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Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 15:28
by EnzoA
Yes, Dragon has released them again. I believe these are new tools.

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Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 21:50
by Jose85
That would be nice! Hoping for something without the horrible PVC tracks...

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:35
by bluedonkey99
EnzoA

What blog/site did you get the image from? It would be interesting to investigate more!

BD99

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:44
by smeg1959
Not from the Dragon site, that's for sure. Whilst not entirely clear from the photo, it looks like we have a late production StuG IV, two Pz Kpfw IVs (an Ausf D and an Ausf G), a Jagdtiger, an sIG.33 and two King Tigers (one with a Porsche turret, the other with a Henschel turret).

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:02
by moresby
All types were already present in the Dragon/Cando collection.
I think these aren't new tools.

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 12:49
by EnzoA
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These are definitely new tools. Remember how they packaged them in the rectangular box with the white plastic casing? Now these are on sprue trees...

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 13:45
by F_IV
EnzoA wrote:
These are definitely new tools. Remember how they packaged them in the rectangular box with the white plastic casing? Now these are on sprue trees...
There also appears to be a large red sign that says "New Tool" in two languages :lol:

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 14:47
by Jose85
Wow! Impressive lineup for start. Cant wait for sprue photos...

Bit scared about the Dragon price policy... :( The old ones were very reasonably priced, but Dragon prices went up since...

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 17:24
by bluedonkey99
Is it just me - I don't seem to be able to see the boxes in sufficient resolution and detail to actually convince my selft that they are in 144...???

Re: Dragon Armor in 144th!

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:49
by smeg1959
F_IV wrote:There also appears to be a large red sign that says "New Tool" in two languages :lol:
Hopefully not a reference to any employee that was in attendance at the time ... :twisted:

Agree with BD99 that it's impossible to detect "1/144" anywhere on the boxes (I suspect the yellow rectangle on each contains this vital info). The boxart and layout is definitely at odds with anything in Dragon's 1/72 ranges so let's look at the other model on display, a 1/400 scale model of the International Space Station (ISS). The length of the original is 72.8 metres, so a 1/400 model should measure out at 18.2 cm. In contrast, the Panzer IV (between the three trees) is 5.92 metres long in reality, which equates to 4.1 cm in 1/144. Does the panzer look just under a quarter of the length of the ISS? Does to me.

I rest my case, Your Honour. :ugeek: