T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

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T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  John T on Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:11 pm

That's right, first the Tortoise from Meng, now this baby!

Now if someone can do some WWI stuff I'll be like a pig in mud pig pig pig




Beware, for as Jenny points out that's 64 road wheels, and if you go for after market indi link tracks affraid -I don't want to even think about that!

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  Andy J on Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:13 pm

I had to double check the date when I saw this one announced. Looks like I'll be getting another super-heavy before too long. Hoping that this doesn't go the way of the M4A3E2...

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  S P Hammerton on Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:53 am

This is one of those evolutionary dead ends I love.

I hope this happens.

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Post  The Zod on Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:31 am

me want. cheers

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  Jenny Ryan on Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:26 am

Since it has enough bogeys for three easy eight shermans (well almost Very Happy ) then it probably will have a very hefty price too Shocked .

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  Andy J on Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:38 am

John T wrote:Now if someone can do some WWI stuff I'll be like a pig in mud pig pig pig

Oh yes and it's not as if there are too many variants for them to get bogged down on. The manufacturers could almost take one each...

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Post  The Zod on Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:14 am

Jenny Ryan wrote:Since it has enough bogeys for three easy eight shermans (well almost Very Happy ) then it probably will have a very hefty price too Shocked .

Jenny flower

True. But it be cheaper,I hope,than a resin kit. Smile I hope either DML,or someone esle makes a T29 and T30 US Army heavy tank prototypes.

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  John T on Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:32 am

The accurate armour T28 is about $180 aus or US, I'm hoping the Dragon one will be less than half that. There's something a little off putting about resin too, maybe the alleged health concerns, or use of superglue.

I like this thing cause it looks like it was designed by some crazy...tank designer person..it's like a 'what if' tank modeller has put 4 shermans and a jagdtiger together. Except that 2 were really built.

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  The Zod on Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:54 am

It is a shame they never saw action. I would have loved to see a Tiger tank's crew reactions to an 88 bouncing off the fron armor. affraid

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  Andy J on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:51 am

Looks like Dragon have stuffed up the dimensions on this thing. The alarm bells started to ring with the first CAD shots showing "Sherman" HVSS and what would likely be 23" T86 track. The suspension was corrected but there was the niggle that the wider tracks would have locked in the hull dimensions and it would be too late to correct.

Well, according to discussions on Missing Lynx this appears to be the case, with the kit being 6.9 mm too wide when compared to the engineering drawings No

I'm rather disappointed as this was on my "must buy" list and I now think I'll pass on it. Hopefully someone else will pick this subject up and do a better job, rumour is Meng but personally I'd hope for Tasca. There is also a lot of discussion on how the off dimensions won't show on a model this size (possible I suppose...) and that this is the only game in town (Well there is the AA kit...). But what it boils down to me is that Dragon did a half-arsed job (hoping that this was because someone else is working on the subject) and released a curate's egg of a kit. I'm going to wait for another attempt at the kit or for Dragon to correct the moulds on the sly.

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  John T on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:01 pm

Well, bugger. That is enough to turn me off too; let's hope it gets sorted. Thanks for that info.

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  S P Hammerton on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:27 pm

Annoying - but not surprising, given DMLs habit of trying to get the jump on the competition.

Either Meng or Amusing Hobby are the likely suspects for this.

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  The Zod on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:24 am

scratch What the crap Dragon.

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Re: T-28 Super Heavy Tank from Dragon

Post  Andy J on Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:57 am

It's just sloppy. There are two of the things in existence and I can think of two people (at least) who could have assisted as technical consultants. The only crumb of comfort is that DML rushed this release because someone else is working on this subject as well.

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