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Dragon: Type 4 Ke-Nu
CMOT
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 01:06 AM UTC


Russ Amott reviews and builds the Imperial Japanese Army Type 4 Light Tank from Dragon Models in 1/35th scale.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC
Darren, thanks for getting this to me and making it live. I'll get the tracks sorted out.
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:01 AM UTC
Russ,

You built this in a weekend? Incredible!

This looks to be a splendid model and you did a great job with it. Your review is excellent with your step-by-step sequence and tips from your experience. Very useful.

I have yet to build a model with these tracks so I am VERY interested on how they work.
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 03:32 PM UTC
Many thanks for this very informative review... kit will have been perfect with pre-saged plastic tracks that Tamiya is providing in kits like its SU-76m

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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 04:22 PM UTC
Thank you for your efforts Russ.
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 04:54 AM UTC
Thank you for the comments. I ended up using CA glue around the return rollers and shaping the DS tracks around them to get the sag. It worked well, I think. I will post photos when I can.
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 04:08 AM UTC
Im going to the convention in Connecticut this April . I hope to pick one up there . If not Ill order one from Amazon . It looks like a nice change of pace . I have the other Japanese tanks and SPG from Dragon And Tamiya and found them to be nice builds ! !
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:43 AM UTC

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Im going to the convention in Connecticut this April . I hope to pick one up there . If not Ill order one from Amazon .



Watch the sales on Dragon USA Online, that kit has been seen at prices varying from $30 to $40.

I bought mine there at $40 but it went on sale even cheaper a few weeks afterwards.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 01:40 PM UTC
I want, good review.Shouldn't it be in the 90's score wise? I would give it a 96
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Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 06:45 PM UTC
...already got the turned barrel, Voyager PE, and metal tracks, for this little jewel...
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 - 05:03 AM UTC
Thank you for that review Russ, and showing the difference in the upper hull shapes around the MG mount. I thought that someone had mentioned when the kit was first announced, that the hull had the wrong configuration in that area for this tank. Either I'm remembering it wrong (most likely), or maybe Dragon corrected the error (less likely, being a Dragon kit, but possible). Whatever the answer, I had not paid any attention to this release, but with that hull being correct(ed?) I'll be getting this kit for sure.