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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2012, 07:27:16 PM »
Word of warning to anyone who has or is thinking about purchasing the recent DML 1/700 HMS Amazon Type 21 Frigate kit; someone got their scales mismatched!  The hull is 1/600 while the rest is 1/700  :-\  DML has apparently been notified up the ladder about this but what if anything they are doing or are going to do about it is still anyone's guess. 


Just giving a head's up, it might work to our advantage as whiffers  ;)

I had heard that and went looking for one, be great for a notional Broad Beam Amazon but also got me thinking about an old Airfix County I have sitting incomplete somewhere, 183m overall length, Seadart and hanger for a pair of Seakings........

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2012, 07:41:14 PM »
Word of warning to anyone who has or is thinking about purchasing the recent DML 1/700 HMS Amazon Type 21 Frigate kit; someone got their scales mismatched!  The hull is 1/600 while the rest is 1/700  :-\  DML has apparently been notified up the ladder about this but what if anything they are doing or are going to do about it is still anyone's guess. 


Just giving a head's up, it might work to our advantage as whiffers  ;)

I had heard that and went looking for one, be great for a notional Broad Beam Amazon but also got me thinking about an old Airfix County I have sitting incomplete somewhere, 183m overall length, Seadart and hanger for a pair of Seakings........

I had ideas about scaleorama'ing an Airfix 1/600th Amazon to 1/700th to make a "proper Amazon" for the RN, similar to the Brazilian Niterois.

If the DML ship is really wrong by 600/700 in a lldimensions, then it works out perfectly in length, but wider than a Niteroi in beam - mind you, that'd be no bad thing...
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2012, 06:48:50 AM »
Bad news on DML's U.S. T-28 super-Tank .... in their rush to get a super-tank on the shelves they've goofed, despite the warnings to them from knowledgeable people.  They used standard 23" tracks instead of 19.5" ones making the whole vehicle too wide, this also makes the basic hull too wide as well so even scratch-building new a hull won't fix much .... but great whiffing fodder now :)

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2012, 04:30:47 AM »
Bad news on DML's U.S. T-28 super-Tank .... in their rush to get a super-tank on the shelves they've goofed, despite the warnings to them from knowledgeable people.  They used standard 23" tracks instead of 19.5" ones making the whole vehicle too wide, this also makes the basic hull too wide as well so even scratch-building new a hull won't fix much .... but great whiffing fodder now :)

That's disappointing. I knew that they'd goofed on the suspension by including the top shock absorber but I figured that could be dealt with. However, the wider tracks are a deal killer as far as building stock goes. The lower hull could still be useful for some sort of rear drive Sherman WhIf.

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2012, 04:55:47 PM »
So, it's a Whiff-in-a-Box!........ & people are seeing a problem with this?.......... Here? ???




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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2012, 01:58:59 AM »
I like your thinking! :)
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2013, 04:54:56 AM »
Dave Manter has provided us with a look inside the box of the 1:700th scale DML USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) over at CyberModeler. 

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2013, 02:53:35 PM »
Dave Manter has provided an in-box kit review of the DML 1:700th scale USS Chicago (CG-11) Guided Missile Cruiser at CyberModeler. 

Click on html or thumbnail to see the kit review

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #34 on: May 07, 2013, 09:28:44 AM »
This,to me,came way out of left field. A DML M48A3.

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/dml.html

I wonder how well this kit will compare to the new AFV Club version.
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2013, 11:20:35 AM »
^ :icon_surprised: Does Dragon realize this is neither WWII nor German?  ;D
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2013, 07:37:42 PM »
^ :icon_surprised: Does Dragon realize this is neither WWII nor German?  ;D

They may be running out of those type of subjects. ;) ;D
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2013, 08:28:24 AM »
Hmmm... a Mod B would make an accurate M48A5 a bit less work than starting with the Tamiya kit. Yeah, there's the Academy 'A5 but I always thought the suspension and front hull shape were a bit "wonky".

Although I don't have the raging hate for the Tamiya M48A3 that some folks in the armor modeling community have, it'll be nice to have a kit that features today's level of detailing as opposed to one tooled 30-odd years ago.

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2013, 08:33:13 AM »
Hmmm... a Mod B would make an accurate M48A5 a bit less work than starting with the Tamiya kit. Yeah, there's the Academy 'A5 but I always thought the suspension and front hull shape were a bit "wonky".

Although I don't have the raging hate for the Tamiya M48A3 that some folks in the armor modeling community have, it'll be nice to have a kit that features today's level of detailing as opposed to one tooled 30-odd years ago.

I did notice that the kit in that link does not have the holes in the sprocket,and no canvas for the main gun mantlet,and no canvas for the .50 MG. I have no clue as to what the B designation means.
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2013, 10:02:51 AM »
I did notice that the kit in that link does not have the holes in the sprocket,and no canvas for the main gun mantlet,and no canvas for the .50 MG. I have no clue as to what the B designation means.
As I understand it, the Model B designation was used for tanks that had received a number of component improvements and standardization that the initial M48A3 didn't always get. In many cases, A3s had been converted from older "flat deck" tanks and retained features that weren't common to the later M48A2 and M60 family tanks. Just one example is the use of the headlight "pods" that came in to use with the M48A2 and continued through the M60A3. I'm sure a more dedicated M48 fan can explain it better but that's what I know.

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2013, 11:05:50 AM »
Not a new release but an older kit I'm happy to see return:
US M46 Patton

I've always liked this tank but it's been frustratingly hard to find the last few years.

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2013, 03:35:46 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2013, 03:49:59 AM »
Giggity giggity!

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Click on the image above to view the details at ScaleMates.

Hopefully they will also offer the M103A2. 

How about an M103 RISE Passive with laser rangefinder feature from the M60A3 and a thermal shroud for the gun tube?  Or swap out the entire main gun for what the Abrams is packing with the L55 tube from the Leopard 2A6 just to be different. :)

Another one to consider would be an M103 with the 152mm gun/missile launcher from the MBT-70/XM803. 

« Last Edit: October 12, 2013, 04:02:24 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2013, 04:02:16 AM »

Click on the image above to view the details at ScaleMates.


Not that there are a lot of details out yet... ;)
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2013, 04:03:53 AM »
Click on the image above to view the details at ScaleMates.
Not that there are a lot of details out yet... ;)


Have to start someplace.  Hopefully the page at ScaleMates will have more information as it becomes available :)

PMMS has the same picture above plus one more that shows some of the kit features under their "New Kit News" section for Dragon. 
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2013, 08:42:49 AM »
An M103! F*** YEAH!

I'll need at least one for a "Codename Panzers: Cold War" diorama.

Just a couple of months ago, when they announced three different Object 279 kits, I wondered in another post on a German website why no one rather did an M103 or a new T-72 family. Now, a little while later Trumpeter has announced a T-72B and Dragon an M103.
So..... what should I wish for next?  :icon_beer: A new Chieftain? AMX-10RC? ERC-90? Something South African? That Tamiya continues their T-55 line-up and gives us a nice T-55M next?
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2013, 10:04:05 AM »
Affordable good quality Centurions in a range of versions covering the major operators, conflicts served in and upgrades?

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2013, 10:08:06 AM »
M103!  :-* Another great and long over-due release! I'm glad to see they've done it as a "flat deck" although a modernized diesel engine version would be cool too.
 
So..... what should I wish for next?  :icon_beer: A new Chieftain? AMX-10RC? ERC-90? Something South African? That Tamiya continues their T-55 line-up and gives us a nice T-55M next?

I'd definitely vote for the AMX 10RC and a Tamiya T55M. As for "something South African", a current generation Olifant would be nice. But hey, if your wishes are having an effect on what kits get produced, would you mind wishing for a T23 US experimental medium tank? Thanks! ;)

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2013, 12:17:54 PM »
A different picture, from the Japan Hobby Show of the impending Dragon M103 kit:


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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2013, 03:05:09 PM »
For those that are interested, there is an M103 on display at the 45th infantry museum in Oklahoma City. That thing is frikking HUGE .... !!!!!!!   I couldn't believe just how big it is .....  The one on display was painted in a green so dark,it looked black,too.  I don't know if they have a website but it might be worth looking to see as they had a large number of different aircraft and vehicles on display there.  BTW, the aircraft are all displayed on stands like model aircraft,too. Been a long time since I was there so I'm thinking I should make a trip in the near future.  If anybody gets a chance to pass thru Oklahoma City, they have a very large number of museums of every sort there.
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