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Media, Contents and Price:
||Dragon Models Limited 1/35 Scale
‘39-‘45 series Kit No. 6275; Flak Artillery Crew 1943-45
|Media and Contents:
||99 parts (87 in grey styrene, 12
||price between US $8.95-10.95
||Permits use with any other Flak gun
or gun mount; extra arms and heads give figures a "multipose" capability
||Use of winter camouflage smocks and
coveralls limits usefulness of figures by season or location
||Highly Recommended to all German
Flak artillery fans
Dragon's 1/35 scale Flak Artillery Crew will
be available online from Squadron.com
DML has fulfilled my prediction that they would release the gun crew from
their new 88 kit separately, and here it is.
In order to make it a bit more useful, DML has included an extra snippet of a
sprue with seven extra arms, a pair of seated legs, and two extra heads for
modifying the kit's figures to different poses or functions. The directions with
artwork by Ron Volstad show how to use them to make loaders, fuse setters,
pointers, or other functions from the figures in the set.
The set also includes the styrene ammunition sprues from the 88 kit – four ammo
carriers, six loaded and six expended rounds, and the etched brass case base/rim
sections with data scribed onto them.
The one drawback to the kit is that the figures are wearing the bulky snow
smocks and while the colors may be changed, they limit applicability of the kit
to winter months only. Hopefully DML will release a companion summer or tropical
set later on, but I suppose in the interim one could use their "Leopold" gun
crew to fill in.
Overall the figures are nice and look like, well, Germans. For anyone having the
old Tamiya kit this set will immediately give it a boost and correct the one
major problem it has had since it came out in 1973 – dwarf-like figures.
Thanks to Freddie Leung for the review sample.
Review Text Copyright © 2005 by Cookie
Page Created 19 June, 2005
Last updated 18 June, 2005
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