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Dragon models 1:35 stuff

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Ok non wargame related post, one of my suppliers just sent me a "promotional" 1:35 scale M1A2 SEP tank from dragon models (3536-01 for those of you in the know).

I have to admit i have never seen a dragon model product before, but i am very impressed firstly its got 730 bits ,rubber tracks,etched brass,steel tow cables,machined metal barrel(not moulded someone has used a lathe to make it) 17 sprues and an instruction book that would pass for the times newspaper.

Obviously everything is made to scale and would only be useful as a display piece, but i honestly can't put the box down, i keep telling myself i have loads of other more pressing projects to start and finish but im drawn back to it.

I expect the model will be a challenge to build though i think the paint job would be pretty easy as most military models are very bland and as this tank seems to have only seen desert warfare so the paint and marking guides are almost all sand coloured, as its a display model im likely to go with the "historic" paint jobs and markings rather than going down the artistic licence route.

So do we have any military modellers ?anyone else doing 1:35 scale models for display? any tips? any other good kits in the range worth looking at?should i just chuck this model in my cupboard and finish my other GW and forge world stuff first? any other manufactures worth looking at in the scale?

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A book I would highly recommend getting from the library when doing military models is 'The model makers handbook' by Albert Jackson and David Day. It has a large chapter on how to do weathering which you may find useful. I know this could be used for gaming, but you can put so much more on display projects as they wont be handled so much.

Personally I dont have enough display space for me to start doing real world vehicles, but I certainly would if I had enough space available.
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