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DML German Don Cossack Balkans 1944
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Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 12:09 PM UTC
Randy Harvey provides a review and builds German Don Cossack Balkans 1944 from Dragon, in 1/35.

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Thanks!
HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 01:40 AM UTC
Sorry about the poor photography. I need to get a better camera or learn how to take better pictures. Not sure which!!

Thanks for looking everyone.

HARV
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Posted: Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 02:24 AM UTC
Randy thank you for the review and build of this product, the build has really made some of your text clear in terms of the build. DML could have learnt from Zvezda on how to attach a horses head to its body using a V profile rather than straight across. I have one critique of DML figures and that is that due to their efforts to obtain accuracy of both the body profile and equipment the figure and equipment have a horrible fit when put together, why they cannot make the equipment to fit the figure is beyond me. The result is either a lot of extra work on the part of the modeller or a poor fit of equipment which seems to be floating on the figure.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 05:14 AM UTC
remind me to write a tutorial on how to scratch-build a horse-wang. I kid, great review btw, this kit, like any dragon kits, seems really flexible; for instance, if i want to portray an early-war unit, or even soviet cavalry, it seems like a few adjustments could take me there.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 02:11 PM UTC

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Randy thank you for the review and build of this product, the build has really made some of your text clear in terms of the build.



You're welcome Darren and thank you. I appreciate the feedback.


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remind me to write a tutorial on how to scratch-build a horse-wang. I kid,



Yeah Jacob, I know. Probably a weird thing to point out but I guess I can't help it due to the fact I come from a ranching background. I guess that is just something country kids tend to notice!! Ok, ok, no sheep jokes now please!!!!


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great review btw,



Thank you, Like I told Darren, I appreciate the feedback. All of the feedback I get helps me with future reviews.

Thanks,

HARV
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Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 09:18 PM UTC
Good review Randy. You mentioned one of the things that annoys me about DML figures - the fact that the ammo pouches sit proud of the uniform. It's very hard to get them to sit realistically.
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Posted: Friday, July 09, 2010 - 03:44 PM UTC

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Good review Randy.



Thank you Pat. I appreciate the kind feedback.

I enjoy the feedback as it makes me want to keep writing reviews.

Thanks again,

HARV
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Posted: Friday, July 09, 2010 - 05:14 PM UTC
Thanks for the excellent review Randy.

The strange thing about the kit is that DML choose not to use the large PE-set from their 1st Cavalry division and German Cossack Cavalry sets.

Peter
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 11:01 AM UTC

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Thanks for the excellent review Randy.



Thank you for the kind feedback Peter. I appreciate it.

Thank you also for the information. It would have definitely been a better decision on Dragon's part to include the fret of photo-etch from the German Cossack Calvary set instead of the less useful sprue of extra weapons and gear. The PE would have saved the modeler from having to scratch-build the extra required pieces.

Thanks again for everything.

HARV