NEW KITS FROM Dragon Models

1/35 M4(105) Howitzer Tank / M4A3(76)W (2 in 1)

ITEM NO: DRA 6734
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195867346
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 9/18/2019
EST ARRIVAL: November 2019

We are releasing a sublime M4 Sherman set in 1/35 scale. The box contents allow modelers to build either an M4A3 105mm howitzer tank or an M4A3(76)W. This 2-in-1 kit offers maximum versatility for modelers, allowing them to choose which Sherman type to build. Available on this kit are new T48 Magic Tracks, which are easy and convenient to assemble. Furthermore, duck bill track extenders made from photo-etched parts can be fitted to either Sherman type. These duckbills are quickly formed using a supplied plastic die block and punch. Dragon’s Shermans are among the absolute best-quality items available on the market. This 2-in-1 kit is thus a welcome addition to Dragon’s M4 Sherman tank extended family.


 

1/35 IJA Type 97 "Chi-Ha" w/57mm Gun and New Hull

ITEM NO: DRA 6875
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195868756
SCALE: 1:35
ANNOUNCED ON: 9/18/2019
EST ARRIVAL: November 2019

This new 1/35 scale model depicts a later version of the Type 97 57mm medium tank. Hence, the kit contains a great many new components to correctly depict the pertinent characteristics. In fact, this kit features a brand new upper hull, lower hull and rear fenders compared to the previously issued Type 97 Early Production. Also new is a stowage box installed on the rear hull plate. The kit was thoroughly researched by a Japanese design team based on investigations and measurements of several surviving tanks. The kit widely employs slide molds so that fewer parts are needed, leading to a perfect balance of easy assembly and accuracy as is normal for Dragon’s Smart Kits. Another highlight are the tracks that can be fitted onto a jig included on the sprue. This allows pre-assembly of track sections possessing an appropriate “droop” to fit over the return rollers on each side. As the Chi-Ha was widely used throughout the Asia-Pacific theater, all sorts of imaginative dioramas are possible.


 

1/6 1/4-Ton 4×4 Truck w/M2 .50-cal Machine Gun

ITEM NO: DRA 75052
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195750525
SCALE: 1:6
ANNOUNCED ON: 9/18/2019
EST ARRIVAL: December 2019

Dragon’s large-scale 1/6 model of a 1/4-Ton 4×4 Truck fitted with a .30-cal machine gun met with happy applause from modelers and collectors when it was first released in 2017. Now the same vehicle kit is being released although with a significant change to its armament. Thus it is now upgraded with a Browning .50-cal heavy machine gun! The addition of this .50-cal weapon plus an associated ammo box represents a significant increase in firepower for the vehicle, making it even more appealing. Of course, modelers also have the choice of leaving the machine gun off and depicting a regular unarmed vehicle if they wish. This exciting 1/6 scale model kit is accurate in every detail, and there is no shortage of options for modelers to paint and weather the vehicle for combat in battlefields such as North Africa, Italy, Western Europe or the Pacific theater. Moreover, all parts (except clear parts) are injected in an olive drab color, which could save some modelers from basic painting work.