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3cm Flak 38/103 Jaboschreck
Teacher
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 03:48 PM UTC
Remember that superb little Flak 38 kit from Dragon? Well here''s the Flak 38/103............ very cool looking indeed. And a superb little kit!

3cm Flak 38/103 Jaboschreck w/trailer



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
hogger99
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 04:36 PM UTC
Vinnie,

Thanks for the review. Looks like a sweet kit. Have to add it to the want list.

Sam
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 04:57 PM UTC
Thanks Vinnie,

I love these small AA pieces and it is great to have some others rather than those that Tamiya produce, nice as they are. As I have the 2cm to build and looking at this one, they offer real value with all of the extras enclosed in the packaging rather to have to go and immediately buy after market sets.
I shall look for this one on the shelf on my LHS.

John
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 05:40 PM UTC
Nice review Vinnie.

I initially believed that Dragonís Flak 38 was merely for direct competition to Tristar and not beneficial to the model building community. True or not, at least they have continued to build on the Flak 38 Ďrangeí. This is one time Iíll gladly eat my words as AA builders once again benefit. :-)

Now where are Dragonís multiple Panzer 1 variants. :-)
Alpenflage
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2006 - 06:08 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, Vinnie. This looks like a very interesting kit, and I might pick up one for myself. Getting the pre-orders in on this today

Cheers !!

Robert
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 07:38 AM UTC
A very nice review with great illustrations. I've been out of the loop here for quite a long time, thinking about jumping back in with a reasonably quick build - this one looks like a shoo in for the "Actung, Jabo!" campaign.

Thank you for another great review.
MLD
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2007 - 01:13 AM UTC
I'm in mid-build right now and it's a sweet little kit all right but there are a couple of glitches that dont show up in any reviews I've seen so far.


The injection plastic main gunshields have locator points for the horizontal brace (part A38) that connects them to each other and then to the gun itself and the etched parts do NOT.

I did not notice this until I got most of the shield bits soldered together, so it is not as simple a matter of setting them down side by side and marking them now.

Mike


Glancing aheadto step 7 this problem reappears with the etch splinter shield attached to the barrel, and are also missing several smaller fittings found on the rear of the injection molded part A49.
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 07:14 AM UTC
Ok, so the "mid-build" as mentioned above can be redefined as 'in long-term sytrene shelf life testing..'

I've recently picked it back up and since deciding to leave the etched shields off as the plastic ones are better detailed have gotten a bit farther. I have not tackled the 497tiny part sight assembly yet, but am not looking forward to my winter numbed fingers tackling those microscopic bits. Optivisor or not..

Anyone actually finished one of these?

More progress this afternoon

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 11:45 AM UTC

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Anyone actually finished one of these?



I finished one last month, but do not have pictures of the completed built. I used one built by Frank Glackin (Plasticbattle) as a reference, but the pictures are now gone!:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=92900&page=1

I'm sorry I cannot offer more immediate help.

-Doug
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 04:59 PM UTC
I bought this kit a few weeks back with the full Voyager set so it will be nice if you guys can show some pics of the work you've done. Planning to start this in the next month or so.

Rob
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Posted: Monday, May 30, 2016 - 02:52 AM UTC
I picked up this kit at a local hobby contest vendor's area as it has a big cool factor. BEWARE, it does not make an accurate replica. There is one reference on the internet that can be very helpful, but be prepared for a lot of work if you want an accurate model... Chuck