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Dragon ‘Smart Kit’ 1/35 Panther Ausf A

December 13, 2012 in Armor

This is one of the few armor kits I have built. All of my armor is OOB, due to it being built for an in club build contest, which follows the IPMS Out Of Box rules. I chose to build this kit because I have always liked the “modern” look of the Panther. It was also one of my first attempts at individual link tracks, and I must say, the ‘Magic Track’ system is one of the best things Dragon has ever come up with. I don’t do the heavy weathering thing on my models, and armor is the same. Enjoy the pictures.

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2 responses to Dragon ‘Smart Kit’ 1/35 Panther Ausf A

  1. Looks nice, George….I like it. I only do armor once in while myself (just for something different), but tell me, what exactly is a “Smart Kit” and how do the “magic tracks” work? You said they were all individual pieces? And that was a GOOD thing..??

  2. Thanks Craig. The “Smart Kit” series by Dragon include both Photo-etched bits and finely detailed teeny weeny plastic bits, so you can chosse which you would like to use. The Magic Track system is their version of a limited snap together system, in which the track links will stay together until you get them into position and apply liquid cement. I prefer Link-and-Length, myself, but anything is preferable to the vinyl or ‘rubber band’ style of track. Try one! They’re not that hard. Really!

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