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    April, 2019
Help with dragon product
Posted by Srpuln10 on Sunday, April 21, 2019 6:14 PM

I'm putting together a dragon kit. German signal troop #6053. It's some P.E. parts and I can't tell on the box here they go. On the P.E. spruce it says tank crew 6014-07. I just can't figure this out. If anyone knows anything I'd be most appreciative. 

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, April 22, 2019 9:32 PM
It would help if you had some photos. I'm guessing belt buckle and shoulder boards?

Clint

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    April, 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Monday, April 22, 2019 11:18 PM

 

 

Just based on the info the OP has here, I'd wager that the etch in question is the infamous fret for the headphones. Compare the fret to the photo and you'll get an idea on how it works - a little clearer than Dragon's box top instructions.

 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 2:17 AM
Just looked the kit up to see what the PE looked like and Knight is right they are the PE for the headphones and the other PE is for the throat mics, that is what is around the guys neck in the photo Knight posted.

Clint

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    April, 2019
Posted by Srpuln10 on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 12:29 PM

Tks for the info. I don't have the same ear piece as the photo does but I'll just have to make it work. I was thinking thats what they were but wasn't sure. Since the PE spruce said tank crew I didn't know. Now I've gotta figure out how to do it and find something small enough for the wires. Again a big thank you for the info

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Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:43 PM

Dragon's headphone design tends to vary from kit to kit, but they all include the  same fret of etch from the 6053 kit. For the past 20-some years, they've continued to recycle the same piece without clarifying their instructions.

Essentially, it boils down to curving the pieces to fit over the head or around the throat. Annealing the metal helps take the spring tension out of the piece and allows you to bend it over a suitably sized cylinder, like a knife handle or a bit of brass rod. Once you get the curve in, you'll find little lugs on the sides of the plastic headphones which mate into a slot on either end of the band. Pop them into place, glue them down, and detail the headset as you see fit with bits of wire and stretched sprue. When you're ready, install the throat mics around the neck and then install the headphones as you wish.

 

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