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Cyber-Hobby's M50
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Posted: Monday, December 13, 2010 - 12:40 PM UTC
Matthew Quiroz reviews the Cyber-Hobby/Dragon M50.



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Posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 04:27 AM UTC
Matt Have followed this I was a little surprised no one had taken the time to post here so here goes. Firstly thank you for doing this as a build review (I know what a pain it can be with the stopping and starting to take pictures). What was your opinion of the included figure set and their equipment? Do the barrels of the infantry and tank weapons need drilling? Having highlighted the issues with the kit and the big plus of the turret and MagiTracks which are very good buit too long would you buy it?
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Posted: Monday, December 27, 2010 - 09:40 PM UTC

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Matt Have followed this I was a little surprised no one had taken the time to post here so here goes. Firstly thank you for doing this as a build review (I know what a pain it can be with the stopping and starting to take pictures). What was your opinion of the included figure set and their equipment? Do the barrels of the infantry and tank weapons need drilling? Having highlighted the issues with the kit and the big plus of the turret and MagiTracks which are very good buit too long would you buy it?


The figure set dates from 1990, so it is not exactly state of the art. Yes, the weapons need to be drilled out. Israeli vets I knew commented at the time the kit came out that the depiction of the squad machine gunner as also carrying the folding stretcher on his back was nonsensical--he would be overburdened, and a rifleman would ordinarily have that task.
Early 90's Dragon figures tended to be on the tall side, and the chests tended to be rather shallow. Dragon's sculpting is a lot better these days.
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Posted: Saturday, January 01, 2011 - 08:55 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments Darren. Gerald hit it on the head in regards to the figures and weapons. As to the kit, I wouldn't pay full retail for it simply based on the amount of work involved needed to fix the suspension issues. Hope that helps. "Q"
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Posted: Saturday, January 01, 2011 - 10:35 AM UTC
Thank you Matt and Gerald for answering my questions. I asked as I have seen this in UK model shops for 34 - 36 and thought it was a lot of money with the problems highlighted in the review.