Friday, January 20, 2006

Next Up in the in box preview parade.... the Dragon T-34/76 model 1941. Dragon tweaked their models a bit corrected a few mistakes that were in the model 1940 issue, and added new "DS" styrene tracks (there glueable). This builds up to a T-34 model 1942 built at Plant 183 in the spring of 1941.

The lower hull looks to be the same as the model 1940.

The upper hull looks the same also.

They corrected the engine panel that was missing on the model 1940.

The turret hatch and gun details are new, and reflect the changes for a model 1941.

The wheels are the same also.

The new "DS" tracks are a big improvement over the ones in the model 1940. They have a little sharper detail, and aren't as wavy (they aren't exactly straight either).

The same cable material and photo-etch are included. Though I still don't know if it fits.

Another nice decal sheet, this one is more useful. I understand they relied on the old Squadron "T-34 in Action" book, and some of the marking might not be accurate for this mark. I'll have to dig it out of my library and see.

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