Build review: Dragon 6332 1/35 M3A1 Half-Track

This Dragon 6332 halftrack kit is yet another kit I’ve gotten from one of the sales. Halftracks were a very useful concept in WW2, the first time I encountered it was in the movie Kelly’s Heroes. It looks very different from regular tanks so I was interested in checking it out. This kit being touted…

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Build review: Dragon 6819 1/35 Sturmpanzer Ausf.I als Befehlspanzer (Umbau Fahrgestell Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G)

This kit pops up very often in sales, often for below $25. Here is the official description from Dragon. It’s a more advanced kit so perhaps that’s why people weren’t biting. The kit is relatively recent (2015), but in fact is a slightly updated version of 6596 and 6500 which were the original ones with…

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Build review: Dragon 6860 StuG.III Ausf.A MICHAEL WITTMANN, ‘LAH’ (BARBAROSSA 1941)

I got this kit as a surprise due to a seller error. The kit’s code is one off from the Stuka zu Fuss I was trying to buy and the seller sent the wrong kit; we had an arrangement to fix the deal and I got this kit for about $23, which wasn’t bad. The…

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Build review: Dragon 6792 / DML 6792 1/35 scale Panerbeobachtungwagen III Ausf. F(Sd. Kfz. 143)

This is my second Dragon kit, since I was really happy with my build of the unreviewed Tiger I 131. The subject isn’t my top choice in terms of coolness, but I got the kit on sale for about $18 so I thought it’s another good kit to practice armor on.  This particular vehicle is…

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Build review: 1/35 HobbyBoss German Sd.Kfz.182 King Tiger “Porsche Turret” w/ Zimmerit 84530

Hot on the wheels of their Tiger I with Zimmerit comes the HobbyBoss King Tiger in Porsche turrent (yes the Tiger I is Trumpeter’s but they are the same company now, not sure what logic they use to decide which label gets to release a particular kit…). There is some sort of market acquisition thing…

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VF-31J Siegfried Hayate Custom Final Sortie version – Macross Delta – 1/72 Bandai model kit

I finished this kit a while ago but forgot to take shots. This is Hayate’s custom on the final sortie, which has a number of customizations on it, including the flying knight insigna, and reaction bombs. The build is very much like the rest of the Bandai VF-31s. The reaction bombs are from Macross Frontier…

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1/35 Tamiya Sd.Kfz.184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer “Elefant” with ATAK Zimmerit

I started this kit way before the Panther A. Tamiya kits are famous for their engineering and the Elefant is not an exception. As a tank destroyer I like the heavy-look of the design and the lack of a turrent seem to simplify construction which I thought could be a good beginner armor kit to…

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