the tracks can be fitted without breaking the idler wheel. When tracks were fitted before the bottom wheels are glued. This reduces the distance af stretching.
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby machinehead » Sun Oct 27, 2019 15:14

The Panzer IVs went together without a problem and are really nice looking models. That is a good idea Namibia3011.
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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Postby machinehead » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:32

Now available at Model Warehouse. http://modelwarehouse.biz/1144-Scale_c_132-1-4.html
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