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PZKFW IV D opinion please
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Washington, United States
Joined: August 09, 2002
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 01:49 PM UTC
Which will be a more accurate, the Tristar kit or Dragons new retooled smart kit? At this point, the cost is not an issue.
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Serbia & Montenegro
Joined: March 11, 2013
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 09:44 PM UTC
The accuracy is on the tristar side, but comes with a higher part count, multi piece bottom hull, tracks on sprues. So a lot of cleanup and dry fitting. Dragons new kits are underwhelming, but look the part. I dont think they fixed the barrel issue mentioned in pmms comparison review.
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: December 08, 2003
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 10:11 PM UTC
Tristar "Tauch" panzer all the way. See the PMMS review. http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/tristar/tri35023.htm

The new re-tooled Dragon kit is actually more along the lines of a Tamiya simplified engineering kit, not the hyper detailed Dragon kits we've come to expect.

There are a pile of little bits Dragon got wrong on the their Pzkpfw IV D that Tristar got right.
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Georgia, United States
Joined: July 26, 2013
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 11:41 PM UTC
I don't even know how much real "Dragon" is in that kit considering it was part of Platz's Girls Und Panzers bs.

Dragon has other D versions, but they may be OOP.
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: August 26, 2017
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC
Tristar, now named HobbyBoss as other said, has a reboxed Panzer D kit (80132). Just in case you don't aware and spend too much time to find the older release that Bravo1102 suggested.
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 01, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 01:40 AM UTC
Many modelers have complained of Tristar fit issues, but the problems are only there if you cause them. Careful clean-up is required, and Tristar's chamfered joints are tricky, but with some care a great model can be produced. I would also go with Tristar.