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  Building the Dragon 251/17 w Schwebelafette
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 03:30 AM UTC
Here''s a full build of the Dragon 251/17 w Schwebelafette.

Vinnie

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Red4
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 03:42 AM UTC
Vinnie, you are a building machine. When do you rest? Love the article. Very well written and detailed. Thanks for sharing. "Q"
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 04:28 AM UTC
Vinnie -

Total agreement here. Beautifully done build on 251 and a truly masterful review. Well written, detailed and easily followed. Thanks. You ought to consider combining your reviews in a book or some kind of pub. This would make one heck of a reference for us amateurs. Now I've got to go out and buy this puppy!

Blade48mrd
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 10:57 AM UTC
Well done Vinnie, good informative build up review. You're really putting a dent on those DML halftrack kits...

Frank
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 03:49 PM UTC
Thanks guys! I'm going to give a 251/7 a go next.

Vinnie
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 09:13 PM UTC
Another well written article Vinnie.
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 09:43 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie,
Excellent build! Glad you enjoyed it. I was a little worried that the ecthed shield might have been a little problematic.
Dan Graves
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 09:46 PM UTC
Vinnie:

Another great build and an excellent article. You are a modelling machine. :-) Cant wait to build a 251
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 10:06 PM UTC
As always Vinnie, your reviews are written excellent, informative and filled with great detail. You are most definitely a building machine! Thanks!
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006 - 11:41 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie, absolutely superb, but I am already itching to buy yet another 251 now once they get into the shops here.

I forsee another chastising from the wife.

John
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 04:27 AM UTC
Very nice article, and model Vinnie.
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 11:41 AM UTC
Thanks guys. Dan, thanks for working with Dragon to produce another brilliant 251! As for the etched shield, I thought I was going to have problems too, during the early stages, but if the instructions are followed carefully, then it lierally falls into place.....beautifully designed. Thanks again!

Vinnie
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 03:11 PM UTC
Beautifull, and I like that opened up toolbox.

Cheers
Henk
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 03:20 PM UTC
Yet another great model build from you Vinnie.

I read the article about the 250/16 flammpanzerwagen and bought one your myself and build it, will post it soon. But did not turn out as good as your master piece.

:-) :-)
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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2006 - 04:30 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie,

very nice model and very interesting article! Really.

Only a question. Can you tell me your technique to make rivets... they're so realistic. In the article you spoke of Nutter and Small Shop, have you some pics or link??


Thanks
Tom
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006 - 06:57 AM UTC
Fantastic build review, Vinnie. Excellent work, and a super step-by-step view of the assembly stages. Truly amazing, my friend.

I got these 2cm Schwebelafette halftrack kits in a few weeks ago, and I have considered getting one, but I think I will stick with the Dragon Sd Kfz 251/21 Ausf D Drilling I already have. Then again, seeing yours may change my mind !

You should have your own homepage, or website gallerie of all your work and reviews, if you dont already have one !

Thanks for posting

Cheers !!

Alpen
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2006 - 08:31 PM UTC
Great review and build Vinnie. I always enjoy reading your articles.

~Martin