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Sd.Kfz Elefant
CMOT
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 08:17 AM UTC
Darren Baker builds the Sd.Kfz. 184 Schwerer Jagdpanzer Elefant from Tamiya.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 09:45 AM UTC
Nice review, Squire. Tamiya can crank it up when they want to (their new Corsair in 1/32nd scale has big plane builders wetting themselves waiting for the kits to arrive). It would seem hard for them to touch what Dragon has already done with its Elefant and Ferdinand releases.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 10:00 AM UTC
Bill I agree but I think they are aimed at different areas of the market.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 11:41 AM UTC
Hi Darren ...Great review ... I would usually agree with you about not being for the same market but this time I think Dragons kit is really quite simple and with the option of buying the kit with zimmerit and DS tracks it might just be easier. I love Tamiya kits but I really can't justify buying this kit over the Dragon model... I can't wait to see what Tamiya will give us next from WWII ... And yes I will be buying a Corsair... You just gotta love Tamiya!!!

Rick
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 09:00 PM UTC
This is very nice kit, sure bit simpler than Dragon's effort but if you are one of those who prefer painting and weathering stage over building these kits are just the thing. Tracks are actually very simple to assemble, and sag is just right so way better than DS tracks imo.
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 - 01:26 AM UTC
Shouldn't the lack of zimmerit be a major 'Low', as all Elefants had zimmerit? And Tamiya's AM zimmerit is hardly an improvement! (And I realize I'm resurrecting an ancient thread )
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 06:34 AM UTC
Was there another thread on this for painting and weathering?
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 08:03 AM UTC
No Dustin it is still in my to do list.
Sorry
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 09:40 AM UTC
Not a problem. Thanks for the reply.