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Dragon's M752 Lance Missile
BootsDMS
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: February 08, 2012
KitMaker: 291 posts
Armorama: 287 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 06:38 AM GMT+7

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Well, for me this is an iconic Cold War essential and I'm looking forward to it; I'm sure it will be fixable and I hope the missile modellers out there show the way. I would further hope that any variations for a British version can also be identified - if indeed there are any.

I'm sure that it's highly likely we'll pay somewhat over the odds for a less than perfect kit but I'm just chuffed to have one in injected plastic.

Rejoice I say!





Perfect Scale Modellbau put out a resin lance kit a while back, maybe that would be a better base for any conversion than this plastic kit
http://www.perfect-scale.de/en/www--perfect-scale-de/M752-Lance-Launcher.html



I was aware of this and I do like their stuff, but this is just a case of my build rate being overtaken by events. Hopefully other builders on this site can show us the way on the plastic version.
27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 768 posts
Armorama: 739 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 06:19 AM GMT+7

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Another typical Black Plague kit?



No, not that bad I think with some minor corrections and additions it will build into a decent replica.
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Georgia, United States
Joined: May 09, 2014
KitMaker: 264 posts
Armorama: 262 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:59 AM GMT+7

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Well, for me this is an iconic Cold War essential and I'm looking forward to it; I'm sure it will be fixable and I hope the missile modellers out there show the way. I would further hope that any variations for a British version can also be identified - if indeed there are any.

I'm sure that it's highly likely we'll pay somewhat over the odds for a less than perfect kit but I'm just chuffed to have one in injected plastic.

Rejoice I say!





Perfect Scale Modellbau put out a resin lance kit a while back, maybe that would be a better base for any conversion than this plastic kit
http://www.perfect-scale.de/en/www--perfect-scale-de/M752-Lance-Launcher.html
Removed by original poster on 06/28/17 - 08:59:20 (GMT).
sauron
Joined: September 18, 2007
KitMaker: 123 posts
Armorama: 121 posts
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 03:35 AM GMT+7
Mine should be delivered tomorrow. I'm just happy to have one in plastic and 99.999% of the people who see it won't know if it's accurate or not. Especially with my lousy modeling skills.

I suspect the 'toolbox' moniker is just a mis-translation of the original Chinese instructions. The actual translation for the part is "portable one-hole crapper"
27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 02:49 AM GMT+7
Still giving it the once over. So far I don't see anything that can't be fixed.
BootsDMS
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: February 08, 2012
KitMaker: 291 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 02:31 AM GMT+7
Well, for me this is an iconic Cold War essential and I'm looking forward to it; I'm sure it will be fixable and I hope the missile modellers out there show the way. I would further hope that any variations for a British version can also be identified - if indeed there are any.

I'm sure that it's highly likely we'll pay somewhat over the odds for a less than perfect kit but I'm just chuffed to have one in injected plastic.

Rejoice I say!

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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 26, 2003
KitMaker: 4,111 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 06:48 PM GMT+7

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Got my pre-order Lance Missiles today. Mixed bag on first glance. Lots of omissions. How they managed to not include the GSU container box and the MP box is beyond me. They did include the control surface containers, erroneously referring to them as tool boxes


Easy, they used a museum exhibit as their sole reference... I've seen photos of M752 in some museum somewhere, with exactly these features you described...
That museum example was also missing the missile head support structure - that's probably the reason Dragon designed it incorrectly attaching it to the engine deck, not to the cargo deck floor...
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: October 14, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 06:02 PM GMT+7
Another typical Black Plague kit?
27-1025
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Joined: September 16, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 05:48 PM GMT+7
Got my pre-order Lance Missiles today. Mixed bag on first glance. Lots of omissions. How they managed to not include the GSU container box and the MP box is beyond me. They did include the control surface containers, erroneously referring to them as tool boxes
On the plus side they did do a pretty good job on the launch truss assy and the missile itself looks pretty good - I have not taken any measurements.