February 24, 2014

LRDG Patrol Car with Lewis gun from Dragon

Well, after seeing this:



I ended up buying this:



Though there are good parts, the general impression is the kit was done in a hurry. The biggest disappointment are the wheels; they are one piece, not like the CAD drawings on the box showing separate tires and wheel rims. All four road wheels look the same, but in reality the bolt circles of the back wheels is noticeably larger. The tire tread is not very deep and a there is an ugly moulding seam, whose removal will further damage the surface. And there is more bad news: all wheels were moulded with a hollow back!





So I’ve searched for a good PE set and Hauler came to my rescue. Besides metal parts, you get two beautiful Lee Enfields, a crate, some cans, a shovel – all in resin. Hauler also provides, as a separate upgrading set, four road wheels and two spares, an excellent representation of the real thing.







2 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Oh, looking forward to seeing how you get on with this one! Funnily enough I am just looking at a resin Chevy truck I got from Moonlite Models and I wondered how 'better' the Dragon model would be. Good luck.

Florin David said...

Thanks Stephen, I must finish the IS-2 diorama first... but I'm eager to launch into this new project. Dragon Chevy is not so bad, but those wheels are a disgrace.

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