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Dragon M2A1 Halftrack
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 05, 2003
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 08:56 PM UTC
Here's one that an awful lot of people have been waiting for................... a full build coming in a few days!

Dragon M2A1 Halftrack



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
shonen_red
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Joined: February 20, 2003
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 09:08 PM UTC
And so here it comes! Too bad they don't decide to put in atleast a driver (hopefully they will in the future )

Thanks for the review!
Petition2God
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 06, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 09:13 PM UTC
Wow, already?! Great! Looking forward to it!
AJLaFleche
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: May 05, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 09:19 PM UTC
Thanks, Vinnie.
Interesting on the close up of the winch it lists "Tulsa Winch" then below "Tula Okla." with no [b]s[/] in TULSA. I wonder if this was an error on Dragon's part or if the original.
I'm glad they didn't make Academy's flag mistake and included the correct 48 star flag.
Vadster
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: June 28, 2004
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 09:24 PM UTC
...must resist the urge to buy... ...must resist the urge to buy... ...must resist the urge to buy... ...must resist the urge to buy... ...must resist the urge to buy... ...must resist the urge to buy... ...must resist the urge to buy... :-)
Plasticat
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Idaho, United States
Joined: September 03, 2003
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 09:27 PM UTC
Thanks Vinnie, it looks great! I can't wait...... I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.

HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 09:34 PM UTC
Looks really good. Can't wait to see what else they have up their sleeves.
dexter059
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Region de Valparaiso, Chile
Joined: July 28, 2005
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2006 - 11:00 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Vinnie, really this is a must have....not that Im going to turn into WWII vehicles now, but for the chilean versions I can get from this one (scratch anyway) until the M3 its released.....no long from now I guess

Cheers
GeraldOwens
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Florida, United States
Joined: March 30, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 02:28 AM UTC
Thanks for the review, this thing has been a real bolt from the blue--never expected it would appear so fast. One small corrrection--the A1 versions of the M2 and M3 had the pulpit for the .50 calibre machine gun. The original M2 and M3 halftracks had the skate ring.
bulivyf
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Praha, Czech Republic
Joined: April 03, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 02:33 AM UTC
DML models is bomb but this Half-Track is " BOMB ATOMIC".
Super wheels, all fantastic.
Miloslav
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Virginia, United States
Joined: May 09, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 02:35 AM UTC
Cripes I can't finish them fast enough as it is! I will probably have 6 kits built and primed waiting paint if this one comes out soon :-)
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Joined: July 20, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 02:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks for the review, this thing has been a real bolt from the blue--never expected it would appear so fast. One small corrrection--the A1 versions of the M2 and M3 had the pulpit for the .50 calibre machine gun. The original M2 and M3 halftracks had the skate ring.



Actually, the M3 had a pedestal mount for the m.g. as the skate ring would have interfered with the rear door.

Chris "toadman" Hughes
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CDK
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: September 24, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 02:52 AM UTC

Quoted Text

One small corrrection--the A1 versions of the M2 and M3 had the pulpit for the .50 calibre machine gun. The original M2 and M3 halftracks had the skate ring.



I second that, and as an added little bit of info, over 5,000 M2's were later rebuilt as M2A1's by removing the skate rail and adding the pulpit. So the winch or the unditching roller can actually be found on either/or.

Great kit, and review as well.

gatorbait
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Louisiana, United States
Joined: August 25, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 02:59 AM UTC
So, this little jewel should be in hand in a few days. FABULOUS!!! Can't wait for it to arrive.
KellyZak
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: August 19, 2003
KitMaker: 641 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 03:58 AM UTC
Me being mostly a German modeller...I gotta get one of these!

Al, I think the marking on the winch may be have been done like that on purpose for trademark reasons...I was reading a article on the initial tiger DML have done, and in the article, it was mentioned that on the tires, the Word Continental (sorry if it's spelled wrong) that is on there is spelled differently to avoid using the company name, this may be the case here.