Friday, January 20, 2006

Dragon Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C

The next kit in my buying spree is the Sd.Kfz.251 C. I've already got a couple of Hasegawa 251's, but I must say that the Dragon kits look superior. Fortunately the Hasegawa 251's are different marks, and they aren't bad either. It's just Dragon's look nicer. Hopefully they will fit as well as they look.

The lower hull is nicely molded, with good surface detail.

The upper hull is also nicely done with lots of interior detail.

The suspension and running gear look great. This time Dragon used their slide mold technology in an intelligent way, making assembly of the running gear much easier, without sacrificing detail.

The tracks are made of Dragons glueable DS styrene. The detail is pretty good, and finally they are nice and straight.

A small photo-etch fret is included with a gun shield

Two good sized decal sheets come with the kit, and provides markings for 7 different 251's, and enough numbers to customize the markings even further. Those license plates are going to be fun.

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