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Operation Marita
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 07, 2014 - 09:21 AM UTC
Rick Cooper reviews one of the recent Dragon release of the 1/35th scale figure set, Operation Marita: Greece 1941. The set consists of four German soldiers from the campaign.

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Wien, Austria
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Posted: Saturday, March 08, 2014 - 12:22 PM UTC
Wow! Didn't know Dragon was producing figures that bad!!

The arms are certainly the worst parts, but there is more..!!

That officers' cap looks odd, detail in general is really soft, and I could go on!

As the poses are not fascinating either, I wonder why one should buy this set!

Image damaging set IMHO! Dragon should have an eye on the people responsible for these sets and prevent them from issueing such catastrophes!


California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 12:16 PM UTC
California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 12:20 PM UTC
It almost appears that the arms were given an extra cuff length to them. If you cut off the hand, use the cuff detail as a guide for removal it appears the arm will be about the right length. The armor NCO also appears to have overly long arms, but the fellow with the rifle at the ready appears okay. Maybe two designers worked on this set, one doing the landser and Dietrich and another fellow working in the other pair of figures??
England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 09, 2014 - 05:41 PM UTC
Not much else to say about this set really. Just one thing. Why is the supposed figure of Sepp Dietrich wearing Heer insignia?
Seems that someone at DML needs a kick up the @rse for this set!
Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 10, 2011
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Posted: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 02:09 AM UTC
Have to agree with Roman,
I bought this set last month with great anticipation. The detail is very soft,nothing like the current Dragon standards. More like a Tamiya fig from the '80s!!
The "Dietrich" fig has not even a passing likeness with an awful hat to boot. In the Army we would have called this one a "Trick-F--k".
Only saving grace is the Gen II fret. This is an odd thing for me to write as I am a huge fan of Dragon.