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Dragon Flakpanzer I premium kit
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Posted: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 02:24 PM UTC
Michal Sindera Reviews Dragon's new Flakpanzer I

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Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 04:50 PM UTC
Thank you for the review, Michal, not only informative but gave me a few smiles too Shame about the decals, try contacting DragonCare (listed on the side of the box), service is excellent in the US and hopefully will be in your neck of the woods, also.

I especially like the 'Related Articles' section you compiled, along with the AM stuff related to the kit...thanks for doing all the homework on that! I think I'll have to go and pick that kit up along with some of those 'goodies' you listed!
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 05:12 PM UTC
This is not really a vehicle that appeals to me but as you have taken the time to review it I decided to leave a comment. You have done a very good job on the pictures (I wish mine would turn out as well) and apart from the decals which look to be in need of replacement and mentioning the replacement barrels, I think you covered most areas of interest.
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Posted: Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 10:09 PM UTC
Thank you guys. I simply wanted to write it the best I can, especially that the kit was provided by AM so it would be a shame for me to write a crapy article.

Well, I just thought that adding the related items would be usefull for the readers and because it wasn't difficult I gave it a go. Good to hear it was usefull. I think that if I will ever write any review or feature I will add this section to the article.

Thank you James for the DragonCare information, I forgot about that. The truth is I didn't think what to do with the decals yet.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 08:06 AM UTC
Hi Michal ,

Show your review and thought i would make a comment or two ! I seem to remember a issue with Dragon's first Flakpanzer 1 boxing and it also stemmed from their first Panzer 1 ausf A kit !!! The return roller mounts on the hull sides were not in the correct places and not sure if the side plates on the superstructure had treadplate on them in the first release ! Thanks for a excellent review and Happy Modeling !!!

Joseph :
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 03:23 PM UTC
Nice, concise review!

Built the first edition - loved it (OK, there were those itty bitty links to cut off... and I actually did not appreciate the brass piece for the driver's compartment front - nor that tricky little PE shell basket bit - though in the end both did come out looking good). Actually built it strictly from the box (a first for me)!

The new Premium kit waits on my shelf... magic tracks, wheels with PE rings, a new box on the trailer, other new bits and fixes! What's not to like? I'll add a metal barrel and some small tweaks here and there, but, as confirmed in this review, seems like it won't need much!

I don't know whether those return rollers got fixed... but I can hope!

Dragon SCORES. Woot!

Bob