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Dragon's 1/72nd Neubau-Fahrzeug
keenan
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 09:41 AM UTC


Russ Amott reviews Dragon''s 1/72nd scale Neubau-Fahrzeug Nr. 1.

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vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 05:19 PM UTC
Because the No. 3-5 variant wasn't delicate enough! Seriously though that antennae looks very fragile. I'm working on the No. 3-5 model and it's already challenge, this one should raise the bars a little higher for delicate details.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 01:42 AM UTC
Shaun, thanks for getting this posted. Jeremy, I'm very impressed with the level of detailing in this little kits. I turned my back and Andrew had it built. Now he wants the 1/35 scale kit.
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 03:03 AM UTC
Awesome Russ! And I'm pretty impressed with the level of detail we are finding in Dragon's braille kits, they're really working hard to give Revell a run for their money
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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 03:56 AM UTC
@Russ - I was quite curious about this kit after having done the review of the Nr. 3-5 variant. As expected this kit shares the same hull body but has the different main and secondary turrets. The smaller turrets are somewhat simpler and were actually standard Panzer I versions.

@Jeremy - I've built four other Dragon kits with a frame antenna similar to the one on this kit (Chi Ha's, SdKfz 223's) and they require care with removal from the sprue, are delicate to place and handle afterwards. This one should provide no more of a challenge. INHO (beauty is in the eyes of the beer holder), both main turrets are fairly equal in difficulty.

One thing to keep in mind is that these NbFz kits with prove interesting to paint due to the extremely complex nature and shapes of these tanks and their components. Done with care they should be real "show stoppers," especially if finished in the two colour camouflage.

Cheers,
Jan