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Dragon Marder IIIH
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 05, 2003
KitMaker: 4,924 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 03:05 AM UTC
Here''s another great kit from Dragon. Next up in the ''Smart Kit'' series is this, the Marder IIIH.

Dragon Marder IIIH

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

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Quebec, Canada
Joined: August 13, 2006
KitMaker: 383 posts
Armorama: 358 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 03:19 AM UTC
Wow! look very nice indeed I'm a little surprised to see so much PE on a Smart Kit, particularly tool clamps. I would have like to have a choice between molded on clamps and PE. But hey! I'll have to learn to work with PE one of those day :-) And the rear preformed basket is sure a welcome addition.

Will follow your built blog closely
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Alabama, United States
Joined: August 09, 2006
KitMaker: 22 posts
Armorama: 19 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 03:26 AM UTC
Just look at that pre- formed brass wire basket and those tracks as part of a stock kit..... amazing !!
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Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2006
KitMaker: 5,425 posts
Armorama: 4,659 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 04:15 AM UTC
Looking forward to seeing you build this one up Vinnie (and thanks btw for the confirmation on the fenders question), it's interesting to see the convergence of the "Super" and the "Smart" kit features...and making the PE obligatory for the handles is an interesting move, wonder if this signals a new trend in this regard vs. the with/without options provided previously.
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 26, 2003
KitMaker: 4,303 posts
Armorama: 3,900 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 05:36 PM UTC

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I'm sure someone else on a different site will review the nit-picking-collect-dust version.

Which will be useful for those modelers, who are interested in accuracy in any degree. Vinnie's review is great for someone who wants to know what is in the box. But I have the kit already and know what parts are inside, so I'm looking for something more in a review and hopefully this "different site" will provide it.

By the way:
Vinnie, could you please check muffler and exhaust parts in new kit? - they were modified from Aufkraerungspanzer kit and it would be interesting to check how they fit now.

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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: January 26, 2004
KitMaker: 446 posts
Armorama: 235 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 05:56 PM UTC
is there by any chance we can take a peek at the colour chart?
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: November 10, 2003
KitMaker: 1,593 posts
Armorama: 1,465 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 08:44 PM UTC
Looks damn good to me, that basket is a work of art!
I'll be watching your build updates with great interest Vinnie.
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: October 05, 2002
KitMaker: 2,658 posts
Armorama: 1,512 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 09:01 PM UTC
A very nice looking kit.. that is now on my "want" list.. I just love the Tank Destroyers.. btw that does look like a nice amount of PE in the "basic" kit..
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: May 21, 2003
KitMaker: 1,120 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 09:15 PM UTC
Looks great, Vinnie. Personally, I cant wait to get this kit. Basically I like anything on the 38(t) chassis, so this one will be well-worth getting. I have the Dragon Aufklarungspanzer 38(t) kit as well, and that is a real nice kit also.

It will be interesting to see how Tristar/AFV Club does their Marder III Ausf H. Not sure I will get that one or not, but I will have them in stock regardless. One of the blokes from my modelling club will get one

Thanks for the review, and now I will wait for the UPS truck to show up with mine

Cheers !!

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Carlow, Ireland
Joined: June 05, 2006
KitMaker: 438 posts
Armorama: 352 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 11:32 PM UTC

Thanks for your most helpful review Vinnie, (as always )Been looking foward tothis one for ages, Looks really great exceeds expectations! I Can't wait to get my gubby little plaws on one

One question theortically how easy would it be to get a gunner figure sitting in the gunner position?

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Florida, United States
Joined: July 27, 2006
KitMaker: 12 posts
Armorama: 9 posts
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007 - 10:29 AM UTC
Great review! I just had to get one from Cyber-hobby. But now that I have one, Can anyone tell me if the instructions are wrong or is there only one seat or two for the driver and radio operator? the instuctions only call out for one on the right side of the vehicle but the parts listing has two? Any ideas? Do I dare ask about the gun travel lock?
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Virginia, United States
Joined: May 09, 2006
KitMaker: 1,349 posts
Armorama: 1,267 posts
Posted: Friday, February 16, 2007 - 12:33 PM UTC
Cripes, a year's worth of new modeling projects come out every month now!