NEW FROM Dragon Models

1/35 Tiger I Early Production Battle of Kharkov DRA 6950

EST ARRIVAL: May 2020

 

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The Battle of Kharkov commenced just a month after the German 6th Army surrendered in Stalingrad, so it came at a pivotal time on the Eastern Front. Tiger I tanks were involved in the heavy fighting, and each tank had its own distinctive appearance due to slight variations in stowage bins, OVM positions, markings and paint schemes.

This specific kit allows a mighty Tiger I Early Production from either the elite Das Reich Division to be assembled, or alternatively a vehicle from the equally famous Großdeutschland Division. Both of these powerful units were engaged in the third Battle of Kharkov. Importantly, Tiger I expert David Byrden has provided technical assistance for development of this kit to ensure the utmost accuracy, including markings and suggested camouflage schemes drawn by himself. The kit makes use of tried-and-true parts from previous Tiger I releases, but there are brand new components too where appropriate. Furthermore, enclosed in the box is a generous selection of photo-etched parts for finer details such as engine mesh grills and brackets. These Tiger I Early-Production tanks are ready to foray into the Russian city of Kharkov to refight the battle of 1943 straight from the box!


1/48 FOCKE-WULF Fw190D-9 'LANGNASEN-DORA'
DRA 5575
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Trimaster Collection

Trimaster is a famous name in the world of model kits, with the Japanese manufacturer focusing exclusively on 1/48 scale models of Luftwaffe aircraft. When the company ceased operations in 1991, Dragon was able to acquire its top-quality molds and then to proudly revive its model range under its own label for the benefit of modelers all around the world. Now, to show respect to the famous and important Trimaster company, and to show its appreciation for its past contributions, Dragon has come full circle and decided to release a quartet of aircraft kits in boxes emblazoned with the original colors and presentation for which Trimaster was once famous. This reproduction of vintage and stunning Trimaster kits will surely appeal to aircraft aficionados.

This quartet is the first batch of Trimaster kits selected by Dragon for reproduction, and modelers will be excited to know that more are likely to follow. Thanks to this reproduction, the Trimaster name synonymous with exclusive and quality kits is available to all again and at very approachable prices.

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1/72 Sd.Kfz.171 Panther A (2 in 1)
DRA 7546
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This Panther Ausf.A 2-in-1 kit allows modelers to build either an early or a late version of this perennially popular German tank. Some 2,200 Panther Ausf. A chassis were produced by German factories between August 1943 and May 1944.

The two production variants of this 1/72 scale Panther Ausf.A may look the same if subjected to just a superficial look, but a much closer examination will reveal that they actually possess some important differences.

Indeed, exclusive parts for both versions are included in the box. Examples of differences relating to the two different kinds of exhaust mufflers and exhaust pipes, two different commander cupolars. This is an absolutely up-to-date high-quality kit that exhibits a superior level of detail. This little Panther is sure to have modelers purring with genuine pleasure!