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1/35 Dragon M2A1

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  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Maine
1/35 Dragon M2A1
Posted by Stage_Left on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:56 PM

Hi folks,

Well it's been quite a while. Due to 'life stuff,' I've not spent really any time at all at the bench, and tried to satiate my modeling habit by lurking here and there. Thankfully, much of the 'life stuff' has settled and I've been able to actually put some glue to plastic on the Dragon M2A1. This is one of their 2-in-1 kits, and I built the M2 seven years ago. I'm having another crack at it, this time doing an M2A1 in a winter scheme, XX Corps, Belgium 1945.

 

 

 

Initial session produced the engine, front axle, and rear axle/drivetrain assemblies.

 

 

The position of the front axle wheel hub/bearing assemblies (parts A3 and A4) need to be reversed from what is shown on the instruction sheet (yes, true believers.....). If they are attached per the instructions, because of the shape of the locator tabs the brake drums will cause the wheels/tires to be put on upside down. The tires have a flat spot, and for obvious reasons this would look most appropriate on the ground. Another problem is that the holes for the tie rod ends would end up facing forward, as would the tie rod, and thus it would be on the wrong side of the axle.

 

 

Be sure to still attach A9 to A4 and A8 to A3. The tiny tabs on these will only allow the parts to fit properly on their respective hubs anyway.

I do have to give Dragon credit for some updating of their instructions; the parts shaded in blue clearly illustrate proper location. This did not appear on the original release of this kit.

 

 

So here's what I've got so far: much of the chassis, the engine, drivetrain, running gear, and front bumper is assembled. Feels good to be back at the bench.

 

 

Dave

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:34 PM

I'm not seein' nuttin'. Maybe my browser?

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:35 PM

Hate to say it but I'm not getting any photos you're posting on Pale Moon or Firefox either.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 8:47 PM

 All I get is a page to sign in to my microsoft account, and i already am.

So I sign in again and it seends me to an "Error" page.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    November, 2005
Posted by T26E4 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:47 AM

If you decide to do the roller instead of the winch, know that those two plates with six bolts each on the bumper are incorrect and should be filed off. DML incorrectly mimicked a restoration and not an actual vehicle

Roy Chow 

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  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Maine
Posted by Stage_Left on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:27 PM

Sprue, Gamera, timmy.....thanks for the look, and sorry the pics aren't loading for you guys. I just clicked on my post, and the pics loaded for me, but I'm a tech noob so any help as to the problem would be appreciated so I can get this fixed. I'm hosting the pics on Microsoft OneDrive, which I get as part of my Outlook mail program. I tried to make the folder public, but maybe it just looks that way to me and not others?

Roy- thanks for the info. I'm doing the winch on this one, but I appreciate the help!

Again, thanks for looking guys and sorry the images didn't load for you!

Dave

  • Member since
    February, 2010
  • From: Maine
Posted by Stage_Left on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:52 PM

Ok...I made an adjustment, hopefully the pics load for everyone now.

Dave

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 7:03 PM

Great to see you back at the bench! Your photos are showing up fine for me on Firefox. I'll be following your build - lots of details please!

Mike

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:07 PM

My Chromebook shows the pics just fine.  Glad to see you were able to get the pics up, and that you are able to get back to the bench.  Looks good so far.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:26 PM

Stage_Left

Ok...I made an adjustment, hopefully the pics load for everyone now.

Dave

 

 

Yes, I can see the pictures now.

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:28 PM

 I CAN SEEEEEEE   !!!!    

 I like it.   Cant wait to see more.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 9:51 PM

Yeah, I can see all your photos fine now. Nice work!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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