Monday, December 09, 2019 - 04:46 AM UTC
Takom continues their Blitz series of kits with Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M.
8002 - Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.M mit Schurzen

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Well put Stephen! I just don't get why people have to slag on these threads/announcements. I just read over the post, nowhere does it say, this is a "special" release, no different from any of the other news announcements. It's just new, it gives those who want it a choice between different manufacturers, that's it. If you don't like it/not interested, pass on by. (yeah yeah, I know that's not gonna happen )
DEC 10, 2019 - 12:07 AM
These Blitz kits are designed for the modeler who doesn't have time for interior, massive PE, etc. They have less parts and require less work than DML kits. I have the Blitz Jagdtiger kit. Other than the two piece barrel it is a nice kit and I got it for $27.00 plus shipping. It was still less than $40.00 shipped from Japan. I like the Border Model and Blitz (Takom) kits. They fit my lifestyle. I am passionate about modelling, my ever growing stash proves this fact, but now I must get to finishing some of the stash. These type of kits give me a chance to build and finish kits in a shorter period of time. I'm sure there are others in the same boat as me.
DEC 10, 2019 - 08:51 AM
The last Ausf M Dragon listed in their inventory according to dragonusaonline.con is DRAGON 6558, which was released in 2011. The only Panzer III's available from their site right now are the Ausf E/F 2-in-1 kit, an Ausf K (both of these are low in stock) and a Tauchpanzer H. Dragon has stepped away from the plate. Takom is now up to bat. Buy, or do not.
DEC 10, 2019 - 02:58 PM
Dragon's next neo kit (partial interior +:l&l tracks ) is going to be the exact same vehicle. Get in the ring!
DEC 10, 2019 - 06:50 PM
This is Dragon tactic of old. Release a kit to try to spoil the release by another manufacturer. They may well remain in the marketplace but I feel their time in the spotlight is done.
DEC 11, 2019 - 06:34 AM
Saw this advertised on Moxingfans. This is a totally new kit and has nothing to do with Dragon. From what I saw it left the possibility for the upgrade to a full interior kit later on. The sprues have been laid out as well. Decals represent 6.Panzer and 3.SS-Totenkopf as far as I can see.
DEC 11, 2019 - 12:08 PM
Always nice to have choices . Dragon's NEO line is a bit of a let down IMO though . Why include the driver's interior which can't be seen in a Panzer III kit but omit the engine compartment which could be seen through open hatches .
DEC 11, 2019 - 12:19 PM
No one said it did. Someone brought up that Dragon also had an Ausf M and others asked what set the Takom kit apart.
DEC 11, 2019 - 03:10 PM
I know, I am nitpicking, but wouldn't it be neat if the companies would consider checking the names (best not with google translate…)?
DEC 23, 2019 - 09:59 PM

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