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Panzerbeobactungswagen Panther
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 08:42 PM UTC
Darren Baker takes a look at the recent Dragon Models release of a Panzerbeobactungswagen Panther D.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 09:47 PM UTC
No photo-etch for engine deck grills (seriously?), DS*** tracks, those horrible plastic tracks (I would rather stab myself than build them again). What the hell is this? 70 dollars. Is Dragon insane or what?
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 11:30 PM UTC
Reminds me of armor kits from before my birth with entirely absent brass and clear parts... then swiftly pulls me back to 2015 with a 49.99 pricetag.
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 09:06 PM UTC
Nice comprehensive review, Squire.
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 09:25 PM UTC
This is a rhetorical question so not really expecting an answer unless the Dragon Marketing Staff happens to be looking in . . . .

Why would the cover box art pose the vehicle turret turned away from the viewer when the mantlet alterations are the most significant differences about this Panther?

I guess they would say that they are showing these features in profile and so therefore they are showing the differences in an even stronger light.

But then why is the selected artwork so "washed out" white on white, in these important areas.

The old box art was much more informative and visually interesting. It made me want to buy this "castrated" Panther!

As always just one man's opinion!