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  1. Hi guys, I will be building the Dragon Me262 mistel in 1/48 scale. There are some points that will be changed in the kit. The main change will be the trolly that will be replaced and the lead aircraft will be swapped with a A2a/U2 tristar model that is in my stash. This is the one with the bomber nose. I am teying to make one as close as possible of a test machine. I will place some pictures of the box and content later. Cheers
  2. This mini-diorama is my first entry for this GB and I thought what better title than the one on the box. Yes I know it shows a lack of imagination, but - having celebrated a birthday a couple of weeks ago - life is too short and getting shorter. Here are the photos of the box and its packed contents. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr The aircraft parts, but no crew figures are included so I will have to rummage through my N gauge figures for something suitable. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr And here are the main deck parts, vehicles and crew along with decals, canopy and a small etch fret. by John L, on Flickr by John L, on Flickr With involvement in several group builds, it is going to be a busy few months and there will be some inevitable prioritisation so I thank you in advance for your patience. I hope that this is going to be fun.
  3. Hello, starting a new project, Sd.Kfz. 186 Jagdtiger - Henschel Production Type - Dragon - Nr. 6285 - 1:35 more picts soon
  4. This is Dragon's 1/72 Type 95 Ha Go light-tank with two figure by Germania. It is a simple but nicely detailed kit that took five sessions over three days to complete including the base and figures. I used the kit markings. My build log can be found on the AFV Work in Progress: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235039949-type-95-ha-go-172-dragon/ Thanks for looking.
  5. Sturmovik

    Opinions on Dragon´s 1:48 Ta 152H

    I saw on my LHS Dragon´s Ta 152H-1, and I would really like to get one of those elegant aircraft for my collection, and I wanted to know the opinions of those who´ve already built it. I´m looking opinions regarding: 1) The propellers, do they have tabs that put them with the correct pitch (main concern)? 2) Overall fit. 3) Fuselage/wing join. 4) Engine/fuselage fit. 5) Ease of work with the photoetch pieces. Thank you all, I´m keen on reading you.
  6. I doubt that many tank kits (non-wargaming kits come much simpler than this one). Made good progress in one evening session... p
  7. bigfoot

    Tamiya easy 8

    My new project, although this is a slow burn as it has to contend with my 7 month old son! I'm building the M4A3E8 depicted in this photo below as its a bit of an unusual subject (photo used for discussion only). The unusual things that have attracted me to building this are the use of empty jerry cans as additional armour, the early style turret and the the angled plates on the suspension bogies. I've never seen this last detail in any other photos of HVSS suspension shermans or can find any information mentioned in books or online about their purpose. If any of the experts on this site know their purpose, please let me know! for the build I'm using the Tamiya easy 8 as the base kit but with numerous additions. The main issue with the kit for this build is that it has the late style turret with the oval loaders hatch so I've used a dragon turret from their M4A3 76 kit that I've previously taken the lower hull from for another project. I've also used parts from an eduard PE kit and a DEF model barrel. ive cut away the fenders, these will be replaced by PE fenders so that I can wire the cans to them. The footsteps are also missing on the original tank so I've not added these and will be adding details to this area. the original photo doesn't show the barrel style, so given that it has the early style turret, I've used a barrel with thread protector to match that and make my E8 a bit different to the usual ones you see. I've added the stowage rails around the turret to match the photo and used mr surfaced 500 to add the cast detail back in in the joins. I added the strange angled plates from pcard with some meng bolt heads. next job is the fenders to add.
  8. Platz is to release a 1/72nd Heinkel He.219A-7 Uhu kit (manufactured by Dragon) - ref. AE-1 Release expected in July 2016 Sources: http://www.platz-hobby.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5446&language=en http://www.platz-hobby.com/products/5446.html http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10383511 V.P.
  9. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is Dragon's 1/72 Churchill Mk.III AVRE of 82nd Assault Squadron, 79th Armored Division, operating in North West Europe in 1944. I painted with Gunze acrylics and weathered with artist's oils and pastel chalks. The figure is from CMK. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. Thanks for your interest! Best greetings from Vienna.
  10. beefy66

    Sexton 11 25 PDR

    Well this will be my entry for the GB Dragons smart kit Sexton and 25 PDR gun Also have the Resi cast stowage set and this will all go with a small diorama base I have an Idea for beefy
  11. Picked one of these up on ebay for more that what I'd want to pay. Sadly, Kettenkrad kits seem to be few and far between and it was a bit of a struggle to get one. This should be a nice little project anyway. Exams are coming up, so larger projects that occupy undue desk space may not have much progress on them. You don't get either of the figures shown on the box art, but I was aware of this, and may use the later war German driver figure included. Started by constructing some of the vehicle's internals. So far, it's a typical Dragon kit, with a bit of flashing and some mould seams to clean up.
  12. Hi there, that was my last kit I more or less finished and started a vignette on. It is a dragon Jagdpanther. Painted based on one of the color callouts with some artistic licence. The main weathering attempts was using 1st: the AK Panelliner and 2nd: Pigments, as I didnt try that yet. Base colour was Vallejo Dunkelgelb and Ivory mixed at 50:50 and the highlights sprayed on, second came the Vallejo Olive green camo. Added the MiG Tan filter, panelliner pin wash, and then started modulation with 502 oil paints, olive green mostly and some faded green on the green and sand on the dunkelgelb. Pigments were then basically three Vallejo tones intermixed to get various shades and I tried to use two different fixers. Then finally used the MIG Streaking grime, because I had it. Well, any oilpaint works as well. The kit has some amazing detail. Not a big fan of those Magic Tracks, but they worked really well here. Here it is: Oil Paint color modulation Mess around with pigments Finally on base and after streaking in the daylight
  13. Hi everyone, really looking to getting this one going! This is the kit, The contents of said box, The extra bits dragon have included in the kit the side fenders are photoetch which is nice and looking at the instructions the road wheels rubber bits can be slipped on later which will mean no masking!! The suspension seems workable and there's a barrel for the 105mm gun which is nice. The only problem is that the way the rubber/vinyl tracks have been stored is that they are stuck on this position. The plan is maybe to do the USMC machine as I like the yellow on green but Ill have a look for decals if not I'll just go for kit ones. Joss
  14. I've been watching this GB, getting more and more twitchy, 'cause I wasn't 'in'. I did have a Takom Grant lined up, but, with the vagaries of evil-b and the RM, it never arrived. I'm not out of funds on that one so, only time lost ... Another go at evil-b, and this morning the postman DID deliver - this ... Dragon do two versions of the Sexton, this with CDP tracks and a single piece transmission housing, and another with the older three piece housing and conventional tracks - see @beefy66's build: Opening the - heavy - box, we see That's pretty much ramed full of plastic. I won't do individual sprue shots, Amorama has a review with better images than I would arrange. So far as I can tell, most of the plastic in the earlier version is here, together with some additions. Amoung the additional sprues is a new set of bogies - both of these are in the box: Note that the Ram bogies are heavier and more robust than the Sherman versions. The return roller brackets are a different design too, being angled rather than flat. (As far as I know, there were at least three different styles of return roller used on Sextons)
  15. #9/2018 After building a naked ZM 229 already this year, my dad decided to built a dressed one too, using the old Dragon kit. Built oob, only added seatbelts, as usual Gunze and Tamiya acrylics used, done in a fictious JG301 scheme. Build thread here DSC_0001 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0002 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0003 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0004 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0005 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0006 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0007 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0010 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0011 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0012 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0013 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0014 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0016 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0017 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0018 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0019 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0020 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0021 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0022 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0023 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0024 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0025 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  16. Thought my dad would build it later this year but he already started the next Horten after the ZM kit. DSC_0008 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr DSC_0009 by Reinhard Spreitzhofer, auf Flickr
  17. Structor

    Dragon Reissues

    I read on CultMantv.com that Dragon will be reissuing 4 space kits. This is good news to me. Last year when I became excited about real space I soon learned that many of the kits I wanted were no longer available. The kits that will be reissued this summer and also available for pre-order are: Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle 1:48 Part Number:DRA-11008 Apollo 11 Lunar Approach Columbia and Eagle 1:72 Part Number:DRA-11001 Apollo 11 CSM 1:48 Part Number:DRA-11007 Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Columbia and Eagle 1:72 Part Number:DRA-11002
  18. model aircraft carrier from Dragon, scale 1/700. It's my first-built aircraft carrier, located on the sea level. Meanwhile, diorama borders are missing. How do you like it ?
  19. Seen at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2013, a poster announcing a 1/72nd de Havilland DH.112 Venom NF.3 kit by Dragon/Cyber-hobby - ref. 5116. Source: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/blog/1310182 V.P.
  20. Hi all, the Dragon 1/35 MBT-70 is finished, sorry for leaving the WIP unattended but I'd thought I'd concentrate on finishing the kit first. As a new tank builder I have to admit i'm a bit shy on how my build stacks up with the other greats. I will be building my tanks a bit differently than the usual though as I prefer a clean build as I want to focus on the mechanical design of the tanks. Without further ado here are the pics: Title by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 16 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 17 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 18 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 19 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 20 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 28 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 23 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 34 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 27 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 11 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 08 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 07 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 36 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 37 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 41 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 43 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 50 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 55 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 58 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 59 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 63 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 67 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 73 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 75 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 77 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 78 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 81 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 87 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 90 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 91 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 92 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 93 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 94 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 95 by df0084, on Flickr Dragon MBT-70 95 by df0084, on Flickr More pics and larger ones can be seen here: Thank you for looking! https://www.flickr.com/photos/df0084/albums/72157688345201010 https://www.flickr.com/photos/df0084/
  21. Hi there, I've setup my workbench and found my kit, so if glue and paints are not dry, I should survive my umpteenth comeback to modelling, this time after four years. For this Sherman GB, here's my choice. Dragon M4A3E8 "Thunderbolt VII", which will... not be build as "Thunderbolt VII", but I won't tell you more, at least for the moment. I used to review each kit I build, but not this time, as Terry Ashley does it very well. I've got a few books to help me during thid build. Well, it's about time.
  22. S5 modeller

    Sea vixen faw.1 intake colours

    Hi chaps. I'm building the 72nd scale cyber hobbies sea vixen faw.1 . I'm ready to button up the fuselage, but I need to sort out the intake trunking first. The instructions are rubbish, and apart from a colour call out on the Cockpit (black), there are absolutely no other references made. I've looked on Google, and the walk round section on here, but can't find any images of the intakes. What colour were they painted? All the images I can find of the faw.1 have fod covers in place, and any others are of faw.2 aircraft. Would it be safe to assume the faw.1 are the same as the faw.2? The faw.2 look to have a lip of esdg at the entry, then seem to be black down the the compressor face. Is this correct? Any help or guidance would be appreciated. Thank you. Matt
  23. Hello guys; I recently finished this model. It will be a future part of a Mistel composition: FW190 A8 +TA 154. It's a complicated kit with bad fittings. It's out of box and I used Dousek's riveter. Tamiya's mix were used. Ta154 is on production. Cheers.
  24. Hello, Here is my version of the StuG.III. I was very inspired by the german armor without any camo painting. I'm not sure if any StuG were in the field with this red primer but I love its unusual look. Since it is a Dragon kit and its color is red, I called it "Red Dragon"
  25. Dragon Models Ltd. catalog 2018 is online here http://www.dragon-models.com/CATALOG_2018/CATALOG2018.htm http://scalemodels.ru/news/12656-katalog-Dragon-na-2018-g-.html A/C pages V.P.