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Dragon: Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.N with Interior
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 07:52 PM UTC


Dragon is preparing a Neo Smartkit of a Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.N with interior

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 09:36 PM UTC
Great news! The more companies jump on the interior bandwagon, the better.

(Hopefully someone will come out with an bandwagon interior, too.*)


*Apologies for the bad pun. Sometimes you just have to.
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Great news! The more companies jump on the interior bandwagon, the better.

(Hopefully someone will come out with an bandwagon interior, too.*)


*Apologies for the bad pun. Sometimes you just have to.



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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:08 PM UTC
Very good Robin !
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:23 AM UTC
Neo (link and length) Panzer III/IV tracks from Dragon?!?! No more DS tracks to cry about anymore. This might confuse some folks since they've hated on Dragon for so long because of DS tracks.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:37 AM UTC
So, does it have a complete interior?
Looks like not all the turret interior is there.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 01:05 AM UTC
Dragon advertised it as Partial interior. What that means remains to be seen, but the engine is not there for sure.
Probably only the fighting compartment and the gun breach, similar with their latest StuG releases.

LE: my bad, didn't notice in the news that it mentions what's included. So the transmission is there as well, but not more than that.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 01:54 AM UTC
Looks like everything that could be seen with open hatches and no more. The transmission access hatched better be separate if anything is to be seen in a late Pzkpfw III hull. No access hatches on the hull.

Ever kit should have this with the "full" interiors for those who like to build what will never be seen.

come to think of it that describes most of my built models. And the interiors I used to build.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 03:46 AM UTC
The basic pz iii kit is unchanged so all hatches including the transmission covers can be posed open.

It took them long enough to roll this out, this was announced almost exactly last year. It's a shame they didn't do the engine, they could've done another decade of run with interior StuGs and IIIs with neotracks.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC

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It's a shame they didn't do the engine, they could've done another decade of run with interior StuGs and IIIs with neotracks.



Who says they won't? They have the neo track tooled, why not do the whole line-up with interiors?
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:34 AM UTC
Looks promising, however, what will it cost? Hopefully it will be in my budget.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM UTC
All positive to me. Yes, the engine would have been great, no doubt. I also hope, as was sort of suggested, that this will be the first in a robust line of Pz/Stug III's and possibly others with similar attributes. If it is, it's almost certain aftermarket engine(s) will follow. Or maybe Dragon is planning the engine as a separate kit.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:58 PM UTC

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It's a shame they didn't do the engine, they could've done another decade of run with interior StuGs and IIIs with neotracks.



Who says they won't? They have the neo track tooled, why not do the whole line-up with interiors?



I wasn't sure you meant they won't tool the engine or they won't do the line up, it seems like you're saying the latter. and you're probably right.
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 01:01 PM UTC

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Looks promising, however, what will it cost? Hopefully it will be in my budget.



If scalehobbyist's prices are any indication, it looks to be between $60-70 for kits with similar MSRP.
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:34 AM UTC
Hate to seem like I've been hiding under a rock (though maybe I was...) but could someone fill me in on this new "Neo Smart Kit" label? "New" smart? How smart is that? And it seems pretty cheap to skip the entire engine compartment. And what's this about new tracks? No more tan snakes? Wow. Some much to catch up on; I really should leave the workbench sometimes...
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 01:56 AM UTC
New tracks are link and length type rather than full indy links. Enough of an interior that you can leave the hatches open and see what is inside, which most modelers are comfortable with.
Hobby easy has it listed on pre-order for about $49 US.
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 06:24 AM UTC
I think this sounds great ,leght and link has been the go in 48th since it was rebooted nearly 20 years ago .It sure beats DS . The prices down here are about the same as i would pay for a tamiya kit so whats not to like. Now if they would be so kind as to release an early 2in 1 brummbar kit id be very happy Have fun Wayne
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 07:24 AM UTC

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Great news! The more companies jump on the interior bandwagon, the better.

(Hopefully someone will come out with an bandwagon interior, too.*)


*Apologies for the bad pun. Sometimes you just have to.



Robin,

Did not think it could be upped.

I could.

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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 02:46 PM UTC

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New tracks are link and length type rather than full indy links. Enough of an interior that you can leave the hatches open and see what is inside, which most modelers are comfortable with.
Hobby easy has it listed on pre-order for about $49 US.


I didn't see it a couple days ago. Not a bad price considering the cost of some Dragon PZ III's listing about the same price.
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 06:16 PM UTC

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Great news! The more companies jump on the interior bandwagon, the better.

(Hopefully someone will come out with an bandwagon interior, too.*)


*Apologies for the bad pun. Sometimes you just have to.



Robin,

Did not think it could be upped.

I could.