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DML Panzer III Ausf G
wedgetail53
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 09:35 AM UTC
Jacob Hederstierna-Johnse reviews Dragon''s new kit of the Panzer III Ausf G and is suitably impressed.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:58 AM UTC
Looks like a winner.
Thudius
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 11:44 PM UTC

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Looks like a winner.



Sure does. I have an H in the stash and an F en route. Can anyone say if this can be built as a DAK version from the box?

TIA
Hederstierna
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 02:16 AM UTC
Kimmo - As far as I can see, the engine deck isn't right for the DAK version. From what I've read, the Pz. III delivered for Africa had the extra air intakes on the top of the engine deck, and this early G hasn't. Sorry!
Jacob
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 02:21 AM UTC
If there's no "lows," why isn't the rating 100?
thebear
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 02:21 AM UTC
Hi Thudius... quick answer is no you can't doesn't have the right engine deck hatches for the DAK version.
Thudius
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 03:05 AM UTC

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Hi Thudius... quick answer is no you can't doesn't have the right engine deck hatches for the DAK version.



Righty, thanks. It figures of course, keep seeing this one on sale and the Tropical version not.
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Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 09:43 AM UTC

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If there's no "lows," why isn't the rating 100?


No kit will ever be perfect so 95% is a top mark.
Nice review Jacob.
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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 07:18 AM UTC
Very comprehensive review...seems like a really good kit - detailed,accurate and good to build.(which I shall soon be doing) Shows that with care and attention Manufacturers can put out some seriously good kits on quite specific wartime AFV variations.
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Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 09:38 AM UTC
I've been a long time supporter of Magic Tracks, over the DS type. I have recently been replacing all oob tracks, with am ones. However, after the horror stories of DS, I am glad to see a return of MT's. I am also sure, that this is a money saving move by Dragon. The rest of the kit appears to be the quality we had come to expect.