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DML Elefant with Zimmerit
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 02:49 PM UTC
Bill Cross provides an In-Box review of the new Elefant with Zimmerit by DML in 1/35.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 - 11:52 PM UTC
Thanks Bill. The Zim does seem to be getting better and better with every new Dragon Zim kit, nice to see the irregular and damaged pattern. They've come a long way since the rare patterned Panther D and very neat strait unconvicing KT. I think the waffel patterned Stug really was the start of this revolution in Zim plastic kits. Its great news for modellers that have not the time or maybe the skills. I really hope that Dragon continue producing these Zim kits that are common vehicles with common patterns. Not like the late tiger also with its rare pattern and over deep scale depth to some areas of the kit. Looking at the Zim on this Elephant shows us that they are more than capable, and have the ability to produce kits on a par with the Resin AM people. Great review. Thanks geraint
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 04:07 AM UTC
Thanks, Geraint. Vinnie should get a generous nod for reviewing the non-Zim kit and setting the path. I agree that DML can do a better job on the Zimmerit and I'm glad to see they listen to modelers about it. I will be building the kit mostly OOB (will substitute Friuls because I can't stand rubber bands of ANY substance, and some tool clasps) once I finish my Panther D build.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 05:07 AM UTC
Thanks for the review,I picked up one of these at Mosquitocon last month and I look foward to getting started.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 07:36 AM UTC

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Thanks, Geraint. Vinnie should get a generous nod for reviewing the non-Zim kit and setting the path. I agree that DML can do a better job on the Zimmerit and I'm glad to see they listen to modelers about it. I will be building the kit mostly OOB (will substitute Friuls because I can't stand rubber bands of ANY substance, and some tool clasps) once I finish my Panther D build.

I'm with you on this on Ds tracks for tanks with sag is just plain IMHO its going backwards. Down with the Rubber Bands! I Bet Fruils are rubbing they're hands. Cheers Geraint
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 09:44 AM UTC

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Thanks, Geraint. Vinnie should get a generous nod for reviewing the non-Zim kit and setting the path. I agree that DML can do a better job on the Zimmerit and I'm glad to see they listen to modelers about it. I will be building the kit mostly OOB (will substitute Friuls because I can't stand rubber bands of ANY substance, and some tool clasps) once I finish my Panther D build.

I'm with you on this on Ds tracks for tanks with sag is just plain IMHO its going backwards. Down with the Rubber Bands! I Bet Fruils are rubbing they're hands. Cheers Geraint



I agree Friuls are great probably the best,but at $40.00 a pop +shipping...I will be using the DS tracks and making the best of it
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 10:25 AM UTC

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I agree Friuls are great probably the best,but at $40.00 a pop +shipping...I will be using the DS tracks and making the best of it


I have a set of Magic Tracks from the Premium Kit I'm selling here.
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Posted: Friday, May 08, 2009 - 10:26 AM UTC
I agree Anthony. Why didn't they just put magic tracks in as well. That would please everyone and I dont think the price for the kit would alter. The only problem then, would be. Once you've opened the box, had a look around, you would never get the lid back on