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DML Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J Initial
c5flies
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2009 - 10:23 PM UTC
James Bella takes a quick look at the Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.J Initial Production, a newer release by Dragon in 1/35.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
bill_c
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2009 - 03:33 PM UTC
Excellent review, James. It looks like a winner.
Tarok
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2009 - 05:19 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, James.

Quick question: what are the suggested colour/decal schemes (per DML) for this vehicle?

Rudi
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2009 - 03:15 PM UTC
Thanks Bill...although after reading the Introduction, which I usually write last, I'm making a note to myself to not write reviews at 2am

Thanks Rudi, I quickly mentioned paint/marking schemes in the review....

"Three marking options are provided for, all painted in panzer gray, and include two in Russia 1941 with the 2nd Panzer Division and one on the Eastern Front 1941 with the 11th Panzer Division."

...and hope to go over these a bit more in the build....which will begin very shortly
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2009 - 03:24 PM UTC

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Thanks Rudi, I quickly mentioned paint/marking schemes in the review....

"Three marking options are provided for, all painted in panzer gray, and include two in Russia 1941 with the 2nd Panzer Division and one on the Eastern Front 1941 with the 11th Panzer Division."

...and hope to go over these a bit more in the build....which will begin very shortly



Thanks James - clearly I missed that

Looking forward to your build
Grenadier37
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2009 - 08:04 AM UTC
Thanks for the review James. Are you working on this yet?

As PzKwG III fan and owner of several older Dragon kits of this tank, I'd like to know how well this one goes together.
c5flies
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2009 - 10:25 AM UTC
I did start a build of this Here, Erik....and am further along but need to update. The fit of the kits' parts is exceptional, although my build methods leave a bit to be desired

One thing I did notice during the build, and it's very minor, is the crispness of the molds is not as sharp as some of DML's newer releases in regards to a slight amount of flash....nothing to fret about though
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2009 - 10:47 AM UTC
My not as LHS had this kit and the wirlbewind new in stock, both for about $38. SWMBO would shoot me if I got either one right now but I have them in mind. I'd like to see how this turns out.