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Sd.Kfz.265 Kleiner Pz.Bef.Wg.1

Initial Production

Dragon - No. 6597 - 1:35

Boxart Pz.Bef.Wg.1 6597 Dragon

Facts

Brand:Dragon
Title:Sd.Kfz.265 Kleiner Pz.Bef.Wg.1 Initial Production
Number:6597
Scale:1:35
Type:Full kit
Released:2010 | Rebox (Updated/New parts)
Barcode:0089195865977 (EAN)
Topic:Panzerkampfwagen I » Tanks (Vehicles)

Box contents

Includes: Plastic sprue, Photoetched fret, Decalsheet (waterslide), Metal

Markings

Panzerbefehlswagen I

3R Military Wehrmacht Heer (German Army 1935-1945)

Product timeline

 
Brand
Dragon
 
Cyber Hobby
2004
 
 
2005
 
2006
 
2007
2008
 
2010
 
 
2011
2012
 
2013
2015
2017
1:35 Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. B (Dragon 6186)
New tool
1:35 Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. B (Dragon 6207)
New parts
1:35 Sd.Kfz. 265 kleine Panzerbefehlswagen (Dragon 6218)
New parts
1:35 Sd.Kfz. 265 kleine Panzerbefehlswagen (Dragon 6218)
New parts
1:35 Sd.Kfz. 265 kleine Panzerbefehlswagen I (Dragon 6222)
New parts
1:35 Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A (Dragon 6289)
New tool
1:35 2cm Flak 38 auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A (Dragon 6220)
New parts
1:35 Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.A (Dragon 6356)
New parts
1:35 Panzerjäger I (Dragon 6230)
New parts
1:35 15cm s.IG.33 (Sf) auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B (Dragon 6259)
New parts
1:35 Flakpanzer I (Dragon 6577)
New parts
1:35 Pz.Bef.Wg.1 (Dragon 6597)
New parts
1:35 Panzerjäger I b (Cyber Hobby 6673)
New parts
1:35 Panzerjäger I (Dragon 6258)
New parts
1:35 Pz.Kpfw. I Ausf. A 4.Serie/La.S (Dragon 6451)
New parts
1:35 Leichte (Funk) (Dragon 6591)
New parts
1:35 Pz.Kpfw.I mit Abwurfvorrichtung (Dragon 6480)
New parts
1:35 15cm s.IG.33 (Sf) auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B (Dragon 6259)
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1:35 Panzerjäger I B mit StuK 40 L/48 (Dragon 6781)
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Instruction sheets

Download | 4361Kb (.pdf)

Marketplace

 
Logo Kitlinx
USD 42.35  US In stock
Logo Sprue Brothers Models
USD 43.99  US Unknown

Other currencies
Logo hobby.dn.ua
65.74  UA Available
USD 73.45
Logo BNA Model World
AUD 52.50  AU Unknown
USD 35.80
Logo Modellbau-König - MBK
54.50  DE Out of stock
USD 60.89
Logo Plastmodel
97.18  PL Out of stock
USD 25.32


Alternative SKUs for Dragon 6597: DML6597 | DR 6597 | DRG6597

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Newsfeed

Ted
A critical error with this kit, only comes with 8 road wheels and 16 brass stamped rings. When it should come with 10 road wheels and 20 brass stamped rings. SUCH A DISAPPOINTMENT. Thanks Dragon!!!
30. October 2015 at 00:03:32 Share
John Van Kooten Yes, it's a fairly big mistake on Dragon's part. They are (unfortunately) well known for their bad Product Quality Inspections...

On the other hand, it is easily solved by contacting Dragon Care or your local representative and request the additional required parts
30. October 2015 at 06:16:47
M.Julian Marles Pretty lame. So much for their "rah rah we are the best" propaganda...: P
30. October 2015 at 09:12:14
30. October 2015 at 10:43:32
Rui S Thx for the heads up, DeadTed
30. October 2015 at 12:59:44
M.Julian Marles Anyone know then, if kit #6218 also suffers from this shortage?
31. October 2015 at 04:46:14
John Van Kooten No, kit #6218 is fine in this regard :)

However, there are two versions of this kit. The original release and an updated one, as can be seen in our database:

2004 release: Sd.Kfz. 265 kleine Panzerbefehlswagen, Dragon 6218 (2004)
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/103408-dragon-6218-sd-kfz-265-kleine-panzerbefehlswagen

2005 release: Sd.Kfz. 265 kleine Panzerbefehlswagen, Dragon 6218 (2005)
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/941244-dragon-6218-sd-kfz-265-kleine-panzerbefehlswagen

I don't know the exact differences between the two but I did find a reference to the J-sprue having been deleted from the updated 2005 version. That means you can't build the flat topped version anymore (the one without the extra turret built on top).

So unfortunately, as per usual with Dragon's strategy of updating kits and in no way marking them to be recognised as one or the other, it's down to luck and/or whether your reseller has old or new stock determining which version you will get if you buy it. There's no way of telling which one it is until you actually open the box.
31. October 2015 at 08:12:14
Fabian D. All these issues make you wonder if Dragon has a quality-control department at all...

Concerning the #6218:
Original relase has a "full-rubber" idler wheel (which is incorrect)
The 2005 relase has the correct split idler and a slightly differnt lower hull (with more PE). Pic of the included correction sheet: [img1]
Apart from that I´m 90% shure both kits are identical. So you can build the version without the cuppola. If anyone needs to be 100% shure I can dig out the instuctions for 6218 (new).
31. October 2015 at 09:59:09
John Van Kooten Fabian, I personally think they do not have a QC department. Way too much errors in their production line. I think with at least 30% of the Dragon kits I have (420 at the moment of this writing) something is wrong / missing / defective / flattened / broken / lost / no longer included / etc. ... And that is not an exxageration!
Maybe that is the reason why they are including increasingly less in each new release. Less chance of errors on their part ;) and of course increase the price by a factor of two because the kits are now coming with less errors! :D that is, excluding the instructions, of course ;)

Anyway, thanks for clearing up the unknowns with this kit!
31. October 2015 at 13:05:25
M.Julian Marles Yep..thanks for the info..much appreciated! :)
31. October 2015 at 19:51:37
Steven Van Dyck Apparently Dragon got word from this error and added a second sprue L to the kit. Luckily I got such a new box. So somebody at least is watching us...

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11. August 2018 at 16:57:52
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Joerg R. owns this item
30. October 2015 at 00:33:27 Share
John Van Kooten Hi Joerg,

Just to make you aware of it in case you had not noticed (although you probably already know): this kit has 8 road wheels on the sprues instead of the 10 you need. It was a mistake on Dragon's part. Anyone that bought this kit can (and should) contact Dragon Care or their local representative and request the two road wheels to be send to them.

Again, just to make sure you are aware of the issue and to let others know as well :)
30. October 2015 at 06:09:50
Rui S Thx, for the heads up John
30. October 2015 at 11:55:16
John Van Kooten No problem, Rui. You're welcome

And to be fair, DeadTed also mentioned this same issue, before I posted about it here :) link here: SCM Newsfeed
30. October 2015 at 12:18:17
Joerg R. Thank you John, I know this fact.
30. October 2015 at 13:38:55
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