1/72 72002 – Coming Soon

 

Some changes were made to the upcoming sheet 72-002, specifically to VA-34: AB-510 was substituted out and replaced with similar looking AB-513. As it turns out, 510 wasn’t one of the aircraft specifically involved in the actual Libya strikes, but AB-513 was part of the Benghazi strikes, so I figured it better to represent one that was directly involved. Also added a second VA-34 option – AB-502, another one from the same strike as 513. 502 had slightly different TPS markings compared to 513 (and 510). Updated image of the revised sheet and new cover have been added to the photo album.

May 2020 Dragon NEW Models UPDATE FOR 13/03/2020

1/72 Sd.Kfz.232 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen (Fu)

ITEM NO: DRA 7581
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195875815
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 3/11/2020
EST ARRIVAL: May 2020

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The Sd.Kfz.232 accommodated extra radio equipment and a large frame antenna for longer-distance communication. It featured a hexagonal-shaped turret mounting a 2cm KwK 30 cannon plus one MG34 machine gun. Production of the Sd.Kfz.232 ceased in 1943 in favor of the newer Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma.

The large armored car is composed of many irregularly shaped and angled plates, so the kit obviously requires extremely precise tolerances when it fits together. Thanks to the use of CAD drawings and high-tech molding techniques, the kit’s parts fit together flawlessly. The unique shape of this 8×8 armored vehicle is beautifully captured, and the distinctive antenna frame is finely rendered. The upper and lower hull sections are made as one-piece lements via slide molds. Dragon already has an enriched line-up of 1/72 scale Panzers kits available, so the inclusion of the Sd.Kfz.232 now gives these early-war panzers a valuable reconnaissance capability!


 

1/72 Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Mid Production

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ITEM NO: DRA 7279
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195872791
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 3/11/2020
EST ARRIVAL: May 2020

Dragon continues to expand the family of Panzer IV plastic kits in 1/72 scale. And what a fantastic kit this latest depiction of an Ausf.H Mid-Production tank is! In fact, Ausf.H was one of the most important Panzer IV variants of the war, which fought on both the Eastern and Western Fronts.
This could easily be described as the ultimate1/72 scale kit of the Panzer IV family. As the latest member of the Panzer IV, Dragon has definitely given it maximum detail. This kit accurately portrays a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Mid-Production vehicle. Specific details peculiar to a Mid-Production kit are included, such as a newly tooled air filter mounted on the right-hand fender.
Convenient one-piece DS tracks are included too, and sharp detail is delivered throughout the kit. Never before has a Panzer IV H Mid-Production kit been so detailed and complete in this scale!


1/72 Sd.Kfz.164 Nashorn w/NEO Track

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ITEM NO: DRA 7626
EAN-13 BARCODE: 0089195876263
SCALE: 1:72
ANNOUNCED ON: 3/11/2020
EST ARRIVAL: May 2020

Dragon has achieved a milestone by introducing NEO TRACK into 1/72 scale Armor Pro range for the very first time. The lucky recipient is an accurate rendition of the Nashorn. These track links offer the perfect balance between accuracy and assembly. They come with pre-assembled straight runs of tracks, for instance, while they can also be realistically sagged. Other parts come as individual links where appropriate to get them to conform to the shape of sprockets, etc.
The actual kit is based on a 1/72 scale Nashorn already released in the Armor Pro from Dragon. Of course, that means all details are accurately presented, including the highly detailed and visible 88mm long-barreled gun mounted atop the hull inside the open fighting compartment. In the kit box there is also a generous selection of photo-etched parts that allow modelers to upgrade the appearance of this powerful German tank destroyer. Thanks to the addition of these Neo tracks, this little rhinoceros has become even more attractive!