Author Topic: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby  (Read 35970 times)

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2012, 08:15:26 AM »
I guess I'm not thinking far enough outside of the box on this one.  I just wanted one in USN aggressor colors with the blue AIM-9 and data pod on the wingtips  :-\
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2012, 08:40:00 AM »
To be different, what about a X-29 with F-104 wings...but with no anhedral.
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2012, 09:13:43 PM »
To be different, what about a X-29 with F-104 wings...but with no anhedral.

Wouldn't that be an F-5 then Greg ??????

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2012, 02:57:26 AM »
Kind of but not quite...it would certainly confuse. 

Another option might be some sort of box-wing.
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2012, 11:46:09 PM »
This one isn't new but I'm glad to see it coming back, especially as a somewhat cheaper "Orange Box" version-

T34/85M
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I've been on the hunt for one of these for a couple years now but I keep missing them on eBay or the prices are more than I care to spend. ~ $30 US MSRP seems pretty reasonable.

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2012, 10:39:50 PM »
Bernd Heller has provided an in-box kit review of the Dragon 1/144th scale Bell X-1 (Number 4630) for anyone interested in this subject at Modellversium.de

Click on html or thumbnail image to see the review. 



I usually do not have that much interest in models in such small scale but I have to admit that I am quite impressed with the amount of detail that Dragon has managed to stuff into that little model.  The one-piece slide molded fuselage sections (forward and aft) are also quite impressive.  Certainly takes the issue of alignment out of the equation when you have only one piece to deal with instead of the traditional left and right halves or worse, the left, right, top, and bottom or any combination based on that. 

I am tempted to get a set just to see how they would look as a scale-o-rama item on a larger scale model where they would play the role of a decoy or target drone.  Granted all of that wonderful internal detail would be wasted in such an effort but it would certainly be interesting resources for such a project.  I have to blame Greg Twiner for that idea ever since he posted that image of a Mirage III O superimposed in front of an obviously larger F-4 which got me to wondering what small scale modern aircraft might look functional mounted on a stores pylon of a larger aircraft.  Most of the 1/350th scale aircraft are far too small for such things unless you are working in 1/72nd or 1/144th scale where you could get away with that but not in 1/48th scale.  So maybe this little Bell X-1 kit is the solution. 
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2012, 01:46:39 AM »
I sincerely hope there is truth to what I hear about Dragon planing all three V Bombers in small scale.

I have their Vulcan and quite like it, so I do hope a Valiant and Victor are in the pipeline somewhere.
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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2012, 07:57:26 AM »
Every time you eat celery,an angel vomits in a gas station bathroom. Tanks rule. I know the load is late,but the voices tell me to pull over and clean the guns.

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2012, 10:31:10 AM »
WOW! I don't know what's more impressive - a 1/35 T-28 that doesn't require a house mortgage to buy or that DML is putting out a non-German WWII kit. I thought the NAZIs won that war?

That T-28 is going to be over a foot of plastic tank goodness.

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Re: DML (Dragon Models Limited) and CyberHobby
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2012, 11:31:19 AM »
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  ;) 
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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 :)

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.