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  Dragon Flies Again! Flak 37
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 12:13 AM UTC
A full build feature on the brand new Dragon Flak 37, the one with those fantastic clear plastic dials!

Vinnie

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
thebear
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 12:22 AM UTC
Vinnie ...I got a question for you.....Do you ever sleep??? Gosh you make more models in a month than I do in a year...AND DAMN NICE TOO! Great build sir...

all the best
Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 01:01 AM UTC
Amazing model, great review.
Thanks Vinnie
HILBERT
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 01:02 AM UTC
I agree with the others intirely! What a work.
What should I say?? I love to see your work. This one should be in a dio.

A salute for you!!


Clanky44
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 05:34 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie,

Fantastic job on the flak gun, you're a constant source of motivation.....

Frank
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 12:44 AM UTC
Excellent review, Vinnie. Looks like an outstanding model of the 8.8cm Flak 37. Think I might just have to check one out myself

I have the Dragon 8.8cm Flak 36 kit, and that is amazing as well, but have yet to build it. After reading your review, and seeing all the in-progress shots of your kit, I would like to get one.

I wonder why they didnt include a crew with this kit ? Maybe Dragon has a future plan to help us with this ?

Cheers !!

Alpen
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 05:29 AM UTC
Beautiful work Vinnie, thanks for sharing with us! I must say, I've not had any interest in this kit until seeing yours. I'm now more interested in getting this kit, you're as much an asset to Dragon as you are to Armorama. lol
PLMP110
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 07:23 AM UTC
Great build/review Vinnie. Your work always is something to behold. I hope you do not give your students as much homework as you seem to enjoy with your building!

Patrick
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2005 - 04:41 AM UTC
great buildup article, Vinnie..
and well presented,too
keep up the nice work..
Best,
Nick
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2005 - 01:56 PM UTC
This is the only Axis kit I have ever had an eye on. I built the ancient Tamiya one many years ago. This new one from DML looks like it would fit quite nicely on the DW Trailer.

Very nice job there Vinnie. Now, either one of two things, get back to work... err never mind, carry on.
spongya
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 12:53 AM UTC
Really, really great build... If only mine looked like this.
The reason I write at all is that I studied a lot of photos (archive and recent), and saw a gun in life.
The chains as I found out on the gun are for chaining the legs when in travelling position - only after building my kit did I saw that particular photo. Also: there is a seam running along in the middle of all legs on the real thing as well (at least on one I actually saw.) - so eliminating them might not be necessary.
I didn't find much photos on Africacorps guns, and the reference books are not much help either in this respect, but I think the real guns were never as worn and weathered. Only after sitting 50 years in front of a museum do they get so battered. (It's just a personal opinion, and doesn't mean I don't awe you and look for all the builds you publish...)
jonnysocko
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Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 02:11 AM UTC
Hi Vinnie. You really do fantastic work. You know what would set those clear dials off? A little hazyness around the very outside edge. If you ever look at dials on real eqipment that operates outdoors you'll see what I mean. A good place to look is any forklift or construction equipment that work in dirty out in the weather conditions. Just a tip. Your work is very inspiring. Thanks

BH
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Posted: Saturday, March 04, 2006 - 10:04 AM UTC
Fantastic piece of Artillery there! (Is it possible to even fit one more detail on this thing!) Great job man! I'm at a loss for words...

(I'd love to know, what exactly is your wash made up of...The rust is just so realistic!)