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3.7cm FlaK 43 aus S.Kfz. 7/2
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Posted: Friday, June 06, 2014 - 08:26 PM UTC
Jacob Hedrstierna-Johnsen reviews Dragon Models 1/35th scale German 3.7cm FlaK 43 aus S.Kfz. 7/2.

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Hohenstaufen
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 09:05 AM UTC
Ho hum, still no trailer (you would never see one of these vehicles without an ammo trailer). Any sign of the crew seat behind the cab yet - the DML kits so far seem to be lacking it. "Unidentified unit" markings are just laziness with this vehicle in such widespread use...
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Posted: Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 04:14 PM UTC
Does Dragon Model fix PE part on hard paper card for this kit? I noiced there is one PE mesh is bended.
Hederstierna
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 02:42 AM UTC
Tao: No cardboard base in my sample, all 4 PE frets came i plastic bags.
Steve: There is a bench for the crew behind the armored cab, but it's actually very hard to see, how its's going to be attached. My best guess is, that it has to be fitted into a small hole on each inner side of the armored sides. Hope this help you out.
Jacob
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 02:20 PM UTC
i got this kit, its wicked.
RonV
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 05:44 PM UTC
While I have little say as to the actual content of Dragon kits,I am often asked to suggest paint schemes and markings for the vehicles for which I provide the box art. My resources are not insubstantial yet I still find myself spending dozens of hours to come up with authentic and accurate information and often fail entirely.

It may seem that there are an abundance of photos of a subject until one actually begins to do such a search. Seldom is the unit identified and even when it is, it is frequently incorrect. Markings are commonly obscured, incomplete or absent altogether. typically there is only a view from one side. And still, more times than is comfortable, an "expert" on any particular will step forward (only after a kit is released) with just what was being searched for. Regrettably product confidentiality prevents an open forum request for info.

Perhaps some researchers are lazy when it comes to sourcing markings but it isn't this fellow. But until someone publishes that book on the "Color Schemes and Markings of Every military Vehicle Ever Produced", it will be thus.

FWIW,
Ron Volstad
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 08:52 PM UTC
Are the wheels turnable (left/right that is)? I have the sd.kfz.10 and was a bit bummed out to see the wheels can't be posed on that one
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Posted: Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 11:04 PM UTC
In picture 29, of the track segment...are those not sink marks present??

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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 03:16 AM UTC
Hi, Ron, we appreciate the efforts you put into your craft. It's unfortunate that late war German vehicle photos are often lacking (hard to understand how soldiers would place more emphasis on self-preservation than taking snaps of their halftracks). We're in an age when modelers want to be very accurate, and it's frustrating to have so many great marking options in both waterslide and dry transfer decals, yet so little information on the vehicles released in kit form. It would, of course, be helpful when an expert steps forward _ex post release_ and perhaps let us know about his/her contributions. Just a thought, and nothing meant to take away from your fine work.
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 07:54 AM UTC
You are right vettejack , it will have to be filled in . Hope there's not too many of them .
easyco69
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 11:47 PM UTC
Ron, your ace!