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1/72 and 1/76 Scale Armor and AFVs.
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nikon1
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 10:26 AM UTC
Dragon Models announced on Twitter they will be releasing several Stryker variants and two PLA wheeled IFVs this November.

1) M1128 MGS
2) M1134 ATGM
3) M1296 Dragoon
4) PLA ZTL-11 MGS
5) PLA ZBL-09 IFV
Cheers
Charlie
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 03:20 AM UTC
Sadly Charlie, from what I've read these are pre-build models and not kits at this point. With the drop in quality we've seen in Dragon small scale kits lately I wouldn't expect much.

Regards,
--Jan
Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 03:21 AM UTC
Always interesting to see what new foul-ups Dragon is releasing - if they do actually ever get released! Let's see...all hatches molded shut, solid plastic tracks molded to the wheels, dimensional and detail errors...
Biggles2
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 04:18 AM UTC

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Sadly Charlie, from what I've read these are pre-build models and not kits at this point. With the drop in quality we've seen in Dragon small scale kits lately I wouldn't expect much.

Regards,
--Jan


Granted, but even their pre-builds are built from the standard plastic kit, sans any PE. A pre-build can be detailed, repainted, altered, etc, ( if it's worthwhile to begin with!)
nikon1
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 07:43 AM UTC

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Sadly Charlie, from what I've read these are pre-build models and not kits at this point. With the drop in quality we've seen in Dragon small scale kits lately I wouldn't expect much.

Regards,
--Jan


Granted, but even their pre-builds are built from the standard plastic kit, sans any PE. A pre-build can be detailed, repainted, altered, etc, ( if it's worthwhile to begin with!)

I plan on getting the M1134 ATGM and modify it to include a Parcel US tank crewman and add some additional gear.
Cheers
Charlie


nikon1
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 10:15 AM UTC

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Sadly Charlie, from what I've read these are pre-build models and not kits at this point. With the drop in quality we've seen in Dragon small scale kits lately I wouldn't expect much.

Regards,
--Jan



Jan, even though they're pre-built, I will get the M1134 ATGM and strip the paint and modify it and paint it to my standards. This is the only 1/72 variant at this time.
Cheers
Charlie
anastasius
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 02:42 AM UTC
I cannot think of any Dragon Armor display models that were not offered as kits. There are some marking options and minor equipment that may not be offered as a part of a kit. Pretty sure you will see at least one variant offered as a kit.

Having said that I would not expect too much when the kit is released.
nikon1
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 04:47 AM UTC

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I cannot think of any Dragon Armor display models that were not offered as kits. There are some marking options and minor equipment that may not be offered as a part of a kit. Pretty sure you will see at least one variant offered as a kit.

Having said that I would not expect too much when the kit is released.



I've given up on Dragon for the most part as they have become sloppy on their research of subjects and a constant need to rehash WWII German armor. They no longer innovate.
Cheers
Charlie
MassimoTessitori
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Italy
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 06:43 AM UTC
The Chinese vehicles are already fairly well reproduced by Hobbyboss, cheap kits too.
nikon1
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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC

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The Chinese vehicles are already fairly well reproduced by Hobbyboss, cheap kits too.



Are the Hobby Boss kits 1/72nd.
Cheers
Charlie