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Cyber Hobby: Sd.Kfz.234/1 set
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 09:40 PM UTC
Here''s a set I''ve been waiting for from Cyber Hobby. It''s not quite what I expected.

Vinnie

Cyber Hobby Sd.Kfz.234/1 Upgrade Set



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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 10:03 PM UTC
Looks like something I'll use to upgrade the old Italeri 234/1.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 10:28 PM UTC
Actually, I think it's ment to be used for Dragon's 234/1, as well as they made a similar set for the 234/4, which I'm building right now (as for the latter, there is a small brochure which describes it into the box: it features PE gun shield plus other details). Also in this case, there are new sidepods with more hatches, which allow you to depict an early version of the vehicle, and decals for further liveries.
How much does it cost?
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006 - 08:12 PM UTC
Hi Vinnie,thank you very much for posting yet another GREAT review but I'll quote you as saying "The second of the photo etched frets is a new one, containing the ammunition racks that are missing from the kit. The reason they were missing from the Dragon kit, is that enough references could not be found by the Dragon team. Cyber Hobby have a completely independent research team which has found sufficient references, which is why they felt able to include them in this set! So well done to them! "
I can smell a big,fat rat in pure Chinese-mafia style instead......Dragon and CH may have a completely independent research team or,at least ,that's what they want us to believe.....I think they're just taking modelers for a ride;get the picture...."If I don't get hold of their upgrade set I'm a perfect nobody and my model will be junk"!
My 0.002
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Manu
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006 - 09:47 PM UTC
Life's too short to balance beer bottles on door handles....... :-) :-) :-)

Vinnie
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2006 - 10:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Life's too short to balance beer bottles on door handles....... :-) :-) :-)

Vinnie



I've never tried that, it might while a few hours away after I empty them with all this heat

John
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 05:50 PM UTC
Great product review, Vinnie. Too bad they didnt include the 2cm KwK barrel from the Sd kfz 251/23 Ausf D kit. That would have been alot better

Off to see the Wizzard

Cheers !!

Robert
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 05:58 PM UTC
Robert, I had a very long conversation with Cyber Hobby about that very point when I met with them in Los Angeles. It would have made the pricing difficult, amongst other factors to take into account. I'm just grateful that there's one in the 251/23!

Vinnie