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Building the Dragon 25pdr w/ Trailer

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Introduction
Not long ago if you wanted to build a 25pdr gun you had no real alternative to Tamiya’s venerable offering, but along came Bronco, followed by DML, and suddenly three model companies were willing to take your money. Here we take a look at DML’s 25pdr, supplied with a six man crew plus the No. 27 trailer. As it is provided only with a barrel with no muzzle brake, its potential use is limited to WWII campaigns in North Africa, the Middle East or India.

Build review
On first opening the box I was very surprised at how few parts there are: only four sprues make up the gun and trailer, plus one for the figures, so it is comparable to the old Tamiya kit in terms of parts numbers.

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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Excellent review, and I really like the reference photos mixed in as well.
MAR 09, 2012 - 12:35 PM
i agree. well done Darren! Gary
MAR 09, 2012 - 02:03 PM
Thanks guys as it took a lot of work to get the pictures I needed but it was an interesting exercise for me. I hope you find it of help along with the pictures of the 25pdr in various parts.
MAR 09, 2012 - 10:03 PM
Hi Darren, Thanks for the review. Seems another rushed Allied job which is a pity. I like the crew, perhaps they will release them separately? I have the Bronco kit which offers more finish choice so it's doubtful I'll bother with this one. Cheers Al
MAR 09, 2012 - 10:21 PM
Alan thank you. To be fair to Dragon their offering does include a couple of details that Bronco missed such as the pick axe head however I do agree with you. Also in the interest of fairness I am in the process of writing a build review of the Bronco 25pdr which is taking some time due to the number of parts and miniscule size of some parts. I hope that this way the members here will have the information to make an informed decision on which offering best meets their requirements.
MAR 10, 2012 - 05:06 AM
Thanks Darren ! My instruction sheet is covered with lots of notes. Great work inter mingling the kit with the real thing. Thanks again for all your hard work/labor of love on this review !
MAR 10, 2012 - 06:39 AM
Hi Darren, Yes, there are a lot of parts in the Bronco kit. I've made a start on mine but I have only the barrel made at this point. Look forward to the Bronco review, your write up of the DML kit is very good and comprehensive. Thanks also for the additional reference pics. Cheers Al
MAR 10, 2012 - 08:09 AM
Guys I am glad this was of help and if any member needs help with specific areas of the 25pdr or limber drop me a line and I will get the pictorial information you need.
APR 05, 2012 - 05:18 AM