John Van Kooten Is this a joke? This must be a joke, right? Over €60 for this kit???
This is getting ridiculous real fast...
The so called "newly tooled" parts you get in this kit are a mishmash of sprues from the StuG F (the OLD one!), F/8, G and Pz.Kpfw.III kits... so, as far as I can see, the only really "new" parts you are getting are the DS Tracks... which Dragon knows we all love so much, especially in a kit with a €60 price tag
Matthias Weiss Wow, this is at least a ton of styrene they needed for this new sprue.
That definitely explains the price tag. Now should be really happy that it's not 70 EUR...
31. August 2015 at 06:21:20
John Van Kooten Yeah, absolutely, this new sprue warrants the purchase of StuG kit number 31 for sure well... actually... come to think of it... I think I already have this kit if I combine the millions of extra left over parts (which, interestingly, no one has ever requested in any way) from the StuG's and Panzer III's currently in my stash
Exactly, Matthias! The R&D and manufacturing costs must have been running in the hundreds of thousands of Dollars, so the price tag is most definitely acceptable now. Indeed, it should really be in the 70 to 80 Euro range! LOL hahaha!
31. August 2015 at 06:37:06
H K Parts H13/ 14 are really great with a nice texture; showing what Dragon can do if they want to. Luckily you don`t see it in the pic because it`s on the other side ( why on earth they didn`t include the movable antenna at least on this sprue is a mystery. Instead they let you cut the antenna from the F8 and add the small parts you see on the sprue picture)
31. August 2015 at 09:49:35
John Van Kooten Yes, I agree! Those two beautiful parts are truly works of art. We can clearly see where all the money spent on R&D has gone and how that investment has made it possible to create such an outstanding piece of new tooling!
" Can't see it because it's on the other side! "
Hahaha! That's funny
By the way, it only now hits me that the sprue itself actually has (much) more material than all newly tooled parts combined. That's a great selling point, isn't it? LOL!
I actually haven't even bothered to check what the new pieces are but if they are for the antenna... then I couldn't agree more with you: that's just ludicrous...
31. August 2015 at 12:54:41
Matthias Weiss Hey John, just send them a mail, explain them your situation, I'm sure they are interested in hearing the opinion of one of the scale modellers that has fed them for so many years....
31. August 2015 at 14:31:26
M.Julian Marles Pretty funny. You can get the cyberhobby Stug F for like $20 at one of my online stores i shop at.
31. August 2015 at 16:07:26
H K I would have said, you shouldn`t do that, because you have to remove all the front lights from them for a late F. But then Dragon in their infinite wisdom ( = laziness) let you fill holes ( not the tiny ones, the bigger ones for the tow cables) on the fenders on this kit, which ruins the structure also. Funny side note- there are 4 fenders in the box.
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