How are those Dragon M48s though? I've been really tempted to pick up an 'A1 myself.
I really haven't seen any flame wars or trolls on Armorama. My own build skills are modest and the comments have always been encouraging & helpful. I can only hope that it will always stay that way.
I have read that the Dragon M48s have some issues. They look great in the box and I will not fear to build one when we get a good Viet Nam or Cold War campaign running.
I have built the Dragon M46 Patton. It builds well and looks great to my eyes. I'm sure no expert so that is far from any sort of endorsement of authenticity. I got a set of AM decals to build a Korean War Marine tank and itt looks the part.
I particularly like the DS tracks. These need to have the horns glued on which is tedious but the tracks look great and look like they do in the photos - live tracks with little or no sag.
I look forward to seeing your M60 progress!
Thanks, I think I've only even seen one incident anywhere close to what I'm used to, on this site, even then it was pretty one-sided and the post went back to a positive topic within a day, So I'm not too worried about seeing all that, it just messed up my tendency to bother with forums, so far I've had nothing but good luck here though!
Fair enough though, good to know there's nothing hilariously bad on them (Wasnt really expecting that, but still, always good to know), I'd probably have gotten one this month, but I'm currently waiting to get a Miniart T-44 and SU-85, and add the M60A1 and AMX-13/90 I bought this week, and well... I have to keep my buying in-check for a while, lol. Could be worse on the tracks though, I've got a couple kits with separate guide teeth to put up with soon (One has DS track, other's indi-link.), so... Certainly going to be ready by the time I get one!
I didnt even know there was an M46 kit though, to be completely honest, I must assume it's an older kit, but good to know it went well!
DS track overall is hit-and-miss to me, it's be great for anything without sag, and anything with sideskirts, but I still remember trying to figure out the ones on my Ha-Go, which were MUCH too long... Worst part is, it was the first tracked model I built. I've only been using indi-link / link-and-length since, so my M60A1 is going to (hopefully) be a nice change!
Not having any luck finding a suitable paint scheme though, but I DID find one picture of an M60A1 with T97e2 tracks, so... It IS possible!